(PRESS RELEASE)_NEW ALBANY, IN, May 20, 2021 – Victory Cruise Lines®, operated by American Queen Steamboat Company®, a Hornblower® Group company, showcases new itineraries for its 2022 season. Expanding offerings in nearly every direction, Victory Cruise Lines’ guests will have the opportunity to travel to many of North America’s most desirable destinations including the U.S. southeastern seaboard, Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula, and Alaska.
In 2022, Victory Cruise Lines will debut its first expedition vessel, the 200-passenger Ocean VictoryTM, inviting guests to explore the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Alaska and British Columbia on expert-led excursions and small-ship, scenic cruising. The twin vessels, Victory I ® and Victory IITM, will continue their legacy of excellent service and fascinating shore excursions on the Great Lakes, Canadian Maritimes and coastal New England, as well as with exciting new itineraries to the southeastern U.S. and Alaska.
“Our team is eager for guests to experience new immersive itineraries that will be offered in early 2022 departing Northeast Florida and the Yucatán Peninsula, filled with unique offerings and one-of a-kind experiences,” shares John Waggoner, chairman of Victory Cruise Lines and American Queen Steamboat Company. “As we prepare to explore the Great Lakes, Canadian Maritimes, coastal New England and Alaska, we are committed to providing unparalleled small-ship cruise experiences.”
Guests can also take advantage of significant savings for 2022 bookings with the recently announced Spring Sale 2022, including up to $4,000 bonus savings per stateroom on select Victory Cruise Line itineraries when booked by June 30, 2021. Below is a sampling of new 2022 itineraries available aboard Victory I, Victory II and the company’s newest vessel, Ocean Victory:
Southern Coastal Charm
Roundtrip Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach), FL |12-day
Sailing the Eastern Seaboard will reveal the diverse cultures of the United States through some if its most historic ports. A voyage from the southeast coast to the Bahamas delivers just the right balance of excitement and relaxation. Cities like Charleston and Savannah offer a glimpse into coastal southern living and architecture, while the islands of the Bahamas feature a tropical oasis just 50 miles from the U.S. coastline. Ports of call include: a pre-cruise hotel stay in Jacksonville, FL; Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach), FL; Brunswick, GA; Savannah, GA; Charleston, SC; Beaufort (Port Royal), SC; West Palm Beach, FL; and Freeport, Bahamas. Sailings available in Feb.; March; April; Nov.; Dec. 2022.
Savannah to Halifax
Savannah, GA to Halifax, NS | 17-day
This thoughtfully planned expedition showcases vibrant cities with historic roots. Sailing up the Eastern Seaboard to around the southern Canadian border, this route is peppered with modern marvels and distinctive historic sites. Ports of call include: a pre-cruise hotel stay in Savannah, GA; Charleston, SC; Wilmington, NC; Norfolk, VA; Baltimore, MD; Montauk, NY; Newport, RI; Nantucket, MA; Provincetown, MA; Boston, MA; Portland, ME; Bar Harbor, ME; and Halifax, NS. Sailings available in April 2022.
Boston to Nassau
Boston, MA to Nassau, Bahamas | 16-day
Guests are invited to sail the seaboard from bustling Boston all the way to the tropical Nassau. With stops along the way in Baltimore, Charleston, West Palm Beach and more, this journey has been handcrafted to sample the Eastern cities of the United States. Ports of call include: pre-cruise hotel stay in Boston, MA; Provincetown, MA; Newport, RI; Montauk, NY; Baltimore, MD; Norfolk, VA; Wilmington, NC; Charleston, SC; Savannah, GA; Amelia Island, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Nassau, Bahamas. Sailings available in Oct. and Nov. 2022.
Great Lakes, Canada and Coastal New England
Roundtrip Chicago, IL | 16-day
From Chicago’s canyons of glass and steel to the pristine wilderness of Marquette, MI and many ports in between, guests will see the astounding beauty that makes the Great Lakes a top travel destination. Ports of call include: a pre-cruise hotel stay in Chicago, IL; Muskegon, MI; Sault Saint Marie; Houghton, MI; Duluth, MN; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Marquette, MI; Mackinac Island, MI; Green Bay, WI; and Grand Haven/Holland, MI. Sailings available in June 2022.
Autumn in New England
Boston, M.A. to St. John, New Brunswick (and reverse) | 9-day
Guests will explore New England’s leisure side with shore excursions in some of the region’s most famous getaways, from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, MA to Bar Harbor, ME. The rocky coastline, gingerbread architecture and fresh sea air will make it clear why these remote paradises allure so many. Ports of call include: a pre-cruise hotel stay in Boston, MA; Newport, RI; Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Provincetown, MA; Portland, ME; Rockland, ME; Bar Harbor, ME; and St. John, New Brunswick. Sailings available in Sept.; Oct. 2022.
Montreal to Detroit
Montreal, QC to Detroit, MI|11-day
From Montreal to Detroit or reverse, North American spirit is on full display. With an exclusive tour through the Thousand Islands, this route offers both metropolitan flair and natural wonder with one journey. Ports of call include: Montreal, QC; Quebec City, QC; Gananoque, ON; Toronto, ON; Niagara Falls, ON; Cleveland, OH; and Detroit, MI. Sailings available in Sept. and Oct. 2022.
Alaska & Pacific Coast
Alaska Insider on the Ocean Victory
Vancouver, B.C. to Sitka, Alaska |12-day (or reverse |13-day)
The brand new, expedition style Ocean Victory will traverse famous routes such as the British Columbia Inside Passage and remote treasures larger ships cannot access such as Baranoff Island’s eastern coast. Ports of call include: a pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, B.C.; Canadian Inside Passage; Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet); Ketchikan/Metlakatla; Misty Fjords National Monument; Wrangell/Stikine River Wilderness; Waterfall Coast/Baraof Wilderness; Petersburg/Le Conte Glacier; Tracy Arm/Endiott Glacier; Kake/Frederick Sound/Five Finger; and Sitka, Alaska. Sailings available in May; June; July; Aug.; Sept. 2022.
Pacific Paradise on the Ocean Victory
San Diego, CA to San José, Costa Rica | 17-day (or reverse | 15-day)
In 17 remarkable days, guests will explore the coasts of Central America, from Costa Rica’s lush jungles to the marine-life-rich environment of the Sea of Cortez and beyond. Beginning with a pre-cruise hotel stay in the bustling, cultural hub of San Diego, guests will be transported to some of Mexico’s most stunning destinations along the Pacific coast, ranging from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Chiapas, featuring Mexico’s beautiful colonial architecture and history. Ports of call include: a pre-cruise hotel stay in San Diego, CA.; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; La Paz, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Manzanillo, Mexico; Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Chiapas, Mexico; Playas del Coco, Costa Rica; and San José (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica.Sailings available in April; Oct. 2022.
Mexico & Yucatán Peninsula
Yucatán’s Mayan Cruise Tour
Roundtrip Cancun (Cozumel), Mexico |11-day
Part land, part sea, this cruise tour provides the best of both worlds where guests will experience Mexico’s distinctive culture on this exclusive voyage. Shore excursions led by bilingual guides on high-end motorcoaches will transport guests to regions and sites that are rarely seen on Victory Cruise Line’s newest and most active itinerary. Excursion highlights include the awe-inspiring Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, the distinctive cultures of Campeche and the secrets of civilizations past on this dichotomous journey. Ports of call include: a pre-cruise hotel stay in Cancun, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Progreso, Mexico and Campeche, Mexico. Sailings available in Jan. Feb.; Nov.; Dec. 2022.
Fares start at $3,799 per person, plus port fees, taxes and gratuities. For more information on Victory Cruise Lines’ 2022 itineraries, sailing dates, and to book a reservation, contact your travel professional or call 888-907-2636 or visit www.victorycruiselines.com.
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