The Pearl Mist is a great size ship, and cruising the Great Lakes was a nice change form the many Caribbean cruises we have taken.. I love the personal experience of the smaller ship. The staff was excellent, and the food was like eating at a 5 Star restaurant. The entertainment was fantastic and all of the ports were fun to see. The staff went out of their way to accommodate the people who had physical challenges. This is not easy to do on a smaller ship like this.
One of the great things about a smaller ship is the ability to dock at smaller locations. It was wonderful to dock right in the downtown area of Mackinac Island, Sue St. Marie and other small towns. The excursions were very nice and informative. The port of Milwaukee is a beautiful poet, but a bit challenging for ships. Pearl mist made the embarkation and disembarkation easy and smooth. Overall, this was a great experience.