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North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes - 2023

Montréal • 12-night Great Lakes small ship cruise with Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Cleveland, Detroit, Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island, Lake Michigan • Chicago
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    CRUISE ON THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Montreal to Chicago | North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes
    TAKE A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE TOUR OF HISTORIC MACKINAC ISLAND, WHICH REMAINS CAR-FREE
  • FLOAT PAST MORE THAN 50 ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS AND ENJOY THEM FROM A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON THE CHICAGO RIVER
  • SAIL INTO THE MISTS ON A NIAGARA FALLS CRUISE ABOARD THE HORNBLOWER
  • DISCOVER THE ARCHITECTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND INVIGORATING CITYSCAPES OF MONTRÉAL
  • ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO CHICAGO
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North American Waterways: St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes

Seamlessly blending luxury small ship cruising and intimate cultural discovery, Vantage Deluxe World Travel transports guests all over the world via its oceans. And on this ocean cruise, you’ll see North America's rich natural beauty and buzzing metro hubs on this adventure through the Great Lakes and beyond!

Chicago, Illinois

Float past more than 50 architectural wonders and enjoy them from a unique perspective on the Chicago River.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Take a horse-drawn carriage tour of historic Mackinac Island, which remains car-free.

Niagara Falls

Sail into the mists on a Niagara Falls cruise aboard the Hornblower.

Montréal

Explore the remarkable architecture and rich culture of Montréal, the largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris.

Optional Extension to Chicago, Illinois

Say hello to the Windy City on this fantastic extension that lets you explore the delicious food, stunning architecture and even local music scene on a deep level. Dubbed "a city in a garden," you will have the opportunity to not only enjoy Chicago's modern locations, but also admire it's impressive outdoor spaces and design. You'll see the greenery nestled among the great works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright on an interactive tour, complete with Chicago-style lunch. Then, take the rest of your time to check out Millennium Park, the scenic Navy Pier, or even just to grab a slice of deep-dish pizza. Whatever you choose, your thirst for Chicago will be quenched.

Ocean Explorer

Cruise on the Ocean Explorer, an agile and state-of-the-art expedition vessel that can navigate to places larger ships can’t

Solo Travel with Vantage

You can count on the best value in the industry when you travel solo with Vantage, beginning with one free Single Supplement on each departure of most Small Ship Cruises and Escorted Land Tours. We also offer among the lowest Single Supplements available. And you’ll enjoy single-occupancy staterooms on our fleet of deluxe river ships.

Vantage's Referral Program

Do you have friends who love to travel as much as you do? Why not be rewarded for sharing your love of travel? That's the philosophy behind Vantage's newly enhanced Referral Program, where you can earn up to $8,200 in your choice of cash and free travel rewards for every eight friends you refer!

Vantage Deluxe Travel Air Upgrades

Upgrade your flight category to First Class, Business Class, or Premium Economy, and you’ll start your trip off right. That’s because you’ll arrive refreshed, unfrazzled, and ready to go. Even better, you’ll be able to take advantage of our contract prices, meaning big savings and no service fees.

Travel Protection Plan

When you’re ready to travel to the places you love, there’s a way to plan with more peace of mind. From medical emergencies to travel delays and beyond, the Travel Protection Plan gives you the added security to discover the world without worrying about the unexpected.

SmartPay Discount Plan

Optional pre-trip extensions. Exclusive optional tours. Upgraded business class seats. These things can be yours — virtually for free — when you use SmartPay to pay for your trip in advance. That’s because you can save an average of up to $600 per person — a full 10% — when you reserve your trip and pay in full 12 months or more prior to your journey!

Group Program - Travel for FREE

Earn a FREE trip with every 10 paying travelers you bring with you!

Small Ship Discoveries

In Antarctica, Asia, Europe, or South America, our small ships are your portal to unforgettable exploration. Travel through Southeast Asia on the Irrawaddy or Mekong rivers; explore the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Aegean seas on board a private yacht; or venture through the fjords of Norway and Chile, along the Amazon River, among the Galapagos Islands, or to distant Antarctica

The World of Vantage

Discover the world with Vantage Deluxe World Travel — at the best values available today — for worldwide river cruises, small ship discoveries, and escorted land tours for small groups

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