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Great Lakes Explorer

Trip Reviews for Great Lakes Explorer


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(40 Traveler Reviews)

  • Carolyn from CA gives this tour 

    I really enjoyed the Victory I ship with its old fashion look. Although the cabins were small they and the rest of the ship were spotless. The friendly staff went out of their way to accommodate any need or request. The A+R private car transfers from the airport to our hotel and from the ship to the airport made for a very nice start and end to our journey. Our tour host, Diane Saulnier, was outstanding and always had a smile on her face. She patiently answered any and all questions both in person and in our daily letters (including tickets for the next excursion) that she delivered to us personally each evening. The included excursions where very well organized, although we would have liked more time to explore places like Niagara Falls and the Henry Ford Museum. The Great Lakes are larger than I had thought they would be (many times we couldn't see the shore) and the beautiful sunsets and small waves reminded me of ocean cruising. This was our second tour with A+R and I am sure we will travel with them again.


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    Date Traveled: 8/29/2019

  • Wayne & Judy from NE gives this tour 

    Our tour guide Diane was outstanding. Took all the guesswork out of where and when we had to be ready for. She had our group running like a well oiled machine.


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    Date Traveled: 8/28/2019

  • Jack & Carol from NE gives this tour 

    Impressive ship staff and logistics in putting together activities. Were assured of answered questions by both staff and our host.


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    Date Traveled: 8/28/2019

  • Donald from ID gives this tour 

    The hired help on stage and in the dining room were great.


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    Date Traveled: 8/28/2019

  • Billie Lea from ID gives this tour 

    Enjoyed Cleveland. We haven't seen Mackinac island yet - but I'm sure we will love it. We wanted to learn about the Great Lakes and you delivered. Very pleased with shore stops and guides.


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    Date Traveled: 8/28/2019

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13-Day Voyages including Montreal and the 1,000 Islands  

Travel with us on Aug 25, 2022 or Sep 23, 2022, or on Aug 23, 2023 for our exclusive 13-day journey featuring an 11-night cruise and deluxe pre night hotel stay in Chicago. You’ll explore all 5 of our Great Lakes and thrill to the beauty of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the 1,000 Islands. And onboard the mv Victory I, we include fine dining, free-flowing wine, an Open Bar, and a complete program of shore excursions.

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More Personal Space
+ Our Extra Care
 

  • Private A+R transfers exclusively for our guests when they arrive and depart
  • More personal space for each guest with reduced capacity on our coaches for shore excursions and any shared transfers
  • High-touch surfaces on all private and shared vehicles sanitized frequently throughout the day
  • Rigorous health and safety protocols onboard our Victory ships in accordance with the mandates and guidelines of the CDC, US Coast Guard, and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
  • Face coverings and sanitizer always available complimentary for our guests
>> Click Here to read more about the Health + Safety Protocols onboard the Victory ships.