Great Lakes Cruising Summer 2015

Now you can cruise along the Great Lakes in style without unloading tons of iron ore at the end of your excursion.  The Great Lakes Cruise Company announced that starting summer of 2015 that the 105-stateroom  ship M.S. Saint Laurent  will begin a full itinerary of sailing adventures along the highlighted larger ports of the Great Lakes. The Saint Laurent is is an ocean-going coastal vessel with a draft and  waterline that makes her an ideal craft for exploring destinations larger vessels cannot reach on the ports along the Great Lakes.

Saint Laurent

Cruising the highlights of  of the Great Lakes over 10 days offers travelers a unique opportunity to see the best of the lakes.  The cruise ports or call includes embarking in Montreal or Chicago and includes stops in Welland Canal, Port Colborne, Windsor, Little Current (in the famous Georgian Bay) Manitoulin Island,  Sault Saint Marie and Mackinac Island.


Tom Markwell, Managing Partner of Haimark Line states that: “operating a ship that was especially constructed for the Great Lakes, Saint Lawrence Seaway and coastal New England along with a more ‘esoteric’ Central and South America cruise program will give our guests the experience of ports and destinations that can only be enjoyed by small cruise ship. These itineraries are for discerning travelers who care about the distinctive aspects of unique ports we visit.”

Itinerary – Montreal to Chicago

  • DAY 1: Montréal, Québec, Canada (Embarkation)
  • DAY 2: Sailing the St. Lawrence Seaway, 1000 Islands, Lake Ontario
  • DAY 3: Niagara Falls (Welland Canal)
  • DAY 4: Detroit, Michigan & Windsor, Ontario
  • DAY 5: Scenic Sailing of Lake Huron
  • DAY 6: Little Current, Manitoulin Island (Georgian Bay)
  • DAY 7: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan(Whitefish Bay & Lake Superior)
  • DAY 8: Mackinac Island (Lake Michigan)
  • DAY 9: Scenic Sailing of Lake Michigan
  • DAY 10: Chicago, Illinois, USA (Disembarkation)

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