Pearl Seas Cruises Announces Its Great Lakes Fares For 2014

Pearl_MistBuilt by Irving Shipbuilders Ltd and completed by the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Company in Maryland, the 210-passenger Pearl Mist enters service in June of 2014. With 108 staterooms ranging from 302 to 580 square feet, she has dimensions of 335 x 56 feet and measures 4,985 gross tons.

And here are the fares – rates are per passenger – for availability please call The Cruise People Ltd in London at 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk

July 30 – August 9, 2014  Chicago – Toronto

Category Price
Category G $5,605
Category H $6,190
Category K $6,535
Category L $6,730
Category R $7,500
Category S (Single) $8,105

August 9 – 20, 2014  Toronto – Chicago

Category Price
Category G $6,165
Category H $6,790
Category K $7,180
Category L $7,410
Category R $8,250
Category S (Single) $8,915

August 20 – 30, 2014  Chicago – Toronto

Category Price
Category G $5,605
Category H $6,190
Category K $6,535
Category L $6,730
Category R $7,500
Category S (Single) $8,105

August 30 – Sept 10, 2014  Toronto – Chicago

Category Price
Category G $6,165
Category H $6,790
Category K $7,180
Category L $7,410
Category R $8,250
Category S (Single) $8,915

Pearl Seas Cruises Announces Its 2014 Great Lakes Itineraries

Date Nights Ports of Call Embarkation Disembarkation
June 25 11 Newport, Nantucket, Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, Eastport, Shelburne, Lunenburg Baltimore Halifax
July 9 10 Bar Harbor, Lunenburg, Charlottetown, Halifax, St Pierre, Magdalen Islands, Percé, Matane, Tadoussac, Saguenay Portland ME Quebec City
July 19 11 Montreal, Clayton NY, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Windsor, Little Current, Mackinac Island, Holland MI, Quebec City Chicago
July 30 10 Holland MI, Mackinac Island, Little Current, Parry Sound, Midland, Windsor, Niagara Falls Chicago Toronto
Aug 9 11 Niagara Falls, Windsor, Midland, Parry Sound, Little Current, Mackian Island, Holland MI Toronto Chicago
Aug 20 10 Holland MI, Mackinac Island, Little Current, Parry Sound, Midland, Windsor, Niagara Falls Chicago Toronto
Aug 30 11 Niagara Falls, Windsor, Midland, Parry Sound, Little Current, Mackian Island, Holland MI Toronto Chicago
Sept 10 14 Holland MI, Mackinac Island, Little Current, Windsor, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Clayton NY Chicago Montreal
Sept 24 14 Quebec, Saguenay, Tadoussac, Matane, Percé, Magdalen Islands, St Pierre, Charlottetown, Halifax, Lunenburg, Bar Harbor Montreal Portland ME
Oct 8 10 Bar Harbor, Lunenburg, Charlottetown, Halifax, St Pierre, Magdalen Islands, Percé, Matane, Tadoussac, Saguenay Portland ME Quebec City
Oct 18 11 Saguenay, Tadoussac, Matane, Percé, Magdalen Islands, St Pierre, Charlottetown, Halifax, Lunenburg, Bar Harbor Quebec City Portland ME
Further details The Cruise People Ltd in London 020 7723 2450  cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk

M.V. Yorktown’s 4th July Lake Michigan Cruise From Chicago to Mackinac Island

Yorktown at Saugatuck

The Yorktown, shown here at Saugatuck, cruises the Great Lakes by summer

Travel Dynamics International of New York have announced a special celebratory 5-night 4th of July cruise, to depart from Chicago in its 2,354-ton 130-berth Great Lakes cruise ship Yorktown, on which The Cruise People Ltd have an allocation of cabins.

Calls will be made at three Michigan ports – Saugatuck, Charlevoix and Mackinac Island, with fares beginning at $995 per person in double occupancy. This 5-night cruise will include welcome and farewell receptions on board the Yorktown, a complete programme of tours and excursions, on-board lectures and complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner.

Departing Chicago on Wednesday, July 3, the Yorktown will visit Saugatuck for the traditional 4th July fireworks. Friday, July 5, will see your ship visiting Charlevoix and Saturday, July 5, the famed Mackinac Island, where no cars are allowed and transport is by horse-drawn carriage and bicycle. Sunday will be spent cruising Lake Michigan and the ship will arrive back in Chicago for Monday morning, with disembarkation taking place after breakfast.

Mackinac Island

Enjoy Saturday in automobile-free Mackinac Island before spending Sunday cruising back to Chicago

Cabin Code Cabin Description Cruise Fares
E Outside cabins on Main Deck with portholes $995 (sold out)
D Outside cabins on Lounge Deck with windows $1,195 (sold out)
C Outside cabins on Promenade Deck with windows $1,295
B Outside cabins on Main Deck with windows $1,495
A Outside cabins on Lounge Deck with windows $1,695
AA Outside cabins on Promenade or Lounge Deck with windows $1,995
S Superior outside cabins on Sun Deck with balcony $2,395

Click here for further details or call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or Freephone 0800 526 313, or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

In the US or Canada please call The Cruise People Ltd in Toronto toll free on 1-800-961-5536 or e-mail cruise@thecruisepeople.ca.

Travel Dynamics International Revives The Traditional Cruise From Chicago to Mackinac

New York-based Travel Dynamics International will revive an old tradition this July the 4th when it sends its 130-berth 2,354-ton Yorktown on a 5-night cruise from Chicago to Mackinac Island.

A Week's Cruise

Cruises from Chicago to Mackinac Island, 1913 brochure

A favourite of summer cruisers from Chicago in the past, 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 bicycle.

Calls will also be made at the Michigan ports of Saugatuck, for its art galleries, and Charlevoix, for its sand dunes, with fares starting at $995 per person in double occupancy. Fare includes welcome and farewell receptions, a complete program of tours and excursions, ship lectures and complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner.

Yorktown in Charlevoix

Travel Dynamics’ m.v.  Yorktown in Charlevoix, Michigan

Departing Chicago on Wednesday, July 3, the Yorktown will be in Saugatuck for the traditional 4th July fireworks celebration. Friday, July 5, will see her visit the rolling hills of charming Charlevoix and on Saturday, July 5, the day will be spent at Mackinac Island. Sunday will be dedicated to a daytime cruise of Lake Michigan, for arrival back in Chicago in time for disembarkation after breakfast on Monday.

Cabin Code Cabin Description Cruise Fare
E Outside cabins on Main Deck with portholes $995 (sold out)
D Outside cabins on Lounge Deck with windows $1,195 (sold out)
C Outside cabins on Promenade Deck with windows $1,295
B Outside cabins on Main Deck with windows $1,495
A Outside cabins on Lounge Deck with windows $1,695
AA Outside cabins on Promenade or Lounge Deck with windows $1,995
S Superior outside cabins on Sun Deck with balcony $2,395

For further details please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or Freephone 0800 526 313, or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk. In the US or Canada please call The Cruise People Ltd in Toronto toll free on 1-800-961-5536 or e-mail cruise@thecruisepeople.ca.

Special 5-night 4th of July Great Lakes Cruise in Travel Dynamics International’s m.v. Yorktown: Chicago To Mackinac Island

Yorktown at Saugatuck

The Yorktown, shown here at Saugatuck, cruises the Great Lakes by summer

Travel Dynamics International of New York have just announced a special celebratory 5-night 4th of July cruise, to depart from Chicago in its 2,354-ton 130-berth Great Lakes cruise ship Yorktown, on which The Cruise People Ltd have taken an allocation of cabins.

Calls will be made at three Michigan ports – Saugatuck, Charlevoix and Mackinac Island, with fares beginning at $995 per person in double occupancy. This 5-night cruise will include welcome and farewell receptions on board the Yorktown, a complete programme of tours and excursions, on-board lectures and complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner.

Departing Chicago on Wednesday, July 3, the Yorktown will visit Saugatuck for the traditional 4th July fireworks. Friday, July 5, will see your ship visiting Charlevoix and Saturday, July 5, the famed Mackinac Island, where no cars are allowed and transport is by horse-drawn carriage and bicycle. Sunday will be spent cruising Lake Michigan and the ship will arrive back in Chicago for Monday morning, with disembarkation taking place after breakfast.

Mackinac Island

Enjoy Saturday in automobile-free Mackinac Island before spending Sunday cruising back to Chicago

Cabin Code Cabin Description Cruise Fares
E Outside cabins on Main Deck with portholes $995 (sold out)
D Outside cabins on Lounge Deck with windows $1,195 (sold out)
C Outside cabins on Promenade Deck with windows $1,295
B Outside cabins on Main Deck with windows $1,495
A Outside cabins on Lounge Deck with windows $1,695
AA Outside cabins on Promenade or Lounge Deck with windows $1,995
S Superior outside cabins on Sun Deck with balcony $2,395

For further details please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or Freephone 0800 526 313, or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk. In the US or Canada call The Cruise People Ltd in Toronto toll free on 1-800-961-5536 or e-mail cruise@thecruisepeople.ca.

Plantours Offers Two 16-night Great Lakes Cruises From Montreal in Autumn 2014

m s Hamburg

Plantours Cruises of Bremen have announced a revised season of cruises to be operated from Montreal in the autumn of 2014  that will include two 16-night cruises into the Great Lakes from Montreal, a 16-night round trip cruise from Montreal to New York and a positioning cruise from Montreal to Nassau.

Plantours’ 400-guest ms Hamburg is no stranger to the region, having operated Great Lakes cruises between 1997 and 2011 as Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Columbus.

The first two cruises, scheduled for September 24 and Octiober 11, will tour the Great Lakes as far as Chicago, and the third, scheduled for October 27, will cruise Canada and New England as far as New York. These cruises will be followed by a 14-night voyage from Montreal to Nassau via St Lawrence and East Coast ports, departing Montreal November 12. Ports of call are laid out below for each cruise:
 
September 24-October 11, 2014: 16-night Great Lakes cruise from Montreal to Toronto, the Welland Canal/Niagara, Windsor, Tobermory, Little Current, Chicago, Milwaukee, Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Kingston and return to Montreal.
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October 11-27, 2014: 16-night Great Lakes cruise from Montreal to Toronto, the Welland Canal/Niagara, Windsor, Tobermory, Little Current, Chicago, Milwaukee, Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Kingston and return to Montreal.
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October 27-November 12, 2014: 16-night Canada/New England cruise from Montreal to Gaspé, Sydney, Boston, Cape Cod Canal, New York, Martha’s Vineyard, Halifax, Cape Eternity, Quebec and back to Montreal.
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November 12-26, 2014: 14-night cruise from Montreal to Nassau via Quebec, Halifax, Boston, New York, Charleston and Savannah.
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For further details please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk..
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