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Ocean Navigator Review

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In September 2021, American Queen Steamboat Company changed its name to American Queen Voyages. The cruise company also rebranded its three distinct types of cruising as American Queen Voyages River, covering river cruises; American Queen Voyages Lakes & Ocean, a new name for the fleet formerly known as Victory Cruise Lines; and American Queen Voyages Expedition, a brand focusing on Alaska and Central America experiences.

Launched in May 2018, Ocean Navigator (formerly Victory II) is almost identical to its sister ship Ocean Voyager (formerly Victory I), which debuted in 2016. Both ships were bought by American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company) in 2019 and have received mini-makeovers before the summer sailing season begins.

Seven cabin categories include two 325-square-foot Owner’s Suites with private balconies, and 101 staterooms ranging from 130 to 190 square feet. All shore excursions are included, as are “free-flowing” house wine, beer and spirits. There’s free Wi-Fi in public areas, a pillow menu, afternoon tea and a pre-dinner cocktail hour.

Before its revamp, the ship sailed as the Cape Cod Light and more recently, the Sea Discoverer. While it has an international flag and uses international crew, the ship itself was built in the U.S., at the same shipyard as American Queen's ship American Empress. So the company plans for its friendly, laid-back onboard vibe to continue.

Itineraries will focus on the Great Lakes, with the ship sailing primarily between Toronto and Chicago. Future plans call for the ship to sail the Eastern Seaboard, as well as Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.


Passengers: 202
Crew: 84
Passenger to Crew: 2.4:1

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Fantastic crew- Ship should be dry-docked!

But since they merged with Ocean Voyages, their standards have come down considerably. We also sailed the Ocean Victory to Alaska-beautiful trip! Ship is brand new-crew fantastic!Read More

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Flexibility was of supreme importance

m departure from Toronto didn't happen and no real explanation was ever given.The published itinerary was fiction starting with the hotel in Toronto.Read More

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Every night there was a port review which told us all the next days excursions.Not just in Quebec City but in every other port as well.Read More

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Day #4 – Toronto - Our Included excursion of the day took us on a narrated city tour of Toronto.Each day, and since our arrival to the ship, there were always staff greeting us and providing warm towel and refreshment.Read More

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