The port, a business partner
Maiden voyage of the Victory II from Montreal
Montreal, July 26, 2018 — Victory Cruise Lines, a specialist in luxury cruises on the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes, has officially commenced the inaugural voyage of its new vessel, the M/V Victory II, from Montreal. For the occasion, the Port of Montreal hosted a cocktail reception on the terrace of its new cruise terminal, attended by members of the Montreal Cruise Committee and many guests from the business and tourism sectors. A commemorative plaque was given to Captain Georgios Theodorou.
“This is a fantastic day for us as we bring into service, here in Montreal, our second ship in the region. With this ship, we become the largest cruise operator on the Great Lakes,” said Bruce Nierenberg, Chairman of the Board and Founder of Victory Cruise Lines.
“We are very proud that Victory Cruise Lines chose Montreal for the inaugural voyage of the Victory II. We firmly believe that the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes will experience an unprecedented boom in river cruises, and Montreal is ideally located to offer passengers an unforgettable tourist experience,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority.
With its two ships, Victory Cruise Lines offers itineraries that let passengers discover the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence. “Our routes go from Thunder Bay to Halifax. The Port of Montreal is already a major component on our route between Montreal and Detroit, and is set to become a major partner in the development of our cruises to the Maritime,” said Mr. Nierenberg.
The Victory II will depart from Montreal on July 28 and reach Detroit on August 6.
For more information on Victory Cruise Lines: victorycruiselines.com
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