Undiscovered Great Lakes

From boreal forests to frontiers

 

Cross the width of Lake Superior from Duluth to the Soo Locks, exploring the Apostle Islands and Keweenaw Peninsula along the way. Hike along clifftop trails for sweeping views of the lake. Gain insight into the unique features and ecosystems of remote wilderness islands and admire Kakabeka Falls, the “Niagara of the North.” Step back in time at historic Fort William and on the quaint, car-free streets of Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island
Waterways Navigated:

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

Lakeside Treasures

2022 CRUISES

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

DEPARTS: Thunder Bay

May 28 – June 4

Thunder Bay to Milwaukee

June 25 – July 2

Thunder Bay to Milwaukee

July 23 – July 30

Thunder Bay to Milwaukee

August 6 – August 13

Thunder Bay to Milwaukee

August 20 – August 27

Thunder Bay to Milwaukee

September 3 – September 10

Thunder Bay to Milwaukee

September 17 – September 24

Thunder Bay to Milwaukee

 

Category 7 Nights
2022 Prices
  • Largest suite on board: 1,223 sq. ft. with a 792 sq. ft. private garden lounge area with badestamp
  • All amenities of the Explorer Suite, plus:
  • Priority stateroom access
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Four guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant (100 days prior to departure)
  • First priority expedition activity reservations (107 days prior to departure)
  • First priority booking of spa treatments (100 days prior to departure)
  • Dinner & guided tour with ship officers (subject to availability)
  • Large master bathroom, plus one guest bathroom
  • Separate dining area/board room that seats six guests
  • Private library, wine & music collections curated by Chairman Torstein Hagen
  • And more; ask for details
  • Size including Nordic Balcony & private veranda: 580 sq. ft.
  • 11 AM stateroom access
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Priority expedition activity reservations (97 days prior to departure)
  • Three guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant (90 days prior to departure)
  • Priority booking of spa treatments (90 days prior to departure)
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee & Marius-weave blanket
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, pressing & shoe shine services
  • Complimentary Silver Spirits beverage package & bottle of champagne
  • Exclusive access to shared Explorer Suite private garden lounge area
  • Size including Nordic Balcony: 322 sq ft
  • 11 AM stateroom access
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Priority expedition activity reservations (87 days prior to departure)
  • Three guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant (80 days prior to departure)
  • Priority booking of spa treatments (80 days prior to departure)
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee & Marius-weave blanket
  • Laundry, dry cleaning, pressing & shoe shine services
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Size including Nordic Balcony: 269 sq ft
  • 1 PM stateroom access
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Priority expedition activity reservations (77 days prior to departure)
  • Two guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant (70 days prior to departure)
  • Priority booking of spa treatments (70 days prior to departure)
  • Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee & Marius-weave blanket
  • Pressing & shoe shine services
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Size including Nordic Balcony: 222 sq ft
  • 2 PM stateroom access
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Priority expedition activity reservations (67 days prior to departure)
  • One guaranteed priority reservation at each alternative restaurant (60 days prior to departure)
  • Priority booking of spa treatments (60 days prior to departure)
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
  • In-suite binoculars, coffee & Marius-weave blanket
  • Size including Nordic Balcony: 222 sq ft
  • 3 PM stateroom access
  • Floor-to-ceiling drying closet
  • Expedition activity reservations (60 days prior to departure)
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks
  • In-suite binoculars & Marius-weave blanket

+ Port Taxes

Itinerary

Thunder Bay, ON
Duluth, MN
Apostle Islands, WI

Venture into the coniferous forest of white spruce and balsam fir that dominates the 22 islands that comprise the Apostle archipelago. Discover the dune bogs and lagoons that provide an unusually broad variety of habitats, and spot bald eagles. Explore the vaulted chambers of the ever-changing sea caves that line local shores in a kayak or learn the art of seamanship while sailing the waters between the islands.

Houghton, MI

Discover more about the area’s 7,000 years of copper mining history and descend 370 feet below the surface into the Quincy Mine to learn about life and working underground. Hike through verdant forests to admire the beautiful, cascading veils of the Hungarian Falls. At the Bete Grise Preserve, glide through the marshlands in a kayak as you observe local birdlife of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Soo Locks Transit

Pass through the Soo Locks in the St. Mary’s River, heading from Lake Huron into Lake Superior. Observe the massive gates of this ingenious feat of engineering as they close, then watch as the water flows in through the gravity-fed valves to bring your Viking Expedition ship up to the level of Lake Superior.

 

Kayaking around Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island, MI

Enjoy an exciting day on idyllic Mackinac Island, located in the Straits of Mackinac, which link Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. This charming island is well known as a haven for pedestrians and bicyclists; motor vehicles are banned here, and the only way to access the island is by boat. Take a sightseeing excursion by horse-drawn carriage to important historical sites. Or, choose to dine at the elegant Grand Hotel, a Victorian-era building with the world’s longest front porch. Alternatively, explore the forested shores of Mackinac Island by kayak.

 

Milwaukee, WI

Pre and Post Cruise Packages

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