DULUTH MINNESOTA. January 4, 2020 (LSN) On June 3, the Hanseatic Inspiration - owned by a German cruise ship company, will set sail in Toronto, Canada and make it's way to Chicago. Stopping along the Great Lakes including Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay and Duluth with 376 passengers 240 crew
The HANSEATIC inspiration was launched in October 2019. Like an eighth ocean in the forests of North America, the hard-to-access Great Lakes are a natural paradise that the HANSEATIC inspiration will visit in style. The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.
"Great Lakes cruising has really become much more organized in the last 5-years and now we're seeing those results," said Anna Tanski, President and CEO of Visit Duluth told KBJR^
The cruise line has scheduled two visits to Duluth this year. The second on June 17, from Chigaco back to Toronto.
In Sault Ste Marie they will be:
Sault Ste. Marie enchants with its Ermatinger Old Stone House and American architecture from the early 19th century. Spectacular panoramas will be revealed on the scenic journey/train ride to Agawa Canyon*. As you pass picture-book sights such as pristine rivers, lakes and the Algoma Mountains, only one question remains: can there be any place more beautiful than this? Find the answer on a hike to Pancake Bay* and the hidden Chippewa Falls. Traveling along the rocky coast, this discovery tour reveals fine sandy beaches in little bays.
In Thunder Bay they will be:
Through the seldom-traveled Lake Superior, your expedition takes you to Thunder Bay, where this enchanting section of coastline invites you on adventures in the surrounding area: on a scenic journey to Ouimet Canyon and Eagle Canyon*, experience dizzying moments as you walk across Canada’s longest suspension bridge. Historic Fort William and the Kakabeka Falls* draw you into the history of the fur trade and to breathtaking waterfalls.
In Duluth they will be:
Experience the Scandinavian feel of Duluth and the influence of the settlers on a city tour of Duluth*. In addition to this cultural heritage, look forward to stunning views of Gooseberry Falls and the Split Rock Lighthouse*.
Overnight stay on board
departure 1.00 hrs
Your expedition will begin with nautical masterpieces that most ships cannot navigate. The HANSEATIC inspiration, an expedition ship built for precisely this purpose, negotiates the eight locks of the Welland Canal with ease on the journey from Toronto via Lake Ontario.
Windsor/Detroit River, from 7.30 to 19.00 hrs
Tobermory/Lake Huron, from 13.00 to 19.00 hrs
Parry Sound, from 7.00 to 21.00 hrs
Little Current, from 7.30 to 17.30 hrs
Sault Ste. Marie, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs
Cruising on Lake Superior
Thunder Bay, from 6.00 to 18.00 hrs
Duluth/USA, from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs
Cruising on Lake Superior
Mackinac Island/Lake Huron, from 8.00 to 19.00 hrs
Traverse City/Lake Michigan, from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs
Cruising on Lake Michigan
Chicago/Lake Michigan/USA, arrival 6.00 hrs
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