The Diamond Princess in port at Skagway, Alaska.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Sarnia Seeks To Attract Cruisers


By Ian Shalapata

(SARNIA, ON) – It has been ten years since the last time a Great Lakes cruise ship docked at Sarnia. The city is now in the process of luring one of the many operators to choose Sarnia as a port of call.

Citing the many attractions around the city as well as the declining Canadian dollar, as reasons that would make Sarnia attractive to US visitors, the city is undertaking efforts to attract the American tourists who cruise the Great Lakes.

Cruises on the Great Lakes usually run 10 days and cost between $4,000 and $10,000 with ports of call in such places as Chicago, Sault Ste Marie, Little Current, Detroit, Niagara Falls, and Toronto, to name a few.

The first ship to dock at Sarnia could be as early as 2017.