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Victory I arrives in Miami.

Victory Cruise Lines’ Victory I arrived in Port Miami yesterday, and last night, we hopped on board during a celebration of its maiden voyage to Cuba.

The Victory I offers 202 passengers fine dining in the Shearwater Dining Room, onboard enrichment programs including engaging lectures; destination-oriented historians, and naturalists who share their knowledge on the history, ecology, and culture of each port of call; and classic, chic accommodations as we witnessed while we roamed around yesterday. The guestrooms feature muted blue and green hues on the bedding, and a writing desk in comfortable accommodations.

The public spaces on board all offer plenty of seating, with views to the ocean or ports of call from anywhere in the room. These spaces include the Seascape Tavern, modeled after an English-style tavern where guests can enjoy live music in the early evening; the Cliff Rock Bar & Grille, where the chef cooks on a 100 percent pure volcanic rock serving up the special of the day—here guests are served a buffet breakfast and lunch, and a seated dinner; and the Shearwater Dining Room is an elegant atmosphere serving breakfast, lunch and dinner of regionally inspired dishes. The Compass Lounge is where guests gather for the enrichment presentations, relax and send e-mails, read during the day, or gather around the grand piano for a sing-along. At the Compass Lounge, guests can also find after dinner music and dancing.

Included onboard amenities are coffee, teas, juices and soft drinks, as well as house wine, beer, and spirits. Guests can also indulge in sharing their experiences via social media if they wish, as there is complimentary WiFi available, too. Each guestroom is equipped with robes and slippers, environmentally sensitive bath amenities, an LCD flat-screen TV, an alarm clock, and a hair dryer. There’s also daily housekeeping, as well as nightly turndown services. And, for guests who need to work out a little tension, a visit to the onboard salon and spa can put them back in a relaxing mood. Finally, themed afternoon tea services are also available.

We don’t sell cruises. We sell experiences. —Hans Lagerweij, President and CEO,
Victory Cruise Lines

Victory I
Views of the Miami skyline from on board the Victory I.

The ship departs this Friday, April 20, on its maiden voyage to Cuba for the Cuba 360 circumnavigation. The 15-night trip will call at Cuba’s four primary seaports, then the ship will take its second sailing on May 5 where it will reposition for the Canada/New England sailings throughout the summer. On June 3, June 12, June 21, June 30, and July 9 the ship sets sail for the 9-day Great Lakes Grand Discovery sailings, starting at $6,199 pp. In August, Victory I will be sailing the 10-day French Canadian Maritimes & St. Lawrence Seaway itinerary, starting at $3,455, and departing Aug. 5 and Aug. 15. Victory Cruise Lines will again be sailing 13- and 14-night roundtrip cruises to Cuba in 2019 from Miami between January and April.

In addition, the 202-passenger Victory II will be headed to Miami in January 2019 sailing a 9-night Yucatan Cruise and Land Safari itinerary through May 2019.