by Kelly Green
Saturday, Dec 06, 2014, the SS American Victory sets sail for their 20th Honor Cruise. In remembrance of Pearl Harbor and the events that took place on that fateful day, December 7, 1941, the American Victory will leave port for a 5 hour cruise. Guests will enjoy the Big Band-era entertainment, as well as refreshments. (Doors open at 10 a.m. Sailing is at 11.)
The American Victory Ship is one of only four fully operational WWII merchant steamships in the U.S., now dedicated to hosting historical, educational, training and special events.
On board, guests will get to see virtually the entire ship including cavernous three-level cargo holds, vhf radios and gyro rooms, hospital, galley, weaponry, steering stations, flying bridge, signaling equipment, wheelhouse, mess halls, crew cabins, lifeboats, the Captain’s quarters, cargo equipment and the engine. The ship is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to honoring the men and women who built, sailed, protected and provided service, worldwide, through the American Merchant Fleet since 1775 during times of peace and war.
The SS American Victory is berthed at 705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, Florida.
Tickets are $99 for adults; $69 for military/veterans; $49 children (4-12); and $89 for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased through this link or by calling 866-468-7630. Purchase tickets by November 7, 2014 to save $10 off each.
For more information on the Honor Cruise or the attraction, call 813-228-8766.