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About the Victory Rover

About Us

Rover Cruises began operating from the Norfolk waterfront with the American Rover Sailing Ship in 1986. In 2001, the Victory Rover was added to the fleet and began operating Naval Base Cruises from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin.  Rover Cruises is locally owned and operated and we are proud to call Norfolk home.

The Victory Rover can accommodate up to 149 guests. We have a climate-controlled main cabin with large picture windows and ample comfortable seating. More seating is available on our open-air bow and top deck. A large portion of our top deck has an awning to provide shade. In our main cabin, we offer restrooms as well as a fully stocked ship store and bar with all your favorite refreshments and souvenirs.

We cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor. The captain provides a fascinating and entertaining commentary over our professional quality sound system.  It is safe to say that the Captain’s narration is the main reason we are the #1 Tour in Norfolk per TripAdvisor.

a large ship in a body of water
Victory Rover in Front of Battleship Wisconsin

Vessel Specifications

Operators: Rover Cruises (also operates American Rover Sailing Cruises, Mariner IV Custom Charters and Atlantic Explorer Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruises)

Builder: Camcraft

Converted by: Seacraft Shipyard

Length: 95 feet

Beam: 21 feet

Hull: Aluminum

Power: Triple Screw 3 1271 Detroit diesels

Horsepower: 1,300

Coast Guard Certification: 149 passengers

Top speed: Classified