Pearl Seas Cruises Opens 2024 Great Lakes Season
Introduces New Great Lakes Explorer Cruise from Duluth

GUILFORD, CT – May 20, 2014 – Pearl Seas Cruises is pleased to announce its biggest season ever on The Great Lakes, operating four different itineraries that visit 16 ports of call, and introducing a brand new 14-Night Great Lakes Explorer cruise between Duluth, Minnesota, and Toronto, Canada–delivering the opportunity to sail all five Great Lakes in a single journey.

Opening May 24th , Pearl’s 2024 Great Lakes season operates through late September offering, an 11- Night Great Lakes & Georgian Bay itinerary and a 7-Night Great Lakes itinerary, both sailing between Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Toronto, Canada; the new 14-Night Great Lakes Explorer cruise between Duluth, MN, and Toronto, Canada; and a 15-Night St. Lawrence Seaway & Great Lakes cruise between Milwaukee, WI, and Québec, Canada. Each of Pearl’s unique itineraries explores bucket-list American and Canadian destinations from Mackinac Island and Niagara Falls to Thunder Bay and Parry Sound.

Cruising the region since 2014, Pearl Seas has perfected small ship exploration on The Great Lakes aboard their 210-passenger ship, Pearl Mist, featuring 100% private balcony accommodations and elegant new interior design.

Great Lakes itineraries in 2024, visit 16 ports of call, from Milwaukee to Montréal, while exploring the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem and cruising all five lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, as well as Georgian Bay, a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve. Each day, guests will enjoy shoreside excursions and onboard enrichment, illuminating the region’s unique cultural tapestry woven together by the early explorers, traders, European settlers, and Native American tribes who have lived there for centuries.

Pearl’s 2024 cruises offer diverse experiences including memorable visits to Niagara Falls with boat tours of Horseshoe Falls; scenic explorations of Muskegon, MI, known as the “Riviera of the Midwest;” and leisurely strolls through quaint Holland, MI, home to the only authentic working Dutch Windmill in America. In Detroit, MI, guests can learn about the history of the automobile at The Henry Ford Museum and enjoy a tuneful visit to The Motown Museum. Musical fun continues in Cleveland, OH, where guests can visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On Mackinac Island, MI, guests can step back in time, exploring the island by horse drawn carriage and enjoying lunch on the veranda of The Grand Hotel. In Parry Sound, ON, guests can experience a Birdseye view of the South Channel and Killbear Provincial Park on an exhilarating Seaplane ride, and discover the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, cruising the 30,000 Islands. In Georgian Bay, ON, guests can kayak on serene waters while spotting local wildlife; and in Montréal, the second largest French-speaking city in the world, guests can sightsee in a UNESCO “City of Design,” taking in its renowned milieu of exciting modern and beautiful old-world architecture.

Summer Great Lakes cruises aboard the Pearl Mist feature all-inclusive fine dining, complimentary cocktails, beer & wine, award-winning enrichment programs, onboard entertainment, and guided shore excursions at every port. Cruises also include new Starlink Wi-Fi and private transportation to all excursions. Pearl Seas offers Pre-Cruise Hotel Packages for cruises departing from Milwaukee, WI; Duluth, MN; and Toronto, ON.

Pearl Seas Cruises has been awarded Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Award for Best Small Ship Line in the U.S. & Canada, and Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards for Best Small Ship Line in the U.S. & Canada, Best Great Lakes Itinerary, and Best Contemporary Small Ship. The company has been consistently recognized for delivering highly personalized service and culturally focused small ship cruises on the Great Lakes, the Canadian Maritimes & St. Lawrence Seaway, and New England.

Alexa Paolella, Public Relations Manager
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