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Great Lakes & Georgian Bay Cruise

Great Lakes & Georgian Bay Cruise

Save $400 Early Bird Discount per stateroom on select sailings when you book your cruise 10 months in advance. Call for details.

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At a glance

Duration: 12 Days, 11 Nights

Coverage: Toronto, ON - Chicago, IL

From: $7,830

Season: June - September

Activities: History, Sightseeing

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Pearl Seas Cruises

On this enchanting 11-night cruise, travel through four of the Great Lakes and admire the magnificent scenery that surrounds you from the comfort of the Pearl Mist.

Be awed by the immensity of Niagara Falls as our local expert guide shows you the best vantage points. Discover the history of the automobile at the Henry Ford Museum in Windsor and stop in Sainte-Marie, Ontario’s first European community.

As you cruise along the Georgian Bay, witness the 30,000 Islands region and visit the small ports which dot its spectacular rugged coast. Step back in time on Mackinac Island, exploring its quiet streets by horse and buggy, bicycle, or on foot.

Along the way, enjoy the personalized service, exquisite cuisine, and world-class entertainment that Pearl Seas is known for.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Pre-Cruise: Chicago, IL / Milwaukee, WI

The custom Chicago Pre-Cruise Package from Pearl Seas Cruises provides you with a seamless way to experience the city and easily board the ship. Arrive the day before your cruise and Pearl Seas Cruises will handle the rest. The package includes a premium 4-star hotel stay in downtown Chicago, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure.

On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship in Milwaukee to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

Pre-Cruise Packages are also available in Milwaukee, WI, and includes transportation to the ship on the morning of the cruise.

Day 1 - Milwaukee, WI

Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Milwaukee. There’s more to this city than beer and baseball. In additional to being home to ten Fortune 1000 company headquarters, Milwaukee is also known for its historic architecture, markets, international seaport, and variety of museums, including the Milwaukee Art Museum just steps away from our dock.

Day 2- Muskegon / Holland, MI

From historic ships and lighthouses to the restored mansions built by Muskegon’s most famous lumber barons, delight in the history and scenery of this quaint Michigan town. Referred to as “The Riviera of the Midwest,” Muskegon has grown from a fur trading and lumbering town to a vibrant tourist destination. Explore the delightful town of Holland where hundreds of Dutch immigrants live and immerse yourself in its genuine Dutch culture.

Day 3 - Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac Island is a living Victorian town where personal motorized vehicles are prohibited – all those visiting or living on the island travel by horse or horse-drawn carriage, bicycle, or on foot. While Mackinac Island is known for its opulent Victorian homes and hotels, it has a long Native American history. Anishinabe-Ojibwe tradition holds that the island was a sacred place populated by the first people and was home to the Great Spirit Gitchie Manitou.

Day 4 - Sault Sainte Marie, ON

Located at the mouth of Saint Mary’s River, Sault Saint Marie was originally established by Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. Saint Mary’s River connects Lake Superior to Lake Huron and has provided trade access between the United States and Canada for hundreds of years. The blend of the native Ojibwa with the French and English settlers resulted in the rich and diverse culture of this incredible destination.

Day 5 - Little Current, ON

Located along the north shore of Manitoulin Island, Little Current is considered the gateway to the World’s Largest Freshwater Island. Home to the native Ojibwe, this charming town is known for its swing bridge, a one-lane bridge and the only vehicular access to the Island.

Day 6 - Parry Sound, ON

Located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay in Lake Huron, Parry Sound is a picturesque port town with charming cottages and spectacular views. Parry Sound is located inside the UNESCO designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. One of only 16 Biosphere Reserves in Canada, it is home to a variety of rare species of plants and animals. While ashore, explore Killbear Provincial Park, enjoy a scenic boat ride around the 30,000 islands, or take an aerial sightseeing tour.

Day 7 - Cruising the Georgian Bay

As you cruise the Georgian Bay, enjoy its serene beauty from the ships’ sun deck. Often referred to as the sixth Great Lake, Georgian Bay features more than 30,000 islands, miles of shoreline, and a variety of wildlife. Windswept pines, majestic towering cliffs, endless beach, and clear blue waters come together to create a one-of-a-kind destination.

Day 8 - Midland, ON

Midland is the main town and economic center of the area located at the southern end of Georgian Bay’s Thirty Thousand Islands. Learn about the history of this fascinating city with a visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, a living museum depicting 17th-century missionary life. Stroll along the Midland Harbor, a picturesque destination featuring a large statue of the trumpeter swan, considered the symbol of Midland. For bird lovers, the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is a habitat for Trumpeter Swans, Black Terns, and Least Bitterns.

Day 9 - Windsor, ON

Windsor is known as the “City of Roses” due to the several large parks and gardens that adorn its waterfront. Although it is also sometimes referred to as the “Automotive Capital of Canada,” the city maintains 3,000 acres of green space, 180 parks, and 40 miles of trails. Led by our local expert guide, visit the Henry Ford Museum and admire the vast collection of artifacts documenting the inventions that have changed our way of life. Also tour Greenfield Village, a living museum which chronicles 300 years of American history.

Day 10 - Cruising the Great Lakes

As we make our way to Windsor, Ontario, witness the natural wonders and majestic beauty of the Great Lakes from the comfort of your fully furnished private balcony. Along the way, delight in the locally inspired cuisine prepared by our team of master chefs.

Day 11 - Niagara Falls, ON

World-famous Niagara Falls stands 165 feet tall and is comprised of three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. These famous falls are shared by both Ontario and New York which are connected by the Rainbow Bridge. Our local guide will show you the best vantage points and will explain the importance the falls once had to Native Americans and fur traders.

Day 12 - Toronto, ON

End your amazing journey in Toronto, established as a Native American settlement and French fur trading post. Within its impressive skyline, there are several cultural hotspots including art galleries, museums, and performance centers. Shoppers will delight in Queen Street West, where chic boutiques replaced this old warehouse area and Kensington Street, where retro style abounds.

Great Lakes & Georgian Bay Cruise

Dates & Rates

Save $400 Early Bird Discount per stateroom on select sailings when you book your cruise 10 months in advance. Call for details.

Special Offer
Dates Direction G H K L R SGB
Jun 1, 2019 Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL $7,830 $8,690 $9,720 $10,130 $12,370 $12,040
Jun 12, 2019 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON $7,830 $8,690 $9,720 $10,130 $12,370 $12,040
Jun 23, 2019 Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL $7,830 $8,690 $9,720 $10,130 $12,370 $12,040
Jul 4, 2019 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON $8,250 $9,155 $10,240 $10,675 $13,035 $12,685
Jul 15, 2019 Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL $8,250 $9,155 $10,240 $10,675 $13,035 $12,685
Jul 26, 2019 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON $8,250 $9,155 $10,240 $10,675 $13,035 $12,685
Aug 6, 2019 Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL $8,670 $9,620 $10,765 $11,215 $13,695 $13,330
Aug 31, 2019 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON $8,670 $9,620 $10,765 $11,215 $13,695 $13,330
Jun 6, 2020 Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL $7,830 $8,690 $9,720 $10,130 $12,370 $12,040
Jul 1, 2020 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON $8,250 $9,155 $10,240 $10,675 $13,035 $12,685
Jul 12, 2020 Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL $8,250 $9,155 $10,240 $10,675 $13,035 $12,685
Aug 6, 2020 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON $8,670 $9,620 $10,765 $11,215 $13,695 $13,330
Aug 17, 2020 Toronto, ON to Chicago, IL $8,670 $9,620 $10,765 $11,215 $13,695 $13,330
Aug 28, 2020 Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON $8,670 $9,620 $10,765 $11,215 $13,695 $13,330

Sailings go in both directions, please contact us prior to making further plans.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.


Pearl Mist

Pearl MistThe Pearl Mist is one of the most comfortable and luxurious cruising vessels in the world, with every modern amenity you would find at a top-rated resort. The Pearl Mist difference is felt as soon as you step on the ship. With 6 decks, the ship is the perfect size to provide an exceptional luxury experience without feeling overwhelming. Her open sun decks give you plenty to do between ports, whether you’re admiring the view from one of our lounge chairs, enjoying the evening’s musical entertainment, or having a drink with friends under the sun shade. The ship is also equipped with viewing balconies, a library, a fitness area, a spacious glass-enclosed dining room, and elevators between every deck. View ship details...