VICTORY I built in 2001 by Atlantic Marine, USA is the former SAINT LAURENT trading until 2015 of which was initially owned by the company Haimark Line (subsidiary of the luxury river cruise tour operator Haimark Travel). Haimark declared bankruptcy in the end of 2015. Currently, the ship is owned by Clipper Group and chartered to Victory Cruise Lines under the name of VICTORY I. Starting in 2016, this new USA river cruise line operates itineraries on the Great Lakes (USA and Canada) during summer, and to Cuba round trip from Florida (during fall and winter months).
Together with her sistership, VICTORY 2 formerly CAPE COD LIGHT and SEA DISCOVERER both were built in resemblance to the traditional US coastal steamboats of late 19th century. They both started operations on itineraries on the Great Lakes, Canadian Maritime, East Coast USA and Southern USA.
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Published – Saturday 26th October 2019