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Viking Expeditions - Great Lakes Explorer

8 night cruise from AU$10,195 per person share twin
in a Nordic Balcony
Flights additional

Sale Period

until 31 May 22 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 

Viking Inclusive Value 
✔  At least one complimentary excursion in every port of call/landing site
Kayaks, zodiacs, RIBs & submarine excursions (where available)
A Viking Expedition Kit with a variety of equipment to explore at no extra charge
All Viking Excursion Gear needed for any relevant excursions
Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
24-hour room service
Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
Self-service launderettes
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."

Fares From - 
Nordic Balcony Twin 

From AU$10,195 per person share twin* 

Nordic Penthouse Twin 
From AU$12,995 per person share twin* 

Based on 27 Aug 22 departure.  Also departs 18 Jun 22, 30 Jul 22, 13 Aug 22, 19 May 23, 02 Jun 23, 30 Jun 23

*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

Once you have paid in full for your trip, you are safe from any additional charges. Airfare increases, currency fluctuations, increased fuel surcharges, new government taxes—none of these will apply to you.

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 on selected departures made between 5 March 2022 and 31 May 2022 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. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking or your Travel Agent. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the passenger ticket contract.

Passengers traveling on cruises offered by Viking River Cruises and which may involve travel to remote locales, including, but not limited to, the Arctic or Antarctic regions (“Expedition Cruises”) are subject to additional terms and conditions as set forth in the Passenger Ticket Contract. Such passengers should read the Passenger Ticket carefully as it contains acknowledgements, requirements, and warranties specific to Expedition Cruises. Expedition Cruises involve additional risks and dangers above and beyond those of non-Expedition Cruises. Because of these inherent risks, all passengers traveling on Expedition Cruises are required to submit a Fit to Travel letter prior to travel and to update the Fit to Travel letter as also set forth in the Passenger Ticket Contract. In addition each passenger must take out appropriate cruise travel insurance which includes medical evacuation of at least US$250,000. Expedition Cruises are subject to greater restrictions on services and accommodations than would otherwise be generally applicable, including but not limited to what passengers may be able to bring on board during their travel on an Expedition Cruise. If you are traveling on an Expedition Cruise, you warrant that you have no physical or psychological condition which would entail an unreasonable risk to the health or safety of others participating in the Expedition Cruise or to the safe conduct of the Expedition Cruise and agree to abide by all terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract.

Sale Period

until 31 May 22 unless sold out prior


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