TRAVELLERS will soon have new choices in overnight river cruising, with American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) closing on a deal to acquire Victory Cruise Lines.

The deal sees the identical 202-guest Victory I and Victory II join the AQSC fleet under the Victory Cruise name and provide “old world luxury on intimate coastal cruises”.

The vessels will re-enter service in May following a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and upgrade program and offer 10-day, all-inclusive sailings on the Great Lakes.

Victory I will sail between Montreal and Detroit while Victory II will cruise between Toronto and Chicago.

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