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Chicago to Montreal (Grande Caribe)

Ten thousand years ago, the last great glaciers retreated, leaving the legacy of the Great Lakes. Cruise through all the wild splendor, rugged wilderness and majesty of the Northern lakes, canals and rivers from Chicago to Montreal.

Your journey begins among the distinct architecture in Chicago. Arrive next in Sturgeon Bay, WI where artists meet shipbuilders to create a unique waterfront culture. At Mackinac Island, sip tea at the Grand Hotel before a horse-drawn carriage brings you back to the ship. Museums abound between Wyandotte and Cleveland. From the Henry Ford Museum of Dearborn to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, culture and camp collide for a light, well-rounded experience. Then, in Buffalo, witness the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls - the most powerful waterfall in North America. Cruise now, into Ontario where the contrast of modern Toronto compliments the grand heritage feel in Kingston. Go back in time to the Gilded Age at Upper Canada Village before reaching Montreal where you will conclude your journey.

28 August, 2019 to 10 September, 2019 Make a booking request for Chicago to Montreal (Grande Caribe), departing on 28 August, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 3633 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 425 USD pp)
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 11 C & 12 C: Main Deck, permanent double bed, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Cabin 14 C: Main Deck, one lower berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 2 £ 4739 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 425 USD pp)
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 3 £ 4897 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 425 USD pp)
Cabins 40 A - 41 A, 42 - 44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B, 45 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabin 60 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 4 £ 5450 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 425 USD pp)
Cabins 50 - 56 A & B, 57 B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 3 Solo £ 6082 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 425 USD pp)

Chicago to Montreal (Grande Caribe) itinerary:

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Chicago, IL
Embark in Chicago, whose architecturally renowned skyline is juxtaposed against Lake Michigan creating a fusion of serene vistas and exciting cityscapes, symbolizing this entire journey.
Sturgeon Bay, WI
In Wisconsin’s Door County, visit idyllic Sturgeon Bay, a shipbuilding port where historic lighthouses and yachts create a striking seascape. An optional morning tour of this coastal community begins with a local wine tasting, and continues to the Door County Maritime Museum, where you can board a 1930s tugboat or a steamship from 1907.
Mackinac Island, MI
Home to multitudes of horses but no cars; sip tea on the porch of the Grand Hotel. Admire the perfectly preserved homes and architecture during an optional tour of the island. Stop by the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory and Surrey Hill Square Carriage Museum to get the full Mackinac experience.
Wyandotte, MI
Enjoy the Henry Ford Museum of Dearborn, home to 12 acres of historical artifacts, including JFK's limousine and the Rosa Parks bus. Other highlights include the Wright Brother's bicycle shop and Thomas Edison's lab.
Cleveland, OH
Known as the "North Coast" for it's proximity to Lake Erie. Explore this great lakes metropolis during a city tour or visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Buffalo, NY
Located at the head of the Niagara River, Buffalo, NY is known for its sports, snow, and special sauce. Admire breathtaking views of world-famous Niagara Falls during an optional tour.
Toronto, ON
Discover a cultural treasure trove, with more than 100 cultures creating a uniquely, diverse city. This global city, is a center for business, finance, and arts. It is also recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Kingston, ON
Nicknamed the "Limestone City" for the many heritage buildings constructed using local limestone, Kingston is a city to behind at the half-way point between Montreal and Toronto. Here, you may get a sense of early Canadian history during a visit to Fort Henry.
Upper Canada Village
Upper Canada Village offers a magical tour that transports you back in time to the 1860s. View the authentic buildings that make up the village, and learn about all that went on here in the Guilded Age. Founded in 1961, Upper Canada Village is one of the largest living-history sites in Canada. Enjoy this depiction of life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866.
Montreal, QC
Where cosmopolitan modern art and architecture meet traditional cobblestone streets and French cafes. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal or explore this historic and enchanting city at your leisure.
Please Note:
Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost. All itineraries including ports, activities and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions.

Chicago to Montreal (Grande Caribe) reverse itinerary:

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Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost. All itineraries including ports, activities and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions.
Where cosmopolitan modern art and architecture meet traditional cobblestone streets and French cafes. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal or explore this historic and enchanting city at your leisure.
Upper Canada Village offers a magical tour that transports you back in time to the 1860s. View the authentic buildings that make up the village, and learn about all that went on here in the Guilded Age. Founded in 1961, Upper Canada Village is one of the largest living-history sites in Canada. Enjoy this depiction of life in a rural English Canadian setting during the year 1866.
Nicknamed the "Limestone City" for the many heritage buildings constructed using local limestone, Kingston is a city to behind at the half-way point between Montreal and Toronto. Here, you may get a sense of early Canadian history during a visit to Fort Henry.
Discover a cultural treasure trove, with more than 100 cultures creating a uniquely, diverse city. This global city, is a center for business, finance, and arts. It is also recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Located at the head of the Niagara River, Buffalo, NY is known for its sports, snow, and special sauce. Admire breathtaking views of world-famous Niagara Falls during an optional tour.
Known as the "North Coast" for it's proximity to Lake Erie. Explore this great lakes metropolis during a city tour or visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Enjoy the Henry Ford Museum of Dearborn, home to 12 acres of historical artifacts, including JFK's limousine and the Rosa Parks bus. Other highlights include the Wright Brother's bicycle shop and Thomas Edison's lab.
Home to multitudes of horses but no cars; sip tea on the porch of the Grand Hotel. Admire the perfectly preserved homes and architecture during an optional tour of the island. Stop by the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory and Surrey Hill Square Carriage Museum to get the full Mackinac experience.
In Wisconsin’s Door County, visit idyllic Sturgeon Bay, a shipbuilding port where historic lighthouses and yachts create a striking seascape. An optional morning tour of this coastal community begins with a local wine tasting, and continues to the Door County Maritime Museum, where you can board a 1930s tugboat or a steamship from 1907.
Embark in Chicago, whose architecturally renowned skyline is juxtaposed against Lake Michigan creating a fusion of serene vistas and exciting cityscapes, symbolizing this entire journey.
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Grande Caribe, the ship servicing Chicago to Montreal (Grande Caribe)

Grande Caribe

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 184 feet

Passenger Capacity: 88 (in twin Cabins)

Built/Refurbished: 1997/2009

Beam: 40 feet

Built by in Warren, RI, and commissioned in 1997, the Grande Caribe carries 88 passengers everywhere from Belize to Baltimore. She was completely renovated in 2009, with new furniture and décor in the lounge, cabins and dining rooms, and sparkling new showers and bathrooms. So whether you find yourself chatting under the glimmering canopy lights of the top deck, or enjoying a lazy morning in your cabin, the Grande Caribe was built with you in mind.

 



Grande Caribe has unusual bow ramps allow passengers to disembark without the need for a dock. The vessel has a shallow draught which enable her to navigate shallow waterways, and the retractable bridge allows her to pass under low bridges. Grande Caribe has a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom), which can be boarded from the stern.

Cabin layout for Grande Caribe
• Ports Visited - Chicago, Sturgeon Bay, Mackinac IS, Wyandotte, Cleveland, Buffalo, Toronto, Kingston, Upper Canada Village, Montreal

• Waterways Navigated - Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake St. Claire, Detroit River, Lake Erie, Welland Canal, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River
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