Table: Great Lakes, Small Ships

There are many options for cruising on the Great Lakes, depending on your budget and your sense of adventure.

SHIPS STARTING RATES* COMMENTS

AMERICAN CANADIAN $1,315 Fleet of three ships with CARIBBEAN LINES for 7 nights capacity for 84 to 100 www.accl-smallships.com passengers each. Rooms 800 556-7450 are basic. Unique ship design allows landings on remote beaches.

GEORGIAN CLIPPER $1,195 Eighteen-passenger ship www.greatlakescruising.com for 6 nights pokes through the 30,000 888 891-0203 islands of Canada's Georgian Bay, sometimes called the sixth Great Lake.

LE LEVANT $3,850 A French luxury yacht, with www.greatlakescruising.com for 8 nights 45 staterooms and capacity 888 891-0203 for 95 guests. Features French cuisine, complimen- tary wine, and 50-member crew.

MANITOU $419 Rustic experience. Explore 800 678-0383 for 3 nights sleepy harbors aboard the E-mail: tallship@traverse.com 24-passenger, two-masted schooner. Sleep in wooden bunks, share toilet and shower facilities.

MV COLUMBUS $995 The largest cruise ship on www.greatlakescruising.com for 7 nights the lakes, with a capacity 888 891-0203 of 420. Excellent food, com- fortable cabins, attentive service.

* per person

    Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.
    LEARN MORE