Cruising the Great Lakes: Toronto to Chicago - Westbound on Le Dumont d'Urville
The mighty Great Lakes have played a vital role in the history and cultural fabric of North America for centuries... and our new 12-day small ship cruise invites you to explore their storied waters – and some of the unique cities and towns that have grown along their shores Enjoy a 7-night Great Lakes cruise between Chicago and Toronto aboard the beautiful yacht Le Dumont d'Urville, plus two-night stays at your choice of premium hotels in these two great anchor cities. You'll sail through Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron and Michigan, calling on destinations including Detroit, Mackinac Island, Traverse City and more. Explore urban planning and revitalization in a re-emerging Detroit; celebrate American invention and ingenuity at The Henry Ford in Dearborn; visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; enjoy lunch at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel; ride a dune buggy along the Lake Michigan shore; sample Holland, Michigan's Dutch heritage, tulips and beer culture; experience an architectural cruise, a taste of Chicago in America's "Second City," and much more!
Boasting sophisticated styling, innovative “green” technology, and welcoming, attentive service, Le Dumont d'Urville is one of Ponant's new Explorer Series yachts... introducing guests to a whole new cruising experience. Le Dumont d'Urville embodies the unique atmosphere guests have come to expect – a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.