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Route of the Vikings - 2023

Montréal • 14-night expedition cruise with Québec, Woody Point (Newfoundland and Labrador), Nanortalik, Isortoq, Kulusuk, Siglufjörður, Ísafjörður • Reykjavík
  • Frontenac Castle, Old Quebec City, Canada, North America
    FALL IN LOVE WITH QUÉBEC’S OLD WORLD ATMOSPHERE ON A CITY TOUR INCLUDING UNESCO-LISTED OLD TOWN
  • Arctic Adventure: Iceland, Greenland small ship expedition cruise from Montréal to Reykjavík including Ottawa extension
    EXPLORE REMOTE KULUSUK, GREENLAND, HOME TO PALEO-ESKIMO CULTURE AND JUST 250 FULL-TIME RESIDENTS
  • Arctic Adventure: Iceland, Greenland small ship expedition cruise from Montréal to Reykjavík including Ottawa extension Nanortalik Greenland
    EXPLORE SOUTH GREENLAND’S “ADVENTURE CAPITAL” ALONGSIDE YOUR EXPERIENCED EXPEDITION TEAM
  • Arctic Adventure: Iceland, Greenland small ship expedition cruise from Montréal to Reykjavík including Ottawa extension Golden Circle
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
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    DISCOVER GREENLAND, ICELAND, AND CANADA ABOARD THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
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Launch: 2021
Length: 104.4 Meters
Max Capacity: 162 guests — 134 for polar expeditions
Cabins: 77, including a landmark 15 solo cabins — 80% of all cabins feature a private veranda

The intimate Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey are the cruise industry’s newest and most premier small ships built for global expedition travel, and ready to go to some of the world’s most far-reaching destinations. Accommodating just 134 guests, the ship is outfitted with the latest satellite, sustainability, and navigation capabilities, including SOLAS “Safe Return to Port” requirements and ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology, a significant enhancement for smooth sailing in polar seas.

On all Vantage expedition cruises, education is an essential component of the journey. Enjoy talks from notable scholars, onboard historians who travel alongside you, and handpicked regional experts. On polar expeditions with Vantage, you’ll attend lectures, lessons, and activities offered by a 17-member Expedition Team of experts in fields ranging from biology to oceanography.

In your downtime, you’ll find relaxation and luxury aboard the Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey. Visit the gym or onboard spa for a facial, massage, even a haircut. Soak in the hot tub after a rewarding day of sightseeing. Enjoy gourmet fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus outstanding culinary experiences built into your journey. And because there’s no more than 134 fellow travelers on expedition cruises, you’ll enjoy small group outings by day and share meals, stories, and fun with new friends by night. These fabulous expedition vessels offer:

  • 77 cabins, including a landmark 15 solo cabins
  • 30 triple-ready cabins available
  • Vantage offers FREE roommate-matching services if you'd like to be paired while you travel
  • Spacious, all outside-facing cabins
  • 134-guest capacity
  • Zodiac trips to get as close as possible to nature
  • The latest satellite and navigation capabilities, including ULSTEIN X-BOW® technology
  • Intimate crew-to-passenger ration, plus onboard Concierge
  • Environmentally friendly standards with reduced emissions into air and sea and lower energy consumption

Amenities:

  • A culinary program offering gourmet dining and regional fare, with wine and beer included at dinner
  • Hot-rock cooking restaurant
  • Multistory lounge and lobby
  • Three bars and various lounges
  • Top deck observation deck for gatherings, lecturers, performances, and more
  • Spa, massage, and hair services available at the onboard spa
  • Sauna
  • Two hot tubs
  • Fitness center
  • Curated lectures, programs, musical performances, and cultural events
  • Low passenger-to-crew ratio, plus onboard Concierge (not available on expeditions)
  • On expeditions, enjoy the services and curated lectures of a 5- or 17-person Expedition Team, comprised of experts in their field
  • Knowledgeable staff by region; expedition cruises will be led by an experienced Expedition Team
  • Onboard medical doctor (travelers are responsible for medical fees associated with doctor visit and medications)
  • Gift Shop
  • Library with over 200 titles
  • Separate, intimate dining space for groups or special events (available upon request)
  • Complimentary unlimited WiFi (WiFi on certain segments of trips may not be available)
  • 20+ live TV channels featuring popular US news channels, the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and National Geographic
  • Entertainment and video on demand for 250 classic movies

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Journey Route of the Vikings Greenland & Canada via Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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 Departure Comparison May-Jul Aug
Per Diem $658 $671
Included Tours and Special Features 17 included features and Cultural Discoveries - a value of $2,100
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More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Montréal (UNESCO City of Design), the Historic District of Old Québec, Gros Morne National Park, and Thingvellir National Park
Anse-aux-Meadows, a Viking archeological site from the 11th century listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Old Québec listed as World Heritage by UNESCO
 
 Complimentary services of a Vantage Deluxe Concierge to assist with all your personal requests before and during your adventure  
 Vessel Size Our ocean discovery vessel, the m/s Ocean Explorer has 15 solo cabins (11 for expedition cruises) and 15 triple-occupancy cabins each, with a maximum capacity of under 150 passengers on each sailing.    Our ships are smaller, more intimate, and have an industry-leading number of solo-ready cabins, as well as a fantastic crew-to-passenger ratio. 
 Accommodations in hotels On each journey that we offer with Vantage, your hotel accommodations will be included in the total price of your cruise.     We choose all of our partner hotels with comfort and luxury in mind, and will let you know ahead of time which hotel you’ll be staying in at each port.
 Cruise-Only Price* $12,499  $10,740  Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
 # of Days  19 16 
Meals 48 meals: 18 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 16 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
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Ottawa, 3 days from $1,499 ($500 per day)
Reykjavik, Ireland 3 days from $1,299 ($433 per day)

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