Reviving An American Tradition: Luxury Small-Ship Cruising on the Great Lakes with Travel Dynamics International

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With innovative, experiential itineraries, Travel Dynamics International invites travelers to rediscover what was once North America’s most treasured summer retreat - the Great Lakes.

Travel Dynamics International is bringing exploration back to what was once North America’s most cherished and sought after cruise destination – the Great Lakes. The tour operator’s four Great Lakes itineraries explore many of the area’s most historic and beloved landmarks, including Mackinac Island, Georgian Bay, Niagara Falls, and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

“I’ve been fortunate to cruise to destinations across the globe, yet I am continually amazed by the wealth of exploratory opportunities right in our own ‘backyard’”, says Vasos Papagapitos, Co-President of Travel Dynamics International. “With wooded shores resembling Scandinavia, cliffs like the coast of Cornwall, grand Victorian structures, historic sites, and sleek, progressive cities, guests might think we were inviting them to cruise Europe.”

The American-flagged and operated Yorktown accommodates 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins. Cruising in all five lakes and venturing to both U.S. and Canadian ports, the ship’s 7 to 14 - day itineraries will allow guests to experience the Great Lakes like never before. Each voyage is accompanied by Travel Dynamics International experts who, through lectures and discussions, detail the rich cultural, economic, and maritime history of the area.

Cruise highlights include the exploration of Native American culture on Manitoulin Island, transiting the impressive Welland Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway between Montreal and Lake Ontario, and a guided tour of Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Guests will also experience the bygone Victorian charm of Mackinac Island, the sophistication of Montreal and old-world ambiance of Quebec City, as well as the lesser known delights of Sheboygan and Saugatuck, with their thriving arts scene.

Who We Are
Travel Dynamics International is one of the leading operators of high-caliber educational and cultural cruises aboard small cruise ships. Offering customized voyages guided by distinguished scholars and experts, Travel Dynamics International caters to the traveler with a keen intellectual interest in history, culture, and nature.

Founded on the belief that traveling and learning about the world and its many cultures enriches individuals and society as a whole, Travel Dynamics International excels at voyages to places that offer a historic and cultural environment.

For more information on Travel Dynamics International cruises please visit our website at

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