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Explore these 11 top Lake Michigan cruises for 2023 and 2024. Some of the most popular activities on our Lake Michigan trips include cruises, urban exploration, small ship cruises, kayaking, and hiking. Discover Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Chicago, Green Bay, and Milwaukee with your expert local English-speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. We work with only the best small ships that carry under 500 fortunate guests, and we can give you unbiased advice to match you with the perfect ship and perfect cruise for your next vacation. Our Lake Michigan cruises start from $2,799 for cruises of 8 to 16 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Lake Michigan cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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Stunning Niagara Falls
$5,790
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Great lakes of North America

Toronto - Milwaukee - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Admire Milwaukee's architecture
  • Explore the five Great Lakes
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Discover the Niagara Falls
  • Engage with Smithsonian Journeys
Starts / Ends:
Mackinac Island / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discoverthe Great Lakesamidst the splendid colors of early autumn. This8-day journey departs from cosmopolitan Toronto, on the shore ofLake Ontario.Canada’s largest city charms you with its museums, parks, and gardens.Le Bellotthen sails the canal connecting Lake Ontario andLake Erie. …
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Beautiful Chicago sunset
$5,794
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Chicago to Montreal

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Discover Chicago
  • Visit the beautiful Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire the Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Montreal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 …
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Relax on the lake shores
$3,994
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Chicago to Toronto

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire the thundering Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Toronto
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day journey from Chicago, Illinois to Toronto, Ontario explores the attractions of the Great Lakes. Discover popular ports on Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario and immerse yourself in the lakes' natural splendor. The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, provides information on …
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Detroit, Michigan at Dusk
$7,450
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A Voyage Along the Great Lakes – with Smithsonian Journeys

Toronto - Milwaukee - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Admire Milwaukee's architecture
  • Explore the five Great Lakes
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Discover the Niagara Falls
  • Engage with Smithsonian Journeys
Starts / Ends:
Mackinac Island / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Great Lakes in early autumn's splendid colors. This eight-day journey begins in bustling Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario. The largest city in Canada enchants visitors with its museums, parks, and gardens. Le Dumont-d'Urville then makes its way through the canal that …
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Chicago, IL
$7,409
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Roundtrip Chicago

Roundtrip Chicago - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Superior
  • Discover wonders of Houghton
  • Admire the Mackinac Island
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Chicago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 16-day voyage from Chicago, Illinois to Thunder Bay, Ontario, and Green Bay explores the attractions of the Great Lakes. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the lakes as you sail Lakes Michigan, Marquette, Thunder Bay, and back to Chicago. This extraordinary journey combines …
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Aerial views of Chicago
$5,794
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Chicago to Montreal

13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Learn about American history
  • Admire the thundering Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Montreal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the highlights of the Great Lakes on this 13-day cruise from Chicago, Illinois to Montreal, Quebec. Explore favorite ports of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lakes. Discover the history of industry and its role in the making of …
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Downtown Cleveland with River Bridge
$3,994
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Toronto to Chicago

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire the thundering Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Chicago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the highlights of the Great Lakes on this 11-day cruise from Toronto, Ontario to Chicago, Illinois. Explore favorite ports of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lakes. Discover the history of industry and its role in the making of …
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Downtown Cleveland with River Bridge
$3,759
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Toronto to Chicago

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Explore the cultures of Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire the thundering Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Chicago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the highlights of the Great Lakes on this 11-day cruise from Toronto, Ontario to Chicago, Illinois. Explore favorite ports of Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the lakes. Discover the history of industry and its role in the making of …
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Visit historic Chicago, Illinois
$2,799
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Illinois River: Chicago to St. Louis

Chicago to St. Louis - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Explore the city of Chicago
  • Discover the hometown of Mark Twain
  • Find history in Peoria
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Alton
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / St. Louis
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board American Countess on this 9-day cruise exploring highlights of the Illinois River. Explore the legacy of the American midwest on this river cruise through the historic heartland from Chicago to St. Louis. This journey takes you to a variety of beautiful American port cities in a luxury cruise …
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
$8,930
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Expedition between Lake Michigan & Lake Superior

Milwaukee - Thunder Bay - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover cultural riches
  • Enjoy hiking and kayaking
  • Sail on three of five Great Lakes
  • Learn about the culture
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Thunder Bay
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking
Activity Level:
Relaxed
AboardLeChamplainonan all-new 11-day expedition cruisediscovering Lake Superior, an exceptional exploration amidst flamboyant nature and the cultural riches of the Indigenous communities.Discover the natural and cultural treasures between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior on a brand-new excursion …
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Enjoy stunning views of Niagara Falls
$3,759
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Chicago to Toronto

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Discover Chicago
  • Enjoy views of Lake Michigan
  • Cruise through Georgian Bay
  • Admire Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / Toronto
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 11-day journey of the Great Lakes aboard the Ocean Voyager, delve into the nautical history of North America. Your vacation begins in Chicago, Illinois, a vibrant city with a strong arts scene, a rich history, and a variety of cuisines. Set sail on Lake Michigan for a Great Lakes cruise, …
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