Great Lakes ports open their docks for cruise lines

Capital News Service
LANSING — A cruise on the Great Lakes is comparable to, if not better than, a tour of the Galapagos Islands. That’s the assessment of one seasoned cruise couple arriving in Duluth, Minnesota, after an excursion through the Great Lakes. “They said the quality of the lectures, to the amount of time at each stop and the fact that every coastline was completely different made it better than any cruise they had been on,” said Adele Yorde, public relations director at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. More cruise-savvy travelers may have that Great Lakes option this summer. Cindy Larsen, president of the Muskegon (Michigan) Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, is planning for a boost in cruise line tourism in her city.