Date
Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 9, 2023
Trip Type
By Sea

Group Size: Le Bellot can accommodate up to 150 guests
Price: Starting from $5,550 per person double occupancy
Co-sponsored with: Johns Hopkins, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Activity Level
3

Trip Overview

Trace North America’s passion for innovation, admire magnificent coastal scenery and visit places rich in maritime history during this seven-night, exclusively chartered cruise featuring all five Great Lakes. Cruise from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Toronto, Ontario, aboard the Five-Star, small ship Le Bellot featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms. Experience the Victorian charm of Mackinac Island and the biodiversity of Ontario’s UNESCO-inscribed Niagara Escarpment, including a visit to quaint Tobermory. Transit the Soo Locks and Welland Canal—Victorian-era engineering marvels—and visit the Museum Ship SS Valley Camp in historic Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Discover the spirit of invention and cultural largesse that defines Detroit with guided tours of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House and the Henry Ford Museum of Innovation. Feel the awe-inspiring force of Niagara Falls during a full-day excursion, featuring an unforgettable cruise toward the base of powerful Horseshoe Falls. 

Schedule by Day

  • Oct 2: Depart / Arrive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Embark Le Bellot
  • Oct 3: Mackinac Island, Michigan / Cruising Lake Huron
  • Oct 4: Cruising Lake Superior / Whitefish Point / Sault Ste. Marie
  • Oct 5: Cruising Lake Huron / Tobermory, Ontario
  • Oct 6: Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 7: Detroit for Dearborn / Cruising Lake Erie
  • Oct 8: Port Colborne (Welland Canal) for Niagara Falls / St. Catharines, Ontario / Toronto, Ontario / Cruising Lake Ontario
  • Oct 9: Toronto, Ontario / Return to home city

Pricing

Per person double occupancy:

  • Category 8: $5,550
  • Category 7: $6,250
  • Category 6: $6,950
  • Category 5: $7,550
  • Category 4: $8,550
  • Category 3: $9,250
  • Category 2: $9,850
  • Category 1: $10,550
  • Prestige Suite II: $11,550
  • Prestige Suite I: $12,050
  • Privilege Suite: $12,550
  • Grand Deluxe Suite: $13,550
  • Owner’s Suite: $14,550

Single occupancy:

  • Category 8: $8,880
  • Category 7: $10,000
  • Category 6: $11,120
  • Category 5: $12,080
  • Category 4: $13,680
  • Category 3: $14,800
  • Category 2: $15,760
  • Category 1: $16,880
  • Prestige Suite II: $18,480
  • Prestige Suite I: $19,280
  • Privilege Suite: $20,080
  • Grand Deluxe Suite: $21,680
  • Owner’s Suite: $23,280

Accommodations

  • Seven nights aboard Le Bellot

Optional Extensions

OPTIONAL PRE-EXTENSION: Milwaukee
Sep 30–Oct 2, 2023
$895 per person double occupancy / $1,195 single occupancy

OPTIONAL POST-EXTENSION: Toronto
Oct 9–11, 2023
$1,195 per person double occupancy / $1,395 single occupancy

 

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

My walking shoes are laced up tight and I’m ready to keep up with my traveling companions. I look forward to getting to know them on the drives and/or flights we’ll take between cities. I enjoy getting around in Zodiac rafts and 4x4 vehicles for short durations. A little mental and physical stimulation will do me good!

Study Leader(s)

To be announced

Mode of Travel

The 184-guest Le Bellot is the newest addition to the Ponant Explorers series, designed to provide absolute comfort, even at the heart of the world's most remote regions.

For More Information

Please email haatravels@harvard.edu or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.