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Viking Expeditions - Great Lakes Explorer

8 night cruise from AU$9095 per person share twin
in a Nordic Balcony
Flights additional

Sale Period

until 31 Mar 21 by 4pm unless sold out prior


8 night cruise from
per person share twinin a Nordic BalconyFlights additional

Island Hop on the Great Lakes Explorer

Discover the maze of granite islands that comprise Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve while hiking and kayaking through its tranquil beauty and admiring sweeping vistas. Experience Victorian charm on Mackinac Island and venture into the boreal forests of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on Lake Superior’s northern shore. Explore coastal wetlands replete with birdlife, comb pristine beaches and get acquainted with native cultures of the northern Great Lakes 

Deal Includes 
  8 night cruise onboard a luxury Viking ship 

Viking Inclusive Value 
✔  All meals onboard and alternative dining at no extra charge
✔  24-hour Room Service
✔  Free WiFi (connection speed may vary) 
 Beer, wine & soft drinks with meals & 24-hour coffees, teas & bottled water
✔  One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
✔   Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
✔   Private veranda
   Enriching culture — exciting choice of performances, live talks and  hands-on demonstrations that add great insight to your journey
✔  Spa facilities including Snow Grotto, steam room and hydrotherapy pool
✔  Self-service launderette 
✔ Port taxes & fees 

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Arrive and meet your fellow travelers and expedition leaders on board your ship, which is docked on the shores of Lake Michigan. Get settled in and attend a briefing for the following day 

Day 2 Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA - Enjoy an exciting day on idyllic Mackinac Island, located in the Straits of Mackinac, which link Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. This charming island is well known as a haven for pedestrians and bicyclists; motor vehicles are banned here, and the only way to access the island is by boat. Take a sightseeing excursion by horse-drawn carriage to important historical sites. Or, choose to dine at the elegant Grand Hotel, a Victorian-era building with the world’s longest front porch. Alternatively, explore the forested shores of Mackinac Island by kayak.

Day 3 - Day 5 Georgian Bay, Canada - Spend three days exploring Little Current, Killarney and Parry Sound in Georgian Bay, a UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserve. Hike the Cup and Saucer Trail, a land of perpendicular cliffs and dense hardwood forests, and paddle among the many uninhabited islands in a kayak. Take a RIB tour, or land on one of the islands with a zodiac for undisturbed bird- and wildlife-watching.

Day 6 Scenic Cruising: Soo Locks Transit - Pass through the Soo Locks in the St. Mary’s River, heading from Lake Huron into Lake Superior. Observe the massive gates of this ingenious feat of engineering as they close, then watch as the water flows in through the gravity-fed valves to bring your Viking Expedition ship up to the level of Lake Superior.

Day 7 Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - Relive the region’s history at Fort William, an accurate recreation of an early 19th-century fur trading post, or hike the trails of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, an area of tabletop mountains, sweeping vistas and towering granite cliffs. Explore the unusual natural phenomenon of Ouimet Canyon, which shelters a unique, fragile ecosystem. Then, discover the roaring Kakabeka Falls, tucked away in a pristine boreal forest setting.

Day 8 Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - Disembark your ship and return home, or extend your exploration with a discovery of Churchill, the "Polar Bear Capital of the World."

Nordic Balcony Twin 

From AU$9095 per person share twin* 

Nordic Penthouse Twin 
From AU$11,495 per person share twin* 

Departs: April to October 2022 

*Viking Ocean only price their cruises in Australian Dollars. Our consultants will be happy to convert this to NZD pricing for you at time of payment.

Terms and Conditions

All cruise packages are based on Twin share, inside cabin and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 03 Feb 21 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking.  All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms&conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation.Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy

EXPEDITION CRUISE OFFER:Prices are per person, in Australian dollars and for Australian and New Zealand residents only. They are based on double occupancy, subject to availability and correct at time of printing. Prices include all advertised discounts. All offers are subject to availability and valid only for new bookings only unless sold out prior. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time.

Sale Period

until 31 Mar 21 by 4pm unless sold out prior

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