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The Great Lakes make up the largest body of freshwater in the world.  Set sail from Toronto, Ontario to spectacular Niagara Falls, tour the famous Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, and visit the  Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound. Cruise on scenic Lake Huron, home to more than 30,000 Islands in pretty Georgian Bay.  Experience an authentic Indian Pow- Wow with the Ojibwe tribe of Indians in Little Current, Manitoulin Island.  Transit the Soo Locks into massive Lake Superior, the largest of the five lakes to Sault Ste. Marie.  Step back in time to charming Mackinac Island, home to the world famous Grand Hotel where the movie Somewhere in Time was filmed. Conclude your journey in the beautiful city of Chicago.

Featured Sailings

  • August 18, 2017
    Free one cabin class upgrade if you book now.
  • September 15, 2017
    Special guest speaker on board.
  • January 19, 2018
    Roast smores on deck to celebrate the season.
  • May 20, 2018
    Celebrate the arrival of spring with our primavera  package.
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Atlantic Canada, French Canada & St. Lawrence

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The Great Lakes make up the largest body of freshwater in the world.  Set sail from Toronto, Ontario to spectacular Niagara Falls, tour the famous Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, and visit the  Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound. Cruise on scenic Lake Huron, home to more than 30,000 Islands in pretty Georgian Bay.  Experience an authentic Indian Pow- Wow with the Ojibwe tribe of Indians in Little Current, Manitoulin Island.  Transit the Soo Locks into massive Lake Superior, the largest of the five lakes to Sault Ste. Marie.  Step back in time to charming Mackinac Island, home to the world famous Grand Hotel where the movie Somewhere in Time was filmed. Conclude your journey in the beautiful city of Chicago.

Featured Sailings

  • August 18, 2017
    Free one cabin class upgrade if you book now.
  • September 15, 2017
    Special guest speaker on board.
  • January 19, 2018
    Roast smores on deck to celebrate the season.
  • May 20, 2018
    Celebrate the arrival of spring with our primavera  package.
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Ports of Call
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

The elegant M/V Victory II awaits you at the Halifax Pier. Once aboard, enjoy the welcoming hospitality and personalized attention of our friendly and professional onboard staff. Settle into your stateroom before joining your fellow guests for dinner with free flowing house wines and cocktails.

A global city, Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and widely recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Canso Canal

As we sail toward Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island, we’ll navigate through the Strait of Canso. This strait divides the Nova Scotia peninsula from Cape Breton Island. It is a thin channel approximately 16 and a half miles long and averages almost 2 miles wide (0.62 miles at its narrowest). The strait is crossed by the Canso Causeway for vehicular and rail traffic, which opened in 1955. The Canso Canal allows ships to pass through the causeway, and this can accommodate any vessel capable of transiting the St. Lawrence Seaway. Get ready with your camera to capture the landscapes and when the bridge over the canal swings open to let the M/V Victory II pass through.

Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Located on Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest and most charming province, Charlottetown showcases a wealth of natural beauty and history. In the morning, coaches leave the port and follow the historic trail walked by delegates to the conference that led to the Confederation of Canada. We will make our way along the famous North Shore to Cavendish Bay, in Prince Edward Island National Park, to the farmstead that inspired L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Enjoy a tour of the house, stroll the haunted woods, Lovers’ Lane, and the famous white shores of the bay. Visit the charming city center before returning to the ship for an exceptional dinner overlooking the sea.

Gaspé Peninsula

From the seaside town of Gaspé, we’ll take a scenic one-hour coach ride to Percé where you’ll board a boat and cruise to the Rock of Percé, a dramatic natural rock formation just off shore. Then we’ll continue to Bonaventure Island, a former mecca for poets and painters and home of 293 different bird species— including puffins, cormorants, boreal chickadees, and one of the largest colonies of gannets.

Scenic Sailing of St. Lawrence River

Experience the extraordinary scale of the St. Lawrence seaway as we enter the Gulf of St. Lawrence. For centuries, the St. Lawrence River has served as an important route for trade and travel, connecting the Atlantic maritime traffic with the the world’s largest source of freshwater — the Great Lakes. The river spans 744 miles, beginning at the outflow of Lake Ontario near Kingston and flowing northeast into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enjoy a day of beautiful vistas and serene sailing as we make our way through the Gulf towards the mouth of the river.

Whale Watching / Tadoussac

Tadoussac, where the St. Lawrence River meets the outflow of the Saguenay River, is one of the most exciting whale-watching sites in the world. Between May and October, up to 13 species of cetaceans make their way upriver from the Atlantic Ocean, to become temporary residents in the salty rich waters of the St. Lawrence. These sea mammals include blue whales, the largest animals on the planet, and the impressive humpbacks, which swim up into the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord near Tadoussac to feed. The M/V Victory II makes a rendezvous with our whale watching boat off the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord and guests transfer onto the “Grand Fleuve”, which is staffed by a crew who are experts in whale behaviour.

Québec City, Québec

Quebec City is the only walled community in North America and is deeply engaged in preserving its history and its unique place in Canada. Coaches depart for the Plains of Abraham where the battle between invading English and French defenders took place as the English stormed the upper city and captured the town. Onward to Place Royale in the lower-town, which was bombarded in 1759 from across the river, as fire ships were dispatched towards the port. We then drive out of Quebec City to see the historical and majestic Montmorency Falls, including a cable car ride to the top where you will have magnificent views across to the Ile d’Orléans. In the afternoon, guests are encouraged to stroll on their own out the port to visit the Petit Champlain and take the funicular railway to the Chateau Frontenac and its magnificent Dufferin Terrace.

Montréal, Québec

In 2017, Montreal celebrated its 375th birthday, making it one of the oldest cities in North America. Situated on the St. Lawrence River, it remains important crossroads for shipping by land and sea, with a rich history of Iroquois, colonial, and cosmopolitan settlements. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old City with a visit to the Notre Dame Basilica. Explore Montreal old and new with a drive through the downtown business district to the top of Mont Royal for a commanding view of the city and the St. Lawrence River. Afterwards, visit one of the world’s largest and most important Botanical Gardens in downtown Montreal.

Scenic Sailing of St. Lawrence River

Delight in this day of cruising aboard the M/V Victory II as we navigate the St. Lawrence River. The spectacular coastline offers unrivaled natural beauties: dramatic cliffs, colorful foliage, historic cityscapes, vibrant with birds and marine life. Take in the changing views as you stroll the wooden decks, tuck into an inviting deck chair, or refresh with a meal or high tea in one of our sophisticated onboard restaurants.

Toronto, Ontario

Welcome to Toronto, the most multicultural diverse city on the planet: over 140 languages are spoken.  It’s estimated that over half of Toronto’s residents were born outside Canada, and despite its complex makeup, Torontonians generally get along.  Toronto is a vibrant, big-time city abuzz with activity.  Some of the world’s finest restaurants are found here, alongside happening bars and clubs and eclectic festivals.  After breakfast, you’ll disembark the M/V Victory I, and make your way to the airport for your flight home. 

Sailing Date and Prices

Victory Cruise Calendar

  • May 31, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jun 06, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $6,385
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec
     
  • Jun 09, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $4,889 (pp + port charges) was $6,389
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Jun 18, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jun 27, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $4,889 (pp + port charges) was $6,389
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Jul 06, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $4,889 (pp + port charges) was $6,389
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jul 12, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $6,385
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI
     
  • Jul 15, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Jul 21, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $6,385
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec
     
  • Jul 24, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jul 30, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $6,385
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI
     
  • Aug 02, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $4,889 (pp + port charges) was $6,389
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Aug 08, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $6,385
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec
     
  • Aug 11, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $5,389 (pp + port charges) was $6,389
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Aug 17, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $6,385
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI
     
  • Aug 20, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Aug 26, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $6,385
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec
     
  • Aug 29, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Sep 07, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Sep 16, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Sep 25, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $6,389 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Oct 01, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $6,385 (pp + port charges)
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Montréal, Québec to Detroit, MI
     
  • Oct 04, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $4,889 (pp + port charges) was $6,389
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Oct 10, 2019 French Canada and Great Lakes
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $6,385
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Detroit, MI to Montréal, Québec
     
  • Oct 13, 2019 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $3,989 (pp + port charges) was $6,389
    9 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Oct 19, 2019 French Canadian Great Lakes, Nova Scotia & New England
    from $2,499 (pp + port charges) was $7,799
    12 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Montréal, Québec to Boston, MA
     
  • Oct 22, 2019 St Lawrence Seaway & Jewels of French Canada
    from $4,700 (pp + port charges) was $7,100
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Portland, ME
     
  • Apr 24, 2020 Canada's Southern Coast
    from $4,899 (pp + port charges)
    13 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Bar Harbor, ME to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • May 04, 2020 St. Lawrence Seaway Exploration
    from $3,299 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Halifax, NS to Buffalo, NY
     
  • May 06, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,799 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • May 13, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,799 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • May 13, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,799 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • May 20, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $4,899 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • May 20, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,899 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • May 27, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,899 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • May 29, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $4,899 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jun 03, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,899 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jun 07, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,099 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Jun 10, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,899 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • Jun 16, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,099 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jun 17, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,899 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jun 24, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,899 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • Jun 25, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,199 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Jul 01, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jul 04, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,199 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jul 08, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • Jul 13, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,199 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Jul 15, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jul 22, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,199 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jul 22, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • Jul 29, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Jul 31, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,199 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Aug 05, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • Aug 09, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,199 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Aug 12, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Aug 18, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,199 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Aug 19, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)
     
  • Aug 26, 2020 North America's Coastal Connection
    from $3,999 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Niagara Falls, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Aug 27, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,099 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Sep 02, 2020 Great Lakes Grand Discovery
    from $4,499 (pp + port charges)
    12 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Chicago, IL to Montreal, QC
     
  • Sep 05, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,099 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Sep 13, 2020 Canadian Crown Jewels
    from $3,699 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory II - from Montreal, QC to Boston, MA
     
  • Sep 14, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,099 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Sep 23, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $5,099 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
     
  • Oct 02, 2020 Splendor of the Great Lakes
    from $4,899 (pp + port charges)
    10 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL
     
  • Oct 11, 2020 Masterpieces of the Great Lakes
    from $3,799 (pp + port charges)
    8 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Chicago, IL to Hamilton, ON
     
  • Oct 18, 2020 Provincial Passage to New England
    from $4,499 (pp + port charges)
    12 night cruise on the M/V Victory I - from Niagara Falls, ON to Boston, MA
     

More about XXX…

From immersive, educational shore excursions, to free-flowing wine, beer and spirits aboard, Victory Cruise Lines redefines luxury cruising on The Great Lakes. Our two, 10-day Great Lakes Grand Discovery cruises immerse you in the history of America’s Westward expansion. Celebrate the achievements of industry at the Henry Ford Museum. Marvel at the Midwest cultural capital of Chicago. Navigate the busiest locks in the world between Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Finally, explore the famous Grand Hotel of Mackinac Island, as majestic as it was when it opened in 1887.