Victory Cruise Lines Doubles Fleet

By ,   July 29, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Victory Cruise Lines boosted its fleet with another ship. It acquired the sister ship to line's current coastal cruiser, Victory 1 (formerly Cape May Light, Sea Voyager, MS Saint Laurent).

Victory 2 will be upgraded in order to match the 202-passenger Victory I, which was launched on the Great Lakes in July 2016.

MS Victory II was built as "Cape Cod Light" and was previously operated under the name "Sea Discoverer". The scheduled official launch of the ship is in early summer 2018.

The 4954-ton, 220-passenger cruise ship MS Victory 2 was acquired from Bahamas-based Clipper Group by 3 European private investors, one of which is Copenhagen-based Albatros Travel company, that operates expedition cruises and tours around the world. The company Cruise Management International provides the vessel's deck and engine management, while the sister company CMI Leisure handles its hotel operations.

MS Victory 2 cruise ship (Sea Discoverer)

MS Victory 2 itinerary calendar, following the "Inaugural Cruise" from Boston on May 20, 2018) has regularly scheduled 7-night Canada and New England cruises between Massachusetts USA (departures from Boston and Gloucester) and Nova Scotia Canada (Halifax). Other itineraries include St Lawrence Seaway, Lake Michigan and the Canadian Maritimes, plus the company's first cruises on Lake Superior (bordering Ontario Canada and Minnesota USA).

The ship's itineraries are themed "New England Splendour" (between Halifax NS and Boston MS), "St Lawrence Seaway and French Canadian Martimes" (between Halifax NS and Detroit MI) and "Western Lake Superior (between Milwaukee WI, Thunder Bay MI and Detroit MI).

Victory II cruise ship fares are inclusive of all daily-scheduled tours (excursions ashore). Deals are also inclusive of alcohol (beer and wine) at lunch and dinner. The company's closest competitor in both USA and Cuba is Pearl Seas Cruises.