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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.



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)

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)

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.



Interest Surges for Great Lakes

MS Hamburg - Plantours  (Von Ulrich-photography at fotocommunity.de)The Great Lakes Cruising Coalition, a group that advocates for passenger ships on the Great Lakes, is preparing for more cruise vessels as multiple operators eye expansion plans in the region. “It’s a boutique market for small-ship cruising,” said Stephen Burnett, executive director, The Great Lakes Cruising Coalition. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Muskegon cruise ship season 2017 to start this week with Pearl Mist

Pearl Mist  (Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis, Halifax NS)The 2017 Muskegon cruise season will begin with the first mooring of the Pearl Mist on Thursday, June 8. The 200-passenger ship will dock at Muskegon’s Heritage Landing 10 times throughout the summer. An eleventh cruise ship mooring will take place in September with the first visit of the Victory I of Victory Cruise Line. (mlive.com)

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