Your cruise stretches across Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario; taking you from vibrant Chicago all the way to the classic ports of New England. The architecturally renowned Chicago skyline is juxtaposed against Lake Michigan creating a fusion of serene vistas and exciting cityscapes, symbolizing this entire journey. From electrifying Chicago, step back in time to Victorian-era Mackinac Island famed for its horse-drawn carriages and old-world charm. Sail through Lakes Huron and Erie for an introduction to the legendary American cities of Cleveland, OH, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Buffalo NY, where you’ll have an option to witness nature’s grand masterpiece – the breathtaking Niagara Falls. Travel through the Welland Canal, a historic passageway from Canada to the U.S. since 1829, to enter the 4th Great Lake – Ontario.

Sailing east, you will go where no other overnight passenger vessels can – through the amazing locks of the Erie Canal. We can take you through this grand feat of American ingenuity and one of the most important engineering accomplishments in history. Stretching 363 miles and comprising 57 locks, the Canal was built with bare hands, picks, shovels, and true American determination. Beautiful scenery envelops you as you continue along the scenic Hudson River Valley, past the foothills of the Catskill Mountains and the Mohawak River Valley. In Kingston, NY dock on the Hudson River before making your approach to exciting New York Harbor. Your adventure concludes with a sail past the rocky shores of Rhode Island’s postcard-perfect Narragansett Bay and into Warren, RI.

Join us on this journey across the heart of America’s waterways, where nature’s majesty unites with man-made marvels. Four stunning Great Lakes and the historic Erie Canal merge to create one amazing adventure. This journey will capture your imagination, leaving you lost in the peacefulness of this beautiful escape and its ever-changing panoramas. The massive Great Lakes, collectively considered the largest body of fresh water on Earth, were carved by retreating ice sheets and filled with the meltwater from ancient glaciers. The indigo-blue waters of the Lakes are cloaked by forest-green pines, with classic lighthouses dotting the rocky cliffs whose banks are home to moose, wolves and river otters.
Welcome to the architecturally renowned Chicago skyline, juxtaposed against Lake Michigan to create a fusion of serene vistas and exciting cityscapes.
Known as Wisconsin’s Marine Capital, Manitowoc is the home to Wisconsin’s Maritime Museum, which captures the riveting history of the entire great lakes area, including the building of 28 submarines for WWII. Manitowoc offers a variety of activities to choose from; take a walk on the Mariners Trail or visit the shops of downtown. Don’t miss out on the Rahr-West Art Museum which hosts pieces from Picasso, Miro, Dali, as well as many others.
Step back in time when you arrive at Mackinac Island, MI famed for its horse-drawn carriages and old-world charm. Admire the architecture during an optional carriage tour of the island, including entrance to the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. This afternoon, an optional excursion invites you to the Grand Hotel for a traditional Afternoon Tea, including scones and finger sandwiches.
Relax on the sunny top deck and admire the beautiful views of Lake Huron during a day of cruising en route to Wyandotte, MI. The Great Lakes were carved by retreating ice sheets and filled with the meltwater from ancient glaciers. The indigo-blue waters of the Lakes are cloaked by forest-green pines, with classic lighthouses dotting the rocky cliffs whose banks are home to many animals.
Spend a full day in Wyandotte, MI, nestled on the Detroit River. An optional tour in nearby Dearborn, MI begins at the Henry Ford Museum, home President John F. Kennedy’s limousine and the Rosa Parks bus. Continue your tour to Greenfield Village, where nearly 100 historical buildings have been relocated to create a demonstration of American life from the founding of the country through modern times.
Sail through Lake Erie for an introduction to the legendary American city of Cleveland, OH, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Explore this Great Lakes metropolis during an optional panoramic city tour via trolley. This evening, enjoy an onboard musical performance.
In Erie, PA, named for the Native American tribe that once lived along its shores, an onboard discussion focuses on the area’s rich history. An optional tour takes you to beautiful Presque Isle Park and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, with plentiful photo stops along the way to capture memories of this magnificent peninsula (available eastbound only; westbound cruises do not visit Erie).
Located at the head of the Niagara River, Buffalo, NY is known for its sports, snow, and special sauce. Admire breathtaking views of world-famous Niagara Falls during an optional tour, including visits to the Whirlpool Overlook, the Table Rock area, and a boat ride on Maid of the Mist (passport required). Tonight, local musicians entertain onboard the ship.
The hidden gems of Rochester, NY are yours to discover on an optional tour, beginning with stunning views of towering High Falls on the Genesee River and a visit to the International Museum of Photography and Film. In Oswego, NY, approach the gateway to the Oswego and Erie Canals and watch the ship’s retractable pilot-house lower, allowing the ship to slip beneath the Erie Canal’s lowest bridges.
Admire the historic Oswego and Erie Canals during a full day of sailing. The New York State Canal System – which includes the Oswego Canal, East and West portions of the Erie Canal, the Champlain Canal, and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal – is considered one of the most important engineering accomplishments in American history.
Spend the day in lovely town of Sylvan Beach, tucked in on the Eastern Shore of Oneida Lake, NY, and along the Erie Canal. Beautiful Sylvan Beach is a lovely historic site, home to wide variety of restaurants and shops. Wander around town to take in the sights, or pick up some supplies and spend the day on the sandy beach admiring the diverse and scenic beauty.
Spend a second full day on the Erie Canal, sailing where no other overnight cruise line can go! An optional excursion takes you to picturesque Cooperstown, NY, located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains and home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
As you enjoy a leisurely sail to Troy, NY, transit the Mohawk River and Waterford Flight Lock, then watch as the retractable pilot-house is raised back to its full height. Tonight, delight in the local culture during an onboard musical performance.
In Kingston, NY, dock on the Hudson River in Rondout Creek and visit the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Then choose an optional visit to Hyde Park or Vanderbilt Mansion (based on availability). The Hyde Park excursion includes a visit to “Springwood,” the estate of Franklin D. Roosevelt, now home to his presidential library and museum (tour available eastbound only).
Travel to West Point, NY, home of the prestigious United States Military Academy, where you may opt to take a tour of its magnificent campus and admire its famed Gothic Revival-style Chapel. Enjoy an evening cruise of New York Harbor, offering stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, and the Big Apple’s world-famous skyline.
A morning cruise through Narragansett Bay brings you to the charming coastal New England town of Warren, RI, where you will disembark the vessel.

Category 1

$ 4999 USD pp
Category 1
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Cabin 11 C: Main Deck, two lower berths, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 20 A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 2

$ 6699 USD pp
Category 2
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 3

$ 6999 USD pp
Category 3
Cabins 40 - 41 A, 42-44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 82 A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 4

$ 7599 USD pp
Category 4
Cabins 50 - 57 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 1

$ 4999 USD pp
Category 1
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Cabin 11 C: Main Deck, two lower berths, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 20 A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 2

$ 6699 USD pp
Category 2
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 3

$ 6999 USD pp
Category 3
Cabins 40 - 41 A, 42-44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 82 A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 4

$ 7599 USD pp
Category 4
Cabins 50 - 57 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 1

$ 4999 USD pp
Category 1
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Cabin 11 C: Main Deck, two lower berths, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 20 A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 2

$ 6699 USD pp
Category 2
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 3

$ 6999 USD pp
Category 3
Cabins 40 - 41 A, 42-44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 82 A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 4

$ 7599 USD pp
Category 4
Cabins 50 - 57 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 1

$ 4999 USD pp
Category 1
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Cabin 11 C: Main Deck, two lower berths, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 20 A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 2

$ 6699 USD pp
Category 2
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 3

$ 6999 USD pp
Category 3
Cabins 40 - 41 A, 42-44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 82 A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Category 4

$ 7599 USD pp
Category 4
Cabins 50 - 57 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.

Additional charges:

Port Charges: 295 USD pp

Grande Mariner

Vessel Type: Small Ship Cruise

Length: 56m

Passenger Capacity: 88

Built/ Refurbished : 1998 / 2010

She was refurbished in 2010, with totally new cabin configurations including new décor, new bathrooms, new furniture in the cabins, a renovated lounge, new décor, and brand new furniture. So if you want to take in a few rays on the sun deck, relax and enjoy the vista-view lounge, or just have a few quiet moments in your cabin as the sea drifts past your open picture window, the Grande Mariner is ready.

Cabin layout for Grande Mariner

On Board Early Arrival (150.00 USD)

On select cruises we offer an onboard early arrival package, including one dinner and one breakfast. This allows the guest to arrive one day prior to departure. Boarding is at 5 PM.

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$ 4999 USD pp

Highlights

• Cruise through 38 locks on the famed Welland, Oswego and Erie Canals, going where no other
over-night cruise line can go

• Enjoy a performance by local musicians on scenic Mackinac Island, MI

• Delight to the sounds of an accordion player in Cleveland, OH

• In Kingston, NY, dock on the Hudson River and visit the Hudson River Maritime Museum

• An evening cruise of New York harbor offers stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, and the Big Apple’s world-famous skyline

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