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Cruising the Lakes: Port stops for cruise lines all around the Great Lakes




Detroit  New Cruise TerminalPorts abound throughout the Great Lakes, welcoming vacationers from the United States and further abroad. To meet the demand from cruisegoers, several cruise lines have been increasing their presence in the region, with upwards of 20 to 30 stops each season at individual ports around the lakes. (greatlakesnow.org)

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Travel: Small ship cruising resurfaces on the Great Lakes




Victory II at DetroitLearning that small passenger ships were again sailing the Great Lakes from Toronto to Chicago was, for me, akin to discovering a new American coastline had been found. “Last year there were 30 voyages through the Great Lakes carrying 6,000 passengers, and that is expected to double in 2019,” says Heidi Allison, president of CruiseComplete.com which publishes information on the cruise industry. (ocregister.com)

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Victory Cruise Lines Unveils New 2020 Shore Excursions with the M/V Victory I and II



Victory IVictory Cruise Lines, committed to small-ship cruising on the Great Lakes, North American and Canadian coasts, is excited to unveil a new lineup of shore excursions following the recent announcement of six new itineraries onboard the M/V Victory I and M/V Victory II for the 2020 season.

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Cruise ships rolling into Milwaukee Port boost city’s economy




Pearl Mist  (Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis, Halifax NS)Sun, sails and ships cruising into the lakefront —a taste of summer rolled into Milwaukee Tuesday morning with the first of an expected 11 cruise ships docking at the port this season. It was just one of the many ships cruising the Great Lakes to get to what Mayor Barrett has coined the ‘Capitol of America’s Fresh Coast.’ (tmj4.com)

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First of the season’s cruise ships arrives in Muskegon



Victory IThursday marked the start of the cruise ship season on the Great Lakes, with the first ship arriving in Muskegon.The Victory I cruise ship tied up in Muskegon at around 7 a.m. The 300-foot ship departed early Thursday evening. (grandhaventribune.com)

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Milwaukee wants its port to become the next Great Lakes cruise ship destination



The American Constitution (Courtesy American Cruise Lines)The Great Lakes may not have the shoreline views of Alaska, the warmth of the Bahamas or the history of Europe, but they are quickly becoming a destination for cruising. These are not the mega ships found in the Caribbean with casinos and waterslides. The experience on the Great Lakes is quieter. The clientele is older. The boats are smaller. (eu.jsonline.com)

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Pearl Seas Cruises Unveils Great Lakes 2019 Summer Season




Pearl Mist  (Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis, Halifax NS)From June through August, Pearl Seas is providing two Great Lakes cruising experiences: an 11-night Great Lakes & Georgian Bay itinerary and a shorter seven-night Great Lakes itinerary. Both itineraries operate between Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Toronto, Canada, and visit several American and Canadian ports of call. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Green Bay expects cruise ship tourists in 2019

Green Bay may not boast the scenery of Alaska or the tropical climate of the Caribbean, but all indications point to Green Bay becoming a cruise ship destination in 2019. Members of the Brown County Harbor Commission know it’s just been a matter of time. (wsaw.com)

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Two cruise ships docking in Milwaukee today



Two passenger cruise vessels are docking in Milwaukee today, a rare occurrence that Port Milwaukee and tourism officials hope will become more common as they make a concerted effort to attract more cruise ships to the city. (biztimes.com)

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Campaign planned to attract cruise ships to Great Lakes



A coalition of government and business groups is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other officials are scheduled to attend an announcement of the “Cruise the Great Lakes” initiative Thursday on Mackinac Island. (apnews.com)

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