Victory Cruise Lines canceled the remainder of the 2020 season for the Victory II, one of its two
Victory also extended the temporary suspension
for operations for its other ship, Victory I, which is now scheduled to
resume service on July 5.
The decisions were made due
to the government’s restrictions “across ports, cities and public institutions”
and a no-sail order in Canadian waters through June 30.
John Waggoner, CEO of parent company American Queen Steamboat Co.,
said it is consolidating Victory itineraries to “prioritize delivering the extraordinary Great Lakes sailing experience that our
loyal guests have come to expect from the VCL brand.”
In March, Victory said it would charter a second newbuild
for the Alaska market, the 200-passenger Ocean Discoverer, set to launch in
2023. It will be Victory’s fourth ship and nearly identical to the Ocean
Victory, set to debut in Alaska in 2021.
Both ships will offer 12- to 13-day expedition cruises.
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