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Great Cruise

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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librarian

10+ Cruises

We traveled the Great Lakes from Chicago to NYC via the Welland Canal, 4 Great Lakes, Erie Canal, Lake Sinclair. Only Lake Huron was a bit rough for a day. Our cabin was basic 8 by 10. Separate shower and stool, 2 drawers and about 15 hangars. Next time I would upgrade to the 10 by 13. Food was outstanding. Yogurts, rolls, fruit, hot cereal and then 2 warm dishes either, waffles, French ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Overpriced and poorly managed

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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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

Review for Pearl Mist to Canada & New England

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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

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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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

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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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

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


Better than expected

Review for Grande Caribe to U.S.A.

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namcmc

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We were looking for a tour in the United States as we had traveled in France on the Canal du Midi last year. We were interested in seeing parts of the country we had never visited and enjoyed traveling the Great Lakes, Erie Canal and Hudson River. The boat while not luxury was very comfortable. The food was EXCELLENT as well as the servers and chefs. Snacks were always available although meals ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Underwhelmed

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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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.

Review for Pearl Mist to U.S.A.

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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


Disappointed with the Magical Michigan Cruise

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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Lupi2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Chose this cruise for the ports we were stopping at. Knew ahead of time that the ship was old and rooms would be small, but older and smaller than expected. Limited water usage made washing hands/shower difficult. It is at the Captain's discretion if the itinerary changes due to "weather" and we missed one of our stops. Also cancelled one of our tours at one of the major ports, then promised ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


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