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Old 07-12-2005, 07:05 AM
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Consider One of the Upcoming September Trips by the Only Luxury Cruise Ship That Can Pass Through the Locks

Hamburg, GERMANY, July 2005 – When it comes to navigating the locks of the Great Lakes, you need a ship that has been designed for precision steering. C.Columbus is just such a ship, and some of its special abilities can be previewed on a new website: http://www.great-lakes-cruises.com.

Not only is C.Columbus beautifully engineered, but as part of the legendary Hapag-Lloyd fleet of cruise ships, it is the largest and most luxurious full ship that travels along the world’s largest body of fresh water. During three Great Lakes trips – September 2-12; September 12-21; and September 21-October 1, 2005 – C.Columbus will welcome more than 1,200 passengers who will visit four states and two Canadian provinces, and will have the opportunity to sample Hapag-Lloyd’s world renowned brand of impeccable service and hospitality.

C. Columbus’ trip through the St. Lawrence Waterway showcases an engineering marvel that ranks with the Panama and Suez Canals. Spectators on land cheer the 472-foot vessel as it traverses each lock, while passengers watch from the decks and the glass observation area. Aboard the ship, lectures, menus, announcements, and entertainment are provided in English. Americans and Germans constitute most of the ship’s population.

Coinciding with the splendor of fall foliage, these Great Lakes trips are part of C.Columbus’ loop around the world. Cities like Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee and Cleveland are visited by C.Columbus. In Ontario, visitors come as close to Paris as it is possible on this side of the Atlantic. Providing excellent value for the price, it is the only passenger vessel on the Lakes that features all amenities of a luxury ship, with international cuisine, lounges, sports, massage, swimming pool, and more. ?

A Great Plus: During the cruise from Chicago to Sarnia, September 12 – 21, guests can enjoy an all-inclusive experience. Drinks and Cocktails at the bar, selected shore excursions and tips are included in the rate.

Since 80% of Americans have expressed a desire to explore domestic vacations, a cruise ship navigating the Great Lakes with visits to home own turf is safe and exhilarating at the same time. Visit http://www.great-lakes-cruises.com for a preview.


From Toronto to Chicago
September 2-12
Depart from Toronto
Day 1 – passing the Wellandkanal, Lake Ontario/Lake Erie
Day 2 – Windsor, Ontario, cruising on St. Clair River
Day 3 – Tobermory, Ontario
Day 4 – Parry Sound, Ontario, cruising in Georgian Bay
Day 5 – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, passing the Soo-Locks that lifts the COLUMBUS 7 m
Day 6 – Lake Superior, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Day 7 – Duluth, MN
Day 8 – Lake Superior, passing the Soo-Lock
Day 9 – Mackinac Island, MI
Day 10 – Chicago, IL


From Chicago to Sarnia
September 12-21
Depart from Chicago
Day 1 – Milwaukee, WI
Day 2 – Mackinac Island, MI, passing the Soo-Lock
Day 3 – Marquette, MI
Day 4 – Duluth, MN
Day 5 – Thunder Bay, Ontario, passing the Soo-Lock
Day 6 – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Day 7 – Little Current, Ontario
Day 8 – Parry Sound, Ontario
Day 9 – Sarnia, Ontario

From Sarnia to Chicago
September 21-October 1
Depart from Sarnia
Day 1 – Midland, Ontario, cruising in Georgian Bay
Day 2 – Little Current, Ontario
Day 3 – Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Day 4 – Thunder Bay, Ontario
Day 5 – Duluth, MN
Day 6 – St. Mary’s River and passing the Soo-Lock
Day 7 – Mackinac Island, MI
Day 8 – Ludington, MI
Day 9 – Chicago, IL, overnight stay aboard
Day 10 – Chicago, IL
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Old 07-16-2005, 06:55 AM
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I have read about this. Do you think it will be worth the insane price? I am on Lake Erie and about 40 minutes from Toronto...
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:01 PM
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Carla, it might be depending on one's expectations. It is expensinve, but it should be a very memorable experience.

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