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Lake Superior – a life-sized expedition

Milwaukee - Thunder Bay

Dates:
04/09/2024
to  14/09/2024

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11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
£6,410
30% Ponant Bonus
What's Included

Set off with PONANT aboard Le Champlain,on a brand-new11-day expedition cruise to discover Lake Superior and enjoy an exceptional exploration of flamboyant nature in the Indian summer, and of the cultural riches of the Indigenous communities and colonies that have lived in the region.

Setting sail from Milwaukee on Lake Michigan, a veritable inland sea, you will navigate toward Door County and the small town of Sturgeon Bay. Its landscapes, its jagged coastline dotted with historic lighthouses, and its vineyards and fruit trees as far as the eye can see compose a lovely postcard of “the orchard of the Midwest”.

You will then head to Mackinac Island, an insular haven with an old-world charm, before setting a course for Lake Superior to explore the world’s largest freshwater lake. Designated as a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve, it is split between the United States, in the south, and Canada, in the north. Its rocky shoreline covered in boreal forest rises from the shimmering waters and reveals stunning panoramas.

You will head toward the southern end of the lake and, after sailing along the Keweenaw Waterway, discover the Apostle Islands. This archipelago of 21 islands is a biodiversity sanctuary home to some 800 botanical species and invaluable treasures including its sea caves, remarkable geological formations carved out of red sandstone over time.

Upon arriving in the charming city of Bayfield, you will be greeted with a performance by members of the Ojibwe (Chippewa) tribe. Next, you will continue your exploration of Lake Superior and set a course for the community of Silver Islet, established on an old silver mine, in an enchanting setting. Delight in the splendour of this lacustrine environment surrounded by blue, and meet the people who live there.

You will then continue your journey, cruising toward the lake’s North Shore Inside Passage taking time to explore this mineral and wooded region from the water or on land. From lighthouses dotting the shorelines decked in autumnal colours to an ecosystem with exceptional riches in Terrace Bay, Rossport and Red Rock, this larger-than-life corner of the world offers its enchanted visitors, precious moments filled with warm encounters with the local communities and discovery of historical sites.

Next, you will sail to the Slate Islands, known for their Provincial Park and abundant nature, before reaching Thunder Bay, your disembarkation port, where your wonderful cruise will draw to an end.

 


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A brand-new expedition cruise departing from Lake Michigan during the Indian summer, to discover some of the archipelagos and wild shores of Lake Superior.  An unprecedented, immersive exploration of Lake...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(204 ft²)

From £6,410
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(204 ft²)

From £7,110
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(204 ft²)

From £7,460
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(204 ft²)

From £7,870
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

From £10,940
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(290 ft²)

Fully booked
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(290 ft²)

From £10,940
30% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(290 ft²)

From £10,940
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(409 ft²)

From £14,780
30% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(409 ft²)

From £15,550
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(344 ft²)

From £16,320
30% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(344 ft²)

From £16,320
30% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

From £17,920
30% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(484 ft²)

From £26,720



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Complete your trip

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For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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