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Discover 7 of the best cruises to the Great Lakes in 2024. These small ship cruises offer cruises, hiking, kayaking, urban exploration, and village visits as some of the most popular activities. Explore Mackinac Island, Milwaukee, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, and Lake Michigan with our professional local English-speaking guides who will show you the top attractions and off-the-beaten-path jewels. We work with only the finest small ships, carrying between 10 and 500 fortunate guests, and we can provide you with unbiased guidance to match you with the ideal ship and cruise for your upcoming trip. Cruises to the Great Lakes start from $6,980 for exceptional trips of 8 to 18 days exploring the best of the Great Lakes. Adventure Life can help you plan your trip by putting you in touch with a Great Lakes cruise expert.
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
$6,980
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A Voyage Along the Great Lakes – with Smithsonian Journeys

Milwaukee - Toronto - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore the five Great Lakes
  • Visit charming Mackinac Island
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Visit the Niagara Falls
  • Cruise Biosphere Reserve of Georgia
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail aboardLeChamplainfor an8-day cruiseto discoverthe Great Lakesamidst the splendid colors of autumn.Depart fromMilwaukee, Wisconsin, the United States’ “brew city,” and begin your voyage by sailing the length ofLake Michigan, a veritable inland sea, following in the …
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Beautiful Toronto Skyline
$10,270
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Expedition in the heart of the American Great Lakes

Milwaukee - Toronto - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover Lakes of North America
  • Enjoy exceptional sailing
  • See the Niagara Falls
  • Visit Mackinac Island
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail aboardLe Champlainfor a 11-dayexpedition cruiseto explore the natural and cultural treasures oftheGreat Lakes of North America, surrounded by flamboyant nature painted in the colors of the Indian summer. Departing fromMilwaukee, you will sail onLake Michigan, a veritable inland sea, and …
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Explore the rocky shores and clear waters of Lake Superior
$8,930
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Lake Superior – a Life-sized Expedition

Milwaukee - Thunder Bay - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore Lake Superior
  • Set a course for Mackinac Island
  • See Door County and Sturgeon Bay
  • Enjoy Silver Islet's splendor
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Thunder Bay
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day expedition cruise aboard Le Champlain, a remarkable trip to discover the wonders of Lake Superior. Depart from Milwaukee, and be captivated by the picturesque landscapes of Door County, with its historic lighthouses and bountiful vineyards. Experience the old-world charm of …
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Explore the rocky shores and clear waters of Lake Superior
$11,001
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Great Lakes - Masterpieces of Nature

Milwaukee to Toronto - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Explore North Americas great lakes
  • Passing through with flying colors
  • Feel North America's spirit
  • Dive into indigenous culture
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Local Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 14- day cruise encompassing all five lakes, through vast shores and wild forests. Witness the locks in action as the Hanseatic Inspiration navigates through with flying colors. Experience the spirit of discovery and great freedom within the wildly romantic nature of North America. …
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Admire the stunning views of Lake Superior
$10,300
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Great Lakes - Wilderness and History on vast Lake Backdrops

Toronto to Milwaukee - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Experience all five lakes
  • Lock adventures in Welland Canal
  • Visit Sault Ste. Marie Canal
  • Discover islands, and lighthouses
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Milwaukee
Activities:
Hiking, Local Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Relax on aon a 13-day cruise through the enchanting landscapes of the Great Lakes. Sail the majestic Lake Erie, conquering locks with heights rivaling Niagara Falls.Navigate Parry Sound's scenic water labyrinth and discover the captivating Thirty Thousand Islands. Witness the pristine beauty of …
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Explore the picturesque shoreline of Lake Superior
$14,020
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Great Lakes and St Lawrence River - Unlocking the American Dream

Milwaukee to Halifax - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Cruise through St Lawrence River
  • Lock adventures on Welland Canal
  • Discover French-Canadian charm
  • Experience coastal and forest hikes
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Halifax
Activities:
Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Great Lakes' diverse landscapes and cultures. Begin in Milwaukee with German immigrant influences, traverse tranquil Mackinac Island, and experience Sault Ste. Marie's historical significance.Traverse the nautical masterpieces of the Welland Canal and the St Lawrence River, experiencing …
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Relax in beautiful Halifax
$12,312
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St Lawrence River and Nova Scotia - Canada's lifeline amidst Indian summer colors

Toronto to Boston - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Experience vibrant sea of colors
  • Enjoy Montreal & Quebec
  • Explore shores through hikes & tour
  • Seven locks in St. Lawrence River
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Boston
Activities:
Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 16-day cruise from Toronto to Bar Harbor, experiencing a captivating journey through iconic cities and landscapes. Navigate the St. Lawrence River, witnessing a remarkable lock adventure with seven daytime passages. Explore Montreal's European charm and Quebec's rich cultural …
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