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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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Victory II’s Maiden 9-night Great Lakes Cruise. Embark In Montreal On July 27, 2018, for Quebec, the St Lawrence Seaway, Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Cleveland And Detroit, from £3,320 pp



Victory IINow being prepared in Helsingborg, Sweden, to enter service with Victory Cruise Lines, the 202-passenger Victory II is scheduled to embark passengers for her maiden voyage from Montreal to the Great Lakes on Friday, July 27, 2018.

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Cruise ship to make stops in Green Bay



Green Bay is finally on the itinerary of a Great Lakes cruise ship. Two ships from Victory Cruise Lines will arrive in July, just three days apart. “We’re excited from the port’s perspective. It’s pretty prestigious to have cruise ships visit your city,” said Dean Haen, director of the Port of Green Bay. (fox11online.com)

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Montreal Adding Capacity for More Demand




Montreal's new terminal rendering  (© Port of Montreal)Montreal inaugurated a new cruise terminal in June, which will be joined by a second operational terminal in 2018, along with the existing alternate terminal located east of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. The trio of berth locations will help the iconic city accommodate extra ships during its peak fall season. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Cleveland is a top port for new Victory Cruise Lines’ Great Lakes sailings (photos)



Victory IIA new favorite port of call for veteran cruisers may be familiar to Northeast Ohioans: It’s downtown Cleveland. The port of Cleveland, and Great Lakes cruising in general, are poised to grow big over the next several years, according to Bruce Nierenberg, president and CEO of Victory Cruise Lines. (cleveland.com)

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Last Minute Great Lakes Opportunity: Catch Polsteam’s m.v. Isa From Amsterdam To Cleveland Or Burns Harbor, Fares From $1,772 pp



The 35,600-ton Polsteam bulk carrier m.v. Isa

The 35,600-ton Polsteam bulk carrier m.v. Isa is now on her way across the Atlantic from Montreal to Hamburg. After discharge, she will set course for IJmuiden, near Amsterdam, where she is due to arrive during the week of October 28. Her next cargo will be Tata Steel for the Great Lakes ports of Cleveland and Burns Harbor and she has a few cabins available for passengers.

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Port Authority to create office space at Erie’s cruise boat terminal




The Port Authority envisioned the facility as one that would accommodate the largest Great Lakes cruise ships, and serve as a home base to a high-speed ferry service that would offer round-trip service to Canada for passengers and vehicles during the spring, summer and fall. (goerie.com)

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