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22 Vantage River Venture Cruise Reviews

artnuvo avatar


10 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Culinary Treasures Paris to Normandy not quite up to the title


Many of the locations were interesting, including Honfleur, and the Giverny,the Normandy Beaches,American Cemetery,Pointe du Hoc, and 2 1/2 days for Paris explorations. One excursion included a visit to a working ...
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Sail Date October 2018

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2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Not A France Culinary Delight!

This is a review of our second Vantage European River Cruise entitled “France Culinary Delights: Paris to Normandy” (MS River Venture, 13 days, June 2018). We took our first river cruise last year with Vantage ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Untrustworthy & Greedy

A couple of things first. Checked Paris for embarkation but it was actually Vernon which is about an hour south of Paris but not on the list. Secondly this trip was supposed to consist of two parts, the cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2017

Starlyn avatar


1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Costco food, huge tour sizes, poor choice in ports

Why would I want to go to France and eat Costco food for 3 meals a day? We started bringing our own bread & dessert as these are particularly wonderful in France. What a shame to have missed out on fabulous fresh ...
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Sail Date October 2017

Travelchat avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Marvelous Vantage Cruise!

I chose this cruise when it popped up on Travelzoo at a very good price for a single solo traveler. I was able to upgrade to a double Juliette balcony mid ship cabin for a bit more than the advertised rate. When the ...
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Sail Date May 2017

Liz188 avatar


1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Adequate for Cost

As my title says, this river cruise was adequate for what we paid. We were offered a very good deal and decided to try Vantage. If we had paid full price, I would have been extremely upset. Since we didn't book ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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tony s

9 Reviews Written

63 Helpful Votes

Who thought you could get a bad meal in France?

We choose this cruise over a year prior based on price and three day add on in Paris. We should have cancelled when Vantage changed the date of the cruise after we made our final payment and acted like they were ...
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Sail Date April 2017

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15 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

Let me begin by saying I chose this cruise for two reasons. One, it had a great itinerary to Normandy. Second, Vantage offers single fares without paying double the cruise price. I took advantage of a 3 day ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Jhuddles2 avatar


2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A very American experience

My husband and I took a Vantage Seine River Cruise from Paris to Honfluer, France because many of our friends recommended a river cruise as a great way to see Europe. The state rooms were small but well-organized ...
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Sail Date October 2016

CruiseMacks avatar


4 Reviews Written

166 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed.

After 25 ocean cruises, we decided to go "inland" and after hearing some good reviews about Vantage, decided to try them. This was our 2nd river cruise, the first being on Grand Circle. The pre-cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2016

Tomgosdeck avatar


6 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

A GREAT Vantage cruise to restore our faith.

After a horrid experience on the Discovery II we were frankly more of a mind to simply go home than to continue onto the next ship on our trip, The River Venture. Vantage showed good judgment in chartering buses for ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise with Vantage, Perfect in Every Way

This was the first time with Vantage. From the customer service to the final flight home everything was perfect. The crew was just so wonderful. They couldn't do enough for you. Our Cruise Director Marie was ...
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Sail Date November 2015



1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Seine Christmas Cruise

Just returned from Paris after a wonderful cruise. The meals ,service,and attention to the the travelers was excellent . We had cruised with most river cruise companies in Europe before and we can say Vantage ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Paris Cruise Without Paris; Disappointing Sixth (and Last) Trip with Vantage

Five previous wonderful trips with Vantage. This was very disappointing. First, after a very long wait at the airport to be taken to the ship, we had a terrible two hour bus trip to Vernon. Told that "stuff happens" ...
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Sail Date May 2015

glomarrone avatar


24 Reviews Written

105 Helpful Votes

Why take a river cruise through France?

This review is the first of my two Back-to-Back River Cruises through France with Vantage Deluxe World Tours. The 10-day cruise was the start of a 20-day The Treasures of France: A grand River Journey from ...
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Sail Date May 2015

Pattivan avatar


2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Holland Tulips

This was our first River Cruise and it was excellent. We have gone on 54 big ship cruises (mostly Princess and Celebrity) and did not know what to expect on a small River Cruise. The tours were very well ...
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Sail Date April 2013

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3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Mixed Review

Three of us were flying from Charlotte, N.C. to Paris. I always check in with the airline 24 hours in advance of the flight. Our names were there but the word, in an attractive shade of red, next to our names was: ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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2 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Our first and last trip with Vantage

We just completed a French river cruise, Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon, aboard ms River Discovery II owned by Vantage Travel of Boston MA. Our experience was extremely poor and would not and could not recommend ...
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Sail Date March 2015

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James R. Hasley

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

This Trip Had It All

Our Seine River cruise with Vantage had everything we were looking for. Our stateroom and meals were comfortable, clean and inviting and the meals were varied and met all our needs. My wife is a diabetic and ...
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Sail Date October 2014

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes


This was our first River Cruise The boat was very nice. The crew was cordial and very nice. The food and presentation was very good as well. The bathrooms are larger than most ocean going cruise ships. However, we ...
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Sail Date July 2014

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8 Reviews Written

53 Helpful Votes

Very Good Seine River Cruise, Paris to Normandy

This is our second river cruise and I think we are hooked. This was an excellent cruise: great boat, great excursions, and good food. Only the disembarkation marred the trip. Pickup at the Airport We had Vantage ...
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Sail Date June 2014

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Champagne, Normandy, Paris & Seine River Cruise with Vantage Deluxe

We booked our trip with Vantage 8 months in advance. We were traveling with 2 other couples and we were told there were only 3 cabins available for the cruise we wanted to take which would be close to D-Day. On the ...
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Sail Date June 2014

River Venture Ratings

Public Rooms4.04
Fitness Recreation3.03.3
Value For Money4.03.7
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