Authored by Kerri Fitzgerald
February 27, 2019
Experience the Captivating Beauty of
Magical Lake Michigan!
From vibrant cities like Chicago and Milwaukee, to picturesque coastal villages brimming with American history, a cruise on the serene waters of Lake Michigan is a perfect summer adventure. This 8-day, 7-night voyage embarks from Chicago. Set sail on Lake Michigan’s sparkling waters and immerse yourself in the quiet charms and diverse cultures of the small towns and classic American cities that line its peaceful shores.
As the ship carries you across Lake Michigan’s jade-colored waves, you’ll discover an array of diverse cultures at every port of call. In tiny Holland, MI, the cobblestone sidewalks and 250-year-old windmill reveal the city’s Dutch heritage. Celebrate Irish culture on windswept Beaver Island, known as “America’s Emerald Isle.” Just south of the Canadian border, explore the port of Sault Ste Marie, with a rich history influenced by Native Americans and French Fur Traders. Slip into the gentle rhythm of the Victorian era on tranquil Mackinac Island, and behold the scenic splendor of Wisconsin’s stunningly beautiful Sturgeon Bay. In Milwaukee, taste the city’s signature cheese and expertly crafted microbrews, then celebrate local tradition as you tap your toes to the lively beat of folkloric dancers who perform onboard the ship.
Tailor your cruise to your own personal sense of adventure with our selection of exciting optional excursions. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship of Dutch porcelain at the Blue Delft factory in Holland, Michigan, followed by a performance by authentic Klompen clogg dancers! Or enjoy a relaxing stroll around the charming campus of nearby Hope College. Slip back in time at Beaver Island’s Protar House, the rustic cabin home of a local hero. Visit the enchanting “Wings of Mackinac” Butterfly Conservatory, and indulge in a local wine tasting in Door County, Wisconsin.
On a Blount Small Ship Adventures cruise, relaxation takes on a whole new meaning. Our welcoming vessels feature private staterooms with individual facilities. Dine on chef-prepared meals during single-serve dinners in our informal dining room. Lounge in sunny splendor on the top deck, or sip a refreshing cocktail with new friends in our panoramic Vista View Lounge. With a maximum of just 84 passengers, you’ll enjoy comfort without the crowds.
If you’re looking for an adventure beyond traditional cruising, your ship has come in. Get away to the beauty and enchantment of Lake Michigan with Blount Small Ship Adventures.