Vantage Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview
Who goes on Vantage cruise ships?
Vantage is marketed to well-traveled passengers ages 50 and up, as well as solo travelers (of the same age), mostly from the United States and Canada. Children over 8 are permitted onboard but not a common sight.
Do I have to dress up on a Vantage cruise?
Not really. There is a casual and relaxed dress code onboard, more so than on ships that cater to Europeans. Comfortable attire is more important than fancy clothes. The only rule for the main dining room in the evening is "no jeans or shorts." Passengers that prefer to wear denim when the sun goes down can opt for casual dining in the informal Captain's Club alternative dining room.
Is everything free on Vantage cruises?
No, but a fair amount is. Fares for a Vantage cruise include most daily excursions, meals onboard, wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner, and Wi-Fi. Gratuities, bar drinks and a few select optional excursions will cost you extra.
What are Vantage’s most popular activities?
Vantage cruisers are interested in getting to know the destinations they visit in-depth. Onboard lectures, demonstrations, special meals, land-based home visits, performances and walking tours are among the most popular activities.
Why go with Vantage?
- Sightseeing tours are always included in the fare
- Cabins for solo travelers, free or low-cost single supplements
- Itineraries to all continents focus on cultural connections and special interests
Best for: 50-plus North American couples and solos looking for traditional river cruising
Not for: Young cruisers, families and non-English-speaking travelers