New Cruise Line to Sail Canada and Great Lakes, Florida-to-Cuba Cruises
Cruise News – Jun. 8, 2016
A new cruise line is set to begin sailing from Montreal, Canada, to ports in Canada and on the U.S. Great Lakes in July, with further plans to sail Florida-Cuba itineraries starting in November.
Victory Cruise Lines plans to operate the 5,000-gross-ton, 300-foot-long Victory I — the former Saint Laurent — which as been renovated and now boasts 4.5-star staterooms with a maximum guest capacity of 202. The line will feature high-quality personal service on board, shore excursions in port that are included in the cruise fare, as well as wine and beer at lunch and dinner at no additional charge.
“We intend to make our product the standard of excellence for small-ship cruising to the Great Lakes and Cuba, while providing great value for our guests,” said Bruce Nierenberg, president and CEO of Victory Cruise Lines. “The senior management of Victory Cruise Lines has over 100 years of experience operating some of the most successful and loved cruise products.”
Victory I’s inaugural cruise to the Great Lakes is slated to depart Montreal on July 8, 2016, and is scheduled to sail in that region through the summer and early fall of 2016 and 2017.
The line’s first planned cruise to Cuba is a 7-day voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida, departing October 28, 2016. It will be the first-ever Cuba-bound cruise to depart from a Central Florida port. Following the cruise from Port Canaveral, a fall/winter series of cruises of three to 14 days are scheduled to depart from Port of Miami to Cuba through April 2017.
Photos: Victory Cruise Lines
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