Victory Cruise Lines, operated by American Queen Steamboat Company, has announced the addition of its fourth vessel, Ocean Discoverer.

Currently under construction, the Ocean Discoverer will be delivered in September 2022 and will join Ocean Victory in Alaska in 2023. Ocean Discoverer will make its debut with the Discover Beyond Alaska Expedition Adventure Cruise itineraries, which are currently available for booking on board the Ocean Victory.

The 200-passenger Ocean Discoverer will be identical to the Ocean Victory and feature 93 suites, of which 68 will have balconies, nine French balconies and 16 panoramic windows. The vessel will carry a crew of 100 and boast a 2-to-1 guest to crew ratio. Onboard venues include two restaurants, in addition to an open-deck dining area, observation and lectures lounges, piano bar, library, gym, spa, swimming pool with a pool bar and jacuzzi.

The aptly named Ocean Discoverer has been designed for in-depth destination access and exploration, with shore excursions led by expert marine biologists, scientists and naturalists throughout the 12- to 13-day expedition voyages. This along with the vessel’s fleet of zodiacs and kayaks, will provide guests with opportunities for active and responsible adventure and up-close wildlife viewing.

“Following the success of our inaugural season on the Great Lakes, Canadian Maritimes and coastal New England,” said John Waggoner, founder and CEO of American Queen Steamboat Company. in a press release statement, “we are excited to continue that momentum with the new Ocean Discoverer and look forward to showcasing the very best of expedition cruising in Alaska.”

Bookings for Ocean Discoverer will be announced at a later date.

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