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Explore the verdant wilderness, rocky shores, and pristine islands of North America as you cruise all five Great Lakes aboard the 202-guest M/V Victory I. Take in fascinating onboard lectures by maritime historian Frederick Stonehouse as you traverse the region’s stunning geography and immerse yourself in its pioneer spirit.
Highlights:

Unwind in idyllic Mackinac Island; traverse the legendary Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie; explore native traditions in Manitoulin Island; browse Cleveland’s famous and expansive West Side Market; dive—or drive—into automotive history in Detroit; and see Niagara Falls up close and personal from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel.



Itinerary

DAY 1: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard the M/V Victory I in Chicago, Illinois, a magnetic cultural hub situated at the southwestern tip of Lake Michigan. The third-largest city in the United States, the “Windy City” beckons visitors with its photogenic urban skyline, superb museums and art galleries,
sprawling parks, and inventive culinary scene.
DAY 2: SCENIC SAILING OF LAKE MICHIGAN
DAY 3: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Step back into the 19th 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 your 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 fort, built atop a soaring cliff by British soldiers in 1780.
DAY 4: SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN (WHITEFISH BAY & LAKE SUPERIOR)
Today, transit the Soo Locks from Lake Huron into Lake Superior at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. 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—
enabling ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.
DAY 5: 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.
DAY 6: MIDLAND, ONTARIO
Discover the scattered murals displayed around Midland, depicting the town’s rich history. Then, experience early Canadian pioneer life at “Sainte-Marie among the Hurons,” a world-renowned living-museum reconstruction, and explore the floating-ship museum S.S. Keewatin, with staged rooms filled
with artifacts from its seven decades of sailing the Great Lakes.
DAY 7: SCENIC SAILING OF LAKE HURON
DAY 8: WINDSOR, ONTARIO & DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Stop at Windsor, the “City of Roses,” en route to Detroit. Then visit the vast Henry Ford Museum where highlights include the limousine that carried President John F. Kennedy on that fateful
day in Texas, Abraham Lincoln’s rocking chair from Ford’s Theatre, and more.
DAY 9: NIAGARA FALLS (WELLAND CANAL) & SCENIC SAILING OF LAKE ERIE
Disembark near the historic, 27-mile-long Welland Canal. Next,  raveling 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 stateof-
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.
DAY 10: TORONTO, ONTARIO
Disembark the M/V Victory I in Toronto, one of the most muticultural cities in the world, offering a wide array of attractions from a melting pot of backgrounds.
Itinerary and sightseeing are subject to change

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