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New milestone for Victory Cruise Lines with new expedition ship and new destination – Alaska – in 2021

July 21, 2020 Cruise No Comments Email Email

2021 will mark a new milestone for Victory Cruise Lines with a brand new exploration ship, Ocean Victory, set to debut, allowing the North American lakes and coastal line to offer deep-nature, all-inclusive expedition voyages in Alaska for the first time.

Built expressly for remote and polar exploration and sporting a swept-back X-bow that promises a smoother ride, the deluxe, eco-friendly Ocean Victory will take just 200 guests to more rugged, distant and less visited reaches of Alaska, with closer encounters with the State’s wild scenery and animals.

The hi-tech, clean-fuel ship will boast a spectacular, aft-facing infinity pool, jacuzzi, two restaurants, panoramic observation lounge overlooking the bow, library, fitness centre and spa, piano bar and 93 staterooms – all with ocean views and 79 per cent with private balconies. Set for completion in late 2020, Ocean Victory will also carry
20 Zodiac craft, a fleet of kayaks and a team of naturalists, marine biologists, scientists and historians.

To mark the debut of Ocean Victory, Australian small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller, which represents Victory Cruise Lines in Australia, has released a special new 15-night ‘Alaskan Victory’ fly, cruise and stay package to Alaska, with departures in July, August and September, 2021.

Savings of A$7860 per couple are available for bookings made by September 30, 2020 and an add-on, three-night Rocky Mountaineer rail adventure extension to the Rockies is also available.

After a flight from Australia and two nights in the Russian-styled Alaskan town of Sitka, guests will board the new Ocean Victory for and 11-night journey to Vancouver via tiny villages and through stunning, cliff-lined fjords bigger ships cannot reach as well as close to thundering waterfalls, mighty glaciers, soaring peaks, dense fir forests and wildlife such as humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, bear, deer, moose, mink, otters and sea lions. Destinations in Alaska and British Columbia include Kake, Petersburg, Wrangell, Prince Rupert, Metlakatla, Misty Fjords, Frederick Sound and Tracy and Endicott Arms.

Guided Zodiac and kayak excursions are complimentary as are onboard lectures, free-flowing beverages and onboard gratuities.

At the end of the cruise before the flight home, the package includes two-nights in a five-star hotel in Vancouver and a day-trip ferry tour to Victoria on Vancouver Island including entry to the world-famous Butchart Gardens.

Including flights, the cruise, hotel accommodation and onboard beverages and excursions, the 15-night ‘Alaskan Victory’ package is available from A$12,995 per person, twin-share  (based on Sept departure)- a saving of A$3930 per person if booked by September 30, 2020. Departures from Australia are available July 11, August 1 and 22 and September 12 in 2021.

An add-on, three-night rail and coach journey through the spectacular Rocky Mountains aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train is also available as an extension from Vancouver from A$4995 per person, twin-share.

In Australia, call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777 or visit www.cruisetraveller.com.au/landing/victory-cruise-lines-alaska/

Owned by the American Queen Steamboat Company, Victory Cruise Lines is a small ship line with sailings to the Great Lakes, eastern Canada, New England and south-east USA aboard Victory I and Victory II. Newbuild, Ocean Victory will offer Alaskan cruises from 2021.

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