The Great Lakes of North America spans the United States and Canada, it includes Lakes Michigan, Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. Collectively they span 95,160 square miles and this make it the largest body of fresh water on the planet. Lake Superior is another record breaker as the world’s largest freshwater lake by area, and these lakes feel like oceans. The myriad of fascinating ports and sheer variety to be found cruising the region draws cruise enthusiast back repeatedly.
Long established companies offer sophisticated cruise experiences, taking in destinations on the US leg that visit the great Eastern cities such as Detroit and Chicago, small towns like Cleveland home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and iconic destinations like Mackinac Island, where visitors can experience elegant living, free of cars, or sit on the world’s longest porch at the Grand Hotel, sipping cocktails as the sun sets over Lake Huron.
With Viking cruises the undiscovered Great Lakes gems such as Soo Locks, an engineering wonder at Sault St.Marie, or the European heritage of Milwaukee at one time the world’s most prolific Beer producer and still a vibrant centre for art, history and culture are just a couple of opportunities There is much to experience cruising on the Great Lakes, let your ‘cruise’ begin here… Click below for the itineraries!