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Nearly 15,000 years ago, the last of the great glaciers retreated, leaving us the five Great Lakes–Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Together, they contain more than one-fifth of the planet’s fresh surface water. On the Ocean Voyager, delve into North America’s maritime history with a visit to all five of these natural wonders. Pay a visit to charming Mackinac Island, Michigan, and transit the Soo Locks into massive Lake Superior, the largest of the five lakes. Spend a fascinating morning with the Ojibwe people at pretty Georgian Bay. Cruise for an entire day on scenic Lake Huron, home to more than 30,000 islands. Tour Detroit’s Henry Ford Museum and enjoy a thrilling visit to spectacular Niagara Falls.
Stunning Niagara FallsDowntown Cleveland with River BridgeRelax on the lake shoresBuilding in downtown Toronto - Ontario, CanadaBeautiful Chicago sunset
Highlights
  • Discover Chicago one of the most "walkable" cities in the United States
  • Visit Lake Michigan, which has a surface area of more than 22,000 square miles
  • Cruise through the rugged beauty of Georgian Bay
  • Admire the stunning and world famous Niagara Falls
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Chicago, IL

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. 

Day 2: Chicago, IL | Embark

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Bold, brazen, and distinctly American, Chicago has the personality to spare. From our embarkation point at Navy Pier to towering skyscrapers to regional cuisine and a quirky dialect, this city represents the heart and soul of the Midwest. Chicagoans are easy to recognize and quick with a smile and a lighthearted quip. Shopping on the Magnificent Mile is an adventure to remember, and the locals know the hidden mom-and-pop gems serving the best deep-dish pizza, Italian beef and signature Chicago dogs. 

Day 3: Scenic Sailing on Lake Michigan

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As we traverse across the aqua, turquoise, and cerulean shades of Lake Michigan, watch dunes of sand slowly become lost in the horizon while sunlight plays upon the deck. You may choose to visit the fitness center for a workout or pamper yourself with a soothing massage in the spa. Regardless of preference, embrace the relaxation that scenic sailing offers to all.  

Day 4: Escanaba

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, feel free to visit as many or as few as you like and craft your own experience on our included Hop-On Hop-Off tours.

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS:
Sayklly’s Confectionary & Gifts
Set your sweet tooth free at Sayklly’s Confectionary & Gifts. Established in 1906, this family-owned candy store has been in the business for over a century and has made quite a name for itself throughout Michigan and beyond. Featured on The Food Network and more, Sayklly’s creates delectable homemade, hand-dipped chocolates, candies, and much more. You won’t find machine-made humdrum here, Sayklly’s sweets are made the old-fashioned way with recipes that have been passed down for generations. Stop by and taste the difference!

Delta County Chamber of Commerce
The Delta County Chamber of Commerce is a network of local businesses that have been serving the community for over 100 years. With over 650 businesses, the chamber provides the businesses of Delta County with a healthy and fair business environment. The Chamber is also home to the Webster Marble: Inventing the Outdoors Museum and the U.P. Military Museum.

Webster Marble: Inventing the Outdoors Museum
Not unlike the cash crops of the American South, lumber was the exceptional export of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the late 19th century. In the 1880s, an illustrious “land-looker” by the name of Webster Marble moved to the Upper Peninsula. Spending most of his time outdoors, Marble began to dream up innovative tools that would make his work safer and more efficient. At the Webster Marble: Inventing the Outdoors Museum, discover the ingenuity and marketing genius of the timber-cruiser-turned-entrepreneur through a massive collection of artifacts and informative exhibits. Webster Marble developed groundbreaking axes, knives, compasses, and much more that transformed the Upper Peninsula into a hub for all things outdoors.

U.P. Military Museum
Explore the dramatic displays dedicated to the brave men and women of the Upper Peninsula who served the United States from the days of the Civil War, when Michigan was just earning its statehood through the World Wars and today. Each engaging exhibit is sure to capture your attention within seconds, allowing you to experience the rarely told tales of the military, from the Native American sharpshooters of the Civil War to the Polar Bears, a group of soldiers comprised of many Michiganders who fought in the frozen tundra of Russia. As you uncover the stories of these heroes at your own pace, you will gain an appreciation and understanding of their valiant efforts.

William Bonifas Fine Arts Center
Admire the outstanding collection of artistic works at the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center. Named for “Big Bill” Bonifas, the arts center has been providing the Upper Peninsula with a space to view spectacular pieces in addition to hosting local art classes and community events. The Bonifas features a vast permanent collection for visitors to explore, and often showcases up-and-coming local artists in their gallery exhibits.

Day 5: Mackinac Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Trapped in time and surrounded by staggeringly beautiful landscapes, Mackinac Island centers the spirit and soothes the soul. Settle into the tranquil pace of this treasured destination on a tour by horse-drawn carriage. Fill up on fresh, local flavor with a lunch to remember at the island’s legendary Grand Hotel. Afterward, let your gaze lazily wander across the stunning vistas from its colossal porch – the world’s largest. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Mackinac Island Included Carriage Tour
Enjoy a charming tour through Mackinac Island via horse-drawn carriage. Explore the island as we ride to Fort Mackinac, where we will be greeted by a Michigan State Park Representative before we embark on an educational tour of the former military outpost followed by a cannon and rifle firing presentation. We will continue onward to the Grand Hotel, an iconic hotel and coastal resort on the island. The hotel was constructed in the late 19th century and prides itself as having "The World's Largest Porch." Many notable guests have stayed at the hotel including five U.S. presidents, two Russian presidents, Thomas Edison, and Mark Twain. Spend your afternoon sightseeing and shopping in this charming town at your leisure, then head back onboard for a special presentation by the Grand Hotel's resident historian Bob Tagatz.     

Fort Mackinac:  Here, we will be greeted by a Michigan State Park Representative before we embark on an educational tour of this former British and American military outpost.    
The Grand Hotel:  Enjoy a self-guided tour of The Grand Hotel and its beautiful grounds.    
Explore Mackinac Island:   Discover this town stuck in time, bursting with American traditions. Mackinac Island is an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely afternoon stroll of sightseeing, shopping, and enjoying life on the Great Lakes.

Day 6: Sault Saint Marie

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A city divided presents duality in experience; Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and ON, bridged together by name and commerce, are diverse waterfront communities that harbor a flood of opportunity. Culture beats through street veins that connect these harbors to the distinctly different North American countryside beyond each border. Join the included tour, and admire the view from the Soo Locks observation deck, or peer into the past in the preserved fur traders’ settlement homes on Water Street. Drink in the atmosphere, and encounter life in Sault Ste. Marie. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Sault Ste Marie Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Valley Camp Museum   Explore this ship-turned museum that houses over 100 exhibits in 20,000 square feet of cargo holds. Discover shipwreck artifacts, models, and paintings.    

River of History Museum  Uncover the history of the St. Mary's River. The River of History Museum also features exhibits on the fur trade and early settlers.    Das Gift Haus  This locally owned German-style shop is the perfect place to find souvenirs from your visit to Sault Ste. Marie.    

Historic Water St. Homes  These historic homes provide an in-depth look at the early fur traders who settled in Sault St. Marie, as well as the importance of the trade to the town. Walk down Water Street and into these homes for a first-hand look into the lives of these settlers.  
 
The Soo Locks  These parallel locks enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. At the observation deck, look over these operating locks. Or, explore the visitor center, filled with displays dedicated to the construction of the locks.    

Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church  St. Mary's is the oldest catholic church in Michigan and is one of the oldest churches in the United States. Today, the cathedral's parishioners further the traditions of the faith started by Jesuit missionaries centuries ago.

Day 7: Scenic Sailing on Lake Huron

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today we slip our moorings to survey the sapphire canvas of a boundless empire. Scenic sailing invites visitors to navigate the day as we 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.

Day 8: Detroit, MI

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There’s no better place than the Motor City to choose an optional premium experience to explore the captivating history of the automotive industry – and so much more – at The Henry Ford. Be astounded by the museum’s vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose the included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Detroit Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Charles Wright Museum of African American Culture  This multi-million-dollar interactive museum begins with the history of the slave trade and ends with modern day exhibits honoring African Americans.     
The Detroit Institute of Arts  The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the largest art museums in the United States and features more than 65,000 pieces in over 100 galleries spanning from early civilizations to present day.     
Detroit Historical Museum  At this center of Detroit history, explore exhibits of auto assembly lines, fur trading, and toy trains.     
Canfield Street  See the revitalization of Detroit while visiting the locally owned boutiques on Canfield Street, which is also home to a modern-day record factory.     
Campus Martius  Explore this prestigious park in downtown Detroit that has become a symbol of the city's resurgence. Centered in the heart of all the hustle and bustle, you can always find unique activities at Campus Maritus.

Day 9: Cleveland, OH

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Step off the ship 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 can also feel the backbeat at the museum devoted to one of America’s finest gifts 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.

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Cleveland Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
The Cleveland Museum of Art   Comparable to the art museums of Europe, this multi-gallery museum presents both past and present-day art inside a historic building from 1916. Discover dynamic collections from all over the world at this cultural and intellectual focal point.   
Cleveland History Center This center truly has something for everyone. Explore a collection of automobiles, wander through a millionaire's mansion, or take a ride on a restored carousel.    
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  Learn the history behind rock legends as you make your way up the pyramid of rock and roll history. With seven floors of exhibits, explore this complex and learn about the world's greatest musicians and how they made musical history.    
The Arcade  Hop off in downtown across from the famous 4th Street to don some Cleveland apparel or do some shopping at the historic Arcade shopping center.     
Old Stone Church  Located in the heart of downtown, this historic landmark overlooks the plot founded by Moses Cleveland. Discover the beauty of the oldest building on Cleveland's Public Square. Also nearby is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, which commemorates the American Civil War.

Day 10: Niagara Falls, Port Colborne

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day in breathtaking Niagara Falls, which attracts millions of visitors each year. An optional pre-cruise premium experience takes you to the heart of its splendor for a Hornblower catamaran ride into the mist. Afterward, take lunch for a spin in the rotating Skylon Tower, followed by a tasting at local winery and shopping at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Deluxe motorcoaches will transport guests a short distance to the ship in Port Colborne.

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Niagara Falls Included Tour
Hornblower Boat Ride:  Put on your provided poncho and hop aboard the famous Hornblower catamaran! This exhilarating experience will bring you closer to the falls than you ever imagined. Stand on the upper deck or around the outside of the lower deck of the vessel to feel the spray of the falls as we make our approach. Those who wish to stay dry can still see the natural beauty of the falls on the lower level of the boat behind safety glass!

Day 11: Toronto, ON

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ever-expanding Toronto is a gift to the senses. It’s become a canvas for the many artisans who’ve made it home and taken every opportunity to captivate uniqueness and beauty throughout its core. A quirky amalgam of culture flows freely through every inch of adventure throughout the metropolis. From freshness in farmers’ markers to the boldness of cityscape, each visitor will certainly fall in love with a little piece of this smashing destination. 

INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: Toronto Included Tour
CN Tower:  Enjoy a photo opportunity with this marvel in engineering that stands at 1,815 feet tall. The tower is not only the focal point of the Toronto city skyline but is also one of Canada’s most recognizable landmarks.
Berczy Park Dog Fountain:  This small park in downtown Toronto is home to a majestic fountain that pays homage to none other than man’s best friend. The cheerful design features multiple breeds of our four-legged friends who all have their eyes on the prize—a bone situated at the top of the fountain!
Distillery District:  The former Gooderham & Worts Distillery District was a derelict collection of 47 Victorian industrial buildings until 2003 when it had been restored. Today, the district houses an array of art studios, cafes, and micro-breweries."

Day 12: Scenic Sailing on Lake Ontario

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The lower reaches of the St. Lawrence Seaway give way to unspeakable splendor at Thousand Islands, the glorious corridor leading us onto the lake. Search the intricate maze of lichen-cloaked mounds for glimpses of their bounty of wildlife. 

Day 13: Montreal | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer. 

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Oceanview suite sweeping views, a private terrace, one queen bed and one sofa bed, sitting area, complimentary minibar, complimentary laundry service & fresh fruit (Deck 3/335 sq ft)
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  • 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • 12 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Gratuities to Onboard Crew
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Open Bars & Lounges throughout the vessel including a juice bar every morning
  • In-Room Dining
  • Bicycles & Hiking Sticks equipment if needed
  • Live, Daily Onboard Entertainment & Enrichment
  • Locally Sourced & regionally Inspired Cuisine from land and sea
  • Gourmet Selections of freshly prepared choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited Beverages including an extensive wine list, choice spirits, local craft beers and specialty coffees
  • Unlimited Guided Tours designed with your comfort in mind aboard private, deluxe motorcoaches
  • 1-night Pre-cruise Hotel Stay with free ground transfers between hotel and vessel
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Optional Premium Shore Excursions - highly recommend booking these in advance. If interested, ask us for a detailed list of premium excursions for your cruise as these vary depending on your departure date.
  • Transfers to and from the airport

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