Tagged: Great Lakes

American Queen Voyages Announces First-Ever Overnights This Fall in the Great Lakes. Overnights in Mackinac Island, Montréal, Toronto and Québec City

Ocean Navigator  (Victory II)American Queen Voyages has announced three new Great Lakes sailings for fall 2022. For the first time in the cruise line’s history, guests will have evening shoreside options with overnights in Mackinac Island, Montréal, Toronto and Québec City. (more…)

An increase in cruise ships docking at Port Milwaukee is bringing $6M to help accommodate the traffic

A big increase in cruise ships docking at Port Milwaukee is bringing around $6 million in improvements to help accommodate that traffic. And a major piece of that funding will be a $3.5 million grant to help expand maritime infrastructure for larger cruise ships, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. (jsonline.com)

U.S. Great Lakes Cruise Coalition Partners with Hwy H20

The United States-based members of the U.S. Great Lakes Cruise Coalition (GLCC) – which consists of various U.S.- based ports, vessel agencies, and tourism entities – have joined the Hwy H2O marketing brand of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System (GLSLS). (cruiseindustrynews.com)


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Great Lakes: Duluth charts course toward cruise ship terminal

A pair of resolutions passed Wednesday could help open the way for Duluth to become a more attractive cruise ship destination come 2022. Both the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and the Duluth Economic Development Authority approved resolutions that could provide up to a combined $40,000 to cover the cost of designing a facility that could one day welcome waterborne international travelers. (duluthnewstribune.com)

Great Lakes cruise industry prepares for bounce back year

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 bicycleCruising on the Great Lakes is an industry that has been on the rise in Michigan. “Great Lakes cruising has brought more than 100,000 port visits a year,” says Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan. “And we’ve been growing for a while as well.” But not in 2020. The industry took a blow at the beginning of the pandemic when Canada closed its port visits. (wzzm13.com)

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