The M/V Victory II is an elegant small ship, designed specifically to cruise along magnificent coastlines, journey through seaways and inland lakes, and navigate hidden harbors to access more remote ports of call. Built to resemble classic coastal steamers, the size of this vessel allows the ship to visit ports that bigger ships cannot. Carrying only 202 passengers on each cruise, the limited capacity allows the personnel aboard the ship the opportunity to provide non-stop superior service from beginning to end.
Sister ship of the M/V Victory I, the M/V Victory II’s recent muti-milliondollar makeover brings modern classic elegance to the waterways that she sails. With rich woods, custom fabrics and classic furnishings, the feel of this ship is refined yet modern with its own unique style.
Onboard, fresh, modern design tips its hat to our maritime past as spacious, open-air lounges, inviting dining venues, and generous windows ensure you never miss a chance to savor the view. You will enjoy unspoiled beauty only accessible from a coastal cruiser as you glide smoothly through the special harbors and lakes of the birthplace of America.
M/V Victory II History
The M/V Victory II was built in 2004 by Atlantic Marine (shipyard Jacksonville Florida / now BAE Systems Southeast Florida). Launched for American Classic Voyages as Cape Cod Light, she was designed to cruise the U.S. East Coast, Maritime Canada and into the St. Lawrence River and Seaway, as well as Central America. Cape Cod Light sailed for Delta Queen Coastal Voyages, a brand under American Classic Voyages, from April to October 2004. When American Classic Voyages filed for bankruptcy in October 2004, Cape Cod Light was laid up until being renamed Coastal Queen 2 by new owners International Shipping Partners. In March 2009, Discoverer Owner LLC took ownership and renamed her Clipper Discovery. Later in 2009, Delta Queen Steamboat Co. Inc. became the registered owner and renamed the ship Coastal Queen 2. In 2011, ownership was transfered to Clipper Cruises of Miami, Florida. During this time, the ship was laid up and used as an accommodation ship. In 2015, the ship was renamed Sea Discoverer. In 2017, the ship was obtained by Victory Cruise Lines, renamed the M/V Victory II, and performed a muti-milliondollar makeover in preparation of a full sailing schedule in 2018.
M/V Victory II Specifications
|Built||2004 at Atlantic Marine (Jacksonville, Florida USA) BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards|
|Former Names||Cape Cod Light, Sea Discoverer|
Here are some of the onboard amenities offered aboard the M/V Victory II:
- Casual but sophisticated onboard ambiance
- Savor the view in the Cliff Rock Bar & Grille,our casual dining venue
- Relax in your stateroom with personal robes and slippers
- Top of the line bath amenities that are environmentally sensitive
- Premium mattresses & 100% Egyptian cotton bedding
- Enjoy an apéritif before or after dinner in the English-Style Seascape Tavern
- LCD flat screen television (satellite) with on demand movies
- Hair dryer
- Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi
- Personal Cabin service with daily housekeeping that caters to your preferences, with a luxury pillow menu and sweet dreams nightly turndown
- Complimentary free-flowing non-premium wines, beer and spirits
- Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea service featuring three internationally themed high teas
- Latitude Salon and Spa featuring indulgent scented oil treatments and a beauty salon for manicures, pedicures and styling
- Spacious suites and staterooms, in room telephone, electronic safe & Individual climate control
Every meal will bring about moments of sheer bliss. Each day, you will enjoy mouthwatering canapés as a prelude to enjoying casual, healthy and sophisticated cuisine in two distinctive venues-the ship’s main restaurant, the classic Shearwater Dining Room and the more casual Cliff Rock Bar & Grille.
Beyond outstanding service and hospitality, every meal 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.
Shearwater Dining Room
The Shearwater Dining Room 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.
Cliff Rock Bar & Grille
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.
The M/V Victory II features 3 internationally themed high teas, a divine British Royal High Tea, a delectable Viennese High Tea and a delicious Maharaja High Tea.
For the health conscious, or guests with restricted diets, you’ll 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.
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, elegant surroundings. Victory Cruise Line’s outstanding, friendly, onboard staff is available throughout your cruise to help create a memorable experience, designed to exceed your expectations in every way possible.
Friendly, professional onboard staff offers an extraordinary quality of gracious hospitality and personalized attention to discerning passengers. On board the M/V Victory II, you’ll experience the beauty, brilliance and thrill of cultural cruising on an intimate ship made for personal and up close memorable experiences.
The onboard enrichment program is a perfect complement to your cruise experience. The 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 Victory’s ports of call.
Classic, Indulgent Accommodations
Skillfully designed to foster a convivial atmosphere, the M/V Victory II invite you to relax and unwind as you discover the world’s most remarkable coastal regions. Enjoy quiet time in a cozy corner. Stretch your legs on the promenade. Or gather with friends as you watch the world go by. No matter where you are, you’ll find perfectly designed spaces for every mood and every possibility.
Here’s a description of M/V Victory II‘s cabins.
|Owner’s Suite||Ocean view suite boasting sweeping views, interior and exterior entrances, a semi-private terrace, one queen bed and one sofa bed, sitting area, armoire and chest of drawers, complimentary minibar (restocked daily), in-room safe, evening canapés, complimentary laundry service & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 3 / 335 sq ft)|
|AA||Ocean view with direct access to the open-air promenade. Two twin or one queen bed, armoire and chest of drawers, mini fridge & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 4 / 161 sq ft)|
|A||Ocean view stateroom, two twins or one queen bed, armoire and chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 3 / 185 sq ft)|
|B||Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 3 / 146 sq ft)|
|C||Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 2 & 3 / 152 sq ft)|
|D||Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 1 / 158 sq ft)|
|E||Ocean view stateroom, queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers & fresh fruit daily. (Deck 1 / 160 sq ft)|
M/V Victory II Deck Plan
M/V Victory II Itineraries
The indisputable joy of sailing is brought to life on the M/V Victory II, that easily navigate canals and locks, tranquil bays, and hidden ports where larger ships dare not go. Here’s some of M/V Victory II’s current itineraries.
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway
- Great Lakes Explorer: Lake Superior, Michigan & Huron
- Natural Splendors of the Western Great Lakes
- Midwest Majesty & Archipelagos of Georgian Bay
- Historic North Atlantic & Coastal New England Cruise
- French Canadian Maritimes & Historic St. Lawrence Seaway Cruise