Our Exclusive Small Ship Discoveries

+ Our overnight stays in the heart of Montreal and Quebec City allow for expertly guided shore excursions and ample free time to experience their charms at your own pace.
+ Experience the traditions and modern-day life of the Huron-Wendat Nation on a self-governing First Nations Territory near Quebec City.
+ Visit the Rideau Canal; with its 185-year-old structures still intact and its locks still worked by hand, this is the oldest, continuously operated canal in North America.
+ Explore Toronto’s Distillery District where historic Victorian-era industrial buildings have been splendidly restored to attract the city’s leading artists, cultural pioneers and entrepreneurs.
+ Taste the fine wines of the Niagara Peninsula on a vineyard estate founded by a 5th generation French winegrower.

Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Montreal, Canada + Embark Our Ship

    Our chauffeured transfer takes you to the pier where the elegant mv Victory II awaits. Settle in to your outside stateroom before joining your fellow guests for dinner accompanied by free-flowing wines, cocktails and beverages. Our ship will be docked within walking distance of Old Montreal, so you can easily go ashore to experience a bit of the city at your own pace.  Meals D
  • Day 2 - Discover Montreal

    Today’s excursion explores one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities. In the engaging company of our local guide, we’ll experience Montreal’s rich heritage and its vibrant modern spirit as we see its many fine landmarks. We’ll also drive to the top of Mount Royal for a commanding view over the city and St. Lawrence River. In the heart of Old Montreal, we’ll tour the Notre Dame Basilica. Built in the early 19th century, its grand Gothic Revival interior is graced by stained glass depictions of Montreal’s religious history.  On our guided tour through the Montreal Botanical Garden, you’ll discover one of the world’s preeminent gardens with 22,000 different plant species that provide habitat for 200 unique birds.

    After lunch onboard, you’ll have time this afternoon to go ashore again. Stroll along the riverfront and explore more of Old Montreal at your own pace. Or take advantage of our complimentary shuttle service that will take you directly to Marché Bonsecours. Situated in the city’s historic district across from the Old Port, this 19th-century landmark building is now home to galleries and boutiques specializing in fine made-in-Quebec products like clothing, art and jewelry.   Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 - Bienvenue à Québec City

    With our expert Québécois guide, this morning’s sightseeing tour includes the Plains of Abraham. It was here that the British won a decisive 1759 battle against the French, thereby changing the fate of North America! In Place Royale, one of the oldest settlements on the Continent, our narrated walking tour reveals a fine ensemble of 17th and 18th-century buildings. Before returning to our ship for lunch, we’ll also visit Montmorency Falls and take in the panoramic views from a lookout near the Citadel.

    In the afternoon, a complimentary shuttle service has been arranged to transport our guests the short distance from the pier to Lower Town in Old Québec c. From here, a funicular can take you up to the historic Château Frontenac where you might stroll along the Dufferin Terrace overlooking the St. Lawrence. You can also take this time to explore the charming cobblestone streets of the Petit Champlain Quarter - where stately stone buildings and centuries-old fur trading posts are now home to boutiques and cafes. After dinner, if you wish, you can easily step ashore to enjoy an evening stroll along the St. Lawrence. Lower Old Town is just a 15-minute walk from where the Victory II will be docked for the night.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 - First Nation Village + Cruising the St. Lawrence

    This morning’s excursion takes us to Wendake, a self-governing territory of the Huron-Wendat Nation just outside of the city. In the engaging company of our First Nation guide, we’ll learn about the history of this community and gain insight into their old ways and modern life as we visit an authentic long-house and see traditional dwellings. Wendake is also home to a thriving community of artists and artisans, and we’ll have time to browse in the region’s largest and most complete center for aboriginal arts and crafts.

    Following lunch onboard, the mv Victory II will resume its voyage as we chart an upstream course along the St. Lawrence. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy our ship’s Open Bar and the congenial camaraderie of our fellow passengers.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 - Cruising the St. Lawrence

    Delight in this leisurely day as we cruise up the picturesque St. Lawrence Seaway. Enjoy the fresh air from the Observation Deck, take advantage of our Open Bar, enjoy convivial conversation with fellow passengers in one of the inviting lounges, or join a talk with our shipboard experts. Delicious meals will be served in the elegant Shearwater Dining Room and al fresco at the Lighthouse Grill. As always, enjoy free-flowing wine at lunch and dinner.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 6 - Getting to Know Kingston, Ontario

    Situated on the northeastern shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the oldest city in the province. Its rich history encompasses First Nations communities including the Iroquois and Ojibwe and later settlement by the British. Setting out after breakfast, our expertly guided tour will show us Kingston’s most significant landmarks including the fine Georgian architecture of Bellevue House and the campus of Queen’s University, founded in 1841 by Royal Charter from Queen Victoria. We’ll also tour the unique Penitentiary Museum. Here in a 19th-century warden’s residence built by convict labor, you’ll discover a one-of-kind collection that explores Canada’s correctional history from 1833 to the present. You’ll see uniforms, seized contraband, restraint devices now long out of use, and exhibits on inmate hobbies and activities.

    At the Fort Henry National Historic Site, we’ll learn about the strategic role this British fortress played in the War of 1812. We’ll also visit the Rideau Canal c, the oldest continuously operated canal in North America. Built in the first half of the 19th century and stretching more than 125 miles, its original structures are still intact and most of its locks are still operated by hand. After lunch, you’ll have time to go ashore and explore more of Kingston at your own pace. The historic City Hall building and downtown district are a pleasant 10-minute stroll from the pier. The Victory II will set sail again at 5:00 pm.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 - Delving into History + Culture in Toronto

    After breakfast, we’ll go ashore to explore one of Canada’s most alluring cities. Traveling through the bustling downtown business and theater districts, we’ll step off our comfortable coaches to see the historic St. Lawrence Market where merchants and vendors have gathered for more than 200 years. A walking tour in the Distillery District reveals a National Historic Site where Victorian-era industrial buildings that once belonged to the Gooderham & Worts Distillery have been splendidly restored to house one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, studios, theaters and restaurants. Today, this vibrant district is buzzing with the collective talents, ideas and passions of the city’s leading artists, entrepreneurs and cultural innovators.

    Before returning to ship for lunch, we’ll enjoy a docent-guided tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario, focusing on the museum’s world-class collections of European, African and Asian art. In the afternoon, a complimentary shuttle service will operate between the pier and downtown with scheduled stops including Eaton Centre, one of Toronto’s most popular places to shop, eat and people-watch. This evening, the Victory II continues its voyage across Lake Ontario.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 - Into the Heart of Niagara Falls

    Step off ship this morning in Port Colborne, the southern entrance to the historic Welland Canal which opened in 1829 - and still plays a vital role in Great Lakes Shipping. Travel through the lovely vineyard-laced landscapes of the Niagara Peninsula, and embark a thrilling Hornblower Cruise that will take you through the Great Niagara Gorge and past Bridal Veil Falls into the very heart of Horseshoe Falls The adventurous can take in the view – and feel the spray of the Falls! – from the outdoor observation deck!

    After the cruise, we’ll travel along the picturesque Niagara Parkway to Chateau des Charmes. Enjoy a tour of this vineyard estate founded by Paul Bosc, a fifth-generation French winegrower who completed his viticulture studies at the University of Burgundy in Dijon. We’ll sit down to a delightful lunch on the estate and sample their fine wines before continuing to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Home to inviting boutiques and galleries, you’ll have time to explore this charming and historic town on your own. Enjoy another elegant dinner onboard as we continue our cruise across Lake Erie.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 9 - Discover Cleveland + The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Encompassing humor, fascinating facts and colorful historic anecdotes, this morning’s trolley tour is a terrific way to explore the landmarks and colorful stories of Cleveland. Taking you from the historic warehouse district to Playhouse Square, you’ll also drive past the ornate mansions of Millionaire’s Row - described by Baedeker’s at the turn-of-the-century as the Showplace of America. Our Trolley Tour also includes a stop at the Cleveland Museum of Art; opened a century ago, it continues to be one of the city’s leading cultural institutions. At the historic West Side Market, you’ll find more than 100 friendly vendors offering fine meats, local produce, fresh seafood and a tempting array of baked goods, sweets, nuts and artisanal cheeses. Set in an historic 1912 landmark, this is Cleveland’s oldest public market and it’s a delight for culinary aficionados. 

    After lunch onboard, enjoy your complimentary admission to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Set in a striking lakefront structure designed by I. M. Pei, you’ll discover more than a museum of rock and roll memorabilia. Perusing its exhibits at your own pace, you’ll explore the evolution of the musical genre that shaped a generation and track its cultural impact. Among the exhibits are Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche, Michael Jackson’s famous glove, and scribbled lyrics that became 20th-century classics!  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 10 - Disembark in Detroit

    Upon disembarking the mv Victory II in Detroit, we’ll take you to the airport for your homeward flight.  Meals B

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    Emerging from a multi-million dollar refurbishment this spring in time for our prime 2019 sailings, our deluxe Victory vessel carries only 202 guests. And with more than 80 staff, you’ll enjoy attentive personalized service as you delight in the ship’s newly reimagined, casual onboard elegance. Relax in innovative outdoor lounges and fresh public spaces that invite convivial conversation with fellow passengers. Sit down to regionally-inspired dishes in the Dining Room or dine al fresco at the Top Deck grille; whichever you choose, free-flowing wines and beer complement your meals, and an open-bar with house spirits is yours to enjoy throughout the voyage.

    Our stylish outside staterooms feature large picture windows, convertible bedding with two twins or one queen bed, premium pillowtop mattresses, pillow menus, superior high thread-count bedding, a dresser and armoire. You’ll enjoy free WiFi access, turndown service and fine bath amenities. A plush robe and slippers, individual climate control, hairdryer, makeup mirror, telephone and in-room safe are also included for your comfort. Stateroom entertainment systems feature an LCD flat screen TV with satellite programs and a radio/alarm clock.

    Category E staterooms are located on Deck 1 Forward and offer 160 square feet of space.

    Category D staterooms on Deck 1 Forward offer 158 square feet of space.

    Category C staterooms are 152 square feet and are found on Decks 2 and 3 Aft.

    Category B staterooms are all on Deck 3 Forward/Aft and offer 146 square feet of space.

    Category A staterooms are on Deck 3 Forward/Aft and offer a generous 185 square feet.

    Category AA staterooms are 161 square feet and located on Deck 4 Forward/Aft. These stylish accommodations also include a mini fridge and open directly to the open-air promenade.

    Located on Deck 3, our two Owner's Suites offer 335 square feet of living space with interior and exterior entrances - and sweeping views from a private terrace. Suite guests will enjoy evening canapés, complimentary laundry service and a complimentary minibar that is restocked daily.

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Our All-Inclusive Small Ship Value

+ 9 nights in your choice of outside stateroom or suite aboard the deluxe and intimate 202-guest mv Victory II, the finest ship on the St Lawrence and Great Lakes
+ 26 Meals: 9 breakfast s, 8 lunches and 9 dinners with free-flowing wines and beer
+ Complimentary open bar with house spirits throughout your entire cruise
+ Complimentary WiFi in your stateroom
+ A complete program of expertly guided shore excursions with state-of-the-art electronic personal headsets so you don’t miss a single word
+ Shipboard discussions, talks and lectures hosted by a handpicked team of engaging experts well versed in the history, marine biology, culture and geology of the ports you’ll visit
+ Roundtrip chauffeured transfers from the airport to the pier and return
+ All shipboard gratuities

Trip Pricing

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  • C from GA gives this tour 

    Delight was the friendly ship staff and crew. Enjoyed the Seaway, seeing the Islands, Quebec City, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls and the whale watching.


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    Date Traveled: 8/25/2018

  • Paul from SC gives this tour 

    The service was the absolute best ever! The thousand islands and whale watching (plentiful) were delightful. Lots of belugas and synchronized swimming by the humpbacks; dual high fives and tail flukes.


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    Date Traveled: 8/15/2018

  • Nancy from SC gives this tour 

    the thousand islands were a delight


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    Date Traveled: 8/15/2018

  • Joyce from CA gives this tour 

    The crew & staff were delightful


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    Date Traveled: 8/15/2018

  • Karl from CA gives this tour 

    The weather and the whales were delightful.


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    Date Traveled: 8/15/2018

Our deluxe Victory vessel  

 

We're All-Inclusive and
Newly Refurbished
 

+ Open Bar
+ All shore excursions
+ Fine dining with free-flowing wine
+ Private airport transfers
+ All shipboard gratuities
+ Shipboard talks with engaging experts