Who doesn't Love being on a beautiful cruise ship? I've been on two cruise ships and had the time of my life. I've been on a Carnival cruise and a Norwegian cruise.

But instead of flying to Miami, Florida to board a cruise ship, why not board a cruise ship on one of our Great Lakes?

A cruise ship currently being built in Norway is scheduled to visit the Great Lakes including a stop at Traverse City in northern Michigan eight times in 2022.

About a year ago, the Discovery Center and Pier announced plans to transform a former Michigan coal dock into a site that ships could use to land passengers, in efforts to attract more cruise ship traffic to Grand Traverse Bay.

The 665 foot long Viking Octantis is offering four different itineraries, starting in January 2022.

The cruise itinerary that includes dates in Traverse City, called Niagara & the Great Lakes, will shuttle between Toronto and Milwaukee, with stops at Niagara Falls, Point Pelee on Lake Erie in Ontario, Detroit, Alpena and Mackinac Island. Here's more from wxyz.com.

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