Chicago - Montreal

Ten thousand years ago, the last great glaciers retreated, leaving the legacy of the Great Lakes. Cruise through all the wild splendor, rugged wilderness and majesty of the Northern lakes, canals and rivers from Chicago to Montreal. This incredible trip touches 5 different states and 4 unique stops in Canada, in an uncrowded, casual atmosphere only our small ship cruises can give.

Image Credit © Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum
Waterways Navigated:

Lake Michigan

Lake Huron

Lake St. Claire

Detroit River

Lake Erie

Welland Canal

Lake Ontario

St. Lawrence River

Itinerary

CHICAGO, IL

Join us in Chicago, the hub city with two international airports and more railway lines to more places than anywhere in the United States. But it’s the Great Lakes we’re focused on. Lake Michigan is our point of departure for 14 glorious days,

 

Sturgeon Bay, WI

In Wisconsin’s Door County, visit idyllic Sturgeon Bay, a shipbuilding port where historic lighthouses and yachts create a striking seascape. An optional tour of this coastal community begins with a local wine tasting, and continues to the Door County Maritime Museum, where you can board a 1930s tugboat or a steamship from 1907.

 

Mackinac Island, MI

Arrive in Mackinac Island and step back in time. Famed for its horse-drawn carriages and old-world charm. Admire the architecture during an optional carriage tour of the island, including entrance to the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory and Surrey Hills Antique Carriage Museum with a working Blacksmith shop. Conclude your tour at the Grande Hotel, for a traditional afternoon tea.

Chicago, IL
Wyandotte, MI

Spend a full day in Wyandotte, Michigan, nestled on the Detroit River. An optional tour in nearby Dearborn begins at the Henry Ford Museum, home to President John F. Kennedy’s limousine and the Rosa Parks bus. Continue your tour to Greenfield Village, where nearly 100 historical buildings have been relocated to create a demonstration of American life from the founding of the country through modern times.

 

Cleveland, OH

Sail through Lake Erie for an introduction to the legendary American city of Cleveland, OH, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Explore this Great Lakes metropolis during an optional panoramic city tour via trolley. Don’t miss the Great Lakes Science Center and educational facility on the shores of Cleveland Harbor, along with the Steamship William G. Mather Maritime Museum.

 

Buffalo, NY

Located at the head of the Niagara River, Buffalo, NY is known for its sports, snow, and special sauce. Admire breathtaking views of world-famous Niagara Falls during an optional tour, including visits to the Whirlpool Overlook, the Table Rock area, and a boat ride on the Hornblower (passport required). Just steps away from where the vessel is docked, visit the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, home to 3 naval vessels, tanks, jets and other historical exhibits.

Downtown Cleveland
Toronto, ON

Discover a cultural treasure trove, with more than 100 cultures creating a uniquely, diverse city. This global city, is a center for business, finance, and arts. It is also recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

 

Kingston, ON

Nicknamed the “Limestone City” for the many heritage buildings constructed using local limestone, Kingston is a city to behind at the half-way point between Montreal and Toronto. Here, you may get a sense of early Canadian history during a visit to Fort Henry.

 

Upper Canada Villiage

Upper Canada Village offers a magical tour that transports you back in time to the 1860s. View the authentic buildings that make up the village, and learn about all that went on here in the Guilded Age. Founded in 1961, Upper Canada Village is one of the largest living-history sites in Canada. Enjoy this depiction of life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866.

Montreal, QC

Where cosmopolitan modern art and architecture meet traditional cobblestone streets and French cafes. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal or explore this historic and enchanting city at your leisure.

 

Pre and Post Cruise Packages

Let us assist with your pre and post cruise transportation and hotel accommodations. Call for details!

SHIPs

Chicago - Montreal ship and Cruise Dates.

Grande Caribe

Chicago - Montreal

2019 CRUISES
DEPARTS: Chicago

August 28 – September 10

Chicago to Montreal
DEPARTS: Chicago

To Be Announced

Special Savings Available – Call for details

Category 13 Nights

These are the lowest priced cabins located main and lower deck. Restricted to either a porthole or no window with doors to an interior hallway. Select Cat I cabins have a marine shower which means that the toilet area and shower are in a shared space. 

All cabins in Cat II are located in the bow of ship on the main deck. These cabins all have porthole window and doors that open to an interior hallway.

Most Cat III cabins are located on the main deck with large fixed windows (unable to open but let in lots of light). The cabin size of Cat III is slightly larger than Cat I & II.

Most Cat III cabins are located on the main deck with large fixed windows (unable to open but let in lots of light). The cabin size of Cat III is slightly larger than Cat I & II.

These cabins are the most spacious out of the four categories with large fixed windows that open to allow a natural breeze. All Cat IV cabins are located on the sun deck. You may select whether you would like a cabin that opens to an interior hallway or sun deck.

+ Port Taxes + $425