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.
+ Sit down to lunch at the Fort Henry National Historic Site; our period-authentic 3-course meal features dishes that would have been served to garrisoned officers in the 1800’s.
+ Taste the fine wines of the Niagara Peninsula at the esteemed Jackson-Triggs Winery, the most awarded winery in Canada.
+ Please note: we carry more than 16 guests on this cruise

Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Detroit – Embark Our Ship

    Our private chauffeured transfer takes you from the airport to the pier where the elegant and intimate 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. Meals D
  • Day 2 - Discover Cleveland + The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Encompassing humor, fascinating facts and colorful historic anecdotes, this morning’s 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 sightseeing 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 Lakeview Cemetery, we’ll see Wade Memorial Chapel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the chapel features one of the few interiors left in the world that was totally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studio. 
     
    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 3 - Into the Heart of Niagara Falls

    We’ll step off ship this morning near 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 on a thrilling Hornblower Cruise that will take you through the Great Niagara Gorge and past Bridal Veil Falls into the heart of Horseshoe Falls The adventurous can take in the view – and feel the spray of the Falls! – from the outdoor observation deck!
     
    After this exciting adventure cruise, we’ll travel along the picturesque Niagara Parkway to Château des Charmes. Founded in 1978 by a fifth-generation French winegrower this picturesque vineyard estate is renowned for its crisp whites and delicicious ice wines. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch here before we continue to Niagara-on-the-Lake. You’ll have some free time to explore the shops and galleries of this inviting community before we reboard our ship.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 - 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.
     
    We’ll have lunch back onboard and then visit the Art Gallery of Ontario, regarded as one of the most distinguished museums in North America. With our experienced guide, our tour will focus on the Gallery’s fine collection of Canadian art, including outstanding works that were gifted to AGO by Ken Thomson, a wealthy Canadian businessman who amassed the most significant private art collection in Canada.  Meals B+L+D

  • Day 5 - 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 see Market Square, the lively heart of Kingston, and drive past the Gothic-styled St. Mary’s Cathedral, built in 1826 from limestone quarried on the spot. Our last stop of the morning will be the Kingston Mill Locks on the Rideau Canal c, the oldest continuously operated canal in North America. Built in the first half of the 19th century and stretching 125 miles from Kingston all the way to Ottawa, its original structures are still intact and most of its locks are still operated by hand.
     
    At the Fort Henry National Historic Site, set high above Kingston harbor, we’ll learn about the strategic role that this British fortress played in the War of 1812. Then we’ll sit down to a very unique dining experience. With attentive service from wait-staff dressed in authentic period garb, we’ll enjoy a 3-course lunch of historically-accurate dishes that would have been served to the Fort’s garrisoned officers in the 19th century. After lunch, you’ll have free time to explore and shop on your own or to visit the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Founded in 1975 and offering complimentary admission, the Museum’s exhibits explore the maritime history of Kingston and the Great Lakes.   Meals B+L+D

  • Day 6 - Cruising the St. Lawrence

    Delight in this leisurely day as we cruise down 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 Victory Dining Room and al fresco at the Lighthouse Grille. As always, enjoy free-flowing wine at lunch and dinner.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 - 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 8 - Visit a 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 9 - 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. We’re docked overnight within walking distance of Old Montreal, so after dinner it’s easy to experience more of this vibrant and historic city at your own pace.   Meals B+L+D

  • Day 10 - Disembark in Montreal

    Upon disembarking the mv Victory II in Montreal, a chauffeured private car will 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 breakfasts, 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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  • REV

    Tour itinerary operates in reverse direction.

Cruise + Land - Per Person Double

Dates   Class Cabin E Class Cabin D Class Cabin C Class Cabin B Class Cabin AA
Departure Return   Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
7/30/2019 8/8/2019
REV
$3350 $3750 $4050 $4250 $4550
         
8/8/2019 8/17/2019 $3350 $3750 $4050 $4250 $4550
         
8/17/2019 8/26/2019
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$3350 $3750 $4050 $4250 $4550
         
8/26/2019
Sold Out
9/4/2019 $3350 $3750 $4050 $4250 $4550
         
10/10/2019
Sold Out
10/19/2019 $3350 $3750 $4050 $4250 $4550
         

Prices above reflect 50% discount. Port charges of $429 per person are not included.



There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us

 

Trip Reviews

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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

No Single Supplement
on Select Departures
 

Solo guests SAVE BIG with no
single supplement on 3 departures:
July 12, July 30 + Aug 8, 2019.

Half-Off With All
This Included
 

+ Private Chauffeured Transfers
+ All Shipboard Gratuities
+ Open Bar
+ Free WiFi
+ Outside Stateroom
+ All Shore Excursions
+ Shipboard Experts
+ Fine Dining in Two Unique Venues
+ Free-Flowing Wine