Victory Cruise Lines, operated by American Queen Steamboat Company, a Hornblower Families Company, has released the inaugural itineraries for the 2021 season onboard the 200-passenger Ocean Victory. Currently under construction, Victory Cruise Lines’ third vessel will focus on the scenery and wildlife of Alaska and British Columbia on expert-led excursions and small-ship, scenic cruising.
To ensure that the Ocean Victory showcases the very best of expedition cruising, VCL is working with California Polytechnic State University to include marine biologists, scientists, and naturalists among its expedition team of 19 who will lead excursions, provide educational lectures and act as a resource for all guests.
British Columbia and Alaska will be featured on a 12-day Northbound itinerary between Vancouver and Sitka that depart on May 21, June 11, July 2, and 23, August 13, and September 3. A 13-day Southbound reverse itinerary will depart on May 31, June 21, July 12, August 2 and 23, and September 13. A special 12-day Hidden Coast itinerary between Vancouver and Seattle will depart on September 24.
The Ocean Victory will have 93 suites, of which 68 will have balconies, nine with French balconies, and 16 with panoramic windows. The vessel will carry a crew of 100 featuring a 2-to-1 guest to crew ratio. Onboard venues include two restaurants, in addition to an open-deck dining area, piano bar, library, gym, heated outdoor pool, spa services and jacuzzi, plus observation and lecture lounges and a dedicated expedition and adventures launching platform.
Bookings for Ocean Victory Alaska cruises are now open, with early booking savings up to $1,400 per stateroom on reservations made by March 31, 2020.