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Great Lakes & Waterfronts: Chicago to Toronto - 2022

Chicago • 9-night Great Lakes small ship cruise with Lake Michigan, Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron, Detroit, Cleveland, Niagara Falls • Toronto
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    CRUISE ON THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Chicago to Toronto | Great Lakes & Waterfronts: Chicago to Toronto
    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
  • ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO CHICAGO
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$8,499
  • $607
    PER DAY
  • 14
    DAYS
  • 21
    TOURS
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14 DAYS FROM $8,748
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Chicago, Illinois (Pre-Trip)

3 DAYS FROM $999

Toronto, Canada (Pre-Trip)

3 DAYS FROM $1,299

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May 18
Chicago to Toronto
CODE: ETC22
FROM
$8,499
FROM
$9,499
No air selected
FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
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CRUISE DETAILS
TRAVEL DATES
May 18
MS Ocean Explorer
AVAILABLE EXTENSIONS: Chicago, Illinois (Pre-Trip)

Pre Extension: Chicago, Illinois (Pre-Trip)

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$999 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

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.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Superior Swissotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Included features: Docent-led tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and of Unity Temple; Included lunch featuring traditional Chicago roast beef sandwiches.
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
Toronto, Canada (Post-Trip)

Post Extension: Toronto, Canada (Post-Trip)

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$1,299 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $433 PER DAY

A melting pot of culture and cosmopolitan sights, the city of Toronto has much for you to discover. Get a great overview off all that's on offer with a half-day tour through its major highlights, topped off with a visit to a popular food market with plenty of opportunities to sample the staples. You will also visit the stunning Art Gallery on Ontario and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own, perhaps dicing deeper into the Toronto foodie scene. Or, enjoy a stroll along the beaches and waterfront that will give you a taste of the Great Lakes. Delight in Toronto's diversity on this rich extension.

  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Superior Sheraton Centre (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Included features: Half-day tour of Toronto and tasting lunch, besides a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario guided visit
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
CALL TO BOOK
1-888-514-1845
STATEROOM DOUBLE SINGLE AIR 3rd GUEST PROMO
Category OS: Amelia Earhart Owner's Suite (OS)
640

Category OS: Amelia Earhart Owner's Suite(OS)

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$18,299
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$36,598
Category ES: Ferdinand Magellan Explorer Suite (ES)
394

Category ES: Ferdinand Magellan Explorer Suite(ES)

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$16,299
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$32,598
Category JS: Junior Suite (JS)
401-404

Category JS: Junior Suite(JS)

$14,799 $29,598
No air selected
$2,799 *
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  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
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Special Date Offer:
  • Business Class Upgrade Savings
Offers may not be combinable, restrictions apply.
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Category DS: Deluxe Suite (DS)
361-382

Category DS: Deluxe Suite(DS)

$13,599 $27,198
No air selected
-
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
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Special Date Offer:
  • Business Class Upgrade Savings
Offers may not be combinable, restrictions apply.
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category BS: Royal Veranda Stateroom (BS)
307-355

Category BS: Royal Veranda Stateroom(BS)

$11,499 $22,998
No air selected
-
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category PS: Palatial Veranda Stateroom (PS)
254-266

Category PS: Palatial Veranda Stateroom(PS)

$10,899 $21,798
No air selected
$2,699 *
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  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category GS: Grand Veranda Stateroom (GS)
254-266

Category GS: Grand Veranda Stateroom(GS)

$10,499 $20,998
No air selected
$2,699 *
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  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category TMS: Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom (TMS)
262-311

Category TMS: Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom(TMS)

$9,899 $19,798
No air selected
$2,699 *
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  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category TS: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (TS)
246-264

Category TS: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom(TS)

$8,899 $17,798
No air selected
$2,699 *
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  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category TFS: Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom (TFS)
212-233

Category TFS: Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom(TFS)

$8,499 $16,998
No air selected
-
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category SBS: Studio Veranda Stateroom (SBS)
226-244

Category SBS: Studio Veranda Stateroom(SBS)

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$12,499
Category SS: Studio Stateroom (SS)
122-186

Category SS: Studio Stateroom(SS)

- $9,499
No air selected
-
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Additional Booking Information >
May 27
Toronto to Chicago
CODE: ETC22
FROM
$9,099
FROM
$9,699
No air selected
FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
MORE INFO
CRUISE DETAILS
TRAVEL DATES
May 27
MS Ocean Explorer
AVAILABLE EXTENSIONS: Toronto, Canada (Pre-Trip)

Pre Extension: Toronto, Canada (Pre-Trip)

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$1,299 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $433 PER DAY

A melting pot of culture and cosmopolitan sights, the city of Toronto has much for you to discover. Get a great overview off all that's on offer with a half-day tour through its major highlights, topped off with a visit to a popular food market with plenty of opportunities to sample the staples. You will also visit the stunning Art Gallery on Ontario and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own, perhaps dicing deeper into the Toronto foodie scene. Or, enjoy a stroll along the beaches and waterfront that will give you a taste of the Great Lakes. Delight in Toronto's diversity on this rich extension.

  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Superior Sheraton Centre (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Included features: Half-day tour of Toronto and tasting lunch, besides a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario guided visit
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
Chicago, Illinois (Post-Trip)

Post Extension: Chicago, Illinois (Post-Trip)

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$999 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

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.

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Superior Swissotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Included features: Docent-led tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and of Unity Temple; Included lunch featuring traditional Chicago roast beef sandwiches
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
CALL TO BOOK
1-888-514-1845
STATEROOM DOUBLE SINGLE AIR 3rd GUEST PROMO
Category OS: Amelia Earhart Owner's Suite (OS)
640

Category OS: Amelia Earhart Owner's Suite(OS)

$18,499 $36,998
No air selected
$2,899 *
See Terms
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
Show More
Special Date Offer:
  • Free Business Class
Offers may not be combinable, restrictions apply.
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category ES: Ferdinand Magellan Explorer Suite (ES)
394

Category ES: Ferdinand Magellan Explorer Suite(ES)

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$16,499
Waitlist
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$32,998
Category JS: Junior Suite (JS)
401-404

Category JS: Junior Suite(JS)

$14,999 $29,998
No air selected
$2,799 *
See Terms
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
Show More
Special Date Offer:
  • Business Class Upgrade Savings
Offers may not be combinable, restrictions apply.
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category DS: Deluxe Suite (DS)
361-382

Category DS: Deluxe Suite(DS)

$13,799 $27,598
No air selected
-
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
Show More
Special Date Offer:
  • Business Class Upgrade Savings
Offers may not be combinable, restrictions apply.
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category BS: Royal Veranda Stateroom (BS)
307-355

Category BS: Royal Veranda Stateroom(BS)

$11,699 $23,398
No air selected
-
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category PS: Palatial Veranda Stateroom (PS)
254-266

Category PS: Palatial Veranda Stateroom(PS)

$11,099 $22,198
No air selected
$2,699 *
See Terms
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category GS: Grand Veranda Stateroom (GS)
254-266

Category GS: Grand Veranda Stateroom(GS)

$10,699 $21,398
No air selected
$2,699 *
See Terms
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category TMS: Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom (TMS)
262-311

Category TMS: Deluxe Veranda Middle Stateroom(TMS)

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$10,099
Waitlist
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$20,198
Category TS: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (TS)
246-264

Category TS: Deluxe Veranda Stateroom(TS)

$9,099 $18,198
No air selected
$2,699 *
See Terms
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Category TFS: Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom (TFS)
212-233

Category TFS: Deluxe Veranda Forward Stateroom(TFS)

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$8,699
Waitlist
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$17,398
Category SBS: Studio Veranda Stateroom (SBS)
226-244

Category SBS: Studio Veranda Stateroom(SBS)

- Waitlist
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$12,699
Category SS: Studio Stateroom (SS)
122-186

Category SS: Studio Stateroom(SS)

- $9,699
No air selected
-
  • FREE Single Supplement on Extension
  • FREE Airfare from 150 Major Cities
  • Smart Pay 20%
  • Smart Pay 20%
Additional Booking Information >
Deposit: $500 per person

Prices are in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. For additional details regarding General Terms & Conditions, see the Tour Participant Agreement online at www.vantagetravel.com/tandc.

Every effort has been made to produce this information accurately. Vantage Deluxe World Travel reserves the right to correct errors. Note: Prices shown are valid at press time and are for new bookings only.

Please note: Port charges are included in the base price for our Ocean Explorer and Ocean Odyssey travelers.

Land Transfers: Now available! Round-trip international airport transfers are now available for $120 to and from your ship or hotel on the base programs. Call for details. Transfers cannot be added inside of 60 days prior to departure.

Single Cabins: Single occupancy available in Categories SBS & SS. Subject to availability. Reduced single supplements may be available in other categories, please call for details.

Business Class Upgrade: From $1,600 per person, please call for details. Subject to availability.

Premium Economy Upgrade: Please call for details. Subject to availability.

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*Special third-guest rates are available in suites. Third-occupancy rates are not combinable with any other offers, including airfare offers. Third person accommodations include either sofa bed with deluxe mattress topper or rollaway bed.  Please call for details.  The third passenger who reserves a triple accommodation as part of a Groups reservation do not earn accumulating traveler rewards, nor can their Group leaders earn rewards for the third traveler in the suite.

*Airfares are roundtrip and per person and include government taxes and fees, destination airport transfers, and air fuel surcharges. Ask our Travel Consultants about airfare from other cities. Please note that Vantage cannot guarantee the most direct routing to/from your gateway city. Call 1 888 982-6824 for details.

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Vantage Ponant Vantage Advantage
Journey Great Lakes & Waterfronts: Chicago to Toronto A Voyage along the Great Lakes – with Smithsonian Journeys
Cruise-Only Price* $8,499 $6,450
# of Days 14 8
Per Diem $607 $806 Greatest value and most comprehensive features when compared to our competitors!
Port Charges included Yes
Yes
Cabin Upgrades $400-$1,000 stateroom increments; $4,800 to Deluxe Suite $9,500 to Owner's Suite $300-$600 increments; $2,700 to Deluxe Suite; $13,300 to Owner's Suite Upgrade to more for less with Vantage!
Cabin Occupancies Single/Double; add a third guest to a stateroom reservation to save up to 75%


Best value for all travelers -- including both solo and third guests!
Included Tours and Special Features 21 included features and Cultural Discoveries

Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site: Georgian Bay

The services of a Cruise Director, plus shipboard commentary, regional experts, and private motorcoach for excursions 

10 Included Tours

A program of onboard enrichment provided by two Smithsonian Journeys Experts – American Maritime Historian Frederick Stonehouse and Geologist Kirt Kempter
More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
Meals 34 meals: 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 11 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
20 meals The MOST included meals
Single Travelers The leader in solo travel - the only small ship operator to offer a landmark 15 solo dedicated solo cabins on board - with limited and capacity controlled FREE Single Supplements
100% Single Supplement The leader in solo travel - best value in the industry.
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Chicago, Illinois
FROM: $1499 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $500 PER DAY

Toronto, Canada
FROM: $1499 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $500 PER DAY

None Offered Extend your journey and get more value for your dollar.
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Departure Comparison 5/18/22 9/18/2022


*Comparison date as of 6/25/21
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