Victory II Review

Victory II
Victory II
Victory II
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Passengers 202
Crew 84
Passenger to Crew 2.4:1
Launched 2004; re-launches in 2018
Shore Excursions 0

Victory II Overview

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

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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 iteself was built in the U.S., at the same shipyard as AQSC's ship American Empress. So the company plans for its friendly, laid-back onboard vibe to conintue. 

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. 

Victory II Member Reviews

Victory II
Sail Date: Aug 2019
The Victory II ship was recently renovated and they did an excellent job. The ship is fresh, clean, and very well appointed....Read More
Victory II
Sail Date: Aug 2019
Overall Staff Comments Compared to the AQSC staff, Victory II crew members are international, and they come from all around the world....Read More
Victory II
Sail Date: May 2019
Embarkation: We arrived in the port of Detroit a little early and were pleasantly surprised that we were able to board despite being early. Once on board we were greeted by staff and were immediately given our room...Read More
Victory II
Sail Date: Jun 2019
The voyage we were on cruised from Detroit to Montreal and it was fantastic! The ship had just been refurbished before our embarkation. It is very well done, very accommodating and a very pleasant atmosphere....Read More

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