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Voyages Cruise Guide – What’s Inside:
Voyages by U.S. Tours presents its annual guide to cruise opportunities on the oceans and rivers of the world. This new division of respected operator U.S. Tours aims to become “group cruise central” for professional tour planners. In the guide, profiles of 8 partner lines provide highlights of each cruise company and suggested voyages. From beginning to end, Voyages by U.S. Tours handles all the details of planning a cruise, including collecting deposits and final payments, coordinating schedules, getting documents, arranging for special side trips and just going to bat for you should a problem arise. Its dedicated group department also can offer complimentary meeting space on the ship if needed and coordinate any special events you might wish to include.
▸ Fleet Size
The M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II, identical 202-passenger ocean-going coastal vessels, can easily navigate canal locks and bays due to their size.
North America’s five Great Lakes, the Canadian Maritimes, Eastern Seaboard, Mexico and Central America. Victory is the only cruise company offering ports of call on all five Great Lakes, with stops including Toronto, Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland and Mackinac Island.
▸ Discernible Differences
With an emphasis on the destination, Victory offers an inclusive vacation with shore excursions and enrichment talks, with internet, Wi-Fi and non-premium wine, beer and spirits included in the fare. The ships sport a casual ambiance, with fine dining, an English-style tavern, lounge, fitness center, salon and spa, elevator and a casual outdoor dining venue. Staterooms (146 to 185 sq. ft.) have a walk-in shower and LCD flat-screen TV.
▸ Group Policies
Groups are based on 10 or more double-occupancy cabins with one tour conductor credit for 12 full-paying passengers. Deposits ranging between $500 and $1,000 per person depending on the length of the cruise are due within seven days of adding names to the reservation.
▸ What’s New
Recently acquired by American Queen Steamboat Company, the ships were refurbished in 2019. In 2020, six new itineraries and a number of premium shore excursion upgrades, including pre- and post-cruise stays, will be offered. A new ship planned for 2021 will cruise between Alaska and British Columbia.
▸ Awards Won
Victory Cruise Lines received two Gold and two Silver Magellan awards from Travel Weekly. The company has been recognized for its marketing programs and interaction with the professional travel community.
▸ Suggested Voyages
Owned and managed by the American Queen, Victory Cruise Lines offers new cruise itineraries, with luxury all-inclusive service. Aboard a 1900s-style coastal cruiser. Ask us about the great discounted cruises we have available to you.