One-year old Victory Cruise Lines announced they’ve added a second small ship, the Victory II to its fleet. Sister ship to Victory I which launched in July 2016 on the Great Lakes, the Victory II will soon be upgraded to the identical standards of its sister ship. The 202-passenger Victory II inaugural voyage will depart from Boston to Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 20, 2018.
“Our goal is to be the first choice in cruising the Great Lakes, Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway and New England markets,” said Bruce Nierenberg, president and CEO of Victory Cruise Lines.
New ship and new destinations
New England: Beginning with the inaugural Boston to Halifax cruise in May 2018, Victory II will continue through May and early June, then again September and October with a series of seven-night one-way itineraries between Boston/Gloucester and Halifax.
Upon departure from Boston/Gloucester ports visited will include Provincetown on Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Cape Cod; Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine; and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia plus scenic cruising in the Cape Cod Canal. Sailings from Halifax will call at the same ports in reverse order.
Saint Lawrence Seaway and French Canadian Maritimes: 11-day cruises between Halifax and Detroit with port visits to Charlottetown, PEI; Quebec City and Montréal, Quebec; Niagara Falls in June and August 2018.
READ ABOUT Cruise Maven contributor Pat Woods’ Victory I Great Lakes cruise last month.
Western Lake Superior: 10-day cruises between Windsor, Ontario and Milwaukee, Wisconsin will visit Marquette and Houghton, Michigan; Duluth, Minnesota; and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Also featured are Milwaukee, Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; and Muskegon, Michigan.
Additional ports on this cruise include repeat Great Lakes cruises favorites; Mackinac Island, Michigan; Parry Sound, Ontario; Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Ontario; the Soo Locks between Lake Superior and the Lower Great Lakes; and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Cleveland, Detroit and Niagara Falls.
Dates for this unique itinerary are July 10, 19 and 27, 2018.
Small ship cruising
Both Victory I and Victory II entered service in 2001 as the Cape May Light and Cape Cod Light. With a maximum of 202 guests and a crew of 84, Victory Cruise Lines offers an all-inclusive experience. Complimentary shore excursions, one in each port, are carefully curated to appeal to all guests.
Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water are included. Guests also receive complimentary house wine, beer and spirits during the entire cruise. Free internet and wifi are available onboard, too.
For more information visit: VictoryCruiseLines.com
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