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Splendour of the Great Lakes – EARLYBIRD – 20 Jun 2024

Cruise and Stay 10 nights with Ocean Navigator departing 20th June 2024

* Valid until 30 June 2022 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SPLENDOR OF THE GREAT LAKES: Dive into North America`s maritime legacy on board Ocean Navigator. Your vacation begins as you prepare to set sail on a Great Lakes adventure, stopping at Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Island and other intoxicating ports along the way. We invite you to indulge in relaxation, engage in experience and cultivate the soul on this unforgettable journey.
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SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 10 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 20 June 2024 – hotel in Chicago, USA
Cruise Begins: 21 June 2024 – embark, Chicago, USA
Cruise Ends: 30 June 2024 – disembark, Toronto, Canada
Ship: Ocean Navigator
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
• 9 night small ship cruise aboard Ocean Navigator from Chicago to Toronto
• 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 $509 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $158 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 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 $4966 – NOW $3966*
Twin Cat D Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 1: Was $5366 – NOW $4366*
Twin Cat C Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 2 or 3: Was $5766 – NOW $4766*
Twin Cat B Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 3: Was $6166 – NOW $5166*
Twin Cat A Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 3: Was $8166 – NOW $7166*
Twin Cat AA Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 4: Was $8166 – NOW $7166*
Twin Cat Owners Suite – One Queen & One Sofa Bed – Deck 3: Was $11466 – NOW $10466*

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    11 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
    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
    6
    Little Current, Manitoulin Island
  • Little Current, Manitoulin Island

    The raw beauty of Georgian Bay leads to the world’s largest freshwater island – Manitoulin – featuring picturesque granite outcrops and rolling farmland. In its largest town, Little Current, indigenous life and legend meld with European history, with Immaculate Conception Church and its distinctive tepee-like architecture as a symbol. Venerated rhythms of the ages come to life in the talented hands and feet of Native drummers and dancers on an island considered sacred by the native Anishinaabe people. 

  • Day
    7
    Lake Huron
  • Lake Huron

    Today we slip our moorings to survey the sapphire canvas of a boundless empire. Scenic sailing invites visitors to navigate the day as we cruise through the second-largest arena of inland sea in America’s Great Lakes. Engage in laissez faire, and curl up with a nautical novel on the deck as the rhythmic slap of spray keeps pace.  

  • Day
    8
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Detroit, Michigan, USA

    There’s no better place than the Motor City to choose an optional premium experience to explore the captivating history of the automotive industry – and so much more – at The Henry Ford. Be astounded by the museum’s vast and varied artifacts of American heritage. The extraordinary exhibits chronicle the lifespan of a nation. All guests may choose the included excursion to the Detroit Institute of Arts and its 100-plus galleries, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the West Canfield Historic District and other city highlights. 

  • Day
    9
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Cleveland, Ohio

    Step off the ship onto what some call America’s “North Coast” and discover why Clevelanders are so fiercely proud of their home. The reinvented city reverberates with vitality and a cool new atmosphere. Expand your mind at the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with over 45,000 works to explore. You can also feel the backbeat at the museum devoted to one of America’s finest gifts to the world – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An optional premium experience to Geauga County offers a glimpse into a simpler way of life with a visit to an Amish home for a traditional wedding feast. 

  • Day
    10
    Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
  • Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

    Port Colborne’s rich maritime history and stunning beachfront point up the beauty of the region. Make the most of this beautiful stop with an optional half-day pre- or post-cruise tour to Niagara Falls. See Earth’s raw power on full display during an unforgettable encounter with a natural wonder of the world. Thoughts swirl in the surreal roar of rushing water as it crashes into the jade-green lake below. Excitement escalates as we climb aboard our Hornblower catamaran to sail into the mesmerizing mist. Afterward, reflect on your experience over lunch, then explore local shops for the perfect souvenir.

  • Day
    11
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Ever-expanding Toronto is a gift to the senses. It’s become a canvas for the many artisans who’ve made it home and taken every opportunity to captivate uniqueness and beauty throughout its core. A quirky amalgam of culture flows freely through every inch of adventure throughout the metropolis. From freshness in farmers’ markers to boldness of cityscape, each visitor will certainly fall in love with a little piece of this smashing destination. 

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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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Category E
Category D
Category C
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Category A
Category AA
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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 $1000 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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