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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)







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)





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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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)

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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