“I have enjoyed my trips aboard the Princess for years. My hope is that all of our customers come away with the same love of Erie, the Peninsula, and Presque Isle Bay that I have experienced while embarking the Victorian Princess.”
Duryea was born and raised in Erie. She is married and a mother of four children. An Erie School District teacher for 25 years, Duryea has also worked with the Princess for two years as Owner & Cruise Director. She also recently received her Captain’s License!
“I have always loved food and drink and have always loved the water. This is an exciting combination that will make for an absolutely perfect night out in Erie, PA.”
Local business owner of the Colony Restaurant, the Arena Sports Bar, and Colony Catering, Kevin Camp has spent a lifetime providing his patrons with a pleasant dining experience. Kevin was born and raised in Erie.
Captains & Crew
Captain Dave Russell
Captain Dave has been on the water all of his life and has owned some type on vessel since he was 12. He has owned power boats and cabin cruisers but his true love is sailing. Dave thought it would be an interesting and fun adventure to pilot a larger vessel so he earned his Merchant Marine Captain’s license and when the opportunity to pilot the Victorian Princess came he welcomed the new adventure!
Ben has been on the water for as long as he can remember. Working on the Victorian Princess throughout his college summers has been a unique experience that not many people Ben’s age are able to have. He will be concluding his time on the VP as a Captain for the 2020 season.
Bartenders & Servers
Kristen is an Erie native and a McDowell & Edinboro University graduate. She showcases her skills as a mixologist as a bartender on the Victorian Princess. She is also a professional school guidance counselor, black jack dealer, lifeguard, and proud mother of 4.