The Majestic Great lakes

The Majestic Great lakes

Explore the verdant wilderness, rocky shores, and pristine islands of North America as you sail the Great Lakes aboard the M/V Victory I.  Embark in Toronto and sail to the Welland Canal, then take an off ship excursion and experience the immensity and grandeur of Niagara Falls. Cruise to Cleveland, relive the glory days of the American automobile at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, and sail the shimmering waters of Georgian Bay as you explore the native traditions of Manitoulin Island. Traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, and step back into the nineteenth century on Mackinac Island. Disembark in Chicago.  

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July 24 TORONTO, CANADA

Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the M/V Victory I in Toronto. One of the most multicultural cities in the world and one of the largest in North America, Toronto offers a wide array of attractions from a melting pot of backgrounds. Explore its greatly diverse neighborhoods that reflect the city’s expansion throughout the years, and take in the ancient architecture hidden in the modern-day city.

July 25 NIAGARA FALLS (WELLAND CANAL) & SCENIC SAILING OF LAKE ERIE

Disembark near the historic twenty-seven-mile-long Welland Canal. Next, traveling by deluxe motor coach, take in magnificent vistas as you pass through the area’s fertile agricultural vineyards. Witness the thunderous power of Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most astounding natural wonders, and board a state-of the-art Hornblower cruise vessel for a thrilling up-close perspective of the famous Horseshoe Falls and its breathtaking misty spray. Afterward, travel the scenic Niagara Parkway on the ridge overlooking the river, and enjoy lunch at a charming local restaurant before returning to the ship.

July 26 CLEVELAND, OHIO

Celebrate a musical genre’s history and impact at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—which supports community and culture through creative exhibits, programs, and festivals—and explore Cleveland’s West Side Market, filled with the unique and diverse fares of over one hundred vendors and highlighted on television’s Travel Channel and Food Network.

July 27 DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Visit the Henry Ford Museum and explore its vast collection of iconic objects that have inspired and evolved into today’s greatest innovations. Gain new perspective on American history as you tour interactive exhibits, and learn about how our culture shapes, and is shaped by, the tools we create.

July 28 SCENIC SAILING OF LAKE HURON

July 29 LITTLE CURRENT, MANITOULIN ISLAND (GEORGIAN BAY)

Delight in a scenic early-morning cruise of Georgian Bay, with its verdant islands, rugged cliffs, and diamond-blue waters that have inspired some of Canada’s most celebrated painters. Arrive at the small town of Little Current, and tour Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater island, home of the Ojibwe people. Stop at the uniquely designed Immaculate Conception Church, attend a traditional smudging ceremony, and enjoy an interpretive tour of the local museum and art gallery. Back in Little Current, return to the ship, or explore the community’s quaint downtown shops, docks, or waterfront parks at your leisure.

July 30 SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN (WHITEFISH BAY & LAKE SUPERIOR)

Transit the Soo Locks from Lake Huron into Lake Superior. Experience the oldest city in the Midwest on a guided excursion that features the New Fort Brady and the Valley Camp Museum Ship. Built by the American Shipbuilding Company in 1917, this former ship is now home to the world’s largest Great Lakes maritime museum. Explore the cargo’s rich collection of photography, shipwreck artifacts, and fascinating nautical exhibits. Then, visit the mighty Soo Locks—one of the world’s largest and busiest locks—that enables ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.

July 31 MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN

Step back into the nineteenth century on Mackinac Island, located at the ends of the Straits of Mackinac, between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. A national historic landmark steeped in Victorian-era charm, Mackinac Island has a no-car policy. Embark on an excursion aboard a horse-drawn carriage, and gain insight into the island’s compelling history at Michigan’s oldest building, Fort Mackinac. Behold the imposing stone walls and cannons of this impressive

August 1 SCENIC SAILING OF LAKE MICHIGAN

August 2 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Disembark the M/V Victory I in Chicago, a magnetic cultural hub situated at the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan.

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