Vantage Deluxe World Travel Company Profile

River, Small Ship, and Land Journeys With Vantage Travel

Vantage River Voyager of Vantage Deluxe World Travel
Vantage River Voyager (c) Linda Garrison

Vantage Deluxe World Travel is a group tour operator founded in 1983 by entrepreneur Henry Lewis. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is both a cruise and land tour operator that has served over a half-million senior travelers with deluxe land, river, and sea travel programs over the past 30+ years. One of the main goals of the company is to design itineraries that introduce travelers to local people where they live, work, and play and to use the very best regional guides available to educate travelers to the places they call home.

Vantage has been sailing the rivers of Europe with its own fleet since 1999. Currently, Vantage has over 60 different Memorable Journeys -- land tours or cruises visiting 80 countries on all seven continents.

The company has two primary divisions. Vantage Deluxe World Travel includes river cruises, European small ship cruises, and land tours. Vantage Adventures is comprised of small ship cruises and small group land journeys. 

Vantage's river cruises are its most popular programs. The company owns and operates its own ships on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Seine, Saone, and Rhone rivers in Europe. It charters ships for the Elbe and Douro. Since 2011 in Asia, Vantage Deluxe World Travel has offered river cruises on privately chartered vessels on the Mekong, Irrawaddy, and Ganges rivers. 

In 2016, Vantage introduced its first luxury river vessel, the ms River Voyager. This European river ship joined the company's four deluxe river vessels. Vantage also began offering cruises in the United States, starting with a cruise on the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel Ocean Cruise and River Ships:

Vantage Travel owns and operates five river vessels in Europe. These ships have a maximum of 176 guests. 

I sailed on the ms River Voyager in March 2016 and loved the comfortable design of the river ship, its accommodations, and cuisine. 

The company charters the 78-guest ms Frederic Chopin on the Elbe River in Germany. The ms Douro Serenity joins the fleet as a charter ship in 2017.

Vantage charters these yachts and small cruise ships in Europe. I sailed on the yacht-sized Variety Voyager a few years ago and loved the ship and the fascinating ports of call. The company also charters small ships in the Mediterranean

Vantage charters these vessels in Asia, the South Pacific, and the Indian Ocean.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel Passenger Profile:

Most of Vantage Travel's guests are 55-80 years old, travel frequently, and are past passengers of the company. More than half of the guests are women, and about 40 percent are single. The company often offers "free single supplements", which makes their cruises and tours attractive to solo travelers.

Prior to 2015, Vantage only marketed its Memorable Journeys to mature, English-speaking travelers in the USA. Starting in 2015, the company formed strategic partnerships with established travel agencies in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia and began selling its tours and cruises to English-speaking travelers in those countries.

Vantage Deluxe World Travel Contact Information:

The company markets its cruises and tours using email and direct mail. Vantage buys directly from travel suppliers and sells directly to its customers. 

Reservations & General Information
Toll-free: 1-888-514-1845
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET 

Customer Service
Toll-free: 1-888-982-6824
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET
Email Vantage Customer Service

President's Club
Exclusively for travelers who have traveled three or more times with Vantage.
Toll free: 1-800-833-0899
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET
Saturday, Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET
Corporate Headquarters
Vantage Deluxe World Travel
90 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114-2031
Phone: 1-617-878-6000
Fax: 1-857-313-6400

Budapest is Vantage's river fleet headquarters and main European operations base, but the company has regional offices around the world.