Great Lakes cruises with Victory Cruise Lines start July 8

Great Lakes cruises with Victory Cruise Lines start July 8

MIAMI — Victory Cruise Lines will offer Canada and Great Lakes sailings starting in July and Florida-to-Cuba cruises in November on the 202-passenger m/v Victory I.

The 5,000-gross-ton, 300-foot-long Victory I – the former Saint Laurent – has been renovated and has 101 4.5-star staterooms and a maximum guest capacity of 202, says Victory Cruise Lines President and CEO, Bruce Nierenberg.

“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,” says Nierenberg.

Cruises will be three to 14 days in duration and shore excursions will be included in the cruise fare, along with wine and beer at lunch and dinner.

Victory I’s inaugural cruise to the Great Lakes is slated to depart from Montreal on July 8 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 seven-day, six-night voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida, departing Oct. 28. It will be the first cruise ever to Cuba to depart from a Central Florida port. Following the cruise from Port Canaveral a fall/winter series of cruises of three to 14 days in length are scheduled depart from Port of Miami to Cuba through April 2017. See