American Queen Voyages is fast becoming a name in the UK synonymous with expert-led, culturally & destination focused, small-ship cruising. Each voyage offers a personalised touch you can only get from a small ship that focuses on enrichment and immersion in the places we visit.
These inclusions will make your cruise both luxurious and comfortable. All onboard meals are masterfully crafted by expert culinary teams and served in main or alternative venues. Days are filled with enriching onboard lectures and immersive shore excursions, with access to major cultural and international areas. Evenings bring travellers together for cocktail hour and engaging entertainment. After dinner, relax with drinks in our cozy, English-style tavern.
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Classic private staterooms and elegant public spaces make our original 200-guest Victory I and Victory II ships feel like home away from home. Find comfort and peace of mind with electronic safes and individual air conditioning in each cabin. It’s easy to unwind in provided robes and slippers, premium mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton bedding. Keep up to date – or just entertained– with your in-room flat-screen television. Personal service and daily housekeeping naturally caters to your every need and preference.
True small-ship cruising with Victory I and II (Pictured in Montreal)
Masterful Cuisine & dining options
The cruise ships may be small but our kitchens are bursting with flavor and ingenuity. The food on Victory cruises is second to none with everything from delicate, hand-crafted desserts and pastries, to elegant entrees full of bold flavors. We accommodate any special dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.
The Coastal Dining Room ~ Meals in this space are events to be shared. Stellar service enriches the flavors of each region and season, from a delicate smoked trout rillette to a succulent rack of lamb to some of the best soups you’ve ever savored.
The Grill ~ The casual atmosphere here lacks none of the attentive service you’ll find in the main dining room. Buffet-style meals feature favorite main dishes such as roast prime rib and line-caught haddock alongside irresistible sides – roasted new potatoes, classic mac-and-cheese and the freshest of salads. A delectable selection of cheeses, breads just from the oven and dazzling desserts round out the experience.
The Tavern ~ This is the place to be in the late afternoon and early evening. Mingle over exquisite passed hors d’oeuvres and your signature cocktail – which the bartender will know by heart – as you share tales of the day’s adventures in a richly decorated setting with views of the horizon beyond.
Entertainment, enrichment & discovery
Wondering what entertainment is like on a small ship cruise? Days may bring an insightful lecture or bit of friendly competition in the form of hosted games in the Compass Lounge. Later in the day, pick a partner and take to the floor to dance away the evening as our talented house band sets the stage for fun.
The Compass Lounge ~ Here, in the heart and soul of the social spaces, you’ll find enriching lectures by our knowledgeable onboard staff or esteemed guest experts. It’s the place to gather for morning coffee and pastries, fun interactive games or just quiet chats with friends. Ample windows allow those enjoying the space to watch the world go by.
Shore Excursions ~ Included shore excursions and optional premium experiences in each port bring adventure and a true sense of place. Modern metropolitan wonders and historic cultural sites deliver deeper meaning to an already remarkable journey. Informed local guides share their insights along the way.
Enrichment and discovery onboard and ashore
Great Lakes ~ Our Great Lakes Cruises embark on thrilling expeditions along North America’s historic five Great Lakes on a variety of exciting nine-to-thirteen-day itineraries. Take the time to explore British Strongholds, rare stops in quaint French-Canadian villages, Victorian-era towns rich with seafaring history and remote islands with spectacular wildlife viewing and fascinating local cultures.
Canada and New England ~ Navigate the waters that tie New England to Canada on these spectacular journeys. North America’s greatest treasures– places such as Boston, Massachusetts; Montreal, Quebec; and Niagara Falls – are waiting to be explored. Scenic sailing through the Thousand Islands goes unmatched, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, planted within the Garden of the Gulf, invites travelers to rollick in whimsical architecture and rose-gold shorelines.
The breathtaking Niagara Falls is a featured destination for Victory
In addition to our classical fleet we also have two new-build ships joining us in the coming years.