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River Splendor | European River Cruises

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Life on board a river ship is one of the true pleasures of luxury cruising, and the m/s Splendor offers some incredible amenities and services for our passengers traveling through Europe. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, entertainment, or simply an opportunity to get some quiet time away from it all, there are countless ways to enjoy your experience just how you want it. You’ll find everything as you sail this state-of-the-art luxury river vessel, including suites and cabins that all face outward, world-class dining, privacy, and exquisite service.

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Gourmet Dining

While on your European river cruise, perhaps you’ll savor a sumptuous dinner of crispy duck leg à l’orange with caramelized Grand Marnier sauce. Or a juicy burger grilled just the way you like it. Visit the buffet brimming with field-fresh salads, local cheeses, and homemade breads hot from the oven. And enjoy a selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks to complement your dinners every night.

Compass Rose Dining Room

The Compass Rose is our main shipboard dining venue. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring a menu of gourmet cuisine based on classic continental and American favorites, as well as regional specialties and healthy choices at every meal. Dinners are single- seating dining with no seating plan, so you can dine with whomever you choose. Some breakfasts and lunches are served buffet-style.

Inspired Cuisine

We can call our meals “inspired” because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs, who have been trained at Europe’s best culinary schools. With so many of your meals included, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine — on board our river cruise ships, in our hotels, and in restaurants.

In-Room Dining

If you have chosen accommodations in our Owner’s Suite or Deluxe Suite categories — or if you are a member of our President’s Club and have chosen any cabin category — you have the option of taking your meals in your room. In- room breakfasts are continental, but you may order lunch and dinner right off the regular menu. Simply speak to your steward in advance so that we may accommodate your wishes.

Healthy Choices

Along with the international fare, you’ll also find many American favorites and choices for the health-conscious — such as a grilled red snapper filet — noted with an asterisk on the daily menu. Lighter fare is served for lunch and dinner in the Captain’s Club, and you are welcome to help yourself to a fresh fruit smoothie, available in the lounge.

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Bars & Lounges

One of the joys of a luxury cruise, no matter where you sail, is enjoying elegant drinks and beautiful spaces to mix, mingle, or simply relax. On each of our world-class ships, Vantage is proud to bring you the best craft cocktails and luxurious lounges to unwind in while at sea.

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Common Areas

While onboard, you’ll enjoy plenty of space and comfort in our elegant common areas. Our ships are designed to feel like a 5-star hotel, and you’ll see why as you walk through the various common areas of the ship. Discover the many onboard amenities and services as you sail to your next incredible destination with Vantage.


Enjoy a wide selection of books, puzzles, and games as you sail to your destination, and stimulate your mind while on board. Our library is cozy, quiet, and a perfect distraction when you want some time to read and think about your many fabulous experiences during your cruise. You can also enjoy a number of delicious snacks and beverages offered daily in the library, and available during all opening hours.

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Spa & Wellness

A balanced vacation should always include some time to center yourself, relax the mind, and relax the body to feel great. Enjoy all of the wonderful spa services we offer while you sail and rejuvenate your energy with our wellness and salon options too! You’ll feel rested, relaxed, and ready to go at each stop along your fabulous cruise.


Our river ship has several bicycles available, so during free time, you can follow the scenic paths that wind along the river, or cycle around town. You can also rent bicycles in some ports, time permitting.

Walking Track

The Sun Deck features an open-air walking track on which you can jog or simply enjoy a relaxing stroll. You can also take advantage of daily health & wellness activities led by your onboard staff, such as light morning stretches

Spa Services

Restore your mind, body, and soul with an expert massage. Staffed by a professional massage therapist, the Vantage Sanctuary Spa™ also makes a rejuvenating accompaniment to a leisurely morning or afternoon of sailing. Whether you opt for a relaxing Swedish treatment or a vigorous deep tissue massage, any hint of stress will melt away.


There’s nothing quite like a visit to the salon to brighten your day with a fresh look and feel while on board. Our salon provides the latest in beauty products, hair styling techniques, and other salon services that you would get at home. Book your appointment ahead of time and let us give you the look and style you want, all while sailing on any of our luxury ships.

Fitness Center

Want to burn off some calories after indulging on all of the exquisite food and drinks in our world-class gourmet restaurants? We’ve got the perfect option for you to work out, stretch, and feel your best at our modern and dynamic fitness center. From free weights to Nautilus exercise equipment, treadmills, and fitness classes, you’ll be able to jump right into your regular fitness routine as you sail with us to any of our global destinations.

Outdoor Games

Stimulate your mind AND body as you play outdoor chess and other fun games with friends, both new and old. This is a unique way to spend time on board and a guest favorite activity.

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Entertainment & Enrichment

Your European river cruise has been curated to immerse you into the culture, traditions, and cuisine of each destination — that’s why you’ll experience an onboard lecture series that will enhance your discoveries on land, savor regional dishes aboard the ship, and be delighted by a series of onboard performances, in addition to cultural activities and immersion during your shore explorations.

Lecture Series

Learn about the regions, countries, ports, and culture you’ll explore on your voyage with Vantage through our informative and engaging Lecture Series on board. Our lecturers are selected from some of the best local experts from all around the world, and each Lecture Series is curated specifically to compliment your cruise itinerary and your destinations.


For your listening and dancing pleasure while aboard ship, Vantage offers an array of handpicked performers and entertainment, including a sundown serenade featuring a German folklore musical duo; a modern strings showcase of popular and familiar favorites; a cheeky, elegant trio will delight you with songs from the ’20s to the ’50s; and professional dancers will teach the basic steps of the foxtrot, cha-cha, and more, during a German party night.

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Onboard Experiences

Cooking Classes & Cocktails

Get ready to learn all the tricks of the trade — and enjoy face time with our world- class chefs — when you sign up for complimentary onboard cooking classes in our Captain’s Clubs. Enjoy hands-on presentations spotlighting local produce, as the chef whips up main dishes and savory soups, followed by a delightful tasting session. Each cooking class meal comes with food for thought in an intimate group of just 25. Don’t miss out on your chance to raise a glass, in cocktail-making demonstrations and tasting in your ship’s bar. Salut!

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