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The Majestic Great Lakes

Date: Jul 19-29, 2023
Starting Price: $4,599
Trip Length: 10 nights
Trip: Chicago to Toronto
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | Ocean Voyager

From Chicago to Toronto, discover the Great Lakes on this 9-night cruise aboard American Queen Voyages’ Ocean Voyager. Your journey begins with an included 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Chicago. The following day, set sail along Lake Michigan. Step back in time on Mackinac Island and hitch a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Visit one of the oldest cities in America, Sault Ste. Marie. Look for redwing blackbirds in the trees and observe the powerful Soo Locks.

Before wrapping up your voyage in Toronto, take in some of the region’s biggest attractions—from the cultural touchstone museums and revitalized waterfronts of Detroit and Cleveland to the thunderous show at Niagara Falls, discover the magic that makes these lakes so great.

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  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Chicago—with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the Ocean Voyager
  • 9-night voyage aboard the Ocean Voyager with all meals included 
  • $400 early booking savings per person, is not reflected in the prices below
  • Unlimited free shore excursions in port and with your comfort in mind, deluxe private motor coaches to get you there safely
  • Live entertainment and enrichment
  • Gracious service from a professionally trained staff
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Smart-casual attire—recommends dressing up for dinner
  • Unlimited WIFI
  • Casual to refined dining options
  • Menus inspired by America’s heartland with fresh, locally sourced ingredients featuring freshly prepared lobster and USDA Prime Beef
  • Enjoy unlimited beverages and open bars & lounges
  • Round trip economy class airfare available for $499 per person (restrictions apply, call for details)


  • July 19: Chicago, Illinois
  • July 20: Chicago, Illinois - Embark
  • July 21: Scenic Sailing of Lake Michigan
  • July 22: Escanaba, Michigan
  • July 23: Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • July 24: Saulte Ste Marie, Michigan & Soo Locks (Whitefish Bay & Lake Superior)
  • July 25: Scenic Sailing of Lake Huron
  • July 26: Windsor, Ontario, Canada & Detroit, Michigan
  • July 27: Cleveland, Ohio
  • July 28: Scenic Sailing of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario & Niagara Falls (Port Colborne), Canada
  • July 29: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Click here to view round trip air options for 499.00 US Only and 799.00 Canada or Costa Rica per person >

Air Cities

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver. CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Newark, NJ
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Intercontinental Houston, TX
  • John F. Kennedy New York, NY
  • LaGuardia New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • Midway Chicago, IL
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • O'Hare Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Washington Dulles, VA
  • West Palm Beach, FL

Deck Plans


Personalize your trip by booking shore excursions that cater to your style. Immerse yourself in local culture by discovering the unique culinary tastes of the area or take a behind the scenes look at the region’s hidden gems. Whether you want to unwind and experience more of the local flare or embark on an epic adventure, there is an excursion waiting for you. Premium Shore Excursions become available for booking 6 months prior to departure. Space is limited and fills up quickly, so click here to book your onshore adventures through American Queen Voyages.

Hop-On Hop-Off Experiences

American Queen Voyages guests are invited to participate in the Exclusive Hop-on Hop-off tour experience. These tours are included in your cruise fare and are available for guest’s use at nearly every river port with no pre-booking required. American Queen’s industry leading and award winning “Steamcoaches” make it easy for guests to explore river ports and attractions with no additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you change your plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Upon receipt of a written cancellation from you, the following fees will apply (as indicated in days prior to initial flight departure).
Cancellation Fees:
121 days or more = $250 per person
120-91 days = 25% of total fare
90-61 days = 50% of total fare
60-31 days = 75% of total fare
30-0 days = 100% of total fare
Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 90 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)

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The Majestic Great Lakes

Date: Jul 19-29, 2023
Starting Price: $4,599
Trip Length: 10 nights
Trip: Chicago to Toronto
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | Ocean Voyager
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