The US cruise travel brand Victory Cruise Line announced the success of its inaugural season under the new shipowner AQSC-American Queen Steamboat Company.
The small-ship cruise company operates voyages along the US and Canadian coasts and the Great Lakes. In 2019, the company transported around 5500 passengers on the 202-passenger sisterships Victory 1 and Victory 2.
The inaugural season ran between May and October (2019) with itineraries on the Great Lakes, New England and the Canadian Maritimes. This season featured a total of 35 cruises (19 on Victory 1 and 16 on Victory 2), of which 25 were with occupancy at least 80%, and 12 were sold out.
New for next year, the company will offer new itineraries to the Yucatan Peninsula, American Southeast, Panama, and Costa Rica. For the 2020 cruises on the Great Lakes, coastal New England, and Canadian Maritimes, guests will have the chance to choose from new itineraries and premium shore excursion upgrades, such as pre- and post-cruise stays.
Victory Cruise Lines' 2020 season is due to begin on March 29 and extend through December 2020. In addition, the cruise line will also reveal new itineraries for the currently under-construction Ocean Victory, which will offer Alaska expedition cruising for the 2021 season.