AQV Sets A Course To The Great Lakes This Fall

American Queen Voyages is setting a course to the Great Lakes this fall, unveiling details of three new sailings there in the fall of 2022.

For the first time in the cruise line’s history, passengers will have evening shoreside options with overnights in Mackinac Island, Montréal, Toronto and Québec City.

Sailing departures for 15-day voyages are Sept. 5 Montréal to Chicago, Sept. 18 Chicago to Montréal and a 12-day roundtrip Montréal Oct. 1, 2022.

As an added bonus for ‘leaf peepers,’ the 12- and 15-day voyages depart during the heart of autumn onboard the Ocean Navigator,  offering spectacular views of regional fall foliage.

Shawn Bierdz, chief operating officer, American Queen Voyages, said: “Our valued-travel advisors and guests shared how much they enjoy overnights in port while cruising Europe, so we adjusted these autumn voyages to offer opportunities to explore similar storied ports after the sun goes down here in North America. Sunset strolls along the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal and sipping a warm cider during a Mackinac Island carriage ride are among the moments our guests can now enjoy.”

Ocean Navigator welcomes up to only 202 guests, delivering immersive Lakes & Ocean experiences in North America sailing the Great Lakes, Canada, New England, Southeast U.S.A., Yucatan & Mexico. During these newly announced sailings the boutique coastal vessel will call on the ports of Clayton, N.Y., in the heart of the Thousand Islands region, and Port Weller, Ont. for the first time.

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