We’ve got exciting news to share — the Vantage fleet will soon be expanding to include a new small ship, the MS Navigator. Designed from the keel up for the discerning Vantage traveler, this elegant three-masted schooner will enable just 36 passengers per departure to experience the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Aegean in chic, contemporary comfort. Travelers will enjoy all the privileges and perks of private yachting, as they call at hidden harbors, dock right at the pier in most ports (rather than tendering to shore), and enjoy an intimate, easygoing atmosphere aboard ship.
Small Ship Cruising, Vantage-style
Travelers who have sailed aboard Vantage’s European River Ships can look forward to the same attention to detail, quality of workmanship, and high level of service when they step aboard the MS Navigator. All 18 cabins will feature fully equipped private baths, hotel-style bedding, ample closet space, flat-screen satellite TV, and much more.
Using only the freshest local ingredients, the chef and kitchen staff will prepare a mouthwatering daily menu, to be served in one-sitting in the spacious dining room area. Passengers can also enjoy a cocktail and conversation in the open-air terrace at the rear of the ship, or head up to the Sun Deck, where chaise lounges invite you to sit back and enjoy the view. Solo travelers will appreciate the single-traveler accommodations, as well as the easygoing sociability of shipboard life.
The MS Navigator will be equipped with fully up-to-date navigational technology, from satellite positioning and the latest eco-friendly engines and stabilization equipment to high-tech operation of the sails.
Pre-Booking Opens Soon!
You’re invited to be aboard as the MS Navigator raises its sails for one of the inaugural sailings shown below, starting in the fall of 2017. However, with only 18 cabins available on each departure, they’ll sell out quickly!
We will soon be offering pre-bookings, so you have your best choice of departure dates and cabins. Look for notifications in your email and keep checking our website at www.vantagetravel.com for details!
Many Itineraries To Choose From
Vantage’s Mediterranean Regional Staff is busy putting the finishing touches on the first season’s itineraries. You can look forward to tracing scenic coasts from Greece and Italy to Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania … stepping ashore in charming ports of call … admiring hidden coves and glistening blue waters from the open-air deck … and discovering the ancient history and cultural diversity of each intriguing port of call. Here’s what’s in the works:
NEW FOR 2017! Navigator Croatia: Pearls of the Adriatic Coast
Cruise the beautiful Dalmatian Coast, where azure waters lap against the walls of medieval cities, islands reveal hidden coves, and the food and wine are as spectacular as the scenery.
NEW FOR 2017! Navigator Adriatic: Venice to Montenegro
Set sail from Venice to Dubrovnik, Split, and the beautiful islands of the Adriatic, as you explore the region that flourished under the powerful Venetian Empire. Along the way, you’ll taste the food, drink the wine, and share cultural experiences, including music and dance performances.
NEW FOR 2017 & 2018! Navigator Croatia: Hidden Gems of the Adriatic
Winter 2017 & 2018
Visit the beautiful Adriatic in the quiet off-season for an active outdoorsy itinerary focused on the food, culture, and traditions of an unspoiled corner of Europe. This special cruisetour combines a visit to Croatia’s easy-going capital of Zagreb and an overland exploration of the beautiful Istrian Peninsula, followed by an idyllic coastal voyage to that includes Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia and Kotor, Montenegro.
NEW FOR 2018! Navigator Southern Adriatic: Cruising from Dubrovnik to Athens
Two departures only: April & September 2018
You’ll call at charming ports in Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania as you follow the coast to Greece and the Peloponnese Peninsula, with explorations of Delphi and Olympia. Your destination is glorious Athens. In addition to overnights in Dubrovnik and Athens, you’ll visit a total of seven UNESCO sites — nearly one a day!
NEW FOR 2018! Navigator Greece: Aegean Treasures
11 days cruisetour • Spring & Summer 2018
Celebrate Greece in all its splendor on a cruise tour that includes three nights in Athens and a relaxing voyage to sunny harbor towns and secluded hideaways. Ports of call include such island gems as Crete, Santorini, and Mykonos. As you cruise, enjoy active learning, with daily lectures by your Cruise Director-Historian on the history, archaeology, mythology, politics, and culture of Greece and its islands.
NEW FOR 2018! Navigator Greece & Italy: Coastal Cruising from Athens to Livorno, plus Florence
Cruise back in time to a region where the history is as rich as the landscapes are beautiful. You’ll visit the storied cities and iconic archaeological sites of Italy and Greece, retracing the steps of Greek philosophers and exploring Taormina and Mt. Etna on Sicily, as well as Pompeii, and Rome. You’ll also enjoy a night in Athens and two nights in Florence. In all, you’ll visit nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites — nearly one a day!