Explore all five of the magnificent Great Lakes on this popular and captivating cruise. You will enjoy crystal-clear blue waters surrounded by pristine wilderness, turn-of-the-century towns, and pastoral splendors.

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 A lighthouse overlooking Lake Michigan  Aerial view of Chicago, Illinois  The city of Chicago, renowned for its modern and contemporary architecture  Horse and buggy on Mackinac Island  Mackinac Island overlooking Lake Huron  Mackinac Bridge at night over the Straits of Mackinac  Valley Camp Ship Museum, Sault Saint Marie  Ontario's Georgian Bay in the northeastern arm of Lake Huron  Ontario's Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron  View of Detroit, Michigan from Windsor, Ontario, Canada  Henry Ford Museum, Detroit  Skyline of Cleveland, Ohio  Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, Ontario

Great Lakes Grand Voyage

Aboard the 202-guest Victory 1

11 days from $6,499

Explore all five of the magnificent Great Lakes on this popular and captivating cruise. You will enjoy crystal-clear blue waters surrounded by pristine wilderness, turn-of-the-century towns, and pastoral splendors.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jun 2 - 12, 2018 Departure; Oct 6 - 16, 2018 Departure
Frederick Stonehouse

Frederick Stonehouse

Frederick Stonehouse is the author of over thirty books on maritime history including The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and Great Lakes Lighthouse Tales, both regional best sellers. He has been a consultant for both the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada and has been an "on-air" expert for National Geographic, History Channel and Fox Family, as well as many regional media productions. He is the recipient of the 2006 Association for Great Lakes Maritime History Award for Historic Interpretation presented annually in recognition of an individual making a major contribution over many years to Great Lakes maritime history. Fred was named the Marine Historical Society of Detroit’s “2007 Historian of the Year” and in 2016 he was named a Paul Harris Fellow, one of the most prestigious awards in Rotary, for services above and beyond to the local and international community. In 2017 the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society presented Fred with the C. Patrick Labadie Special Acknowledgement Award. This recognition is “given annually to the individual or organization that has made exceptional contributions to upper Midwest preservation, history or dive community.”

Fred teaches Great Lakes maritime history at Northern Michigan University and is an active consultant for numerous maritime oriented projects and programs. He is President of the Board of the Marquette Maritime Museum, past President of the National Board of Directors of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, past Vice Chair of the Michigan Port Collaborative and a former member of the Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board (Gubernatorial appointment).  Fred makes his home in Marquette, Michigan. For more information: www.frederickstonehouse.com.

Jun 20 - 30, 2018 Departure
Robert Desh

Robert Desh

Robert Desh is the former Executive Director of the Door County Maritime Museum.  Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the maritime history of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, the Museum includes a 20,000 square foot flagship facility in Sturgeon Bay, the museum tug John Purves, the historic Cana Island Lighthouse, and a smaller museum in Gill Rock near the shores of the famous Port des Morts (“Death’s Door”) passage at the Peninsula’s northern tip. Prior to joining the museum, Bob served for over 36 years with the United States Coast Guard. During his very diverse military career, he served on five Coast Guard cutters and in a wide variety of shore billets including Commanding Officer of the International Ice Patrol and Director of the Leadership Development Center at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. A long-time maritime and Coast Guard history buff, Bob is the former Executive Director of the Foundation for Coast Guard History and presently serves on the organization’s Board of Regents. He continues to lecture on a wide variety of Great Lakes maritime and Coast Guard history topics.  He also recently served on the Museum Exhibit Advisory Panel (MEAP) for the National Coast Guard Museum scheduled for construction on the waterfront in New London, Connecticut.  Bob also chairs the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee, a standing committee of the Green Bay Council of the Unites States Navy League.