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From the St. Lawrence to Chicago
This is a voyage to some of the most magnificent wonders of North America, a voyage on which you’ll discover vibrant towns and vast expanses of natural splendor. Starting from Montreal, Yorktown sails through the St. Lawrence Seaway, one of the world’s greatest technological and engineering achievements, cruising through the scenic Thousand Islands to reach Lake Ontario. Spend a day visiting Kingston before witnessing the dramatic man made marvel of the Welland Canal, where its seven locks will lift our ship over 300 feet. Stay aboard ship for the entire transit or visit the extraordinary Niagara Falls. Discover Great Lakes history in Alpena at its excellent maritime museum; savor the sunsets upon Lake Huron; enjoy a train ride through the dramatic scenery of the Agawa Canyon; and explore beautiful Mackinac Island, before sailing the shores of Lake Michigan to Chicago.
Day 1: Montreal, Quebec - Embark
Day 2: The St. Lawrence Seaway
Day 3: Kingston, Ontario
Day 4: Port Weller, Ontario – Welland Canal, Niagara Falls and Lake Erie
Day 5: Cruising Lake Erie – Detroit, Michigan
Day 6: Detroit, Michigan - Lake Huron
Day 7: Alpena - Presque Isle - Alpena
Day 8: Saul Ste. Marie, Ontario – Agawa Canyon
Day 9: Mackinac Island
Day 10: Charlevoix, Michigan
Day 11: Saugatuk, Michigan
Day 12: Chicago, Illinois - Disembark
Package includes:
  • 11-night cruise on-board the 130-guest Yorktown.
  • Complete program of tours and excursions.
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions on-board ship.
  • All meals on-board ship, including house wine with lunch and dinner.
  • Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders.
  • Professional international tour staff.
  • Complete pre-departure materials.
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers.
  • All port fees and taxes.
Not Included:

  • Flights (to/from Montreal & Chicago).  Check out our flights page.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Discretionary gratuities to ship’s crew.
  • Travel Insurance.