Splendor of the Great Lakes

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Splendor of the Great Lakes: Chicago, Illinois to Toronto, Ontario; Featuring Cruising on all five Great Lakes

August 7, 2021 – August 17, 2021
11 Days and 10 Nights

Ports of Call:

  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Lake Michigan Sailing
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Manitoulin Island, Ontario
  • Lake Huron Sailing
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario

Join us for this unique cruise around the Great Lakes on board the M/V Victory I.  This discovery designed ship provides the opportunity to take in panoramic views, beautiful ports, and tucked away places that larger ships can’t get to.  With only 202 passengers it provides personal service with it’s 84 crew members, yet offers you beautiful accommodations, inviting public spaces, and incredible dining experiences with all meals included each day you’re on board.  There are a total of 5 decks including the observation deck.  Our cabins are currently reserved on decks 1-3.  On board you’ll also find a fresh, modern designed ship with open air lounges, inviting dining spots, and generous windows to ensure you never miss a chance to savor the views.

Victory Cruise Lines prides itself with immersive and an all-inclusive coastal cruising.  You’ll enjoy shore excursions that are led by knowledgeable local guides and give you the opportunity to uncover the rich history and fascinating cultures of each of our ports of call. These ‘day trips’ are ALL included.   Each port will feature  deluxe motorcoach tours, and several stops will include lunch while we are out.  One will feature lunch at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. (This will be a bit different than the ‘hop on, hop off’ tours from the American Queen boats.)  In addition, we’ll often travel with engaging specialists who will focus their discussions on the areas of our journey.  They will share their expertise with presentations and talks during our cruise.

Onboard amenities are amazing on this cruise line as well.

  • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water.
  • Free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during the entire cruise.
  • Cocktail hour each evening before dinner.
  • Fine dining in the Shearwater Dining Room each evening; or in the more casual Cliff Rock Bar and Grill
  • Free internet and WIFI in all public areas.
  • 100% Egyptian cotton bedding, along with personal robes, slippers, and top of the line bath amenities.
  • Daily housekeeping with nightly turndown.
  • Onboard Salon and Spa.
  • 3 internationally themed high tea service during the afternoon.
  • In room TV with satellite service, electronic safe, alarm clock, hair dryer, and telephone.

Great Lakes Daily Itinerary

August 7, 2021       Travel by plane to Chicago, with transfer to local hotel for pre-cruise night in town.  Dinner on your own.

Enjoy Chicago city tour and then board motorcoach for transfer to ship; dinner on board tonight.

Lake Michigan cruise – only great lake located entirely in the US

Mackinac Island, Michigan – visit to Fort Mackinac, Grand Hotel luncheon and tour

Sault Saint Marie– transit the Soo Locks from Lake Huron to Lake Superior; tour visitor center & museum

Manitoulin Islands – 1000’s of tiny islands with rugged beauty; stop at First Nations Ojibwe site

Lake Huron cruising on the second largest of the Great Lakes

Detroit, Michigan -Henry Ford Museum and local city tour of ‘Motor City’ with lunch

Cleveland, Ohio -Museum of Art, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, and West Side Market/lunch

Niagara Falls – Welland Canal, Hornblower cruise into the mist of the falls, local lunch and winery

Toronto, Ontario – City tour before transfer to airport and flight to Atlanta


The price listed includes the river cruise, airfare from Atlanta to Chicago, and then from Toronto to Atlanta; all airport transfers by motorcoach, all port charges, taxes and fees, one night hotel in Chicago with luggage handling and breakfast the next morning;  all meals on board the ship, all shore excursions, all onboard amenities, and all government taxes.  Price DOES NOT include on board gratuities.

Category B  per person based on two people in a cabin –  $6600;  deck 2 and 3

Category C per person based on two people in a cabin –   $6460; deck 2 and 3

Category D per person based on two people in a cabin –   $6160; deck 1

Single pricing is available but I will have to call to check on availability and pricing.

Price:  We have 15 cabins reserved, 5 in each category.  Each of the cabins is about 156 square feet.  Each features picture windows.  Balcony cabins are available on the Deck 4; but the price on these is nearly $2000 more.  Happy to check on those for you 😊

This price above INCLUDES airfare, motorcoach transfers to all airports and have been budgeted at $950 each.  I plan to also add a Toronto City tour at the end of the tour as well and it is included in the $950 as well.  This price is based on current flights with Delta and will be purchased thru McCormick Travel.   It will be collected separately and sent to Seniors on The Go Travel at a later date. (Victory Cruise Lines doesn’t sell air travel.)  Insurance is also separate and must be PAID at time of deposit.  Those CHECKS should be made out to Seniors On The Go.  I will not cash those until I have your cabin confirmed.  Pre-existing conditions are covered if you purchase insurance at time of deposit.  The cost of insurance is non refundable once purchased.  It includes trip interruption so that if you have to get back home during the trip for medical reasons, that cost will be covered.  It also covers trip cancellation for medical reasons, or a death in the family.  Full documentation is a must for any claim that is filed.

Insurance for ALL categories: use your age at time of purchase!!

Your age:                             60-64                     70-74                     75-79                     80-84                     85 and up

$543                       $697                       $862                       $1145                    $1559

This insurance covers ALL components of your trip:  motorcoach, cruise, and airfare.  If you price shop insurance on your own use the category prices listed above.


I must have your sign up form by _________.  They will only hold the cabins until that date!!!!!!!!!!!

Please fill out the attached sign up for.  Send with a $500 deposit per person made out to American Queen; along with the insurance check made out to Seniors On The Go Travel.  I will not cash the insurance check until I have a cabin confirmation with the ship.  Final balance may be paid by credit card and forms will be available at a later date.

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