Vantage celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!
These highlights have been handpicked by our overseas Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers.
Cruise on the Ocean Explorer, an agile and state-of-the-art expedition vessel that can navigate to places larger ships can’t
Tour jaw-dropping landscapes along this famed route, including UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park
Explore this fascinating formation of hexagonal basalt slabs that create a natural stairway leading from igneous rock cliffs into the Irish Sea
Enjoy either the "Scalloway & Lerwick" tour of historic huts and castles or the “In Viking Footsteps” tour for a ride through the stunning countryside to Old Scatness
Meaning “Thor’s Harbor,” explore Europe’s oldest (albeit smallest) capital, where Vikings used to convene
Visit this fjord town, which was once the hub of the global herring industry
See some of nature’s volcanic handiwork in the Herjólfsdalur Valley, whose name means “Valley of Magic”
Choose from two very different but equally enticing experiences: a whiskey tour of Dublin, or an active Howth Cliff walk
Explore remote Kulusuk, home to Paleo-Eskimo culture and just 250 full-time residents
Get a feel for Iceland’s capital during an eye-opening half-day tour
Fall in love with Québec’s Old-World atmosphere on a city tour, including the UNESCO-listed Old Town
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Sail north and chase adventure in some of the world’s most remote and unspoiled locations — the Greenland, Iceland, and beyond — on an expedition cruise
Plus, cruise aboard the 5-star Ocean Explorer, a vessel built specifically for expedition cruising, with the following features:
All activities on this adventure are dependent upon weather and local conditions and will be coordinated by your Expedition Team. These will entail exploration in urban centers as well as in remote coastal and subarctic locales, often on foot. Make use of the boots, trekking poles, and other equipment that are on loan for your ship. After an active day, your deluxe ship and hotels all offer plenty of soothing amenities such as spa facilities, and more to help you feel refreshed. Here are some other activities you may participate in:
This trip exposes you to a broad array of artistic and cultural traditions across two continents.
Travel across the northern seas to unspoiled, subarctic regions that few people ever get to see, but where thousands of bird, marine, and terrestrial wildlife find a welcoming home.
Traveling across the Atlantic from North America to Europe, you’ll reprise the journeys made by Viking raiders, Irish monks, great explorers, and European settlers. Here are a few of milestones to look forward to:
During your onboard meals, shore excursions, and independent exploration, you’ll have opportunities to taste traditional regional cuisines, as well as the trendy “New Nordic” cooking that uses fresh farm-to-table (or hook-to-table) ingredients, and which has its exemplars even on the most remote North Atlantic islands.
Grab your GoPro and have your favorite camera ready to capture the North Atlantic’s stupendous scenery and rich wildlife. Your onboard Expedition Team features an expert nature photographer who will share top tips in onboard workshops and during your excursions. Here are a few tips:
On this expedition cruise, independent travelers will enjoy solo-friendly features, such as:
Prior to your expedition cruise, our complimentary Concierge service will be available to help you customize your journey. Here are just a few services your Concierge can provide:
Take advantage of this free, start-to-finish service by making your requests prior to your journey or during your journey. We are one of the only companies to offer this level of service! Call 1-888-982-6824 or email Concierge@vantagetravel.com to speak to a Concierge today, or simply log into My Portfolio up to two weeks prior to departure.
During your journey, your onboard Destination Manager can assist with any special requests such as spa reservations, hotel reservations, and more.