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.

Daily Itinerary

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


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;  city tour of Chicago pre-cruise; and city tour Toronto, post-cruise;  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

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 Deck 4; but the price on these is nearly $2000 more.  Happy to check on those for you ?

This above price INCLUDES a budget of $950 each for airfare, motorcoach transfers to all airports and to the hotel the first day, and included city tours in Chicago and Toronto. 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 the 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 the time of deposit.  The cost of insurance is nonrefundable 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  – $543   

70-74 – $697  

75-79 – $862

80-84 – $1145

85 and up – $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.


Please fill out the attached sign-up form.  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.  The final balance may be paid by credit card and forms will be available at a later date.

Please return to Seniors On The Go, 785 Marbrook Dr., Lawrenceville, GA   30044

Questions:  Cathy Stokes, 770-985-6131  or email at cmstokes@bellsouth.net

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Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Phone: (770) 985-6131
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