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  • Western Great Lakes 3
    Western Great Lakes 3
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Highlights
  • All-Inclusive cruise
  • Free house wine and spirits
  • Free shore excursions
Duration
  • 9 night / 10 day
Port charges
  • $399
Ship
  • Victory 2

Western Great Lakes 3

A wonderful survey of Lake Superior from Thunder Bay, to Duluth, Mackinac Island, and finally Detroit.


Departures

Date
Price
Remarks
27 Jul 2018
$6199
Thunder Bay to Detroit
Cabins
  • Cat E
    $6199
    Outside Cabin, Deck 1
  • Cat D
    $6,899
    Outside Cabin, Deck 1
  • Cat C
    $7,498
    Outside Cabin, Deck 2
  • Cat B
    $7,898
    Outside Cabin, Deck 3
  • Cat A
    $8,098
    Outside Cabin, Deck 3
  • Cat AA
    $8,498
    Outside Cabin, Deck 4
  • Owner's Suite
    $9,088
    Outside Cabin, Deck 3
For a full description of the cabins, please see the ship page.

Itinerary

Click on each day to see additional details on the destination and the exciting excursions that are included in your cruise fare.
Day 1
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Day 2
Duluth, Minnesota
Day 3
Houghton, Michigan
Day 4
Marquette, Michigan
Day 5
Soo Locks / Lake Superior
Day 6
Mackinac Island

We’ll awaken in the Straits of Mackinac, which connect Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. With no cars allowed on the island, your horse-drawn carriage tour is a great way to experience the Victorian ambiance of this National Historic Landmark. Learn about the island’s history and see turn of the century summer homes built by early captains of American industry. High atop a bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, your tour of Fort Mackinac delves into its strategic importance during the War of 1812. Next, take in the views from the Grand Hotel’s verandah, the longest in the world, and enjoy the hotel’s infamous Grand Luncheon Buffet. Back in town, you’ll have time to browse galleries and boutiques. Before sailing this evening, the Grand hotel’s resident historian Bob Tagatz will come aboard for a colorful talk on the history of Mackinac Island and its world-famous hotel. 

Day 7
Little Current, Ontario

Sail into the rugged beauty of Georgian Bay where you’ll step ashore in Little Current, the gateway to Manitoulin Island. Learn about the island’s nautical heritage as you journey to the Immaculate Conception Church. With its distinctive architecture evoking a teepee, this church is a focal point of the community, bringing together traditions of the Ojibwe culture and the Catholic Church. At the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, enjoy a tour through the art galleries and exhibits of this heritage museum. You can browse the artisan shop and participate in a smudging ceremony, an Ojibwe ritual that uses smoke from cedar, sage, sweet grass and other plants known for their healing powers. A drum and dance performance offers further insight into Ojibwe culture.

Day 8
Parry Sound, Ontario

Traversing the “inland ocean” of the Georgian Bay, we will dock at the charming waterfront town of Parry Sound. Its beautiful beaches, parks, and trails fall within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, supporting sustainable development of Georgian Bay’s terrestrial, marine, and coastal ecosystems. The area boasts several Provincial Parks for canoeing and kayaking, hiking, fishing, and nature walks. Parry Sound is the birthplace of hockey legend Bobby Orr, the namesake of the local community centre and the town’s own Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. 

Day 9
At Sea
Day 10
Detroit

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