French Canada and Great Lakes (Victory I & II)

French Canada and Great Lakes (Victory I & II)

From USD $6,385


Witness the splendor of the French-Canadian countryside as we sail on the St. Lawrence River onto Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Enjoy an idyllic drive into the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains to see the towering Montmorency Falls cascading down a 272-foot cliff. Cruise the Thousand Islands corridor, and tour Kingston’s preserved Gothic cathedrals, historic monuments and the fascinating Penitentiary Museum. From a thrilling visit to spectacular Niagara Falls to a tour of Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, each day of this itinerary is filled with magic.

Trip Name
French Canada and Great Lakes (Victory I & II)
Vessel Type: Motor Ship/Small Ship Length: 286 ft, 87 m Passenger Capacity: 202 Built/Refurbished: 2001/2015 Refined, intimate ship experiences The indisputable joy of sailing is brought to life on the M/V Victory I and II, agile intimate ships that easily navigate canals and locks, tranquil bays, and hidden ports where larger ships dare not go. Onboard, our 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 spectacular view. Intuitive and attentive service With a caring crew of 84, pampering no more than 202 guests, you’ll feel at home from the moment you step on board. Whether it’s a favorite cocktail served on deck or the delicate chocolate on your pillow ensuring sweet dreams, our attentive, intuitive staff are available whenever you need them. Serving you is our pleasure. On-board experts and included excursions Aboard the M/V Victory I and II, you’ll often travel in the company of engaging specialists focusing on areas where our journey takes us. They share their expertise freely in presentations and impromptu discussions throughout the journey. In port, included shore excursions with knowledgeable local guides provide meaningful opportunities to uncover the rich history, unique wildlife, and fascinating cultures of the destinations you will visit. Onboard Amenities Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water - Free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise - Free Internet & WiFi available onboard - 100% Egyptian cotton bedding - Personal robes and slippers - Top of the line bath amenities that are environmentally sensitive - Premium mattresses - In-room electronic safe - Individual climate control - LCD flat screen television (satellite) - Alarm clock - Hair dryer - Telephone - Daily housekeeping with nightly turndown - Onboard Salon & Spa - Themed afternoon tea service Pamper Your Palate On Board And On Shore 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 casual and sophisticated cuisine in distinctive venues. The Seascape Tavern Share stories and laughter with friends and fellow travelers in the casual comfort of this cozy, English-style tavern. In the early evening, talented musicians bring the ship to life with all your favorite songs. Cliff Rock Bar & Grille Enjoy fresh air and fresh selections at the Cliff Rock Grille, where “hot rock” cooking is the special of the day, every day. Choose your ingredients and watch them cook to perfection on 100% pure volcanic lava rock. Serving buffet breakfast and lunch and seated dinner. Shearwater Dining Room Savor delicious cuisine in the easy elegance of the main dining room, where a professional wait staff serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily from our chef’s menu of regionally inspired dishes. The Compass Lounge Log onto the ships WiFi and catch up on the latest news or send a few emails to friends back home. Attend an enriching presentation by an onboard specialist. Gather around the grand piano for an old fashioned sing-along. After dinner, music, and dancing keep the fun going into the evening hours. Observation Deck Lounge & Sun Deck Lounge on the aft deck on comfortable, cushioned outdoor sofas under the pergola… the perfect place to celebrate a successful shore excursion, gather for afternoon cocktails, amber sunsets or a little late-night stargazing. In the morning or afternoon, take advantage of the forward deck to greet the day with your morning coffee, relax with a book and soak up some rays on one of the outdoor lounge chairs. Latitude Salon & Spa Renew yourself with a relaxing massage or with one of our many beauty treatments during your stay. Latitude Salon and Spa features indulgent scented oil treatments and a beauty salon for manicures, pedicures and styling. 


Day 1 - Day 1: Embark in Montreal, Québec
Upon your arrival, settle into your stateroom before joining fellow guests for a welcome reception followed by dinner, with free-flowing non-premium beer, wine and cocktails.
Day 2 - Day 2: Montreal, Québec
We will depart the ship for a half-day city tour, including top attractions and historical sites, such as Notre-Dame Basilica, with its wonderful stained-glass windows. Then, we’ll drive through of the downtown business district and to the top of Mount Royal for a commanding view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. We will also visit Montreal Botanical Gardens, which is among the world’s largest. Guests are encouraged to explore Montreal on their own during leisure time in the afternoon.
Day 3 - Day 3: Québec City, Québec
Québec City is the only walled community in North America, and is deeply engaged in preserving its history and its unique place in Canada. Our motorcoaches will take you to the Plains of Abraham at the point where the battle between the invading English forces and the defenders took place as they stormed Upper Town and captured the city. Then we’ll travel onward to pretty Place-Royale in Lower Town, which in 1759 was bombarded from across the river as fireships were dispatched toward the port. We will then drive out of the city to see the historical and majestic Montmorency Falls.
Day 4 - Day 4: Québec City, Québec
Guests are encouraged to stroll on their own out of the port, which is close to Old Québec, visit the Petit Champlain and take the funicular railway to the Château Frontenac Hotel to experience the magnificent Terrasse Dufferin.
Day 5 - Day 5: Scenic Sailing on the St. Lawrence River
Serving as a partial boundary between the United States and Canada, the St. Lawrence River is an important route for trade and travel. It is fed by the world’s largest source of freshwater – the Great Lakes – beginning at the outflow of Lake Ontario near Kingston, and flowing northeast to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean. The river spans 744 miles, and widens significantly near Québec City to become the St. Lawrence estuary.
Day 6 - Day 6: Kingston, Ontario
Kingston, a former capital of the United Province of Canada and a center of culture and higher education, is now a modern small city along the shore of Lake Ontario at the start of the St. Lawrence River. From the pier, your excursion will include a historical overview of the city. You will also visit Bellevue House, which was built in the 1840s by a successful grocer, and was later home to Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. See the campus of Queen’s University, one of Canada’s foremost universities, founded in 1841 by the Church of Scotland and by Royal Charter from Queen Victoria. With more than 23,000 students, the university is organized into 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. It was also the first university west of the Canadian Maritime provinces to allow women to study. We drive past the Gothic-styled St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, built in 1826 with limestone quarried on the spot. It features rib-like buttresses along the east and west outer walls. St. George’s Anglican Cathedral, built in 1825, provides another glimpse into Kingston’s history. This cathedral is used by cadets and other members of the Royal Military College for worship and other special occasions.
Day 7 - Day 7: Toronto, Ontario
Upon our arrival in Toronto, guests will disembark the M/V Victory II on a half-day city tour that includes the Theatre District, the downtown business district and the Distillery District. Prominently situated facing the sparkling waters of Lake Ontario, this vibrant, multicultural, entertaining city is Canada’s largest. Originally inhabited by indigenous First Nations, the area was settled by the British in 1793, being renamed York. During the War of 1812, York suffered great damage. The town was renamed Toronto in 1834, and is now the capital of Ontario. Our walking tour will include historic St. Lawrence Market and Berczy Park. Stroll by the former Gooderham & Worts Distillery. After lunch onboard, guests will have the option of taking a guided tour of either the Art Gallery of Ontario or the Royal Ontario Museum. Or guests may choose to explore Toronto on their own.
Day 8 - Day 8: Port Weller/Niagara Falls
After a leisurely morning onboard, we’ll disembark at Port Colborne on the southern end of the Welland Canal for a tour of Niagara Falls. The original Welland Canal opened in 1829, and was extended to reach Lake Erie in 1833. The current canal was completed in 1932, and boasts eight locks. At Niagara Falls, we’ll embark on the famous Hornblower Voyage to the Falls for a cruise into the misty spray of Horseshoe Falls. Back ashore, we’ll drive along the scenic Niagara Parkway through the Niagara Wine Region, home to 25 vineyards and over 50 wineries, to the charming Château des Charmes for lunch and wine tasting. After lunch, we’ll continue to Niagara-on-the-Lake to explore the shops and galleries before rejoining the ship at Port Weller.
Day 9 - Day 9: Cleveland, Ohio
Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland represents the heartland of American life and history. Industrial landmarks from its days as a lakeside manufacturing town still stand in testament to Cleveland’s roots. But the city of today is also filled with beautiful urban spaces, and is home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. There, you’ll discover more than just a museum of music memorabilia. In the afternoon, you’ll explore the evolution of the genre that shaped a generation, and track its cultural impact. Among the exhibits are Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche and Michael Jackson’s famous glove.
Day 10 - Day 10: Disembark in Detroit, Michigan
Today we arrive in Detroit, signaling the end of our journey. End your experience with breakfast before disembarking the M/V Victory II.
Day 11 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change depending on weather and port availability. Itinerary changes may occur during your trip due to water levels, changes in policy or other uncontrollable factors.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
12-07-201921-07-2019USD $6,385Category E
12-07-201921-07-2019USD $7,106Category D
12-07-201921-07-2019USD $7,723Category C
12-07-201921-07-2019USD $8,135Category B
12-07-201921-07-2019USD $8,341Category A
12-07-201921-07-2019USD $8,753Category AA
12-07-201921-07-2019USD $9,999Owners Suite
21-07-201930-07-2019USD $8,135Category B
21-07-201930-07-2019USD $8,341Category A
21-07-201930-07-2019USD $8,753Category AA
21-07-201930-07-2019USD $9,999Owners Suite
21-07-201930-07-2019USD $6,385Category E
21-07-201930-07-2019USD $7,106Category D
21-07-201930-07-2019USD $7,723Category C
30-07-201908-08-2019USD $6,385Category E
30-07-201908-08-2019USD $7,106Category D
30-07-201908-08-2019USD $7,723Category C
30-07-201908-08-2019USD $8,135Category B
30-07-201908-08-2019USD $8,341Category A
30-07-201908-08-2019USD $8,753Category AA
30-07-201908-08-2019USD $9,999Owners Suite
08-08-201917-08-2019USD $6,385Category E
08-08-201917-08-2019USD $7,106Category D
08-08-201917-08-2019USD $7,723Category C
08-08-201917-08-2019USD $8,135Category B
08-08-201917-08-2019USD $8,341Category A
08-08-201917-08-2019USD $8,753Category AA
08-08-201917-08-2019USD $9,999Owners Suite
17-08-201926-08-2019USD $6,385Category E
17-08-201926-08-2019USD $7,106Category D
17-08-201926-08-2019USD $7,723Category C
17-08-201926-08-2019USD $8,135Category B
17-08-201926-08-2019USD $8,341Category A
17-08-201926-08-2019USD $8,753Category AA
17-08-201926-08-2019USD $9,999Owners Suite
26-08-201901-10-2019USD $6,385Category E
26-08-201901-10-2019USD $7,106Category D
26-08-201901-10-2019USD $7,723Category C
26-08-201901-10-2019USD $8,135Category B
26-08-201901-10-2019USD $8,341Category A
26-08-201901-10-2019USD $8,753Category AA
26-08-201901-10-2019USD $9,999Owners Suite
10-10-201919-10-2019USD $6,385Category E
10-10-201919-10-2019USD $7,106Category D
10-10-201919-10-2019USD $7,723Category C
10-10-201919-10-2019USD $8,135Category B
10-10-201919-10-2019USD $8,341Category A
10-10-201919-10-2019USD $8,753Category AA
10-10-201919-10-2019USD $9,999Owners Suite


    • Discover Niagara Falls. Since its formation 12,000 years ago, Niagara Falls has been a destination for explorers, honeymooners, daredevils and the curious. Only there can you get closer than you ever imagined to the American side of Horseshoe Falls and Bridal Veil Falls – and create mist-covered memories to last a lifetime. Don your provided poncho, and soak in the power and beauty of Niagara Falls on a Hornblower Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour, or climb the wooden stairs to the Hurricane Deck on Cave of the Winds, and feel nature’s power as you stand beneath Bridal Veil Falls.