21866
Ontario/Michigan/Illinois
The Best of All Five Great Lakes by Small Ship, Only With Road Scholar
Explore the pristine beauty of all five Great Lakes aboard an exclusively chartered ship, delving deep into the region’s heritage, history and natural wonders.
Rating (4.88)
Program No. 21866RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
6,499
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4.88 Average
James
(5)

This was a excellent trip which allowed us to see and enjoy the diversity of the Great Lakes and the communities around it. It was interesting, well paced, informative and highly enjoyable. If you have an opportunity to take this trip, don't miss it.

George
(5)

We were thrilled with the bus drivers. Such polite and courteous people. The staff were always there!

Richard
(5)

This was a very well run program which was very educational and informative. I would do it again sometime.

Carol
(5)

Truly an experience of a lifetime to travel the five Great Lakes. Very well done with great leadership, great food and great opportunity to meet people

Craig
(5)

This experience was very informative and educational and allowed us to experience a part of the world we had not seen before. The group leaders were fantastic and each were very helpful to everyone. Whoever was in charge of the weather did a great job. We had very smooth sailing with no wave nor wind problems. Overall - GREAT.

Sydna
(5)

If you like ship (boat) travel and are interested in the history of the Great Lakes, this is the trip for you. Great food, helpful leaders, and much "new" information.

Lu
(5)

We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and are already thinking ahead about another one in the not-too-distant future. Great job, Road Scholar!

Martin
(5)

A very interesting and stimulating program with lots to see and do. I was very satisfied.

Janet
(5)

A great way to see and learn about The Great Lakes!

Phil
(5)

Comprehensive introduction to Great Lakes area, and chance to visit several world class sites.

Robert
(5)

no

Jane
(5)

Make it clear in the brochure that Deck 4 does not have private balconies and that one must enter each stateroom step outside. We had to keep our blinds closed both day and night. Sunlight and privacy would have been good to experience.

Beverly
(4)

have traveled the world but never had a better time with other passengers than on this trip, also much loved the staff, worlds best chef, great entertainment. just the very best, great us and canada itinerary.

Sharon
(5)

Great program, learned a lot & met a lot of interesting people.

Patsy
(5)

The program and very well organized..including the ships delightful staff!

Herbert
(5)

This Great Lakes cruise was just outstanding. Small ship cruising is so easy and the food, service, and educational sessions were excellent.

Carl
(5)

Your web site is very helpful in understanding the programs offered by Road Scholar.

Jane
(5)

I loved seeing the Great Lakes. A big hole in the map of North America was filled in with water I have chugged along on top of. I experienced new glimpses of the United States and Canada and gathered an appreciation of the huge differences between the two nations, in spite of being somewhat the same. Good trip.

Charles
(5)

Outstanding trip. Outstanding group leader- John Layton. Food, presentations and agenda outstanding. Photography classes very helpful. Our best R-S trip.

Sally
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

I tried to go back and redo part of the survey and was unable to. Actually my mistake.

Priscilla
(4)

This is a beautiful area. It is a pleasure to sail on the lakes.

Lori
(5)

I'm so glad my friend suggested this trip. I would have never thought to take a cruise of the 5 Great Lakes, but now that I have, I have a whole new respect and awe of these marvelous geologic basins!

Steven
(5)

Excellent program!

Joyce
(5)

The ship was comfortable, the food was good and the crew friendly. The ports of call very interesting. All of the activities were well planned. I highly recommend this trip if you want to see more of our country in a comfortable manner.

Ann
(5)

This trip opened my eyes to the interesting and beautifu sights this area of our conutry has to offer.

Priscilla
(4)

Touring the Great Lakes was a wonderful experience on a delightful small ship with an outstanding staff who were friendly and helpful. The dinners were wonderful. The breakfast buffet lacked imagination.

Janet
(5)

The Five Great Lakes cruise was excellent. Do plan to go. You will be pleased.

Carol
(5)

Very well done

John
(5)

Very nice and a great selection of traveling companions.

Virginia
(5)

I looked forward to my first river boat trip and it was wonderful. Being able to "live aboard" and not have to pack and move was great! All of the journeys were filled with wonderful guides and experiences. The food and the staff were warm and friendly. I felt very welcomed.

James
(5)

The Great Lakes Cruise was a great success for us. A variety of great experiences with very competent leaders.

Milton
(4)

Ports were interesting and educational

Don
(5)

Having an all Road Scholar cruise was an unexpected bonus compared to other cruises where RS participants were only a small fraction of the total. The quality of the excursions was excellent and I learned a lot quite painlessly. The Road Scholar staff was uniformly excellent. The small size of the ship lead to a more intimate experience where it was easy to get to know a variety of people. The use of the listening devices on the excursions freed us up to see more details of where we were without missing a bit of the descriptive narrative. I would have to rate this trip as among the best ever for us. The quality of everything was top notch throughout the duration of the trip.

Harry
(4)

The Victory I was refurbished nicely and is clan and comfortable for a small boat. Their crew and staff are excellent. Road Scholar seems to be feeling their way to manage this trip to match their reputation.

John
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

This was a delightful Trip .It was the first RS trip, and it won't be the last.The people were an impressive group looking for more learning,more history, and the beauty that exists throughout the world. The two Hotels we stayed at in Toronto and in Chicago were good. The ship Victoria 1 afforded us a wonderful trip on the Great Lakes.

Enid
(5)

This is a great program to find out how vast and important these lakes are and how lucky our 2 countries are to have them .

Richard
(5)

Overall, the website is well done.

Judith
(5)

Highly recommend this trip on our Great American Great Lakes with Great Road Scholar leaders and a Great ship and crew in the Victory.

Anne
(5)

The trip to All Five Great Lakes was a lot of fun as well as being educational. Victory 1 is a lovely ship and the food was wonderful. I am very glad I went.

Ray
(5)

You should increase the ability to go back and change answers. Questions later in the survey lead the respondent to want to change or elaborate on earlier responses.

Anne
(5)

The trip was so enjoyable that I have shared my two most-enjoyable times with several people already. Learning about the northern part of our continent--Canada and its "First Nations"--was important and interesting.

Steffani
(5)

Do mot hesitate to take one of these programs. If you are a single traveler you will be welcomed and never lonely.

Joan
(5)

I've taken many wonderful Elderhostel/Road Scholar trips and this one rates highest on my list.

Carol
(5)

Very interesting and educational trips. Welcoming fellow travelers.

Barbara
(5)

This is a trip anyone would do well to take advantage of. It is interesting, educational and invitingl.

Anne
(5)

Lovely ship, great Road Scholar and ship staff, interesting field trips. Opportunity to learn about a part of North America often ignored.

Elliott
(5)

This is a fun, easy and enjoyable trip, highly recommended. I'd also suggest arriving in Montreal several days early and "see Montreal" on your own, as my wife and I did. Road Scholar made the reservations and worked with us to do this.

Jacqueline
(5)

Even if one did not grow up around these Lakes as I did, everyone would and should learn more about these significant geographical waterways of the United States.

Robert
(5)

Wonderful and Educational Trip!!

Bonnie
(5)

Your knowledge, appreciation, and importance of the Great Lakes will increased immensely by taking this trip on a beautiful small ship! You will love it!

Diane
(4)

I loved traveling by Small Ship.






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