Cruise & Stay 10 nights with boutique small ship Victory I on an all inclusive journey from Toronto to Chicago on the Great Lakes of North America.
9 Night Cruise sailing from Toronto to Chicago aboard Victory I. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Toronto. Dive into North America’s maritime legacy on board the Victory I or Victory II. Your vacation begins as we prepare to set sail on a Great Lakes adventure, stopping at Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island and other intoxicating ports along the way. We invite you to indulge in relaxation, engage in experience and cultivate the soul on this unforgettable journey. Day 1: Hotel Stay in Toronto Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about the upcoming voyage to reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. Day 2: Embark in Toronto Considered Canada’s premier metropolitan center, diverse Toronto provides options for any taste. The flavor of the city comes alive in historic St. Lawrence Market, a source of authentic artisan foods and crafts – and community – for more than 200 years. A visit to this modern metropolis with 19th-century flair becomes a cultural kaleidoscope that emerges as a singular and unique experience. Day 3: Port Colborne (Niagara Falls) Begin your day in breathtaking Niagara Falls, which attracts millions of visitors each year. An optional pre-cruise premium experience takes you to the heart of its splendor for a Hornblower catamaran ride into the mist. Afterward, take lunch for a spin in the rotating Skylon Tower, followed by a tasting at local winery and shopping at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Deluxe motorcoaches will transport guests a short distance to the ship in Port Colborne. Day 4: Cleveland Step off the ship onto what some call America’s “North Coast” and discover why Clevelanders are so fiercely proud of their home. The reinvented city reverberates with vitality and a cool new atmosphere. Expand your mind at the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with over 45,000 works to explore. You can also feel the backbeat at the museum devoted to one of America’s finest gifts to the world – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An optional premium experience to Geauga County offers a glimpse into a simpler way of life with a visit to an Amish home for a traditional wedding feast. Day 5: Detroit There’s no better place than the Motor City to choose an optional premium experience to explore the captivating history of the automotive industry – and so much more – at The Henry Ford. Be astounded by the museum’s vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose the included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights. Day 6: Scenic Sailing on Lake Huron Today we slip our moorings to survey the sapphire canvas of a boundless empire. Scenic sailing invites visitors to navigate the day as we cruise through the second-largest arena of inland sea in America’s Great Lakes. Engage in laissez faire, and curl up with a nautical novel on the deck as the rhythmic slap of spray keeps pace. Grab some fresh fare, behold the natural wonders and indulge in the delicacy of sailing. Day 7: Little Current, Manitoulin Island The raw beauty of Georgian Bay leads to the world’s largest freshwater island – Manitoulin – featuring picturesque granite outcrops and rolling farmland. In its largest town, Little Current, indigenous life and legend meld with European history, with Immaculate Conception Church and its distinctive tepee-like architecture as a symbol. Venerated rhythms of the ages come to life in the talented hands and feet of Native drummers and dancers on an island considered sacred by the native Anishinaabe people. Day 8: Sault St. Marie A city divided presents duality in experience; Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and ON, bridged together by name and commerce, are diverse waterfront communities that harbor a flood of opportunity. Culture beats through street veins that connect these harbors to the distinctly different North American countryside beyond each border. Join the included tour, and admire the view from the Soo Locks observation deck, or peer into the past in the preserved fur traders’ settlement homes on Water Street. Drink in the atmosphere, and encounter life in Sault Ste. Marie. Day 9: Mackinac Island Trapped in time and surrounded by staggeringly beautiful landscapes, Mackinac Island centers the spirit and soothes the soul. Settle into the tranquil pace of this treasured destination on a tour by horse-drawn carriage. Fill up on fresh, local flavor with a lunch to remember at the island’s legendary Grand Hotel. Afterward, let your gaze lazily wander across the stunning vistas from its colossal porch – the world’s largest. Day 10: Scenic Sailing on Lake Michigan As we traverse across the aqua, turquoise and cerulean shades of Lake Michigan, watch dunes of sand slowly become lost in the horizon while sunlight plays upon the deck. You may choose to visit the fitness center for a workout, or pamper yourself with a soothing massage in the spa. Regardless of preference, embrace the relaxation that scenic sailing offers to all. Day 11: Disembark in Chicago As the journey concludes, there are additional opportunities for you to take in the town.
2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^ Make a new booking on this 2023 departure and pay no deposit until the 31st of January 2022! Offer valid for bookings by Australian guests between 1st Aug – 31st Dec 2021. Capacity controlled and not valid on Owner`s Suites. _______________ SPLENDOUR OF THE GREAT LAKES: Dive into North America`s maritime legacy on board the Victory I. Your vacation begins as we prepare to set sail on a Great Lakes adventure, stopping at Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island and other intoxicating ports along the way. We invite you to indulge in relaxation, engage in experience and cultivate the soul on this unforgettable journey. _______________ SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 10 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 2 September 2023 – hotel in Toronto, Canada Cruise Begins: 3 September 2023 – embark, Toronto, Canada Cruise Ends: 12 September 2023 – disembark, Chicago, USA Ship: Victory I Region: Great Lakes of North America _______________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Toronto, Canada • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 9 night small ship cruise aboard Victory I from Toronto to Chicago • All onboard meals • Complimentary range of included shore excursions • Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise • Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water • Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary) • Port charges of USD $459 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $158 per person _______________ DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $300 USD per person in all categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of December 2021*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Ocean View Stateroom – Queen bed only – Deck 1: Was $5616 – NOW $5316* Twin Cat D Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 1: Was $5916 – NOW $5616* Twin Cat C Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 2 or 3: Was $6216 – NOW $5916* Twin Cat B Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 3: Was $6416 – NOW $6116* Twin Cat A Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 3: Was $7216 – NOW $6916* Twin Cat AA Ocean View Stateroom – Queen or twin beds – Deck 4: Was $8116 – NOW $7816* Twin Cat OS Owners Suite – one queen & one sofa bed – Deck 3: Was $10516 – NOW $10216* Single sole use occupancy prices on request