Cruising the Great Lakes

August 19 – 27, 2020

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Itinerary

Day by DayCruise Ports
1WedChicago
2ThuChicago
3FriMuskegon
4SatGreen Bay, WI
5SunMackinac Island
6MonScenic Sailing on Lake Huron
7TueDetroit, MI
8WedCleveland, OH
9ThuPort Colborne (Niagara Falls)

Cruise Summary

This dynamic itinerary provides guests the option to choose a premium experience at Niagara Falls, and offers bastions of metropolitan American flair bridged by halcyon horizons on the liquid mirrors beyond. Tour time-honored ports brimming with natural beauty and the creativity of generations. Spirited Detroit, progressive Cleveland, proud Green Bay and cultured Chicago blend comfortably with peaceful throwback oases such as Mackinac Island and Muskegon for a vacation that’s just right for any taste.

Day by day

To learn more about each port of call and our included, click on the individual days.

Welcome to Chicago! This uncommon ground is blooming with gourmet dogs, baseball crowds, supper clubs and, of course, the Bean. There are plenty of sights to be seen in this city of global commerce and culture. Chicago invites you to stroll through its canyons of glass and steel, embrace hustle and go anywhere the wind blows.

Welcome to Chicago! This uncommon ground is blooming with gourmet dogs, baseball crowds, supper clubs and, of course, the Bean. There are plenty of sights to be seen in this city of global commerce and culture. Chicago invites you to stroll through its canyons of glass and steel, embrace hustle and go anywhere the wind blows.

This outdoor lovers’ haven on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore offers multiple state parks and trails, two paddle sport rivers, 26 miles of beaches and a winter sports park. Maritime history lovers gravitate here to tour the USS LST (Landing Ship, Tank) 393 Veterans Museum and USS Silversides Submarine Museum – America’s most decorated surviving submarine.

Anthems of green and gold ring proud, but the song of the city harmonizes the whole spectrum. Experience the many colors of Green Bay, from red-flowing winery to sip of blue atmosphere. The city showcases the many shades of local cultivators in markets filled with man- and nature-made goods year-round. This pelican’s playground is home to a plethora of craft breweries, boutiques and, of course, fresh sea fare.

Vacationers adore this unique American destination. Its devotees long for the time they can return to their beloved island retreat and truly disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle. Clip-clop rhythms of horse hooves soothe the soul, with not a car in sight. The rich aroma of Mackinac’s signature treat – its famous fudge – permeates charming shops. This peaceful port draws visitors back year after year. Tour the island by carriage and visit Fort Mackinac. Afterward, marvel at myriad magnificent selections on the Grand Hotel luncheon buffet for an included mid-day meal to treasure. And the view at the hotel from America’s longest front porch stretches for miles.

Today the M/V Victory I transforms into a self-contained universe ripe for exploration. Craft your experience as you choose: Kick back on deck to embrace the calmness and spirituality of Lake Huron, or take some time to connect with friends in the many public spaces aboard the ship. This day on the lake is all yours.

There’s no better place than the Motor City to choose an optional premium experience to explore the captivating history of the automotive industry – and so much more – at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Be astounded by its vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose an included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Motown Museum, the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights.

Majestically situated on the south shore of Lake Erie between the Welland Canal and Detroit/Windsor, Cleveland offers much to behold. Choose a tour-de-force optional premium experience focused through the lens of famous films shot in Cleveland, including a visit to the home where “A Christmas Story” unfolded, to reminisce about secret decoder pins, Ovaltine and the infamous Red Ryder BB gun.

Port Colborne’s rich maritime history and stunning beachfront point up the beauty of the region. See Earth’s raw power on full display during an unforgettable encounter with a natural wonder of the world. Thoughts swirl in the surreal roar of rushing water as it crashes into the jade-green lake below.

M/V Victory II

M/V Victory II Facts
Year Built2001
Refurbished2019
Passenger Decks5
Suites & Staterooms101
Passengers202
Crew84
RegistryNassau, Bahamas

Ship Overview

Classic private staterooms and elegant public spaces make the M/V Victory II feel like home away from home. Find comfort and peace of mind with electronic safes and individual climate control in each cabin. It’s easy to unwind in provided robes and slippers, premium mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton bedding. Keep up to date – or just entertained – with your in-room flat-screen television. Personal service and daily housekeeping caters to your preferences.

Elegant public spaces make the M/V Victory II feel like home away from home.

The Tavern

This is the place to be in the late afternoon and early evening. Mingle over exquisite passed hors d’oeuvres and your signature cocktail – which the bartender will know by heart – as you share tales of the day’s adventures in a richly decorated setting with views of the horizon beyond.

The Compass Lounge

Here, in the heart and soul of the social spaces, you’ll find enriching lectures by our knowledgeable onboard staff or esteemed guest experts. It’s the place to gather for morning coffee and pastries, fun inveractive games or just quiet chats with friends. Ample windows allow those enjoying the space to watch the world go by.

Sun Deck

On this comfortable deck, tuck into some vacation reading, look ahead on where you’re headed or reminisce on where you’ve been. Sink into a comfy sofa or chair, and appreciate the breeze as we sail along, or gather near the bow to watch the spectacle of passing through a lock.

Fitness Center

Step into the well-appointed fitness area to rev up your metabolism with a satisfying workout. This space offers all you need for exercising at any level – just a brisk treadmill trek or a challenging session with free weights.

Spa/Salon

Pamper yourself with one or a bundle of the luxurious services offered here. A massage, essential-oil-treatment – even an on-trend new hairstyle – will leave you refreshed and ready for your next adventure.

Staterooms Aboard

Classic private staterooms and elegant public spaces make the M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II feel like home away from home. Find comfort and peace of mind with electronic safes and individual climate control in each cabin. It’s easy to unwind in provided robes and slippers, premium mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton bedding. Keep up to date – or just entertained– with your in-room flat-screen television. Personal service and daily housekeeping caters to your preferences.

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This ocean-view suite boasts sweeping views, interior and exterior entrances, a semi-private terrace, one queen bed and one sofa-bed, a sitting area, a complimentary mini bar (restocked daily), an in-room safe, evening canapés, complimentary laundry service and fresh fruit daily.

  • 335 sq. ft.
  • Semi-private terrace
  • Queen bed
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Interior and exterior entrances
  • Triple accommodation
  • Furnished sitting area with a sofa-bed and dining table
  • Deck 3

Enjoy an ocean view with direct access to the open-air deck and outdoor seating.

  • 161 sq. ft.
  • Direct access to the open-air Promenade Deck
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Writing desk
  • Deck 4

This spacious ocean-view stateroom offers three windows from which to take in the ever-changing landscape.

  • 185 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Writing desk
  • Deck 3, Staterooms 349 and 350 and Staterooms 303 and 304

This ocean-view stateroom provides sweeping panoramic views.

  • 146 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Deck 3
  • Staterooms 320, 322, 345 and 346 have fixed twin beds, and are not convertible into a double or queen bed.

Enjoy your ocean view in this elegant stateroom.

  • 152 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Decks 2 and 3
  • Staterooms 211 and 213 are connecting
  • Staterooms 347 and 348 have fixed twin beds, and are not convertible into a double or queen bed.

This ocean-view stateroom provides the perfect sanctuary.

  • 158 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Deck 1
  • Staterooms 103 and 104 have fixed twin beds, and are not convertible into a double or queen bed.

Relax in the comfort of this ocean-view stateroom.

  • 160 sq. ft.
  • Queen bed
  • Deck 1
  • Staterooms 101 and 102 have fixed queen beds.

Onboard Dining

The Coastal Dining Room

Meals in this space are events to be shared. Stellar service enriches the flavors of each region and season, from a delicate smoked trout rillette to a succulent rack of lamb to some of the best soups you’ve ever savored.

The Grill

The casual atmosphere here lacks none of the attentive service you’ll find in the main dining room. Buffet-style meals feature favorite main dishes such as roast prime rib and line-caught haddock alongside irresistible sides – roasted new potatoes, classic mac-and-cheese and the freshest of salads. A delectable selection of cheeses, breads just from the oven and dazzling desserts round out the experience.

What's Included

Pre-voyage hotel night

Masterful regional cuisine with specialty and casual options

Entertainment each evening

Shore excursions in each port of call

Afternoon tea service

Cocktail hour daily

Complimentary non-premium beer, wine, spirits, tea, coffee, filtered water and soft drinks

Wi-Fi in all public areas

Onboard enrichment

and many more features

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