Victory Cruise Lines Announces New Details on Third Vessel: Ocean Victory debuting in Alaska 2021
Currently under construction, the 200-passenger Ocean Victory was intimately designed for in-depth destination access and discovery, providing guests with world-class accommodations and amenities, along with immersive shore excursions at an unmatched inclusive value. The seven- to ten-night voyages onboard Victory Cruise Lines’ third vessel will explore the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Alaska, complimented by onboard enrichment and lectures programs, sailing May through September, 2021.
“We are thrilled to continue to share details about our newest expedition vessel, Ocean Victory, as well as our Alaska itineraries” shares American Queen Steamboat Company Chairman and CEO John Waggoner. “We can’t wait for guests to experience the wild and unparalleled landscape of Alaska, an area best explored via our intimate ship, allowing for up-close nature and wildlife viewing.”
The 104.4m Ocean Victory will feature 93 suites, of which 68 will have balconies, nine French balconies and 16 panoramic windows. The vessel will carry a crew of 100 in 57 cabins. Onboard amenities include two restaurants, in addition to an open-deck dining area, observation and lectures lounges, piano bar, library, gym, spa, swimming pool with a pool bar and jacuzzi.
Once complete, Ocean Victory will feature the latest in ship-building design and technology. Signature elements include a patented X-box design which will allow guests to experience a smoother, more comfortable ride with low levels of noise and vibrations; Rolls Royce Zero Speed Stabilizers to reduce rolling and therefore make cruising more comfortable for guests and Dynamic Positioning (aka “virtual anchoring”) – a computer-controlled system that automatically maintains the vessel’s position utilizing its own propellers and thrusters resulting in top-rated ship maneuverability.
This means the ship can easily change positions for expedition operations, such as zodiac landings, while also minimizing its environmental impact. Lastly, the vessel’s small size and low draw allows it to dock in many of Alaska’s smaller ports not accessible to larger cruise ships.
The Ocean Victory will complete 20 voyages to Alaska starting in May, 2021. Equipped with 20 zodiacs and dozens of kayaks, the vessel will provide guests with endless opportunities for active adventure and up-close animal viewing like whales and bears. An onboard crew of marine biologists, scientists and naturalists will lead expeditions, provide education lectures and act a resource for all guests. Offering the same premier service, dining and accommodations guests have come to expect onboard Victory Cruise Lines and the American Queen Steamboat Company, Ocean Victory will feature the finest regional cuisines, top-of-the-line entertainment and immersive shore excursions.
Bookings for Ocean Victory Alaska cruises go on sale July 2019, with fares announced in the coming weeks. More information about Alaskan ports of call and shore excursions will be announced at a later date.