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American Queen Voyages schedules renamed former Victory ships' restart

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Ocean Navigator, one of two identical 202-passenger vessels, formerly Victory I and Victory II
Renamed Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator, the former Victory I and Victory II are to resume service in early 2022.

The sister ships specialize in lakes and ocean experiences by American Queen Voyages, which encompasses the former American Queen Steamboat Co. and Victory Cruise Lines.

Jan. 4 Yucatán and April 10 Savannah

Ocean Voyager begins its 2022 season Jan. 4 with Yucatán Peninsula itineraries and Ocean Navigator will debut in Savannah April 10, sailing up the Eastern Seaboard toward the Great Lakes for the summer season.

The two vessels are currently in Port Royal, South Carolina, undergoing minor renovations in preparation for the upcoming season.

Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator are identical 202-passenger ships that were purpose-built to navigate the canals and locks of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. Itinerary offerings include departures from Chicago’s Navy Pier to downtown Toronto over 11-days, touching all five Great Lakes along with sailings between Detroit and Montréal.

Guest experience elements from river vessels are being added

'The evolution into American Queen Voyages has enabled us to blend elements of the guest experience enjoyed from our river vessels into the lakes and ocean experience on board Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator,' said David William Kelly, EVP vessel operations for American Queen Voyages. 'We are currently making minor adjustments to these vessels, training their crews and look forward to guests experiencing for themselves soon.'

Year End Sale

American Queen Voyages is offering a Year End Sale with savings on select 2022 and 2023 sailings including Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator when booked by Jan. 4.

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