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Great Lakes Cruising

Experience unique ports of call in Michigan and surrounding states and provinces as you cruise through the Great Lakes and discover thriving cities, grand landscapes filled with indigenous wildlife, rolling dunes and miles of white sandy beaches.
At least three cruise companies offer thirty-five Great Lakes itineraries for 2018, many with Michigan stops. These unforgettable adventures operate from May through the end of October offering the ultimate cruise experience. 
Deluxe small ship cruises reveal the rich maritime history and captivating natural beauty found here while passengers enjoy fine dining and enriching onboard events. 
Holland
A quaint dutch-inspired village. Windmill Island has the only authentic working Dutch windmill in the United States.
Beaver Island
The largest island on Lake Michigan. Relax on or explore the island's scenic beaches, majestic state forest, the well-loved island Toy Museum or Old Mormon print shop.
Mackinac Island
Lovely Mackinac Island embodies the grace of the Victorian era with beautifully preserved historic homes and horse drawn carriages - its only form of transportation!
Muskegon
From historic ships and lighthouses to the restored mansions built by Muskegon's most famous lumber barons, delight in the history and scenery of the quaint Michigan town.
Detroit
Known as the Motor City. Visit the Henry Ford Museum; the limousine that carried President John F. Kennedy, the bus in which Rosa Parks stood her ground, and the chair from the Ford Theatre.
Houghton
Located on the Keweenaw Peninsula, visit the Quincy Copper Mine and explore how miners moved underground and extracted this valuable resource.
Marquette
Visit the Michigan Iron Industry Museum on the site of an original iron forge. The working harbor and witness the loading of Great Lakes freighters along the impressive 1000-ft-long iron ore dock.
Soo Locks
Located at the mouth of the St. Mary's river, the locks are located in Sault Ste. Marie. Today the locks are the busiest in the world in terms of tonnage, accommodating 1000 foot freighters.