Sunday, 5 January 2020

Discover the US safely - by boat

I personally would not choose to vacation in the United States right now. Too much poisonous politics, and that all too real chance of being shot by some random lunatic. 
For for those who do want to go exploring, a cruise would seem to be a safe option. 

The world’s most famous waterfall - Niagara Falls, the motor city of Detroit, bustling Chicago and the Great Lakes all feature on a new, 10-night cruise package offered by boutique American cruise company, Victory Cruise Lines, and Australian small ship specialists, Cruise Traveller.
Australians can save up to US$800 per couple if they book the package by March 31, 2020.
The largest group of freshwater lakes on the planet, North America’s Great Lakes hold 20% of the Earth’s freshwater. 
Covering an area of 244,000 square kilometres - roughly the size of the UK - they also boast fishing ports, surfing beaches, indigenous communities, car-free islands, the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world and a ghost town.
Australians can visit this fascinating region and sail on each of the five major lakes on Victory Cruises’ ‘Splendour of the Great Lakes’ cruise from Toronto to Chicago in July, 2020. The route traces the US-Canadian border for much of the journey - and Canada is a lot safer and more sane than the US.

The adventure begins with a complimentary hotel stay in Toronto on July 4, 2020, before guests board the 202-passenger Victory I - a ship that easily navigates canals, locks, bays and hidden ports where larger ships cannot go.

Guests will cruise across Lake Ontario and via a network of locks to Niagara Falls before entering Lake Erie and visiting Cleveland and the world’s car capital of Detroit.
From there, the ship will make its way through Lake Huron to Manitoulin Island. 
Victory I then charts a course through the Soo Locks – the world’s busiest canal in terms of tonnage – to the historic Canadian lake port of Sault Ste. Marie and Lake Superior – the largest of the great lakes. 
Next on the itinerary is Mackinac Island, where passengers can disconnect from the modern world and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour of the car-free island. 
The cruise then enters Lake Michigan and the final destination of Chicago, one of the US's greatest cities. 
Including all on-board meals, free-flowing drinks, shore excursions with local guides at every port, shipboard wifi, on-board gratuities and port taxes, the 10-night ‘Splendour of the Great Lakes’ cruise package is available from US$5907 per person, twin-share, (in a category C oceanview stateroom) including the US$400 discount per person if booked by March 31, 2020. 
Alternative departure dates are available between May and October, 2020.
To book, call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777 or visit www.cruisetraveller.com.au

Direct link to packages: www.cruisetraveller.com.au/Great-Lakes-2020

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