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#1
Brantford, ON
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Wife and I are interested in something closer to home, perhaps a Great Lakes or Muskoka Lakes cruise in the summer. However after having a brief look at some of the links in other discussions, perhaps I am missing something. I found a cruise that sounds nice, but is over US $4900 for the cheapest cabin on a 7 day Toronto to Chicago?

I know there are economies of scale involved when comparing to a mainline cruise ship, but that seems excessive. Or are there cheaper cruises? I mean really we'd be happy with meals, a sun deck and a cruise ship sized room.
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In the kamloops in the dry and hottest part of BC
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Originally posted by TBone2K
Wife and I are interested in something closer to home, perhaps a Great Lakes or Muskoka Lakes cruise in the summer. However after having a brief look at some of the links in other discussions, perhaps I am missing something. I found a cruise that sounds nice, but is over US $4900 for the cheapest cabin on a 7 day Toronto to Chicago?

I know there are economies of scale involved when comparing to a mainline cruise ship, but that seems excessive. Or are there cheaper cruises? I mean really we'd be happy with meals, a sun deck and a cruise ship sized room.
No the cost isn't excessive. The company has to pay US rates and confirm to US laws . Compare the price to the Pride of America in Hawaii . They are under the same rules.
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GTA, Ontario, Canada
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the cabins are not regular cruise ship sizes either
Maybe look at American Queen steamboat cruises the cabins are a bit larger than the boats that sail the Great lakes
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