We Join The New River Voyager For A Repositioning Voyage Along The Rhine

Vantage Deluxe World Travel's brand-new 176-guest River Voyager, docked in Mainz, Germany on March 20, 2016. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s brand-new 176-guest River Voyager, docked in Mainz, Germany on March 20, 2016. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Under sunny skies in Basel, Switzerland, Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s brand-new, 176-guest River Voyager was officially handed over to the company on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Christening A Ship: River Voyager is officially handed over to Vantage CEO Henry Lewis and the River Voyager staff in Basel. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Christening A Ship: River Voyager is officially handed over to Vantage CEO Henry Lewis and the River Voyager staff in Basel. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

A small group of guests and invited media were on hand for the festivities. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

A small group of guests and invited media were on hand for the festivities. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

The newest and most elaborate ship in the fleet, River Voyager has been designed with the American traveller in mind. Its interior design pays homage to the Jazz city of New Orleans and to some of the genre’s most enduring artists. But this new vessel also represents an important new page in the history of Vantage, as the line increases the quality of its newbuilds and reaches out to a more international, English-speaking audience.

Welcome aboard! Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

Welcome aboard! Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

It’s also the first Vantage ship we have covered here on River Cruise Advisor. Since this is a nonstandard repositioning voyage from Basel up to Amsterdam, it only seems appropriate to focus on the line and the ship with more in-depth coverage rather than day-to-day reports. And what better way to start than with five of the things that have surprised me about the brand-new River Voyager.

The Jazz Theme Really Works

This random River Voyager carpet shot reveals the jazz and music theme that runs throughout the ship. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

This random River Voyager carpet shot reveals the jazz and music theme that runs throughout the ship. Photo © 2016 Aaron Saunders

The 442-foot long River Voyager features an overriding Jazz theme throughout the vessel; a first for the company. From the Cotton Club Lounge to the named suites that reflect Jazz greats in iconic images, quotations and readable biographies, this Jazz Music theme works better than I’d initially imagined.

Click here to continue reading!

 

Comments are closed.

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:


Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!