Campaign Launches to Bring More Cruises to the Great Lakes


A marketing partnership between several Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces hopes to attract cruise ships to the area. Several government and other officials made the announcement in early September on Mackinac Island, just as the Victory I, a Great Lakes Cruise Liner, docked.

“I am excited to bring more cruise ships to our wonderful Great Lakes so visitors can experience our fantastic shoreline communities,” says Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in a press release. “In 2018, our waterways saw nearly 100,000 port visits by passengers. This initiative aims to increase those numbers, which in turn, increases the amount of economic impact.”

It was said that eight ships were expected to cruise the area this year, with two more beginning in 2020. Thirteen companies have partnered to support the effort. For more information, visit