- Bon AppétitOn-board culinary delights
- Well-AppointedStaterooms designed with you in-mind
- Classic DiningFine dining in a setting only upstaged by the cuisine
- Exceptional ServiceAttentive, personal service from a caring staff
- High TeaBritish Royal, Viennese and Maharaja presentations
The Victory Experience™
Victory Cruise Lines is proud to introduce luxury, scenic, coastal cruising. With only 202 guests and more than 80 staff, we are not only the finest, but the only cruise line with all-inclusive ships, sailing the Great Lakes, promising intuitive, attentive service and casual onboard elegance. Our unique Great Lakes itineraries immerse you in maritime history, while taking in the breathtaking vistas. Our M/V Victory I, small and agile, coastal cruising ship, can easily navigate canals, locks and hidden ports where larger ships dare not go. M/V Victory I will take you on these journeys in style and grace, while you enjoy exquisite culinary delights, like regionally inspired dishes, created especially for you by our acclaimed chef, free-flowing non-premium wine and beer and an open bar with house spirits to enjoy throughout your cruise. Enjoy our on-board enrichment program with our professional, informative and entertaining guest lecturers, specifically selected to cater to your interests. Immerse yourself in our all-inclusive shore excursions, whether it’s a thrilling cruise into the very heart of Niagara Falls or going back in time and exploring the Victorian-era charm of Mackinac Island by horse-drawn carriage. Our outstanding, friendly, onboard staff is available throughout your cruise to help create a memorable experience, designed to exceed your expectations in every way possible.
The M/V Victory I, beautifully refurbished in 2015 and relaunched in July 2016 is specifically designed to immerse you back into old world elegance all while enjoying modern day amenities.
- Fine DiningPamper Your Palate
Beyond outstanding service and hospitality, every meal onboard and on shore will bring about moments of sheer bliss. Each day, you will enjoy mouth-watering canapés as a prelude to enjoying casual and sophisticated cuisine in two distinctive venues. The Shearwater Dining Room, our main restaurant, offers classic epicurean delights with selections including, perfectly Roasted Rack of Lamb Dijonnaise or Pan Seared Scallops Provençal. Enjoy Chicken with Roasted Vegetables or Miso Glazed Atlantic Cod to a perfectly Roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Creamy Horseradish Sauce. For more casual fare, enjoy the view from the Cliff Rock Bar & Grille with selections including Black Angus NY Sirloin, marinated Atlantic Salmon, and Ahi Tuna. Your indulgence in either venue is not complete without a decadent slice of Chocolate Cake topped with fresh fruit or a classic, traditional Apple Pie a' la mode.
Healthy options for the health conscious, or guests with restricted diets, will find a variety of healthy dining alternatives that are low in calories and fat but still loaded with flavor. We are committed to our guests’ physical well-being so each dish features fresh ingredients that are both light and satisfying.Afternoon Tea
This aristocratic pleasure of afternoon tea harks back to the 1840s, when Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, couldn't wait for the 8 p.m. dinner hour and began requesting a cup of tea and a little cake each afternoon at 4 p.m. to tide her over. The habit stuck and then became a trend, which is now a British institution.
We offer 3 internationally themed high teas. Enjoy scones and clotted cream at our divine British Royal High Tea, taste the warm apple strudel at our delectable Viennese High Tea and sample the Indian savories at our delicious Maharaja High Tea.Cocktail Hour
One of the evening highlights is our cocktail hour before dinner. Between our distinguished destination lecturers and your fellow guests, there will be plenty of liked-minded people to mingle and share the adventures of the day. Take part in the camaraderie as you meet new friends and build lasting relationships. All cocktails, as with most other amenities aboard the ship, are complimentary.
- Personal ServiceOur Caring Crew
With 202 passengers and over 80 expertly trained staff ready to serve your every whim, from your arrival to departure you will receive top-notch service and attention to every detail, promising you intuitive, attentive service in casual, elegance surroundings. Our outstanding, friendly, onboard staff is available throughout your cruise to help create a memorable experience, designed to exceed your expectations in every way possible.
- On Board EnrichmentThe best all-inclusive lectures and shore excursions on the water
Victory Cruise Lines offers an onboard enrichment program designed to complement your cruise perfectly. One of the benefits of a small ship cruise is the ability to carefully create a program that seamlessly matches the itinerary and shore experiences. Our lecture program includes engaging, destination – oriented historians and naturalists who share their vast knowledge and expertise of the history, ecology and culture of each of our ports of call.
- Classic Elegance AboardStaterooms and Suites
Our staterooms and suites are all ocean view with personal room service and daily housekeeping that caters to your preference with a luxury pillow menu and premium mattresses with 100% Egyptian cotton bedding. Relax in your stateroom with luxury robes and slippers and enjoy top of the line environmentally sensitive amenities.