M/V Victory I & II
Elegant small ships, perfectly suited for cruising the Great Lakes
Refined, small ship experiences
The indisputable joy of sailing is brought to life on the M/V Victory I & II, agile small ships that easily navigate canals and locks, tranquil bays, and hidden ports where larger ships dare not go. The Victory I & II are beautiful boutique ships, much like European boutique hotels, with top-level intuitive service which is attentive but never intrusive. Onboard, fresh, modern design tips its hat to our maritime past as spacious, open-air lounges, inviting dining venues, and generous windows ensure you never miss a chance to savor the view.
On board specialists and included extras
The onboard enrichment program is a perfect complement to your cruise experience. The lecture program aboard the M/V Victory I & II include engaging destination-oriented historians and naturalists who share their vast knowledge and expertise. In port, included shore excursions with knowledgeable local guides provide meaningful opportunities to uncover the rich history, unique wildlife, and fascinating cultures of the destinations you visit.
Intuitive and attentive service
With a caring crew of 84 pampering no more than 202 guests, you’ll feel at home on the M/V Victory I & II from the moment you step on board. Whether it’s a favorite cocktail served to you on deck, fresh hot coffee in the morning in your room, or the delicate chocolate on your pillow ensuring sweet dreams, serving you is our pleasure.
Ocean view suite boasting sweeping views, interior and exterior entrances, semi-private terrace, minibar, queen bed and one sofa bed, sitting area, in-room safe, complimentary laundry service, Complimentary En-suite Minibar for Duration of Cruise
Ocean view suite with direct access to open-air promenade. Added amenities include: two twin or one queen bed, armoire, minibar.
Category A Stateroom
Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed. (Deck 3)
Category B Stateroom
Ocean view stateroom, sweeping views, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 3)
Category C Stateroom
Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Decks 2 & 3)
Category D Stateroom
Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 1)
Category E Stateroom
Ocean view stateroom, queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 1)
After and exhilarating day on shore, escape to your own private retreat featuring fresh, modern décor, premium mattresses, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, deluxe duvets, and your choice of different pillow options. All 105 staterooms and suites also offer individual climate controls, hair dryer, plush towels, fine bath amenities, personal robes and slippers, radio/alarm clock, generous closets and under-bed storage. Wireless internet in all cabins and public areas, LCD flat screen television with satellite programming, direct dial en suite telephone with outside line, and nightly turndown service.
International themed afternoon teas serving cakes, cookies, sandwiches, coffee & tea, cocktail hour featuring cold canapés and bar snacks one hour prior to dinner daily, series of cultural performances, educational talks, and ship tour, in-room breakfast available (owner’s suites), welcome reception featuring open-bar and hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, farewell reception, spacious air-conditioned lounge with nightly entertainment, intimate and inviting casual pub with library (adjacent to main lounge). Comfortable outdoor lounge with a relaxing outdoor canopied seating area offering panoramic views and a spacious sun deck area with chaise lounges. Complimentary soft drinks, coffee, tea and water, free-flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise.
Shore excursion program series including all admissions, welcome drink following excursions, personal listening devices throughout cruise, maximum 38 guests per guide on all excursions, full-size motor coach on all excursions (where applicable)
DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
Beyond outstanding service and hospitality, every meal will bring about moments of sheer bliss. Each day, you will enjoy mouth-watering canapés as a prelude to casual and sophisticated cuisine in distinctive venues. In the main dining room, savor delicious cuisine in easy elegance, where a professional wait staff serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily from our chef’s menu of regionally inspired dishes. Enjoy fresh air and fresh selections at the casual outdoor grill, where “hot rock” cooking is the special of the day, every day. Choose your ingredients and watch them cook to perfection on 100% pure volcanic lava rock. The casual grill also offers a buffet breakfast and lunch. Share stories and laughter with friends and fellow travelers in the casual comfort of the cozy, English-style tavern. In the lounge enjoy, talented musicians who bring the ship to life with all your favorite songs. Attend an enriching presentation by an on-board specialist. After dinner, music, and dancing keep the fun going into the evening hours.
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance, which is available for coverage of expenses in conjunction with cancellation due to illness or accident. Baggage insurance is also recommended. In the event that you must cancel your participation in a travel program, trip cancellation insurance may be the only source of reimbursement.
Air fare to/from destination, all beverages not highlighted as included, shipboard & shore excursion gratuities, port charges, all incidentals
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT
A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation. Final payments are due 90 days prior to the sailing date. Reservation made within 90 days of departure date must be accompanied by full payment. MasterCard, Visa or Discover cards are accepted for deposit and final payment.
PASSPORTS & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
All passengers are required to have valid passports. Visas may be required for certain ports visited. Without the proper documentation, passenger may not be able to disembark in certain ports of call. Obtaining all travel documents such as passports, visas, proof of citizenship, etc., required for disembarkation at various ports of call are the responsibility of the passenger. Passengers will not be allowed to cruise without proper documentation and no refund of cruise fare will be issued to any passenger failing to bring such documentation. Passports must be valid six months after the final date of the cruise.
If your cancellation request is received more than 91 days prior to your initial sailing date, a $500 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged per person. This administrative fee may be converted to a future cruise credit. Cruise cancellation requests received within 90 days of the initial sailing date will be subject to the following charges, regardless of suite resale.
Handicap Accessible Rooms
Ships are equipped with handicap-accessible rooms. Most ships’ lounges and dining salons are accessible by wheelchairs or other walking-aid devices. The ships are also equipped with an elevator for ease of movement between decks.
ITINERARIES AND SAILINGS
The cruise line does not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules and ships are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, ships or any other reason. The times of departure and arrival, and the points of departure and arrival, as well as intermediate stops, are subject to change. Should the company for any reason terminate a cruise early, a prorated refund for the cancelled portion of the cruise will constitute full liquidated damages to the passengers.
Ships are equipped with the latest safety, navigating and communications systems, including defibrillators and oxygen. Most systems on the ships are equipped with backup equipment for safety and convenience.