From 2020, it will become even easier to cruise the Great Lakes USA region as Victory Cruise Lines are offering cruises on its twin ships Victory I and Victory II across all five of America’s Great Lakes and the Canadian Maritimes
With a fifth of the world’s freshwater and covering an area of around 95,000 square miles, the Great Lakes USA region is ideal for small ship cruising, with major cities such as Chicago and Detroit, fishing ports, surfing beaches and historic lighthouses, highways and car-free islands to be explored.
The identical 202-passenger ships will tour the lakes’ seaways, harbours and remote ports from May to October next year. Victory I will operate an 11-day Chicago to Toronto itinerary with prices from £4,895 per person, all-inclusive and including flights. It will call in Port Colborne, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Detroit, Sault Sin Marie, Manitoulin Island and Mackinaw Island.
Victory II will operate a nine-day Chicago to Niagara Falls sailing with ports of call at Muskegon, Green Bay, Mackinaw Island, Detroit and Cleveland. Prices start from £3,995 per person, all-inclusive with flights. Shore excursions are led by knowledgeable guides, providing opportunities to uncover the rich history and culture of the Great Lakes region.
Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario comprise the largest group of freshwater lakes — or “inland seas” — on earth and are steeped in beauty and history. From major metropolises to pristine beaches to picturesque resort towns, this storied region brims with iconic attractions such as Motown Museum in Detroit, car-free Mackinac Island in Michigan and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.