Great Lakes Cruise Company Offers New Soft Adventure Travel Destination

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Great Lakes Cruise Company

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For many cruisers who have
 already explored popular tropical ports of call or even Alaska's inner
 passages, finding new and exciting soft adventure travel destinations becomes
 more difficult.  Close to home and inexpensive to travel to, one new soft
 adventure destination is becoming very popular -- The Great Lakes.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991112/DEF025-a
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991112/DEF025-b )
     Ports of call on these inland seas take in the civilized pleasures of
 Chicago, Windsor, and Toronto as well as dramatic cliffs, canyons and
 waterfalls just beyond the shore.  Passengers enjoy stops at historic Mackinac
 Island, Niagara Falls, Marquette, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Saugatuck
 while savoring the northern wilderness and the lakes themselves.  Shore
 excursions include hikes through rarely visited forests and rock formations,
 bicycle adventures around historic islands, dune buggy rides along the sand
 dunes of Lake Michigan, and Canadian canyon rail adventures.
     Six 7-night cruises will either embark or disembark in Chicago and Toronto
 during the 2001 season, aboard the newest and highest rated passenger ships
 now sailing the Great Lakes -- the 3 1/2-Star German cruise ship MV Columbus
 and the 4 1/2-Star French yacht Le Levant (Source: Berlitz Complete Guide to
 Cruising & Cruise Ships 2001).
     Both ships have been designed and built specifically for Great Lakes
 travel, with its narrow connecting canals and locks.  Unlike the wider and
 less environmentally friendly ocean vessels, these fresh water cruise ships
 must adhere to stringent environmental regulations established by the U.S. and
 Canada.  Furthermore, these Great Lakes cruises provide passengers
 international flavor with foreign crews who speak impeccable English with a
 delightful accent.
     "Guests on our Great Lakes cruises this past summer included both veteran
 cruisers as well as those new to cruising," states GLCC president Christopher
 Conlin.  Passenger comments included a couple who wrote, "We loved the
 experience -- we have cruised Alaska and the Bahamas.  We have traveled all
 over the U.S. and the world and this was wonderful!"  Another delighted couple
 said, "We were looking forward to this trip with great anticipation.  It
 exceeded our expectations on all accounts -- the accommodations, the staff,
 the food, and the entertainment, and the Great Lakes!"
     For more information, visit their Web site at
 http://www.greatlakescruising.com or call toll-free 1-888-891-0203.
 
 

SOURCE Great Lakes Cruise Company
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For many cruisers who have
 already explored popular tropical ports of call or even Alaska's inner
 passages, finding new and exciting soft adventure travel destinations becomes
 more difficult.  Close to home and inexpensive to travel to, one new soft
 adventure destination is becoming very popular -- The Great Lakes.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991112/DEF025-a
              http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991112/DEF025-b )
     Ports of call on these inland seas take in the civilized pleasures of
 Chicago, Windsor, and Toronto as well as dramatic cliffs, canyons and
 waterfalls just beyond the shore.  Passengers enjoy stops at historic Mackinac
 Island, Niagara Falls, Marquette, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Saugatuck
 while savoring the northern wilderness and the lakes themselves.  Shore
 excursions include hikes through rarely visited forests and rock formations,
 bicycle adventures around historic islands, dune buggy rides along the sand
 dunes of Lake Michigan, and Canadian canyon rail adventures.
     Six 7-night cruises will either embark or disembark in Chicago and Toronto
 during the 2001 season, aboard the newest and highest rated passenger ships
 now sailing the Great Lakes -- the 3 1/2-Star German cruise ship MV Columbus
 and the 4 1/2-Star French yacht Le Levant (Source: Berlitz Complete Guide to
 Cruising & Cruise Ships 2001).
     Both ships have been designed and built specifically for Great Lakes
 travel, with its narrow connecting canals and locks.  Unlike the wider and
 less environmentally friendly ocean vessels, these fresh water cruise ships
 must adhere to stringent environmental regulations established by the U.S. and
 Canada.  Furthermore, these Great Lakes cruises provide passengers
 international flavor with foreign crews who speak impeccable English with a
 delightful accent.
     "Guests on our Great Lakes cruises this past summer included both veteran
 cruisers as well as those new to cruising," states GLCC president Christopher
 Conlin.  Passenger comments included a couple who wrote, "We loved the
 experience -- we have cruised Alaska and the Bahamas.  We have traveled all
 over the U.S. and the world and this was wonderful!"  Another delighted couple
 said, "We were looking forward to this trip with great anticipation.  It
 exceeded our expectations on all accounts -- the accommodations, the staff,
 the food, and the entertainment, and the Great Lakes!"
     For more information, visit their Web site at
 http://www.greatlakescruising.com or call toll-free 1-888-891-0203.
 
 SOURCE  Great Lakes Cruise Company