This Cruise Line is Making Detroit Great Again

Cruise passengers aboard Great Lakes Cruise Company Victory II have a whole new port to explore thanks to a new itinerary which adds Detroit, Michigan to the list. Starting in 2019, the cruise line is offering a Great Lakes and French Canadian itinerary leaving from Detroit starting in late May. The trip makes stops in Cleveland, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal and more, so make sure you bring your passport!

What’s On Board Victory II?


Victory II | Photo: Great Lakes Cruise Company

Great Lakes Cruise Company has been a top name in American cruising since 1998. The Great Lakes are some of the most beautiful cruise locations in the country and there’s no better way to tour them than aboard Victory II.

Redesigned and upgraded in May of 2018, Victory II is nearly identical to her sister ship, Victory I. Featuring balcony staterooms, luxury dining and complementary shore excursions, a Great Lakes Cruise Company vacation offers the chance to experience firsthand America’s most famous lakes. The ship combines modern amenities and big adventure, but in a small package. Holding just over 200 guests, it’s easy to relax and enjoy the journey with your fellow passengers.

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Cruising From Detroit

The Motor City may be better known for its cars than its boats, but Detroit has a long history as a hub for Great Lakes cruising. Though the city has fallen on hard times, visitors can still see the remnants of the roaring age of automobile production and tourism. Touring Detroit and the Great Lakes by ship offers a unique look at the region and its history while also appreciating the natural beauty of the area.

The city has seen some rebounding in the downtown area lately as trendy, younger residents are revitalizing the once great art and music scene. The area is very affordable, especially for families looking for a unique vacation.