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 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.
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|
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