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Freshwater    Welcomes
Trike up the band!

 The beauty of he ships and the enthusiasm of their passengers are appreciated in North America’s Freshwater Seas. Each port offers distinctive welcomes—emphasizing their unique characteristics.

With centuries of natural beauty drawing settlers and travelers, the port people are experts in hospitality. City officials, schools, native tribes, historians and culture buffs work together to plan and take part in the official greetings.

Each arrival is celebrated.

The docks host musical performances, presentations of city keys and natives adorned in colorful regalia. For the duration of their stay, passengers become part of the community, discovering its character and heritage. Activities are planned and exploration encouraged.

So whether venturing through the mist of Niagara Falls or the city center of Cleveland, boarding a floatplane to soar above Georgian Bay, attending a pow wow in Little Current, visiting The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit or touring historic homes in Muskegon or Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin in Milwaukee, the ports are reliable partners in making each stop something to remember—steps in making your cruise a success for all aboard.

With so many ports and potential itineraries possible, there’s room for new and unique experiences each year for the cruise lines and their returning passengers.

Multiple waterways

Sailing the Freshwater Seas includes options to tour:
Lake Superior
Straits of Mackinac
Lake Huron
Detroit River
Lake Ontario
St. Marys River
Georgian Bay
Lake Erie
St. Lawrence River
Soo Locks
Lake Michighan
Lake St. Clair
Welland Canal