AQV Adds New Port On The Great Lakes

American Queen Voyages is adding a new port of call in Escanaba, MI, marking the first time a Lakes & Oceans vessel has visited the Midwestern port.

Beginning in May, American Queen Voyages will be the only cruise line to stop at the unique port. The cruise lines Lakes and Oceans vessels, Ocean Navigator and Ocean Voyager, will visit this port on a selection of voyages around the Great Lakes.

Cindy D’Aoust, President of American Queen Voyages, said: “As we celebrate the addition of Escanaba to our ever-growing list of destinations and welcome new partnerships with local community members, we simultaneously push forward our company’s mission to help our guests explore lesser discovered America. We look forward to an exciting season with new stops showcasing the many treasures across the Great Lakes.”

American Queen Voyages has partnered with the community’s members to offer unique and encompassing shore excursions including a hop-on hop-off tour with visits into the town’s shopping district to visit locally famed Sayklly’s Confectionery & Gifts, as well William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, U.P. Veterans Museum and Webster Marble “Inventing the Outdoors” museum. This stop will also feature educational cultural sessions on Native American stories and values with Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company.

Vickie Micheau, Executive Director of Delta County Chamber of Commerce, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with American Queen Voyages to bring the first cruise ship to our shores. Escanaba is such a unique touchpoint of the region, and our rich history and proximity to nature caters to the endless travel experiences American Queen Voyages’ seek during their journey.”

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