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Explore these 9 top Illinois River cruises for 2022 and 2023. Some of the most popular activities on our Illinois River trips include cruises, urban exploration, small ship cruises, and cultural. Discover Chicago, Havana, Peoria, and Ottawa 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 Illinois River cruises start from $2,799 for cruises of 9 to 16 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Illinois River cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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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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Beautiful Chicago sunset
$6,099
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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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Chicago, IL
$6,299
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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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Stunning Niagara Falls
$6,099
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Chicago to Montreal

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • 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
Chicago represents the heart and soul of the Midwest. Cruise across Lake Michigan's blue, turquoise, and cerulean colors and keep an eye out for sand dunes that fade into the horizon as the sun plays on the deck. Visit a charming and distinctive American site, Mackinac Island, and its state …
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Downtown Cleveland with River Bridge
$3,999
Savings
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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
$4,699
Savings
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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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Relax on the lake shores
$4,299
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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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Aerial views of Chicago
$6,099
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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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Enjoy stunning views of Niagara Falls
$4,699
Savings
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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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