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. Every staff member we have met is attentive and concerned for our satisfaction...Read More
Victory II
Sail Date: Jul 2018
Had the opportunity to experience the Victory II inaugural voyage. It was a great experience filled with amazing food, exceptional service and new friends. This ship is small, with great character, the...Read More
Victory II
Sail Date: Jul 2018
Delightful - best cruise we’ve had out of 11 cruises! Chose it for the destinations and the excursions. Wanted to go through the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Welland Canal, as well as the cities involved. Ship...Read More
Victory II
Glenda Rosado
Sail Date: Jul 2018
I was lucky enough to be part of the Victory II inaugural voyage from Montreal to Detroit and I loved the experience. I love food and I couldn't be happier with the delicious cuisine and service. Their...Read More

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