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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
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    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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EXPERTS TO SERVE YOU, SHIP TO SHORE

During your cruise you’ll be well taken of. Your Cruise Director will provide briefings about upcoming ports, coordinate social and cultural activities on board ship, and generally make sure that your experience is the best it can be. And to guide your included shore excursions, we’ve selected the best regional experts. If your program includes a land stay (or if you have chosen an optional extension), you will also enjoy the services of your Cruise Director at your hotel, who can help you plan your exploration.

CRUISE DIRECTORS MAKE YOUR TRIP "SMOOTH SAILING"

Your Vantage trip will be led by a seasoned Cruise Director who will ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Think of him or her as your onboard “host,” the person to turn to with questions about your itinerary, updates on the day’s activities, reservations for optional tours, and so much more.

NEW! CONCIERGE SERVICE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND

If you have a special desire or personal interest that you'd like to pursue while abroad, you have an inside track: your Vantage Concierge. This new service is available to all travelers, no matter what cabin category or flight class you’ve reserved (making us the best among other deluxe travel companies!). Whether you want to plan an anniversary party, want to track down a bit of your family’s heritage in China, or organize an intimate pub crawl for your multigenerational group of family and friends in Ireland, your Vantage Concierge is just the person to make your travel dreams come true. Simply log into My Portfolio and submit a request or send a pre-trip request to Concierge@vantagetravel.com up until two weeks prior to departure and you'll have your answer from our overseas Concierge within five business days.

RESIDENT LECTURER

We’ve handpicked these regional experts to join you on your journey and oversee your historical and cultural enrichment specific to your destinations. Through them, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of major chapters in world history and other, in-depth subjects relevant to your travels.

REGIONAL EXPERTS IN EACH PORT

No one knows a destination better than an insider, so in addition to your Cruise Director, you’ll enjoy the services of experienced, English-speaking regional experts in select locations during your included excursions. Their deep command of regional history will certainly enrich your viewing of important attractions. But our “insiders” go a step beyond, sharing insights on behind-the-scenes aspects of local culture that ordinary tours usually overlook. How do families in this area get by? What are some of the local legends? What do the decorations on a particular house mean? Your regional expert is eager to bring it all alive for you.

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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
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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

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*Comparison date as of 6/25/21
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