The Beauty of the Great Lakes
Chicago, IL, to Niagara Falls, ON
Vessel: Victory I™ or Victory II™
Dates: May - October 2020
This dynamic itinerary features bastions of metropolitan American flair bridged by halcyon horizons on the liquid mirrors beyond. Tour time-honored ports brimming with natural beauty and the creativity of generations. Spirited Detroit, progressive Cleveland, proud Green Bay and cultured Chicago blend comfortably with peaceful throwback oases such as Mackinac Island and Muskegon for a vacation that's just right for any taste. You can enjoy an included one-night post-cruise hotel stay!
Welcome to Chicago! This uncommon ground is blooming with gourmet dogs, baseball crowds, supper clubs and, of course, the Bean. There are plenty of sights to be seen in this city of global commerce and culture. Chicago invites you to stroll through its canyons of glass and steel, embrace hustle and go anywhere the wind blows.
This outdoor lovers' haven on Lake Michigan's eastern shore offers multiple state parks and trails, two paddle sport rivers, 26 miles of beaches and a winter sports park. Maritime history lovers gravitate here to tour the USS LST (Landing Ship, Tank) 393 Veterans Museum and USS Silversides Submarine Museum - America's most decorated surviving submarine.
Green Bay, WI
Anthems of green and gold ring proud, but the song of the city harmonizes the whole spectrum. Experience the many colors of Green Bay, from red-flowing winery to sip of blue atmosphere. The city showcases the many shades of local cultivators in markets filled with man- and nature-made goods year-round. This pelican's playground is home to a plethora of craft breweries, boutiques and, of course, fresh sea fare.
Mackinac Island, MI
Vacationers adore this unique American destination. Its devotees long for the time they can return to their beloved island retreat and truly disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle. Clip-clop rhythms of horse hooves soothe the soul, with not a car in sight. The rich aroma of Mackinac's signature treat - its famous fudge - permeates charming shops. This peaceful port draws visitors back year after year. Tour the island by carriage and visit Fort Mackinac. Afterward, marvel at myriad magnificent selections on the Grand Hotel luncheon buffet for an included mid-day meal to treasure. And the view at the hotel from America's longest front porch stretches for miles.
Scenic Sailing on Lake Huron
Today the M/V Victory I transforms into a self-contained universe ripe for exploration. Craft your experience as you choose: Kick back on deck to embrace the calmness and spirituality of Lake Huron, or take some time to connect with friends in the many public spaces aboard the ship. This day on the lake is all yours.
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 Museum of American Innovation. Be astounded by its vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose an included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Motown Museum, the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights.
Majestically situated on the south shore of Lake Erie between the Welland Canal and Detroit/Windsor, Cleveland offers much to behold. Choose a tour-de-force optional premium experience focused through the lens of famous films shot in Cleveland, including a visit to the home where "A Christmas Story" unfolded, to reminisce about secret decoder pins, Ovaltine and the infamous Red Ryder BB gun.
Hotel Stay in Niagara Falls (Port Colborne)
Begin your day in breathtaking Niagara Falls, which attracts millions of visitors each year. How many shimmering rainbows can you spot in the refreshing spray? The rumbling din of cascading waters forms a serene frequency. A narrated driving tour reveals popular attractions such as Whirlpool Rapids, the Floral Clock and Table Rock Park, with a stop downtown.
Niagara Falls (Port Colborne)
Port Colborne's rich maritime history and stunning beachfront point up the beauty of the region. See Earth's raw power on full display during an unforgettable encounter with a natural wonder of the world. Thoughts swirl in the surreal roar of rushing water as it crashes into the jade-green lake below.