Cruise Line inaugurates first luxury expedition ship in Boston


Vantage Deluxe World Travel Celebrate the christening of your first ocean-going small ship, Ocean explorer, on Monday in Boston.

The ceremony was conducted by ship sponsors Patricia Lewis, wife of Mr. Lewis, and VP of Worldwide Operations, Deirdre Dirkman, along with Vantage Founder and Chairman Henry R. Lewis and local dignitaries.

Godmothers Deirdre Dirkman and Patricia Lewis Christians Ocean Explorer (Photo courtesy Vantage Deluxe World Travel)

Ocean explorer will sail worldwide with 15 routes that include Europe, transatlantic crossings, Central and South America and Antarctica.

“At Vantage, our goal is to deliver the ultimate luxury small craft experience,” said Henry R. Lewis, founder and owner of Vantage Deluxe World Travel. “Ocean Explorer will provide a totally unique experience for travelers who want to immerse themselves in distant culture and experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure while enjoying the incredible service and convenience of an intimate little ship environment.”

The five-star intimate Ocean explorer combines luxury travel with expedition cruises and offers space for up to 162 guests in 77 cabins and 15 solo cabins. There are several cabins and suites available, including those with a walk-in balcony and three-bed rooms for families or groups.

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The ship has the latest satellite and navigation technology, including ULSTEIN X-BOW technology for smoother sailing, state-of-the-art safety features, is Polar Code 6 compliant and meets the latest SOLAS requirements for expedition cruises in Antarctica and the Arctic.

The environmentally friendly standards on board the ship include reduced emissions and lower energy consumption.

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Ocean Explorer (photo courtesy JAXPORT)

On-board amenities include a hot rock-cooking restaurant, an elevated infinity pool, two whirlpools, curated lectures, programs and cultural events, a fitness center, a sauna, an expedition team on expeditions, a doctor, free WiFi, and included beer and wine for lunch and dinner.

Off-ship adventures can include small-group wildlife viewing, as well as kayaking and paddleboarding activities.

Earlier this month Ocean explorer visited Jacksonville, Florida on a one-off trip from the Bahamas. It was the first port of call for JAXPORT cruise ships since the barge The world Docked there in 2017.

Ocean explorer‘s sister ship, Ocean odyssey, should start next year.

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