Victory Cruise Lines, committed to small-ship cruising on the Great Lakes, North American and Canadian coasts, announced their 2020 voyage itineraries onboard the M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II. Operated by American Queen Steamboat Company, a leader in U.S. river cruising, the 202-guest M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II will offer six new itineraries, in addition to its widely popular Splendor of the Great Lakes (Chicago, Illinois to Toronto, Ontario) and Canadian Crown Jewels (Montreal, Québec to Boston, Massachusetts) voyages unveiled during the 2019 inaugural season. New cruises will explore the majesty and beauty of the North American coastline, while continuing to provide guests with an upscale cruising experience featuring attentive service, masterful regional cuisine and thoughtfully designed educational enrichment and lectures.
“Our team was thrilled with the 2019 itineraries and is proud to have expanded those offerings with the new 2020 itineraries,” shares American Queen Steamboat Company Chairman and CEO John Waggoner. “We look forward to welcoming both new and returning cruisers to experience the grandeur of the Great Lakes and to exceed their expectations with an exciting new season.”
The new M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II itineraries include:
North America’s Coastal Connection on board M/V Victory I or M/V Victory II
Port Colborne (Niagara Falls), Ontario to Chicago, Illinois
A dynamic, nine-day itinerary that begins in legendary Niagara Falls and travels to the time-honored ports of Detroit, Green Bay and Chicago. Guests will experience the vibrancy of these robust cities balanced with the quiet, charming atmosphere of Mackinac Island on Lake Huron.
St. Lawrence Seaway Exploration on board M/V Victory I
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Buffalo, New York
Guests begin their journey with a pre-cruise overnight in the picturesque city of Halifax before departing on this 11-day voyage. After exploring the bustling streets of this historic seaport, guests will embark through the Strait of Canso to the St. Lawrence Seaway and Ontario’s Thousand Islands. Ports of call include Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Québec City, Québec and Montreal, Québec; Port Colborne (Niagara Falls), Ontario and concluding in Buffalo, New York.
Masterpieces of the Great Lakes on board M/V Victory I
Chicago, Illinois to Hamilton, Ontario
Guests are invited to experience the soothing seaways of North America’s Great Lakes on this nine-day adventure. The journey begins in Chicago where guests take in the hustle of a city known for its gourmet cuisine and iconic sports teams. Then, they will descend into Lake Michigan visiting the Port of Muskegon, to Lake Huron stopping at Mackinac Island and then Lake Erie calling on ports in Detroit, Cleveland and Port Colborne (Niagara Falls), disembarking in Hamilton, Ontario.
Provincial Passage to New England on board M/V Victory I
Hamilton (Niagara Falls), Ontario to Boston, Massachusetts
This 13-day journey showcases the natural beauty and rich cultures of the Canadian Maritimes. Beginning with a pre-cruise stay in Niagara Falls, then departing from Hamilton, Ontario, guests will take in the soaring cityscape and captivating wildlife before the scenic sailing through Ontario’s Thousand Islands. Continuing on the St. Lawrence Seaway, with ports of call in Montreal and Québec City, Québec; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Portland, Maine and ending in Boston, Massachusetts.
Canada’s Southern Coast on board M/V Victory II
Bar Harbor, Maine to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls), Ontario
Discover the charms of the Maritime provinces and French Canada with this 14-day journey along the Atlantic Coast and St. Lawrence Seaway. This voyage takes guests to Canada’s most historic ports while showcasing the rocky shorelines cloaked in evergreens. Ports of call include Halifax, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Québec City, Québec and Montreal, Québec; Kingston and Port Colborne (Niagara Falls), Ontario.
Great Lakes Grand Discovery on board M/V Victory II
Chicago, Illinois to Montreal, Québec
Guests will marvel at the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and southern Canadian coast on this 13-day cruise. Beginning in Chicago, guests will enjoy a pre-cruise stay to take in the comedy clubs and cuisine of the Windy City. Then, setting sail across Lake Michigan, guests can relax on board while traveling to Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Little Current, Manitoulin Island through Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, concluding in Montreal, Québec.
Fares for Victory Cruise Lines’ 2020 voyage itineraries begin at $3,299 per person on board M/V Victory I and $3,799 per person on board M/V Victory II.
For more information, or to book with Victory Cruise Lines, please visit www.victorycruiselines.com or call 888-907-2636.
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