These Highlights have been handpicked by our regional Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers.
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
Gain deeper insights into your destinations with talks and discussions by an onboard Resident Lecturer
Enjoy scenic cruising on all 5 Great Lakes: Ontario, Erie, Huron, Superior, and Michigan
Take a coach tour through Kingston on Lake Ontario
Learn about Detroit’s economic industrial boom and leading innovation of automotive ideas on a tour through this interactive museum
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
Sample the vintages at Niagara’s Château des Charmes, a state-of-the-art, family-owned winery
Discover Ojibwe tradition on Manitoulin Island, including a smudging ceremony and powwow
Navigate the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, where you can discover the history of this region from either the U.S. or Canadian side
Take a walk through the fascinating history of the Canadian side of the Soo Locks during a tour of the Bushplane Museum
Enjoy a colorful tour through music history with a visit to Cleveland’s iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Enjoy an enlightening lecture series by resident lecturers who will bring to life the history and culture of your destinations
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Our 5-star fleet offers an authentic sailing experience to make your journey unforgettable. While onboard, indulge in a relaxing massage at the spa, or try hot-rock cooking at the onboard restaurant. Then, disembark for an eye-opening visit to a local winery or a walking tour of some of the world’s most iconic cities and undiscovered gems. All the while, enjoy these world-class ship amenities:
Years ago, they were the simple path of a glistening glacier, but today, the Great Lakes are a proud symbol of American heritage. You’ll enjoy picturesque cruising on five Great Lakes, each with their own stunning landscape, unique history, and treasured cultural gems. From the scenic shorelines of Lake Huron to the history-lined coast of Lake Michigan, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the story of America. Here are just a few of the historical gems that await you:
From rock and roll to indigenous culture, this Great Lakes cruise blends the old, the new, and the evergreen on a delightful 14-day itinerary. Here are some cultural highlights:
Few things reveal as much about a culture and its people as the food they eat. This journey reveals the U.S. and Canada’s strong culinary ties to the sea and to its lakes. Here are some of the many ways you will indulge in its many flavors.
Make the most of this history-rich itinerary with photographic memories you’ll hold dear forever. Here are a few highlights to look out for:
Prior to your expedition cruise, our complimentary Concierge service will be available to help you customize your journey. Here are just a few services your Concierge can provide:
Take advantage of this free, start-to-finish service by making your requests prior to your journey or during your journey. We are one of the only companies to offer this level of service! Call 1-888-982-6824 or email Concierge@vantagetravel.com to speak to a Concierge today, or simply log into My Portfolio up to two weeks prior to departure.
During your journey, your onboard Destination Manager can assist with any special requests such as spa reservations, hotel reservations, and more.
On this small ship ocean cruise, independent travelers will enjoy solo-friendly features, such as: