These new ‘Discover Beyond’ programs for Victory I and Victory II begin in March. Trips range from nine to 10 days and are priced starting at $2,699, including a pre-cruise hotel stay.
‘As we expand our itineraries, we will continue delivering the immersive shore excursions and customer service Victory Cruise Lines is known for,’ said John Waggoner, founder and CEO of Victory's parent, the American Queen Steamboat Co..
Nine-day open-jaw trips between Jacksonville, Florida, and Freeport, Grand Bahama, will be operated by Victory I, with a total of eight departures, in March, April, November and December. Ports include Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina; Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia; and Fernandina Beach and Port Canaveral, Florida. Rates start at $2,699 plus on-board gratuities, transfer costs and port charges.
Grand Bahama-New York
Victory I will also operate a 15-day Eastern Seaboard journey, from Freeport to New York City, beginning April 14. The ship will traverse the Intracoastal Waterway and explore World War II-era maritime history. The trip starts with a pre-cruise hotel stay on Grand Bahama, and ports include Canaveral, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston; Wilmington, North Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; and Baltimore/Annapolis, Maryland. Rates start at $4,999 plus on-board gratuities, transfer costs and port charges.
Yucatán Peninsula round-trip Cancun
Victory II will explore Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula on nine-day round-trips from Cancun, Nov. 14, 21 and 28. Passengers will the Mayan sites of Tulum and Chichén Itzá, along with colonia cathedrals and markets along cobblestone streets.
A stay on shore near Valladolid includes lunch and dinner at a local restaurant and a night at Mayaland Hotel, family-owned and operated since 1923. The trip begins with a pre-voyage stay in Cancun, and destinations include Puerto Morales, Progreso (with the onshore stay near Valladolid) and Campeche. Rates start at $2,999 plus on-board gratuities, transfer costs and port charges.
Yucatán Peninsula and Panama
A 10-day program with a cruise on Victory II will travel from Cancun to Colón, Panama, starting Dec. 5. After a hotel stay in Cancun, travelers will sail south to Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City; Roatán, Honduras; San Andrés, Colombia; Limón, Costa Rica; and Colón. Rates start at $3,499 plus on-board gratuities, transfer costs and port charges.
Costa Rica and Panama
Victory II then sails from Colón to Puntarenas (for San José), Costa Rica, on a nine-day trip starting Dec. 13. The journey begins with a Panama Canal transit before exploring Costa Rica’s nature and cacao production, from Golfito and Quepos. A pre-cruise hotel stay in Panama City is included. Rates start at $2,999 plus on-board gratuities, transfer costs and port charges.
Two nine-day journeys with the same ports follow. A Dec. 20 departure starts in San José and ends at Panama City, with the reverse trip beginning Dec. 27. Rates start at $2,999 plus on-board gratuities, transfer costs and port charges.