American Queen Voyages’ Ocean Voyager Debuts in Mexico

American Queen Voyages' Ocean Voyager, formerly Victory I, debuts in Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula, along with a new Winter Savings Event.

American Queen Voyages Ocean Voyager Debuts in Mexico

American Queen VoyagesOcean Voyager Embarks on 2022 Lakes & Ocean Season with Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula Debut

Fleetwide ‘Winter Savings Event’ Begins Now 

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Jan. 5, 2022 – American Queen Voyages™,  part of Hornblower® Group, has welcomed guests for the cruise line’s first Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula voyage. Arriving in Cozumel on Jan. 4 and embarking on a land-tour immersive adventure, guests will board Ocean Voyager, formerly Victory I®, today and visit ports and sites including Campeche, Progreso and Valladolid. Highlights of the inaugural voyage include a visit to Malecón de Campeche, a sunrise visit over El Castillio and Temple of Kukulkan, a visit to El Gran Museo del Mundo May de Mérida and two nights at the Mayaland Hotel, a world-class jungle resort adjacent to the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá. Ocean Voyager will operate four Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula sailings before returning to the Southeastern U.S for its roundtrip Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach) sailings.  

American Queen Voyages Ocean Voyager Debuts in Mexico

“Expanding our experiences beyond U.S. river cruises to immersive international small-ship itineraries has been a company goal for some time and it is exciting to now offer our guests these new content-rich cultural adventures,” said Shawn Bierdz, chief operating officer, American Queen Voyages. “Later this year we will embark on Southeast U.S. voyages, itineraries touching all five Great Lakes, an inaugural expedition season in Alaska with Ocean Victory™   and much more.” 

Winter Savings Event 

In celebration of 2022 and all River, Lakes & Ocean and Expedition vessels welcoming guests onboard, American Queen Voyages announces the Winter Savings Event of up to $5,400 bonus savings per stateroom on bookings made by Feb. 28, 2022 on select voyages. 

Winter Savings itinerary highlights include: 

Cincinnati to Memphis

Heartland Splendors on the Ohio River 

This nine-day sailing takes guests on a journey along the Ohio River, with stops visiting its most charming port cities. A visit to river gem Paducah, Ky., a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, is sure to inspire guests. History buffs will enjoy a stop in Brandenburg, Ky. with the option to visit the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park, tour the Lincoln Museum and explore the legacy of General George S. Patton at one of the United States Army’s most renowned military complexes, Fort Knox. Ports of call on this itinerary include Madison, In.; Brandenburg, Ky.; Owensboro, Ky.; Henderson, Ky.; Paducah, Ky.; New Madrid, Mo.; and Memphis, Tn.

American Queen Voyages Ocean Voyager Debuts in Mexico

Portland to Toronto 

New England Splendors 

A 13-day journey around the northeast corner of the United States and into Canada, Ocean Navigator sails through a classic collection of ports into the St. Lawrence Seaway and Lake Ontario. In Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, guests can enjoy the scenic capital packed with tremendous spirit and vibrant natural displays. Beachside vistas will embrace emerald pastures with a charming city center as a port community. Ports of call include Portland, Me.; Halifax, Ns.; Charlottetown, PEI.; Quebec City, Qc; Montreal, Qc. and Toronto, On. 

Chicago to Toronto 

Splendor of the Great Lakes 

An 11-day exploration of all five Great Lakes dives into North America’s maritime legacy on board the Ocean Voyager™ and Ocean Navigator™ with an exclusive embarkation or debarkation at downtown Chicago’s Navy Pier. A port highlight is Mackinac Island on Lake Huron, a destination known for its most extensive historical preservation, earning a listing as a National Historic Landmark. Horses and bicycles are a primary mode of transportation on the island and a stop at the famous Grand Hotel is a must. Ports of call include Chicago, Mackinac Island, Mi.; Little Current (Manitoulin Island), On.; Detroit, Mi.; Cleveland, Oh.; Niagara Falls, (Port Colborne), On. and Toronto. 

Vancouver to Sitka

Authentic Alaska  

Vancouver, B.C. to Sitka, Alaska |12-day (or reverse |13-day)

Explore Alaska over 12-days on the brand new, Ocean Victory expedition vessel calling on remote ports inaccessible by large vessel. Explore the native Tlingit community of Kake, for a traditional dance performance and the site of one of the world’s largest one tree-totems treasures. Ports of call include: a pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, B.C.; Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet); Ketchikan/Metlakatla; Misty Fjords National Monument; Waterfall Coast; Petersburg, Tracy/Endicott Arm; Kake/Frederick Sound; and Sitka, Alaska. Sailings available in May; June; July; Aug.; Sept. 2022.

For more information on American Queen Voyages’ Winter Savings Event, sailing dates, and to book a reservation, contact your travel professional or call 833-598-0119 or visit

SOURCE American Queen Voyages


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