Cruising the Great Lakes | September 22 - 29, 2024

The Great Lakes are an ideal destination for exploring North America’s rich maritime history, passion for invention, and sublime natural wonders. Journey with alumni and friends from Milwaukee to cosmopolitan Toronto, visiting all five of the Great Lakes—Ontario, Erie, Superior, Huron, and Michigan. Cruise for seven nights, while calling at smaller ports to experience some of North America’s most charming towns, visionary cities, and magnificent coastal scenery

Enjoy a nostalgic horse-drawn carriage ride along the picturesque streets of quaint Mackinac Island—unchanged for over 100 years—to the iconic Grand Hotel. Cruise the protected waters near Tobermory, Ontario, Canada, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Transit the historic Soo Locks at Sault Sainte Marie and the Welland Canal near Niagara Falls, two of the world’s most celebrated 19th-century engineering feats and major industrial growth and innovation catalysts.

An archetype for 20th-century urban growth and the birthplace of Motown, Detroit is undergoing a renaissance. Experience the Motor City’s fascinating cultural legacy at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, and the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. This journey through the Great Lakes’ history and natural splendor culminates with a visit to awe-inspiring Niagara Falls, where a thunderous cascade of crashing water summons one of life’s most mesmerizing spectacles.

This refined itinerary aboard the five-star Le Bellot celebrates the vitality, dynamism, and natural beauty of North America’s five Great Lakes. Please contact the Alumni Travel Study Program at 866-325-8664 or [email protected] for more details and to book now while choice accommodations are available.