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Great Lakes Cruise

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On this 7-night voyage, enjoy the beautiful and clear waters of the Great Lakes, the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world. From the perfect comfort of the Pearl Mist, sail among the Thirty Thousand Islands and visit the many remarkable destinations along the way.

Explore the delightful town of Holland, home to the only authentic Dutch windmill in North America. Wind down with the slow-paced lifestyle of Mackinac Island where visitors and residents travel by bicycle, horse-drawn carriage, or on foot. On your way to Parry Sound, marvel at the unique geologic formations and untouched wilderness that lines the shores of Georgian Bay.

Throughout your journey, let our attentive crew cater to your wishes and world-class chefs create culinary delights with a local flavor.

Ships: Pearl Mist

About This Cruise

Itinerary Highlights

Milwaukee, WI; Muskegon/Holland, MI; Mackinac Island, MI; Sault Sainte Marie, ON; Little Current, ON; Parry Sound, ON; Midland, ON


  • 15 nights in your lake-view stateroom
  • Private balconies
  • All meals. Open seating dining allows you to dine where and when you want.
  • Wine and beer with meals
  • Daily cocktail parties
  • Historians, naturalists, or local experts join every cruise. Daily lectures ranging from history and ecology to culture and cuisine.
  • Special Untours rebate of $50 per person

Air Options

Special airfares may be available. Please inquire for details.

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Excursions (typically run between $35-$90 pp per tour)
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Travel Insurance

You can find terms and conditions, cancellation policies, and other important information here.

Ships: Pearl Mist


Day 1, Milwaukee, WI
Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Milwaukee. There’s more to this city than beer and baseball. In addition to being home to ten Fortune 1000 company headquarters, Milwaukee is also known for its historic architecture, markets, international seaport, and variety of museums, including the Milwaukee Art Museum just steps away from our dock.
Day 2, Muskegon/Holland, MI
From historic ships and lighthouses to the restored mansions built by Muskegon’s most famous lumber barons, delight in the history and scenery of this quaint Michigan town. Referred to as “The Riviera of the Midwest,” Muskegon has grown from a fur trading and lumbering town to a vibrant tourist destination. Explore the delightful town of Holland where hundreds of Dutch immigrants live and immerse yourself in its genuine Dutch culture.
Day 3, Mackinac Island, MI
Mackinac Island is a living Victorian town where personal motorized vehicles are prohibited – all those visiting or living on the island travel by horse or horse-drawn carriage, bicycle, or on foot. While Mackinac Island is known for its opulent Victorian homes and hotels, it has a long Native American history. Anishinabe-Ojibwe tradition holds that the island was a sacred place populated by the first people and was home to the Great Spirit Gitchie Manitou.
Day 4, Sault Sainte Marie, ON
Located at the mouth of Saint Mary’s River, Sault Saint Marie was originally established by Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. Saint Mary’s River connects Lake Superior to Lake Huron and has provided trade access between the United States and Canada for hundreds of years. The blend of the native Ojibwa with the French and English settlers resulted in the rich and diverse culture of this incredible destination.
Day 5, Little Current, ON
Located along the north shore of Manitoulin Island, Little Current is considered the gateway to the World’s Largest Freshwater Island. Home to the native Ojibwe, this charming town is known for its swing bridge, a one-lane bridge and the only vehicular access to Manitoulin Island except for a daily passenger-vehicle ferry that runs from late spring to October.
Day 6, Parry Sound, ON
Located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay in Lake Huron, Parry Sound is a picturesque port town with charming cottages and spectacular views. As you cruise the Georgian Bay, enjoy its serene beauty from the ships’ sun deck where you can admire views of Flowerpot Rocks, windswept pines, rugged coast, and clear blue waters.
Day 7, Midland, ON
Midland is the main town and economic center of the area located at the southern end of Georgian Bay’s Thirty Thousand Islands. Learn about the history of this fascinating city with a visit to Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, a living museum depicting 17th-century missionary life. Stroll along the Midland Harbor, a picturesque destination featuring a large statue of the trumpeter swan, considered the symbol of Midland. For bird lovers, the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is a habitat for Trumpeter Swans, Black Terns, and Least Bitterns.
Day 8, Toronto, ON
End your amazing journey in Toronto, established as a Native American settlement and French fur trading post. Within its impressive skyline, there are several cultural hotspots including art galleries, museums, and performance centers. Shoppers will delight in Queen Street West, where chic boutiques replaced this old warehouse area and Kensington Street, where retro style abounds.
Ships: Pearl Mist

Day 2, Muskegon Lake Cruise
Discover the rich history of Muskegon Lake. Once home to 45 thriving sawmills which rebuilt the Windy City after the Great Chicago Fire, Muskegon earned the title of “Lumber Queen of the World.” Relax aboard Venture, a 31-foot Tiara yacht. Indulge in complimentary beverages and gourmet cheese and crackers from The Cheese Lady, Muskegon’s award-winning, and regionally popular business. Along the way, enjoy the close-up views and historical context provided at various floating stops.
Best of Muskegon & Holland Day Adventure
Take a ride through the Heritage District and admire historic homes, great architecture, and picturesque gardens. Tour the LST 393 World War Landing, a ship that traveled to the shores of Normandy and now honors its patriotic past as a museum. Stop at the Muskegon Heritage Museum and view displays of products manufactured in Muskegon, including an original Raggedy Ann Doll, a working steam engine, bowling pins, and more. Journey to Holland, home to the only authentic Dutch windmill in the U.S., and enjoy its genuine Dutch culture which has existed since the original Dutch immigrants arrived.
Day 3, Mackinac Island Carriage Ride
Be transported back in time on a guided horse-drawn carriage ride through this small and exciting Island. Classic Victorian architecture lines the streets along your journey to Fort Mackinac’s historic museum. This fortress is the oldest building in Michigan and commemorates the War of 1812. Continue to the Grand Hotel, where you can explore the grounds on your own and indulge in a delectable lunch at this historic site.
Day 4, Bush Plane Museum and Ematinger-Clergue National Historic Site
Explore the Canadian Bush Plane Heritage Center and discover the story of Canada’s bush plane and forest protection heritage. Learn how many brave Canadians battled Ontario's many forest fires as you view interactive displays and presentations and admire the classic and fully restored bush planes. Continue on to the Ematinger-Clergue National Historic Site where you can stroll through the 200 year-old buildings and period gardens while listening to the stories of the first Canadian settlers.
Day 5, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation Excursion
Learn about the unique and fascinating culture of the native Ojibwe. Begin with an overview of Manitoulin Island’s rich native and nautical history from an expert guide. Continue on to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation to explore the heritage museum and art gallery.
Day 6, Killbear Provincial Park
Learn about the unique ecology of the Georgian Bay from a local naturalist who will guide you on a captivating geological journey through windswept pines to Parry Sound’s stunning shoreline.
Island Queen Cruise
Enjoy a relaxing boat tour onboard the Island Queen. Cruise amongst the greatest concentration of scenic islands in the world and admire the grandeur of the 30,000 islands region up-close.
Flight Seeing Adventure
Enjoy a breathtaking aerial adventure which departs from our floatplane base in Parry Sound Harbor and follows Georgian Bay’s rugged coastline. Soar above the scenic Killbear Provincial Park, past historic Parry Island, and over the fantastic South Channel.
Day 7, Saint-Marie among the Hurons
Follow in the footsteps of the first Europeans in Ontario with a visit to the 17th-century French Jesuit Mission headquarters. Here, the story of the first interaction between the native people and the Europeans is recreated with interact
SS Keewatin
Discover the SS Keewatin, a steamship built in 1907 in Scotland that used to sail along the entire length of the Great Lakes. Retired in 1966, explore its authentic staterooms, bars, and ballrooms to learn what sailing a steamship through the Great Lakes was truly like.
Cruise Details | Itinerary | Excursions | Pre-Post-Trip Options
Ships: Pearl Mist

Pre/Post-Cruise Options

Pre-Cruise: Milwaukee, WI
Our custom Milwaukee Pre-Cruise Package provides you with a seamless way to experience the city and easily board the ship. Arrive the day before your cruise and Pearl Seas Cruises will handle the rest. The package includes a 1 night stay at the Drury Hotel, located in the heart of downtown, near many amazing attractions such as the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

On the morning of your cruise enjoy breakfast and a guided Milwaukee Exploration. Travel through historic neighborhoods and popular attractions as your guide shares stories of the European immigrants who settled here and points out architectural highlights and cultural hot spots along the way. Complimentary Transfer to the ship the morning of embarkation are included for your convenience.

Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date. Please call for pricing and availability.

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