New Cruise Ship to Grace the Great Lakes

Saint Laurent


The 105-stateroom M.S. Saint Laurent is a 4-star, intimate and charming ocean-going coastal vessel. Her spacious indoor and expansive outdoor public areas make her an ideal vessel for exploring destinations larger vessels cannot reach. Outfitted with elevator (Decks 1 to 4), as well as on-board full service salon, boutique and medical services you will find all amenities expected from a deluxe ocean vessel.

Cruise Features

    Afternoon Tea Serving Cakes, Cookies, Sandwiches, Coffee & Tea

    Cocktail Hour Featuring Cold Canap&eactue;s and bar snacks one hour prior to dinner daily

    Series of Cultural Performances, Educational Talks, Cooking Classes and Ship Tour

    24-Hour Room Service

    In-room Breakfast Available (Owner’s Suites)

    Welcome Reception Featuring Open-bar and Hot & Cold Hors d’Oeuvres

    Farewell Reception Featuring Open-bar and Hot & Cold Hors d’Oeuvres

    Mid-Morning Consommé

    Theme Dinners

    Spacious Air-Conditioned Lounge with Nightly Entertainment

    Intimate and Inviting Casual Pub with Library (Adjacent to Main Lounge)

    Comfortable Outdoor Lounge Featuring Full Bar Service

    Relaxing Outdoor Canopied Seating Area Offering Panoramic Views from the Observation Deck Level with Bar Service

    Spacious Sun Deck Area with Chaise Lounges

Dining & Entertainment

    Expertly Trained Culinary Team Providing Seated Breakfast, Lunch, and Multiple-Course meal in the Dining Room

    Casual Outdoor Café & Grill Offering; Buffet Breakfast and Buffet Lunch and Seated Dinner

    Complimentary Free-Flow Beverages Throughout Your Cruise Program; Coffee, Tea, Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine and Spirits (House Brand)

Cabin Amenities

    All Staterooms except Category E Suites can be converted from two twin-size to one queen-size bed

    Owner’s Suites and Category E Staterooms Feature Fixed Queen Beds

    Luxury Honeycomb Robes with Slippers

    Fine Bath Amenities

    Make-up Mirror

    Pillow Menu

    In-room Electronic Safe

    Individual Climate Control

    High quality Linens with Duvet

    Premium Mattresses

    Bottled Water Replenished Daily

    Fresh Fruit Upon Arrival (Owner’s Suite & AA Category)

    Minibar (Owner’s Suite & AA Category)

    Wireless Internet in All Public Areas (Minimal Charge)

    LCD Flat screen Television with Satellite Programming

    Direct Dial En-suite Telephone with Outside Line

    Nightly Turndown Service

    Radio/Alarm with Docking Station

    Hair Dryer

Additional Amenities for Owner’s Suite Guests

    Butler Service Including:

        Nightly Turndown Service

        Pillow Menu Selection

        Assortment of Fine Bath Amenities

        Ensuring that your Accommodations are Immaculate

        Refreshing Ice Bucket

        Preparing and Packing Luggage Upon Request

    Complimentary Laundry Service

    Complimentary Evening Canapés

    Complimentary En-suite Minibar for Duration of Cruise

Complimentary on Excursion

    Shore Excursion Program Series Including All Admissions

    Welcome Drink Following Excursions

    Personal Listening Devices Throughout Cruise

    Maximum 38 Guests Per Guide on All Excursions

    Full-Size Motor Coach on All Excursions (Where Applicable)

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