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Lakeside Treasures Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 26 Jul 2024

Cruise and Stay 15 nights with Ocean Voyager departing 26th July 2024

* Valid until 30 June 2022 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

LAKESIDE TREASURES: Urban allure launches this remarkable voyage, fusing with mystic Michigan hideaways. Join us on this true Lake Superior showcase to discover its hidden treasures. The down-home charm remains authentic and precious in bewitching stops such as Duluth, Thunder Bay and Marquette. This is a journey for dreamers and discoverers alike.
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SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 15 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 26 July 2024 – hotel in Chicago, USA
Cruise Begins: 27 July 2024 – embark, Chicago, USA
Cruise Ends: 10 August 2024 – disembark, Chicago, USA
Ship: Ocean Voyager
Region: USA & Canadian Great Lakes
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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Chicago, USA
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 14 night small ship cruise aboard Ocean Voyager round trip from Chicago
• All onboard meals
• Complimentary range of included shore excursions
• Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise
• Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening
• Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water
• Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary)
• Port charges of USD $849 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $245 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
This cruise has been discounted by up to $500 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents!
Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*.

All rates in USD per person

Twin Cat E Ocean View – Queen only – Deck 1: Was $7593 – NOW $7093*
Twin Cat D Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 1: Was $8193 – NOW $7693*
Twin Cat C Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 2 or 3: Was $8793 – NOW $8293*
Twin Cat B Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 3: Was $9393 – NOW $8893*
Twin Cat A Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 3: Was $12593 – NOW $12093*
Twin Cat AA Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 4: Was $12593 – NOW $12093*
Twin Cat Owners Suite – One Queen & One Sofa Bed – Deck 3: Was $17593 – NOW $17093*

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    16 days
  • Day
    1
    Chicago, USA
  • Chicago, USA

    Hotel Stay in Chicago, IL

    Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about the upcoming voyage to reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. 

  • Day
    2
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Bold, brazen and distinctly American, Chicago has personality to spare. From our embarkation point at Navy Pier to towering skyscrapers to regional cuisine and a quirky dialect, this city represents the heart and soul of the Midwest. Chicagoans are easy to recognize and quick with a smile and a lighthearted quip. Shopping on the Magnificent Mile is an adventure to remember, and the locals know the hidden mom-and-pop gems serving the best deep-dish pizza, Italian beef and signature Chicago dogs. 

  • Day
    4
    Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Trapped in time and surrounded by staggeringly beautiful landscapes, Mackinac Island centers the spirit and soothes the soul. Settle into the tranquil pace of this treasured destination on a tour by horse-drawn carriage. Fill up on fresh, local flavor with a lunch to remember at the island’s legendary Grand Hotel. Afterward, let your gaze lazily wander across the stunning vistas from its colossal porch – the world’s largest. 

  • Day
    5
    Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Mackinac Island, Michigan

    Trapped in time and surrounded by staggeringly beautiful landscapes, Mackinac Island centers the spirit and soothes the soul. Settle into the tranquil pace of this treasured destination on a tour by horse-drawn carriage. Fill up on fresh, local flavor with a lunch to remember at the island’s legendary Grand Hotel. Afterward, let your gaze lazily wander across the stunning vistas from its colossal porch – the world’s largest. 

  • Day
    6
    Marquette, Michigan
  • Marquette, Michigan

    Fresh air and forest highlands make Marquette magnificent. The Northern Lights shine upon this shipping port dotted with islands. Lighthouses jut from the fog, and loons call across the waters in this magical locale. The view from the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain reveals some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the Upper Peninsula. 

  • Day
    7
    Houghton, Michigan USA
  • Houghton, Michigan USA

    Snuggled among deep, rolling hills and dramatic emerald slopes, anchored by sparkling indigo water, this jewel of the Upper Peninsula endears it to all who visit. Its history embedded in copper, the charming city on the Keweenaw Peninsula entices wayfarers with its festivals, Finnish-tinged regional foods and a bounty of outdoor enjoyment. Many hockey-lovers make it a goal to visit Houghton – birthplace of the sport – beginning with the 1903 Portage Lakers. Come experience pure Michigan. 

  • Day
    8
    Duluth, Minnesota, USA
  • Duluth, Minnesota, USA

    Marked by its distinctive Aerial Lift Bridge, the rotating JJ Astor restaurant and America’s premier freshwater aquarium, Duluth captures the spirit of the Great Lakes. Marine traffic from the Atlantic on the Great Lakes Waterway and St. Lawrence Seaway pass by the harbor, making for fantastic ship-watching. Fuel your adventures with the area’s signature Juicy Lucy burgers and herring and trout so fresh they seem to have jumped straight from water to kitchen, washed down with a refreshing local brew. 

  • Day
    9
    Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

    This bright, sunny inlet of Lake Superior lives alongside the unmistakable natural wonder of the Sleeping Giant – a massive mesa resembling a figure in repose. An amalgamation of the former cities of Port Arthur and Fort William, Thunder Bay is home to more than 100 parks, overflowing with opportunities to experience the region’s natural beauty. It’s also where one can find the famed century-old Hoito restaurant, to which locals and tourists alike flock for large, thin Finnish pancakes, cardamom bread known as pulla, fish soup and other treats. 

  • Day
    11
    Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA
  • Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA

    A city divided presents duality in experience; Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and ON, bridged together by name and commerce, are diverse waterfront communities that harbor a flood of opportunity. Culture beats through street veins that connect these harbors to the distinctly different North American countryside beyond each border. Join the included tour, and admire the view from the Soo Locks observation deck, or peer into the past in the preserved fur traders’ settlement homes on Water Street. Drink in the atmosphere, and encounter life in Sault Ste. Marie. 

  • Day
    13
    Green Bay, Wisconsin USA
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin USA

    Anthems of green and gold ring proud, but the song of the city harmonizes the whole spectrum. Experience the many colors of the city, from red-flowing wineries to shades of local cultivators in markets filled with man- and nature-made goods year-round. This pelican’s playground is home to craft breweries, boutiques and, of course, fresh sea fare. 

  • Day
    14
    Green Bay, Wisconsin USA
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin USA

    Anthems of green and gold ring proud, but the song of the city harmonizes the whole spectrum. Experience the many colors of the city, from red-flowing wineries to shades of local cultivators in markets filled with man- and nature-made goods year-round. This pelican’s playground is home to craft breweries, boutiques and, of course, fresh sea fare. 

  • Day
    14
    Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Sturgeon Bay, WI

    Sturgeon Bay is a city in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. Nestled between the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, Sturgeon Bay is proud of its vital maritime heritage. The history of Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront and its boats – from dugout canoes to schooners to wartime vessels and giant commercial carriers are all on display.

    Sturgeon Bay offers the finest selection of charming restaurants, welcoming accommodations, artistic shops, galleries and museums….all surrounded by the relaxing beauty of the historic waterfront.

    Things to see and do

    * Third Avenue Historic District * Sturgeon Bay Bridge * Historic walking tour * Museums & galleries * Fishing

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – Nov Currency – US Dollar (US$) Language – English Land Area

    – 25 sq. km’s Population –

    9,500

    approx Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time –

    GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code –

    1

    Travel Links – Malcolm McKinnon Airport on the south end of Saint Simons is a small airfield serving small private planes.Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK, also known as “Glynco Jetport”) is the nearest airport with commercial service. Delta Airlines has daily flights from Atlanta.The nearest major airports are Savannah/Hilton Head International (SAV) to the north, and Jacksonville International (JAX) to south, in Florida. Each is about 1.5 hours away by car.

  • Day
    15
    Muskegon, Michigan USA
  • Muskegon, Michigan USA

    This outdoor lovers’ haven on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore offers multiple state parks and trails, two paddle sport rivers, 26 miles of beaches and a winter sports park. Maritime history lovers gravitate here to tour the USS LST (Landing Ship, Tank) 393 Veterans Museum. An optional premium experience finds guests traveling by motorcoach to Grand Rapids to visit the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to learn about the life of America’s 38th president and pay respects at his burial site. Afterward, enjoy a narrated driving tour of the city.

  • Day
    16
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Bold, brazen and distinctly American, Chicago has personality to spare. From our embarkation point at Navy Pier to towering skyscrapers to regional cuisine and a quirky dialect, this city represents the heart and soul of the Midwest. Chicagoans are easy to recognize and quick with a smile and a lighthearted quip. Shopping on the Magnificent Mile is an adventure to remember, and the locals know the hidden mom-and-pop gems serving the best deep-dish pizza, Italian beef and signature Chicago dogs. 

Map

Chicago, USA

Hotel Stay in Chicago, IL

Enjoy a complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening allows time to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about the upcoming voyage to reservation of premium experiences. Representatives will be available to provide suggestions for dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. 

Pricing and Cabins

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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States or Canada must complete an online ESTA/CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discounts of up to $500 USD and are capacity controlled – pricing ends 30Jun22. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents. Transfer to hotel on arrival and post cruise are not included. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine and complete a covid test prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages cruise.

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