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Chicago Pearl Seas Pearl Mist Cruise Reviews

Pearl Seas
Pearl Mist
Destination
Chicago

Traveler rating

Excellent

11

Very Good

5

Average

2

Poor

2

Terrible

8

Cruise type

28 Chicago Pearl Seas Pearl Mist Cruise Reviews


guninness twosome avatar

guninness twosome

1 Review Written

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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jespinach

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Outdated, Small and expensive

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. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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rknarf

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Underwhelmed

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Hipinessal

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ldyoung

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Lakes small ship cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


erkramer avatar

erkramer

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Beyond Expectations

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Senior Dave

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Lakes Surprise

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, and to check off some bucket list items; specifically to visit Mackinac Island and Niagara Falls. We definitely got a lot more. The excursions were ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Sailor-Bob

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Good but perhaps over priced.

This was a Great Lakes cruise, Chicago to Sault St. Marie, through Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, through Erie, the Welland Canal and finishing in Toronto. I love being on a ship, much prefer small ships (this was my ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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palix2

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Great Trip!

We took the Pearl Mist from Toronto to Chicago in late June. Both embarkation and disembarkation went extremely smoothly. In fact, getting off and on the ship was surprisingly always easy and very fast. This ...
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Sail Date July 2016


bcblack avatar

bcblack

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Lakes & Georgian Bay

We travel all the time, and thought a Great Lakes & Georgian Bay (and the stops we would make) sounded like something different. We were happy to find the entire experience; the many people we met, the tours, the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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apaladini

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected for the cost.

We were on the Great Lakes Georgian Bay Cruise.The ship the Pearl Mist is very dated. According to the brochure it gives the impression that it is only a couple of years old but it was built about 15 years ago and ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Tcjer1

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Loved Niagara Falls and Mackinac Island

It was somewhere I had never been!! Loved the Great Lakes and Toronto!!! We also loved visiting Chicago before leaving on the cruise. The cruise people picked us up at the hotel they recommended right on time and ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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RichardFeinberg

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected.

Itinerary was interesting. Promotional brochures are inaccurate as to Shore Excursions. Ground operators and step-on guide in Niagara Falls, ON were horrible. Pre-arranged transfers post cruise by taxi did not ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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trainguyga

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

First Time Great Lakes Experience

We were originally booked on the March 6 Cuba offering. When it was cancelled (three days before departure) we took the opportunity to switch to this one from Chicago to Toronto, since we had long wanted to do more ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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dondavig

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Chevy Value at Cadillac Prices

inexperienced, incompetent staff, average food, and poor entertainment (except for small band). Picture the afternoon tea service that consisted of a self service hot water dispenser, tea bags and paper cups! ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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loverofrivers

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Absolutely terrific; looking forward to my 2017 Cuba cruise on the Pearl Mist.

September 1st, I boarded the Pearl Mist in Chicago for a Great Lakes & Georgian Bay cruise then continued on the September 12th cruise through the St. Lawrence Seaway and Canadian Maritimes. I have cruise over 100 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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joachimandhelga1@cox.net

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Pearl Mist 12 Days Great Lakes and Georgian Bay

I am 77 years old and most of the Passenger where in my age group. We left from Chicago and debark in Toronto. The ship was great and so was our cabin. The service was outstanding and so was the food. We have been ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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rrrrj

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not To Customary Standards of Small Ship Cruising

After some most enjoyable small-ship cruises, when in late 2013 I heard that this ACL sister company was building a ship to cruise the Great Lakes, I booked immediately. Comments from others about berthing & ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Berylsfs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Cruising

I have been on many cruises and I thought this cruise was very good. The ship is well appointed for a small ship. The staterooms were a good size and comfortable. About the only thing missing was an in room safe ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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vtwtc

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Pearl Mist 12 Day Great Lakes and Georgian Bay

Just back from this trip and it lived up to my expectations, which were all good. That being said, one's expectations must really be managed before embarking on this trip. Because this trip has a very high price ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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StephenElliot

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Luxury Prices, but No Luxuries!

200 passenger cruise ship launched 2014 Food and service are excellent. BUT, although the rooms are spacious and comfortable the appointments are chintz from the formica era. NO room safe; tiny flatscreen ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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slotypinmom@gmail.com

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Little "luxury", little value

Perhaps if told "luxury" frequently enough, we'll believe it? First, the positive: The cabin was most spacious, a comfortable bed, desk, balcony. The bathroom & shower equally nice, roomy and clean. The food ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Hockeygirl123

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pearl Mist

I am writing to those passengers who want to go on this ship who is under 60. DO NOT DO IT, unless you want to be surround by limited mobility guests. This ship really depressed us, i really felt i was in a nursing ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Flo Tilla

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Lakes Cruise; Great Experience

We took the 7 day cruise of the Great Lakes, departing from Chicago, including Georgian Bay and ending in Midland, Ontario, Canada. Our only other cruise experience was an 8-day to Alaska, departing from Seattle on ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Sandystu

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Overpriced and poorly managed

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Pearl Mist Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining5.04.1
Entertainment4.03.3
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation1.02.4
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment5.03.6
Service5.04.5
Value For Money4.03.3
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