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Great Lakes Cruise

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Duration: 12/11 Days, 11/10 Nights

Coverage: Toronto, ON - Chicago, IL

From: $5,180

Season: August

Activities: History, Sightseeing

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On this 7-night voyage, enjoy the beautiful and clear waters of the Great Lakes, the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world. From the perfect comfort of the Pearl Mist, sail among the Thirty Thousand Islands and visit the many remarkable destinations along the way. Explore the delightful town of Holland, home to the only authentic Dutch windmill in North America. Wind down with the slow-paced lifestyle of Mackinac Island where visitors and residents travel by bicycle, horse-drawn carriage, or on foot. On your way to Parry Sound, marvel at the unique geologic formations and untouched wilderness that lines the shores of Georgian Bay. Throughout your journey, let our attentive crew cater to your wishes and world-class chefs create culinary delights with a local flavor.

While cruising the Great Lakes, travel to picturesque port towns, view historic ships and light houses, and admire some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the world. From quaint Victorian towns to the traditional villages of the native Ojibwe, enjoy a backstage pass to the culture, customs, and cuisine of the most magnificent sites in the world.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Chicago, IL

Start your incredible journey in the lively city of Chicago. Located on the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan, Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the United States. Known for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by iconic skyscrapers such as the John Hancock Center, Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. Stroll down Magnificent Mile, or explore the city’s many museums, music venues, and historic sites.

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 paints a unique and diverse cultural portrait 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 Manitoulin Island except for a daily passenger-vehicle ferry that runs from late spring to October.

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. As you cruise the Georgian Bay, enjoy its serene beauty from the ships’ sundeck where you can admire views of Flowerpot Rocks, windswept pines, rugged coast, and clear blue waters.

Day 7 - 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 8 - 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.

Dates & Rates

Save $400.00 per stateroom when you book your cruise 10 months in advance. Call for details.

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Dates G H K L R S (Single)
Aug 18, 2018 $5,180 $5,550 $6,000 $6,015 $6,845 $7,100
Aug 25, 2018 $5,180 $5,550 $6,000 $6,015 $6,845 $7,100
Aug 17, 2019 $5,180 $5,550 $6,000 $6,015 $6,845 $7,100
Aug 24, 2019 $5,180 $5,550 $6,000 $6,015 $6,845 $7,100

*Reverse itinerary. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

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