The Luxury After a full refurbishment last year, Great Lakes Cruise Companys all-suite Clelia II returns to Midwest waters this June for a series of seven-night themed voyages (health and wellness, photography). Fifty elegant suites (215 square feet or more) come with marble bathroom vanities and lake views or private balconies. The ship will travel from Toronto to Duluth, Minnesota, passing from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie through the Welland Canal; passengers then take a shore excursion to Niagara Falls. Other highlights include Michigans car-free Mackinac Island, with its Victorian dollhouse-style houses, and Ontarios Manitoulin, the worlds largest freshwater island.
The Value From June through September, starting rates on these cruises are reduced $700 to $5,695 a person (most alcohol, port taxes, and excursions are covered).
The Catch Travel insurance of $400 a person (or more) is automatically added when booking; consider opting out to avoid the extra fees.
The Details 888-891-0203; greatlakescruising.com
From the Summer 2010 issue of Shermans Travel magazine.