Lakeside Treasures

Urban allure launches this remarkable voyage, fusing with mystic Michigan hideaways. Join us on this true Lake Superior showcase to discover its hidden treasures. The down-home charm remains authentic and precious in bewitching stops such as Duluth, Thunder Bay and Marquette. This is a journey for dreamers and discoverers alike.

Mackinac Bridge
Waterways Navigated:

Lake Michigan
Straits of Mackinac
Lake Huron
Georgian Bay
Sault Ste. Marie
Lake Superior

Lakeside Treasures

2021 CRUISES

*Specials valid on new, paid-in-full bookings Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations.

DEPARTS: CHICAGO

July 7 – July 17

Chicago Round Trip
Category 12 Nights
2021 Prices

Ocean view suite boasting sweeping views, interior and exterior entrances, a private terrace, one queen bed and one sofa bed, sitting area, armoire and chest of drawers, complimentary minibar (restocked daily), in-room safe, evening canapés, complimentary laundry service & fresh fruit daily (Deck 3 / 335 sq ft avg)

Ocean view suite with direct access to open-air promenade. Added amenities include: two twin or one queen bed, armoire, minibar.

Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed. (Deck 3)

Ocean view stateroom, sweeping views, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 3)

Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Decks 2 & 3)

Ocean view stateroom, two twin or one queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 1)

Ocean view stateroom, queen bed, armoire, chest of drawers. (Deck 1)

+ Port Taxes + $559

Itinerary

Hotel Stay in Chicago

Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our 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.

 

Milwaukee, WI

On the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, an underrated gem hides in the shadows of Chicago’s skyscrapers. Milwaukee – America’s beer brewing capital – with its strong identity and broad worldview, hints at the sophistication of a coastal European enclave. In addition to beer and baseball – in the form of the pro team the Milwaukee Brewers – cheese and festivals also help define the city, with an entire space designated for them: Henry W. Maier Festival Park. Locals love to share their undying pride in their hometown with visitors who find their way there.

Downtown Chicago
Chicago
Muskegon, MI

This outdoor lovers’ haven on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore offers multiple state parks and trails, two paddle sport rivers, 26 miles of beaches and a winter sports park. Maritime history lovers gravitate here to tour the USS LST (Landing Ship, Tank) 393 Veterans Museum and USS Silversides Submarine Museum – America’s most decorated surviving submarine.

 

Scenic Sailing on Lake Michigan

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 convivial conversation with other guests or just nibble on snacks as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water.

 

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI

“The Saults” – international twin cities – are neighbors 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.

Pictured Rocks
Houghton, MI

Snuggled among deep, rolling hills and dramatic emerald slopes, anchored by sparkling indigo water, this jewel of the Upper Peninsula endears it to all who visit. Its history embedded in copper, the charming city on the Keweenaw Peninsula entices wayfarers with its festivals, Finnish-tinged regional foods and a bounty of outdoor enjoyment. Many hockey-lovers make it a goal to visit Houghton – birthplace of the sport – beginning with the 1903 Portage Lakers. Come experience pure Michigan.

 

Duluth, MN

Marked by its distinctive Aerial Lift Bridge, the rotating JJ Astor restaurant and America’s premier freshwater aquarium, Duluth captures the spirit of the Great Lakes. Marine traffic from the Atlantic on the Great Lakes Waterway and St. Lawrence Seaway pass by the harbor, making for fantastic ship-watching. Fuel your adventures with the area’s signature Juicy Lucy burgers and herring and trout so fresh they seem to have jumped straight from water to kitchen, washed down with a refreshing local brew.

Thunder Bay, Ontario

This bright, sunny inlet of Lake Superior lives alongside the unmistakable natural wonder of the Sleeping Giant – a massive mesa resembling a figure in repose. An amalgamation of the former cities of Port Arthur and Fort William, Thunder Bay is home to more than 100 parks, overflowing with opportunities to experience the region’s natural beauty. It’s also where one can find the famed century-old Hoito restaurant, to which locals and tourists alike flock for large, thin Finnish pancakes, cardamom bread known as pulla, fish soup and other treats.

Marquette, MI

Fresh air and forest highlands make Marquette magnificent. The Northern Lights shine upon this shipping port dotted with islands. Lighthouses jut from the fog, and loons call across the waters in this magical locale. The view from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain reveals some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the Upper Peninsula.

 

Scenic Sailing on Lake Superior

Rocky walls rise up toward firmament, embracing those who venture onto this stunning span of water. Perhaps morning will dawn upon wispy mists of coastal fog to greet early risers. See where the day takes you – a brisk walk on the Sun Deck, a cozy pint in The Tavern or just watching the scenery slip past…let your mood shift with the breeze, indulging every whim.

 

Mackinac Island, MI

Rocky walls rise up toward firmament, embracing those who venture onto this stunning span of water. Perhaps morning will dawn upon wispy mists of coastal fog to greet early risers. See where the day takes you – a brisk walk on the Sun Deck, a cozy pint in The Tavern or just watching the scenery slip past…let your mood shift with the breeze, indulging every whim.

Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island

 

Green Bay, WI

Anthems of green and gold ring proud, but the song of the city harmonizes the whole spectrum. Experience the many colors of Green Bay, from red-flowing winery to sip of blue atmosphere. The city showcases the many shades of local cultivators in markets filled with man- and nature-made goods year-round. This pelican’s playground is home to a plethora of craft breweries, boutiques and, of course, fresh sea fare.

Holland
Grand Haven / Holland, MI

Silky-sand beaches and bustling boardwalks set the stage for the robust blooming of Dutch heritage in a pair of unique stops. From classic baked goods to rich cheeses, tulips to windmills, take an imaginary journey to the Netherlands among these lush vistas. Get fresh at a local farmers market or U-pick berry patch.

 

Milwaukee, WI

On the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, an underrated gem hides in the shadows of Chicago’s skyscrapers. Milwaukee – America’s beer brewing capital – with its strong identity and broad worldview, hints at the sophistication of a coastal European enclave. In addition to beer and baseball – in the form of the pro team the Milwaukee Brewers – cheese and festivals also help define the city, with an entire space designated for them: Henry W. Maier Festival Park. Locals love to share their undying pride in their hometown with visitors who find their way there.

Scenic Sailing on Lake Michigan

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 convivial conversation with other guests or just nibble on snacks as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water.

 

Chicago, IL

As the journey concludes, there are additional opportunities for you to take in the town. Consider a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer, or enhance your vacation with a Chicago City Stay Package.

Pre and Post Cruise Packages

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

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