On August 18, 2023, Pacific Travel Partners, a subsidiary of Aurora Expeditions, acquired the business and operating assets of Vantage Deluxe Travel through a competitive bidding process that was supervised and approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court.
Former customers of Vantage Deluxe Travel may wish to ‘opt-out’ of future marketing communications issued by Pacific Travel Partners in connection with operating the travel business, and can do so by emailing [email protected]. Please note that by opting out, customers will forfeit the right to apply a Future Credit on account of a postponed trip.
Vantage Explorations are travel specialists here to help you plan a trip that matches your dreams and sense of exploration. We offer a range of experiences which are operated by Aurora Expeditions.
About Aurora Expeditions
Aurora Expeditions is an award-winning expedition cruise company with a legacy spanning over three decades. We take travelers to some of the planet’s most incredible and sought-after places, offering ‘Expedition’ and ‘Discovery’ style voyages to Antarctica, the Canadian and European Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Latin America and beyond.
Our ‘Discovery’ style voyages take travelers to the heart of nature and offer a fresh perspective on iconic destinations, with an emphasis on culture and history. On these voyages, we visit a unique blend of destinations, landing at ports where possible but also utilising Zodiacs to get passengers to shore in remote historical or natural sites where there isn’t a port or dock nearby.
Aurora Expeditions is deeply committed to environmentally respectful travel to preserve the natural world’s beauty and majesty, by taking real actions for the care of the planet. We want our travellers to experience the environments and places we visit, by learning about the wildlife and history of these locations from experts in their fields.
Our voyages appeal to a wide range of passengers, including solo travellers, couples and multi-generational families. Our focus is on enabling passengers to travel in small groups to experience unique destinations aboard comfortable, safe and ultra-modern vessels. We are proud to offer a comprehensive activity program that enables passengers to choose their level of participation on an individual basis.
View Voyages – Operated by Aurora Expeditions
Discover our full range of immersive discovery voyages, expeditions and trekking itineraries in the polar regions and diverse destinations across the globe.
Explore our Arctic & Global 2024 season, full of enriching, once-in-a-lifetime adventures across some of the most pristine destinations in the world.
Enjoy life changing adventures in the seventh continent – Antarctica – in our latest brochure. Choose from 25 expeditions ranging from 9 to 23 days.
Discovery Voyages: Visit Diverse Destinations
Classic Expeditions: Explore Life Changing Places
Ultra-Modern, Purpose-Built Small Ships
In 2016, Aurora Expeditions committed to three Infinity class ships – the same ship class and design recently launched by Vantage. The Greg Mortimer launched in 2019, the Sylvia Earle in 2022, and we are excited to have the third vessel joining us in October 2025.
These ultra-modern purpose-built ships utilise the latest advances in design and technology, truly revolutionising the small ship experience. Designed for discovery, they carry a maximum of 132 passengers. Travelling in small groups means that, unlike on larger vessels, you have the opportunity to explore the natural environment more by joining every shore excursion.
With expansive observation decks to bring you closer to the environment, spacious staterooms featuring ocean views (most with balconies), modern lecture lounges, multiple Zodiac platforms, world-class restaurants, a gym, sauna, library, bar and Jacuzzis, our ships are comfortable base camps for adventures around the globe. What’s more, the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW® design allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and quickly, while minimising emissions and fuel.