Chicago to Toronto (11 nights/ 12 days)

Day 1 - Hotel Stay in Chicago

Fly in to Chicago. Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with general questions about the upcoming voyage and reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options. Enhance your voyage with an optional Chicago Pre-City Stay Package.

Day 2 - Embark in Chicago

Bold, brazen and distinctly American, Chicago has personality to spare. From towering skyscrapers to regional cuisine and a quirky dialect, this city represents the heart and soul of the Midwest. Chicagoans are easy to recognize and quick with a smile and a lighthearted quip. Shopping on the Magnificent Mile is an adventure to remember, and the locals know the hidden mom-and-pop gems serving the best deep-dish pizza, Italian beef and signature Chicago dogs.

Day 3 - Scenic Sailing on Lake Michigan

These waters are home to a vast variety of wildlife – trout, salmon, walleye, small-mouth bass, crayfish, freshwater sponges and sea lamprey, to name a few. That buffet attracts raptors such as hawks and bald eagles and waterfowl such as ducks, swans and geese. Relax and enjoy the view on your own time on this peaceful river cruising day. Sip a mid-morning consommé, breathe in the fresh lake air on the upper deck, share convivial conversation with other guests or just nibble on snacks as you look forward to yet another astounding sunset on the water.

Day 4 - Mackinac Island

Vacationers adore this unique American destination. Its devotees long for the time they can return to their beloved island retreat and truly disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle. Clip-clop rhythms of horse hooves soothe the soul, with not a car in sight. The rich aroma of Mackinac’s signature treat – its famous fudge – permeates charming shops. This peaceful port draws visitors back year after year. Tour the island by carriage and visit Fort Mackinac. Afterward, marvel at myriad magnificent selections on the Grand Hotel luncheon buffet for an included mid-day meal to treasure. And the view at the hotel from America’s longest front porch stretches for miles.

Day 5 - Sault Ste. Marie

“The Saults” – international twin cities – are neighbors on either side of St. Marys River on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in Southern Ontario. Soak in the culture of the area on a narrated tour showcasing local highlights such as the retired lake freighter SS Valley Camp – now a museum – and an insider’s look at the engineering spectacle of the Soo Locks, the world’s busiest canal in terms of tonnage.

Day 6 - 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 7 - Scenic Sailing on Lake Huron

Today the M/V Victory I transforms into a selfcontained universe ripe for exploration. Craft your experience as you choose: Kick back on deck to embrace the calmness and spirituality of Lake Huron, or take some time to connect with friends in the many public spaces aboard the ship. This day on the lake is all yours.

Day 8 - 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 Museum of American Innovation. Be astounded by its vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose an included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Motown Museum,  the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights.

Day 9 - Cleveland

Step off the M/V Victory I 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’ll also feel the backbeat at the museum devoted to one of America’s finest gift 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 10: Port Colborne (Niagara Falls)

Port Colborne’s rich maritime history and stunning beachfront point up the beauty of the region. Make the most of this beautiful stop with an optional half-day pre- or postcruise tour to Niagara Falls. See Earth’s raw power on full display during an unforgettable encounter with a natural wonder of the world. Thoughts swirl in the surreal roar of rushing water as it crashes into the jadegreen lake below. Excitement escalates as we climb aboard our Hornblower catamaran to sail into the mesmerizing mist. Afterward, reflect on your experience over lunch, then explore local shops for the perfect souvenir to remind you of your journey.

Day 11: Disembark in Toronto

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider  a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer.

Day 11: Arrive London, UK

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Prices

Ocean View Stateroom (Category E) Deck 1
From £5495 per person

Please call for more details.

Cruise Prices

Guide Prices are per person based on 2 persons sharing a cabin include:

  • Return scheduled flights (Economy Class) from London UK
  • Pre-cruise hotel night
  • Exquisite multi-course fine dining with specialty and casual options
  • Entertainment each evening
  • Shore excursions in each port of call
  • Afternoon tea service
  • Cocktail hour daily
  • Complimentary non-premium beer, wine, spirits, tea, coffee, filtered water and soft drinks
  • Wi-Fi in all public areas
  • Onboard enrichment
  • Private transfers to and from airports and shared transfer from hotel to boat
  • All Port Charges
  • Gratuities
  • Full ATOL financial protection


Additional Charges

  • Additional Premium shore excursions
  • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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