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Victory Cruise Lines Acquires Second Ship

Victory II will debut in spring 2018.

Victory II will debut in spring 2018.

Victory Cruise Lines Acquires Second Ship to be Named Victory II

Victory II to sail expanded Great Lakes, Canada and New England itineraries including exclusive ports of call on Lake Superior

Victory Cruise Lines  has acquired a second ship to be named  Victory II . The vessel is the sister ship and will be identical to the intimate 202-passenger Victory I, which launched Victory Cruise Lines on the Great Lakes in July 2016.

Victory II will be upgraded to the high standards of Victory I. The Victory II inaugural voyage will be from Boston, Massachusetts,  May 20, 2018 .

Victory II will begin service with a series of seven-night  Canada and New England cruises  starting  May 20, 2018 . The itineraries between Boston/Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, will call at the most popular ports along the coast.

Cruises departing from Gloucester 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; with scenic cruising in the Cape Cod Canal. Sailings from Halifax will call at the same ports in reverse order.

“Our goal is to be the first choice in cruising the Great Lakes, Canada, the St. Lawrence Seaway and New England markets by offering the finest cuisine and hotel product onboard, along with memorable and unique destination experiences that stand above and beyond the rest,” said Bruce Nierenberg, president and CEO of Victory Cruise Lines. “We have dedicated significant time, resources and effort to make sure that our guests are able to explore and participate in the real essence of these communities and their people.”

In addition to the New England cruises, Victory II will feature several 10-night voyages on the  St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian Maritimes  with calls at Montreal, Quebec; whale watching in the Saguenay Fjord, Quebec City; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax; Niagara Falls; Cleveland, Ohio; and Detroit, Michigan.

A highlight of Victory II’s first season on the Great Lakes will be the line’s  first cruises to major ports on Lake Superior , a Victory Cruise Lines exclusive. Lake Superior cruises will visit Marquette and Houghton, Michigan; Duluth, Minnesota; and Thunder Bay, Ontario — gateway to the heartland of Canada. These itineraries also will feature Milwaukee, Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; and Muskegon, Michigan. These great new ports of call will complement passenger favorites like 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.

With attention to detail, a focus on service and enriching experiences, Victory Cruise Lines caters to sophisticated travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure. The 5,000-ton, 300-foot-long Victory II, like Victory I, features all-inclusive shipboard amenities, with all food and beverages — including alcoholic beverages — as well as shore excursions and immersive port experiences included in the fare.

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