St. Lawrence Seaway Active with International Shipments, Moving Global Supply Chain, Despite Persistent Coastal Congestion

December 15, 2021

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2021) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership today reported an increase of 1.66 percent for St. Lawrence Seaway (Seaway) traffic. Import volumes into the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System continue to climb as east and west coast ports experience congestion and shipping delays. An overall total of 33,329,000 metric tons of…

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U.S. Great Lakes Cruise Coalition Partners with Hwy H20 Marketing Program

February 24, 2021

The United States-based members of the U.S. Great Lakes Cruise Coalition (GLCC), which consists of various U.S.- based ports, vessel agencies, and tourism entities, have now joined the Hwy H2O marketing brand of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System (GLSLS).  This move aligns regional cruising advocates with an existing brand that markets the Seaway…

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Muskegon Cruise Ship Stops To Double, With Some Days Two In Port At Once

March 5, 2020

Cruise ships will stop in Muskegon 35 times in 2020 from May to October. MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Three cruise ship operators have finalized 2020 itineraries for cruises on the Great Lakes, resulting in 35 stops in the port city of Muskegon. That’s twice as many stops as in 2019. In 2021 the number of…

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Cruisin’ Milwaukee

March 2, 2020

City Rides Rising Tide of Great Lakes Tourism Source: BizTimes Milwaukee Business News When the first cruise ship of the season pulls into Port Milwaukee in mid-June, Adam Schlicht will be waiting ashore to personally greet each passenger who disembarks. Since taking over as port director in August 2018, Schlicht has made it a point…

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New Great Lakes cruise ship to skip Erie, for now

February 12, 2020

World-renowned cruise line could make its way to Erie Just imagine traveling the Great Lakes by water with a world-renowned cruise line. That chance could soon be offered by Viking Cruises. So far there is not a plan for the ship to port in Erie, but Brenda Sandberg of the Erie Port Authority says it…

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Duluth port sorting out terminal details ahead of cruise ship visits

January 23, 2020

  Two cruise visits are expected this summer and nine visits are scheduled during 2022. Duluth should see its first round of cruise ship passengers in seven years as early as June. Two cruise line companies have started selling and marketing for trips to stop in Duluth. German-based cruise line Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has sold out,…

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Viking Goes Big and Bold in the Great Lakes

January 22, 2020

Viking optimized its expedition newbuild design for the Saint Lawrence Seaway and will be fielding the largest cruise ship by far in the Great Lakes. ‘This new cruising area, the Great Lakes, should be very interesting,’ Viking Founder and Chairman Torstein Hagen said, calling it an ‘underserved market … that we thought deserved better tonnage.’…

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Cruise Ship to Visit Traverse City Eight Times in 2022

January 22, 2020

TRAVERSE CITY — A 378-passenger cruise ship now being built in Norway is scheduled to stop at Traverse City eight times in 2022. The 665-foot-long Viking Octantis will make its maiden voyage in January 2022, according to the Viking cruise line. The ship will visit both the Great Lakes and Antarctica at different times of…

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Viking cruise line building two cutting-edge ships for North America use

January 21, 2020

A big player in the cruise industry is diving into the Great Lakes market. Switzerland-based Viking, which built its name plying the rivers of Europe, is extending its reach into North America in 2022 with voyages exploring the largest surface of fresh water in the world. The announcement was made by Viking founder and chairman…

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