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    USA Great Lakes cruise
    11 days | 10 nights
    From $8,076* pp
    Save $1,612* per person^
    Sail aboard the Victory I, on a small-ship cruise with only 101 cabins, between Toronto and Chicago to the USA and Canada’s Great Lakes in 2020.
    Your cruise includes: Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise includes:

    • 9-night cruise from Toronto to Chicago aboard
      the MV Victory I
    • 1-night pre-cruise accommodation in Toronto with breakfast
    • Accommodation in a River View stateroom
    • All main meals on board featuring regional cuisine
    • Onboard house wines, beer and spirits
    • Daily cocktail hour before dinner
    • High tea service on board
    • A full range of shore excursions with local guides
    • Onboard enrichment program with lectures by historians, naturalists with local experience
    • Transfer from Toronto hotel to the port
    • Port and government taxes
    • Free Wi-Fi and ships gratuities
    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise highlights:

    • Visit Toronto, Port Colborne (for Niagara Falls), Cleveland, Detroit, Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island, Sault Saint Marie (Michigan), Mackinac Island and Chicago

     

    Valid for travel
    29 May and 2 Oct 2020 departures, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    30 Sep 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Hotel stay in Toronto, Canada

    Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, the Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and the friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about the upcoming voyage to reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

    Day 2

    Embark in Toronto, Canada

    Considered Canada’s premier metropolitan centre, diverse Toronto provides options for any taste. The flavour of the city comes alive in historic St. Lawrence Market, a source of authentic artisan foods and crafts – and community – for more than 200 years. A visit to this modern metropolis with 19th-century flair becomes a cultural kaleidoscope that emerges as a singular and unique experience.

    Day 3

    Port Colborne (Niagara Falls), Canada

    Port Colborne’s rich maritime history and stunning beachfront point up the beauty of the region. Make the most of this beautiful stop with an optional half-day pre- or post-cruise tour to Niagara Falls. See Earth’s raw power on full display during an unforgettable encounter with a natural wonder of the world. Thoughts swirl in the surreal roar of rushing water as it crashes into the jade-green lake below. Excitement escalates as you climb aboard your Hornblower catamaran to sail into the mesmerizing mist. Afterwards, reflect on your experience over lunch, then explore local shops for the perfect souvenir.

    Day 4

    Cleveland, USA

    Step off the M/V Victory I onto what some call America’s “North Coast” and discover why Clevelanders are so fiercely proud of their home. The reinvented city reverberates with vitality and a cool new atmosphere. Expand your mind at the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with over 45,000 works to explore. You’ll also feel the backbeat at the museum devoted to one of America’s finest gift to the world – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An optional premium experience to Geauga County offers a glimpse into a simpler way of life with a visit to an Amish home for a traditional wedding feast.

    Day 5

    Detroit, USA

    The Motor City is a great place to choose an optional premium experience to explore the captivating history of the automotive industry – and so much more – at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Be astounded by its vast and varied artefacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose an included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Motown Museum, the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights.

    Day 6

    Scenic Sailing on Lake Huron, Canada

    Today, slip your moorings to survey the sapphire canvas of a boundless empire. Scenic sailing invites visitors to navigate the day as you cruise through the second-largest arena of an inland sea in America’s Great Lakes. Engage in laissez-faire, and curl up with a nautical novel on the deck as the rhythmic slap of spray keeps pace. Grab some fresh fare, behold the natural wonders and indulge in the delicacy of sailing.

    Day 7

    Little Current, Manitoulin Island, Canada

    Breathe the clean air and find solace in the sacred atmosphere of the world’s largest freshwater island. Generations have nurtured a close and cherished relationship with the land, the forest, the waters and the sky in this treasured place, and you are invited to share its beauty and splendour. Reflect on island heritage on an included excursion to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation for a welcome ceremony and interpretive tour, along with stops at other attractions of note. Those opting for a premium experience can saddle up to feel the gentle sway of an ambling horseback trail ride amid the breathtaking scenery of Honora Bay.

    Day 8

    Sault St. Marie, Canada

    Sault St. Marie, MI and ON” The Saults” – international twin cities – are neighbours on either side of St. Marys River on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in Southern Ontario. Soak in the culture of the area on a narrated tour showcasing local highlights such as the retired lake freighter SS Valley Camp – now a museum – and an insider’s look at the engineering spectacle of the Soo Locks, the world’s busiest canal in terms of tonnage.

    Day 9

    Mackinac Island, USA

    Vacationers adore this unique American destination. Its devotees long for the time they can return to their beloved island retreat and disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle. Clip-clop rhythms of horse hooves soothe the soul, with not a car in sight. The rich aroma of Mackinac’s signature treat – its famous fudge – permeates charming shops. This peaceful port draws visitors back year after year. Tour the island by carriage and visit Fort Mackinac. Afterwards, marvel at myriad magnificent selections on the Grand Hotel luncheon buffet for an included mid-day meal to treasure. And the view at the hotel from America’s longest front porch stretches for miles.

    Day 10

    Scenic Sailing on Lake Michigan, USA

    These waters are home to a vast variety of wildlife – trout, salmon, walleye, smallmouth bass, crawfish, freshwater sponges and sea lamprey, to name a few. That buffet attracts raptors such as hawks and bald eagles and waterfowl such as duck, swans and geese. Relax and enjoy the view on your own time on this peaceful river cruising day. Sip a mid-morning consommé, breathe in the fresh lake air on the upper deck, share a convivial conversation with other guests or just nibble on snacks as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water.

    Day 11

    Disembark in Chicago, USA

    As the journey concludes, there are additional opportunities for you to take in the town.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are person twin share, cruise only based on a Category C stateroom and correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Bonus is included in the advertised price. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CAN ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guest’s responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. International airfare/taxes, hotels not listed and meals not mentioned plus transfers are not included. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Port and government taxes are included and valued at US $459 per person as well as ship gratuities valued at US $149 per person. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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