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Coastal Explorations: Canada & New England - 2023

Boston • 10-night small ship cruise with Bar Harbor, Lunenberg, Halifax, Pictou, Charlottetown, Îles de la Madeleine, Gaspé/Percé, Québec • Montréal
  • Quebec City Landscape
    WANDER THE STREETS OF OLD QUÉBEC, THE HISTORIC CENTER OF QUÉBEC CITY AND A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • Lake in Montreal City
    DISCOVER THE ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND INVIGORATING CITYSCAPES OF MONTRÉAL
  • Fin whale, St Lawrence river, Quebec (Canada)
    EMBARK ON A SCENIC CRUISE WITH WHALE-WATCHING OPPORTUNITIES
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    DISCOVER NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA ABOARD THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE 5-STAR VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
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Ocean Explorer

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Quick facts
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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Vantage Leading Competitor Second Competitor  Vantage Advantage
Journey Coastal Explorations: Canada & New England Shores of Eastern Canada and New England
QUEBEC CITY TO NEW YORK, NY Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
 Departure Comparison Apr Sep-Oct  Sep
Per Diem $407 $692  $730
Included Tours and Special Features 16 included features and Cultural Discoveries with state-of-the-art QuietVox portable audio headsets on all shore excursions throughout your journey
Private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions.
Door-To-Door All-Inclusive fare.
Excursions included
More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Montréal, UNESCO City of Design; Historic District of Old Québec  Not specified on webpage Not specified on webpage 
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*  $6,099  $8,990 $7,300
Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!

 
 # of Days  15  13 10
Meals 37 meals: 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 12 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
35 meals (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners)
Not specified on webpage The MOST included meals
Single Travelers Free Singles on every departure - Save up to $9,699!*
Special offers on select departures and cabin categories.
Price based on double occupancy, no single promotions on the webpage The leader in solo travel - best value in the industry.
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Overnight hotel stays in embarkation/disembarkation cities available at additional cost.
Overnight hotel stays in embarkation city available. Extend your journey and get more value for your dollar.
 Air Promotion 2-for-1 AIR on all 2023 departures**
International and internal airfares NOT included.
ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHTS included in rate  Best airfare and exclusive air upgrades.
Up to Free Business Class Airfare Upgrade on select cabins*
 Third Passenger Third person cruises for FREE on ALL departures. Triple-occupancy available on select cabins.      
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