Vantage Travel Debuts New Luxury Expedition Small Ship, Ocean Odyssey
BOSTON, November 21, 2022 – Vantage Deluxe World Travel, a world-renowned deluxe cruising tour operator, is proud to debut the new five-star Ocean Odysseypremier small ship, built for global luxury expedition travel. The ship’s inaugural cruise departed Aqaba, Jordan on course around the Arabian Peninsula bound for Dubai, UAE, on November 20. Ocean Odyssey and its sister ship Ocean Explorer will navigate worldwide with 48 itineraries that will bring travelers to all seven continents.
“The maiden voyage of the Ocean Odyssey marks yet another way travelers can indulge in far-flung adventures as big as the globe with the award-winning, elevated experience of a small ship environment,” says Deirdre Dirkman, EVP Worldwide Operations & Marketing at Vantage Deluxe World Travel. “At Vantage, we provide the ultimate in small-ship luxury experiences and set the standard for women’s solo travel.”
In 2023, Ocean Odyssey will operate small ship discovery ocean cruises in Asia, the British Isles, the Mediterranean and Scandinavia, with plans to add Morocco, the Canary Islands and expedition cruising in Iceland in 2024.
Ocean Odyssey offers multiple stateroom and suite options comfortable for solo travelers, couples and families. With a guest capacity of just 134, the ship has 77 spacious, all outside-facing cabins including suites with walk-out balconies and 15 solo cabins — a cruise industry first. The ship also has 30 cabins that can accommodate up to three guests for family and group experiences. Vantage offers free single supplements as well as free roommate-matching services if guests would like to be paired while traveling.
Those onboard will experience true luxury with a breadth of amenities including fine dining options, three bars, various lounges and an intimate dining space for groups and special events. Travelers can relax in the ship’s spa, sauna and hot tubs or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. A well-stocked library, complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, 20+ live TV channels and video-on-demand are also available to guests. The ship’s observation deck hosts a curated variety of programming including lectures, programs, musical performances and cultural events. The ship’s low passenger-to-crew ratio ensures guest satisfaction, and Vantage’s onboard Concierge caters to guests’ every need, both before and during the cruise.
Ocean Odyssey 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.
For more information or to view itineraries, visit www.vantagetravel.com or call 1-800-322-6677.
About Vantage Deluxe World Travel
Vantage Deluxe World Travel is an award-winning, world-renowned deluxe cruising tour. The Vantage family of brands also includes Vantage Cruise Line and Vantage Adventures. The company owns and operates its own fleet of luxurious river cruise ships that sail the Rhine, Danube, Main, Moselle and Seine rivers; and also charters ships in Portugal, the Mediterranean, Russia, Asia, North America, Central America and South America. Ocean Explorer, the company’s first oceangoing luxury expedition vessel, began cruising to some of the most remote and exciting destinations in the world in 2021. Learn more on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube or visit www.vantagetravel.com.
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