Splendor of the Great Lakes
Chicago, Illinois to Toronto, Ontario; featuring Cruising on all five Great Lakes
July 31, 2022, to August 10, 2022
11 days and 10 nights
Ports of Call
- Chicago, Illinois
- Mackinac Island, Michigan
- Lake Michigan Sailing
- Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
- Manitoulin Island, Onatrio
- Lake Huron Sailing
- Detroit, Michigan
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Niagra Falls, Ontario
- Toronto, Ontario
Join us for this unique cruise around the Great Lakes onboard 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 its 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. Onboard 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 on immersive and 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.
- A 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, hairdryer, and telephone.
July 31, 2022
July 31, 2022 – Travel by plane to Chicago, with transfer to a local hotel for pre-cruise night in town. Dinner on your own.
August 1 – Enjoy Chicago city tour and then board motorcoach for transfer to ship; dinner on board tonight.
August 2 – Lake Michigan cruise – only great lake located entirely in the US
August 3 – Mackinac Island, Michigan – visit Fort Mackinac, Grand Hotel luncheon, and tour
August 4 – Sault Saint Marie– transit the Soo Locks from Lake Huron to Lake Superior; tour visitor center & museum
August 5 – Manitoulin Islands – 1000’s of tiny islands with rugged beauty; stop at First Nations Ojibwe site
August 6 – Lake Huron cruising on the second largest of the Great Lakes
August 7 – Detroit, Michigan -Henry Ford Museum and local city tour of ‘Motor City’ with lunch
August 8 – Cleveland, Ohio -Museum of Art, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, and West Side Market/lunch
August 9 – Niagara Falls – Welland Canal, Hornblower cruise into the mist of the falls, local lunch, and winery
August 10 – Toronto, Ontario – City tour before transfer to airport and flight to Atlanta