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What to Expect on a Vantage River Cruise

We know a deluxe river cruise has the power to become an unforgettable voyage for you and your loved ones. But if you've never experienced one before, how do you know what to expect aboard one of these gorgeous ships? Let us guide you through every step of the way, from what's included on our river cruises and our exclusive amenities to how you can customize your journey and what to plan for during onshore excursions. With more than 36 years of river cruise experience and decades of welcoming — and welcoming again! — delighted passengers to travel with us, we know you'll love the Vantage experience and feel ready to embrace your nautical trip.



The Most Included Features

Vantage is proud to offer the most included features and Cultural Connections over any other river cruise company in the industry. What does this mean? You can expect near daily opportunities to participate in enriching group tours at ports of call. Not to mention, the ship will host informative lectures, tempting cooking demonstrations, and local onboard entertainment for your enjoyment, all included in your trip.

What Can You Expect Ashore?

Anyone can plan a vacation on their own, but you won’t get the same value or experience that Vantage has to offer. In small groups of only 26 travelers per excursion, you'll enjoy a home-hosted meal with locals or sip wines curated by our international experts. With our exciting themed cruises, you can personalize your journey with the things that excite you the most, being it wine, biking, cuisine, folklore, and much more!

What Can You Expect Onboard?

Our 5-star European river cruise fleet is among the best you’ll find on the Old World’s glittering rivers like the Rhine, Moselle, Danube, and beyond. We think of our ships as beautiful floating hotels, outfitted with all the amenities you’d expect from one: Pools, spas, sun decks, restaurants, lounges, and more! Each ship has a maximum of 177 passengers for that boutique, intimate feel while you sail.

The Vantage-Exclusive Lecture Series

What is traveling unless you're learning? Seek new destinations and experiences while enjoying our exclusive lecture series along the way. Each entertaining session is led by an expert in the topic discussed, from historic phenomena and wine deep-dives to modern metropolitan life and architectural wonders.

Worldwide Concierge Service

Your Cruise Director will guide your discoveries onboard, but let's say you have a special occasion to celebrate — perhaps with a memorable dinner on the town? Our worldwide complimentary Concierge service enhances your tour even further. In addition, our entertaining and experienced local guides provide you further insight into your exploration every day. This way, Vantage ensures you the best experience from start to finish on our owned fleet.

Follow Your Passions

Family and friends. Music. Art and culture. History and UNESCO. No matter what your special interest or passion, you’ll find a way to pursue what excites you the most on any trip with Vantage. Alongside our standard choices for on-tour enrichment, you can choose even more focused, specialized departures during harvest season or religious festivals that include additional exclusive experiences tailored to your curiosities.

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