After pandemic shutdown, the cruise ship industry is booming on the Great Lakes

Mackinac Island, at the junction of Lakes Michigan and Huron, is famed for being an island where no cars are allowed and transport is by horse-drawn carriage and bicycleScott Kidd and his wife had always wanted to go on a cruise. But the 63-year-old Episcopal priest from the rural mountains of Georgia wanted something different.

He wasn’t really interested in the Caribbean ocean liners that carry several thousand people at a time, and the pandemic made travel to other countries difficult.

Then, two years ago, Kidd stumbled upon a Viking Cruises announcement. The company was building an entirely new ship — one designed specifically for the Great Lakes.

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