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Lakeside Treasures Small Ship Cruise – 18 Jun 2022

Cruise and Stay 15 nights with Victory II departing 18th June 2022

* Valid until 16 June 2022 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

LAKESIDE TREASURES: Urban allure launches this remarkable voyage, fusing with mystic Michigan hideaways. Join us on this true Lake Superior showcase to discover its hidden treasures. The down-home charm remains authentic and precious in bewitching stops such as Duluth, Thunder Bay and Marquette. This is a journey for dreamers and discoverers alike.
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SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 15 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 18 June 2022 – hotel in Chicago, USA
Cruise Begins: 19 June 2022 – embark, Chicago, USA
Cruise Ends: 3 July 2022 – disembark, Chicago, USA
Ship: Victory II
Region: USA & Canadian Great Lakes
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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Chicago, USA
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 14 night small ship cruise aboard Victory II round trip from 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 $699 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $245 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
The fares shown here are full brochure fare. This cruise may also have discounts applicable for Australian residents. Please contact us for your best offer. All rates in USD – U.S Dollars.

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    16 days
  • Day
    1
    Chicago, USA
  • Chicago, USA

    Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

  • Day
    2
    Chicago, USA
  • Chicago, USA

    Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago boasts world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of modern architecture in the world.

    Downtown Chicago is the place for work and play, with shopping, skyscrapers, big theaters, and the city’s most famous travel sights. Amongst the many attractions are Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Centre, Magnificient Mile and State Street.

    The Chicago Park District consists of 552 parks with over 7,300 acres (3,000 ha) of municipal parkland, as well as 33 sand beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens.

    Things to See & Do

    * Downtown area

    * Museum Campus * Navy Pier * Chinatown * Millennium Park

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 588.4 km²

    Population – 2,853,114 approx

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Port Location – The port of Chicago is located in South Chicago on Lake Michigan.

    Travel Links – Chicago is served by O’Hare International Airport (17 miles northwest of downtown) and Midway Airport (10 miles southwest of downtown).

    Chicago is serviced by Greyhound buses and by Amtrak rail services.

  • Day
    4
    Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Mackinac Island is an island and resort area covering 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) in land area, part of the U.S. state of Michigan. The island is the location of Mackinac Island State Park, which covers approximately 80 percent of the island and includes Fort Mackinac as well as portions of the island’s historic downtown and harbor.

    Things to see and do

    * Fort Mackinac

    * Historic downtown area * Mackinac Island fudge * Biddle House * Village and harbor

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – Sept Currency – US Dollar (US$) Language – English Land Area

    – 9.78 sq. km’s Population – 495 approx Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time –

    GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code –

    1

    Transport Links – The island can be reached by private boat, by ferry, by small aircraft, and in the winter, by snowmobile over an ice road. The airport has a 3,500-foot (1,070 m) paved runway, and charter air service from the mainland is available.

    In the summer tourist season, ferry service is available from Arnold Transit Company, Shepler’s Ferry, and Star Line Ferry to shuttle visitors to the island from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City.

  • Day
    5
    Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Mackinac Island is an island and resort area covering 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) in land area, part of the U.S. state of Michigan. The island is the location of Mackinac Island State Park, which covers approximately 80 percent of the island and includes Fort Mackinac as well as portions of the island’s historic downtown and harbor.

    Things to see and do

    * Fort Mackinac

    * Historic downtown area * Mackinac Island fudge * Biddle House * Village and harbor

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – Sept Currency – US Dollar (US$) Language – English Land Area

    – 9.78 sq. km’s Population – 495 approx Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time –

    GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code –

    1

    Transport Links – The island can be reached by private boat, by ferry, by small aircraft, and in the winter, by snowmobile over an ice road. The airport has a 3,500-foot (1,070 m) paved runway, and charter air service from the mainland is available.

    In the summer tourist season, ferry service is available from Arnold Transit Company, Shepler’s Ferry, and Star Line Ferry to shuttle visitors to the island from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City.

  • Day
    6
    Marquette, Michigan
  • Marquette, Michigan

    Marquette is a city in Marquette County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 21,355 at the 2010 census, which makes it the largest city in the Upper Peninsula. It also serves as the county seat of Marquette County

  • Day
    7
    Houghton, Michigan USA
  • Houghton, Michigan USA

    Houghton is the largest city and county seat of Houghton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton is the largest city in the Copper Country region. It is the fifth largest city in the Upper Peninsula,

  • Day
    8
    Duluth, Minnesota, USA
  • Duluth, Minnesota, USA

    Duluth is a port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of St. Louis County. Duluth forms a metropolitan area with Superior, Wisconsin. Called the Twin Ports, these two cities share the Duluth-Superior Harbor and together are the world’s largest inland port and one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes, shipping coal, iron ore (taconite), and grain.

    Duluth also has a thriving tourism industry, with antique shops, excellent restaurants, cozy inns, and scenic views of the lake. There is a ski resort inside city limits. Canal Park and Superior Street have the highest concentrations of tourist destinations in the city. The famous Aerial Lift Bridge is on Lake Avenue, next to Canal Park.

    Things to See & Do

    * The Aerial Lift Bridge and Canal Park * Split Rock Lighthouse * The old Gleensheen Mansion * Karpeles Manuscript Museum * Enger tower

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Population – 85,000 approx Land Area – 176.10 km² Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Port Location – The port of Duluth is located on Port Terminal Drive, Duluth.

    Travel Links –

    Duluth International airport is served by Delta Air Lines and Allegiant Air; with service to the Twin Cities, Chicago, Detroit, and Las Vegas.

    Duluth is served by both Greyhound and Jefferson Lines. The main bus terminal for both bus lines is located at 4426 Grand Ave.

    Duluth-Superior (WI) is an international seaport, by way of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway, and while the taconite industry has dropped way off from the Iron Range, timber is still shipped by boat. Cruise ships that travel the Great lakes have only recently begun adding Duluth as a stop on their itineraries.

  • Day
    9
    Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

    Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, under the protective watch of the Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay is rich in people and resources, and connects Northwestern Ontario to the world.

    The Fort William Historical Park recreates an 1816 fur trading post. A trail leads to the summit of Mount McKay. Offering panoramic views, the Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout features a statue of the athlete and cancer research activist. On Sibley Peninsula, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has trails, plus wildlife like moose and wolves.

  • Day
    11
    Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA
  • Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA

    Sault Sainte Marie is a city in and the county seat of Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is in the north-eastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, on the Canadian border, separated from its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by the St. Marys River. The city is quite isolated, within the Upper Peninsula.

    Visitors to Sault Sainte Marie can see ships pass through the Soo Locks, where international commerce ships make their way between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. The Soo Locks, the world’s largest system of locks, including the largest lock in the Western Hemisphere: it has been a major feature of Sault St. Marie since the first major lock was built in the mid-19th century.

    Things to see and do

    * Edison-Soo Hydro-electric Power House

    * Alford Park – watch ships go by * Brady Park – tourist information centre * Soo Locks

    * The River of History Museum

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency – US Dollar (US$) Language – English Land Area

    – 38.4 sq. km’s Population – 14,150 approx Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time –

    GMT minus five hours International Country Telephone Code –

    1

    Travel Links –

    Commercial airline service is provided to the city by the Chippewa County International Airport in Kinross, about 20 miles (32 km) south. Smaller general aviation aircraft also use the Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Airport about twenty two miles south of town.

    The Sugar Island Ferry provides automobile and passenger access between Sault Ste. Marie and Sugar Island.

  • Day
    13
    Green Bay, Wisconsin USA
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin USA

    Green Bay is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It’s at the southern end of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. Lambeau Field is the home of the Green Bay Packers football team and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Locomotives, passenger rail cars and other artifacts are on display at the National Railroad Museum. The central Neville Public Museum showcases the art, history and science of the region.

  • Day
    14
    Green Bay, Wisconsin USA
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin USA

    Green Bay is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It’s at the southern end of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. Lambeau Field is the home of the Green Bay Packers football team and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. Locomotives, passenger rail cars and other artifacts are on display at the National Railroad Museum. The central Neville Public Museum showcases the art, history and science of the region.

  • Day
    15
    Muskegon, Michigan USA
  • Muskegon, Michigan USA

    Muskegon is called the “port city” because it is known for fishing, sailing regattas, pleasure boating and as a commercial and cruise ship port. It is a popular vacation destination because of the expansive freshwater beaches, historic architecture and public art collection.

  • Day
    16
    Chicago, USA
  • Chicago, USA

    Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago boasts world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of modern architecture in the world.

    Downtown Chicago is the place for work and play, with shopping, skyscrapers, big theaters, and the city’s most famous travel sights. Amongst the many attractions are Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Centre, Magnificient Mile and State Street.

    The Chicago Park District consists of 552 parks with over 7,300 acres (3,000 ha) of municipal parkland, as well as 33 sand beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens.

    Things to See & Do

    * Downtown area

    * Museum Campus * Navy Pier * Chinatown * Millennium Park

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 588.4 km²

    Population – 2,853,114 approx

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Port Location – The port of Chicago is located in South Chicago on Lake Michigan.

    Travel Links – Chicago is served by O’Hare International Airport (17 miles northwest of downtown) and Midway Airport (10 miles southwest of downtown).

    Chicago is serviced by Greyhound buses and by Amtrak rail services.

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Chicago, USA

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

Pricing and Cabins

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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on full brochure cruise fare, inclusive of port charges and ship`s pre-paid gratuities, at time of publication and do not include any discounts. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages cruise. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All inquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Transfer to hotel on day one and post cruise are not included. Discounts may be available – please contact our office for the best offers applicable.

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