Great Lakes Cruises Being Explored

Ever think of taking a cruise on the Great Lakes? A consortium of states, provinces, and ports has formed what they’re calling  “Cruise the Great Lakes,” an initiative aimed at growing the cruising industry. Co-chair Dave Lorenz tells Michigan News Network we’ve typically had industry and boaters on the waters.

“For many years, there has been a small contingent of smaller ship operators that have been somewhat exploring the Great Lakes as a potential good site for cruising,” Lorenz said.

Lorenz says there are currently eight ships operating now. Lorenz, who also heads up Travel Michigan, tells us they’re hoping for more to head to ports in St. Joseph, Sault Ste. Marie, Muskegon, Mackinac Island, and Detroit.