|I am excited to announce that we just received new themes for one of our most popular destinations: the Great Lakes! Originally the Voyage to the Great Lakes cruise, you can now choose to travel July 7th-15th if you are interested in watercolor and art, or depart July 22nd-29th if your heart sings when you hear opera! The Great Lakes is one of the most culturally and historically rich regions in North America. In the company of expert artists, historians, and musicians, experience the extraordinary diversity of America’s Inland Waterways. From the decks of the handsomely designed, 130-guest Yorktown, enjoy thematic voyages that encourage travelers to think deeply, admire graciously, and explore purposefully, with every step.|
| Watercolor & Art on the Inland Seas
7 Nights | July 7-15 | Brochure
Alongside Janet Walsh, President of the American Watercolor Society, discover the rich artistic heritage of the Great Lakes. Whether perusing charming galleries, or finding your inner-artist at onboard watercolor workshops, experience the best of art and culture on the Inland Seas.
| Travel & Learn with Expert Historians
7 Nights | Multiple Sailings | Brochure
Our team of historians will guide you through the rich history, and extraordinary diversity of this historic region. From the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village to the Victorian-era haven of Mackinac Island, experience North America’s greatest waterway alongside an expert team of Great Lakes, maritime, and naval historians.
| Opera Comes to the Great Lakes
July 22 – 29 | Chicago to Toronto | Brochure
Join New York’s Metropolitan Opera’s world-renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and her longtime colleague, composer Jake Heggie, on a special musical cruise to America’s heartland. Enjoy onboard opera recitals and other musical revelry while sailing amongst one the world’s greatest natural wonders.
| July 4th Celebration on Lake Michigan
July 3 – 8 | Roundtrip from Chicago | Brochure
Embark on an adventure close to home and commemorate our independence on beautiful Lake Michigan. Sailing roundtrip from Chicago, visit the historic ports of Saugatuck, Charlevoix and Mackinac Island, and experience the best in small-town America.