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Great Lakes 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: 8 days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Chicago, IL - Toronto, ON

From: $5,350

Season: June - August

Activities: History, Sightseeing

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Pearl Seas Cruises

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.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Pre-Cruise - Chicago, IL / Milwaukee, WI

Our custom Chicago Pre-Cruise Package 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. Call a Cruise Specialist to find out more.

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 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’ sun deck 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.

Great Lakes Cruise itinerary map

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 SBG
Aug 17, 2019 Chicago, IL to Midland, ON $5,625 $6,245 $6,985 $7,280 $8,890 $8,655
Aug 24, 2019 Midland, ON to Chicago, IL $5,625 $6,245 $6,985 $7,280 $8,890 $8,655
Jun 17, 2020 Chicago, IL to Midland, ON $5,350 $5,940 $6,650 $6,925 $8,460 $8,235
Jun 24, 2020 Midland, ON to Chicago, IL $5,350 $5,940 $6,650 $6,925 $8,460 $8,235
Jul 23, 2020 Chicago, IL to Midland, ON $5,625 $6,245 $6,985 $7,280 $8,890 $8,655
Jul 30, 2020 Midland, ON to Chicago, IL $5,625 $6,245 $6,985 $7,280 $8,890 $8,655

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...