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Pearl Seas Chicago Cruise Reviews

Michigan tour Mac Island
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Overpriced and poorly managed

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Sandystu
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

My husband and I took the Pearl Mist cruise from Chicago to Toronto on September 12, 2018. That is, it was supposed to leave from Chicago, but, in fact, left from Milwaukee, a 90-mile change we did not learn about until the day before our scheduled departure. Yes, they did provide us with a bus from Chicago to Milwaukee, albeit a noisy and uncomfortable one. The accommodations on board, the ship, ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Interesting itinerary, small ship with great meals and good entertainment

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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cnhborl
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Having been on over 30 Ocean and river cruises all over the World we wanted to spend more of our time and money in the United States. This cruise offered an interesting itinerary most of which we had never visited. We prefer small - medium size ships over the floating malls and their crowds. The staff was excellent, friendly and very helpful, the meal selections good and varied and the sizes ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


This is no luxury ship, ports of call in Canada were uninteresting, no internet

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Donalddilks
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This is small ship with limited facilities, no spa, no pool. The most disappointing was the lack of internet service, We were told the ship would leave from Chicago however it left from Milwaukee, we had to be bused there and never were given an explanation as to why this change was made. Things were very disorganized at the Chicago hotel, no one was there to direct us to the buses. Mackinac ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Not worth the expense

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4palmsprings
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We heard it was a nice trip through the Great Lakes with lots of history, so we choose Pearl Seas Cruises after checking another lines out, cause even though it was more expensive, it looked to be a better boat with a good itinerary. First let me start off by saying from the book you received about the trip, it stated one day on the lakes with no stops, which was false advertising cause there ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Outdated, Small and expensive

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jespinach
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We took the Pearl Mist 11 night cruise from Chicago to Toronto last August 2018. This cruise is targeted for people 75 years an older, many of which need assistance. That's ok but it should be clearly stated. Let's start by saying the good things: 1) Stateroom and bathroom are very big. 2) Probably the best thing was the Staff, they are very friendly and helpful 3) Food was ok. 4) Drinks are ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

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Underwhelmed

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rknarf
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

If you want to way over. pay and get a marginal cruise in return this one is for you. The cruise should be at least 3 to 4 days less and the price cut by 60%. At no time did they exceed my expectations. Food was average, except for three ports of call very boring, ship HVAC system terrible, entertainment very marginal. The only two positives I can give. you are the room size and the crew. ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Meals. Ease of navigating the ship. Nice size cabins.

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guninness twosome
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to see most of the Great Lakes on a small ship. Enjoyed all the ports. Learned much of the history of Erie camel. Niagra Falls. Even the small towns welcomed us. I could smoke an occasional cigarette on an upper deck. Loved the entertainment by a man who was about to become an American Citizen. Lovely dining room waiter. Elevator was quick. Nice guests of diverse ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Relaxing way to see the Great Lakes. Geared toward 70+ Not for children

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Hipinessal
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we were traveling with 80 year old parents. We enjoy small ships, wanted to see the Great Lakes region and relax. This cruise was perfect and just what we were looking for. Booking was easy (book early for an early bird discount) We arrived the night before in Chicago and stayed at The Sheraton where we got a cruise discount and were picked up by cruise transport ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Great Lakes small ship cruise

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ldyoung
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We have cruised several times before but this was the first time on a small ship and it was delightful. The atmosphere is totally different than on a large ship carrying several thousand passengers. The crew made an effort to know the passengers and the service could not have been better. The information about our ports of call were provided by the on board expert via lectures and by ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


Beyond Expectations

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erkramer
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

Having been born and brought up in Michigan, the Great Lakes cruise really appealed to me. It was also our first cruise, so it had to be a good experience. It didn't disappoint. The ship accommodations, service and food were beyond expectations. The size of our cabin was quite comfortable. The amount of space for handing clothes and storing folded closes was wonderful. The dining room ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


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