Situated at the mouth of the Chicago River, on the southern coast of Lake Michigan, Chicago is a city of art, music, and industry. After breakfast, disembark and choose your adventure in Chi town. Visit the Michigan Mile or get to know the city's rich architectural history with a river boat tour. With shopping, museums, dining, music and theater, there's something for every taste in this iconic American city.
Welcome to Toronto, the 5th largest city in North America and one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, this provincial capital offers a feast of restaurants, museums, theaters and more, all with waterfront views and fabulous public transportation to get you there. If you've extended your stay beyond embarkation, don't miss the Distillery District, the underground PATH shopping mall, and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Docking at Detroit, Michigan or across the river at Windsor, Ontario, we'll spend the day in Motor City. Detroit has long held strategic value for the economy of Great Lakes cultures, as a center of the fur trade and a source of disputes betwen the easten Iroquois and the Sauk, Fox, and Kickapoo in the Beaver Wars. In the 17th century, French traders settled here, naming it for the narrow "straight" (French: détroit) connecting Lake St Clair with Lake Erie. By the 19th century, Detroit was home to major manufacturing industries, who mined raw materials and shipped their goods east. In 1903, Henry Ford funded the first motor company and Detroit became home to nearly 125 auto companies, earning it the name Motor City.
Situated along the Cuyahoga River, on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland was an outpost of the Western territories. In the 19th century, construction of the Erie Canal and rail lines turned Cleveland into a major industrial city, as a center of coal and iron shipping, steel production, and the home town of Standard Oil Company. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, designed by I.M. Pei. and in the waterfront views of Lake Erie.
The second largest city in Canada, Montréal takes its name from Mount Royal, a hill in the center of the city with three distinct peaks. A UNESCO City of Design (one of only a few in the world) Montréal boasts over 50 national historic sites, including numerous churches, and a lively downtown arts and cultural scene. The official language of the city is French, though, at home, many speak a version of the language called Québécois French.