The Great Lakes, although they are called lakes, they are in reality vast inland seas that comprise one-fifth of the world’s fresh surface water. This voyage explores the best of the Great Lakes as you discover natural, historical and cultural treasures along a sweeping route framed by two great American cities – Buffalo and Duluth – each of which enjoyed great prosperity in the 19th and early 20th centuries and is undergoing a renaissance today.
This route was sailed more than a hundred years ago by the Northern Steamship Company, whose North Land (right) and North West maintained the service. Among the Northern Steamship Company’s passengers was one Samuel L Clemens, better known to most as Mark Twain. The Northern Steamship Company was in turn followed by the Georgian Bay Line and their North American and South American. which sailed until 1967. A hundred years after the North American and South American were built, Travel Dynamics International have re-introduced the route with their Yorktown (below), marking the first time this route has been plied by a US-flag passenger ship since 1967.
In Buffalo, located only a short drive from mighty Niagara Falls, view some of the finest examples of urban architecture in America including works by Louis Sullivan, Henry Richardson and Frank Lloyd Wright. Then sail through Lake Erie to reach reawakening Detroit to tour the fascinating Henry Ford Museum.
On to Lake Huron to explore pristine Presque Ile and beautiful Mackinac Island, a Victorian-era haven. In Lake Michigan discover the scenic Garden Peninsula near Manistique, then explore the dramatic Agawa Canyon in Ontario, Canada, by rail before navigating the Soo Locks and entering vast Lake Superior, the largest and deepest of the Great Lakes.
Sail along impressive Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and revel in the pristine beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula before reaching historic Duluth.
Deparures of this 10-night cruise leave Buffalo on June 30 and July 20 and Duluth on July 10 and 30. rthe Yorktown is US-registered and crewd and carries a tiotal of 130 passengers. Fares include s complete program of tours and excursions, house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and a full educational program on board ship.
Book by March 25 and receive $500 off of the regular fares, per person. For further details please call The Cruise People Ltd in London, England, on +44 (0)20 7723 23450 for further details or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.