Ambassador Bridge Crossing from Windsor, Ontario Canada to Detroit, Michigan (Photo: Simply Photos/Shutterstock)
Ambassador Bridge Crossing from Windsor, Ontario Canada to Detroit, Michigan (Photo: Simply Photos/Shutterstock)

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Windsor

Windsor is a small town near the border of Detroit, Michigan and Ontario, in Canada, that is typically a stop on Great Lakes cruises from which cruisers can take shore excursions in and around the Detroit area. Though most of the nearby attractions, like the Henry Ford Museum, lie across the river in Detroit, Windsor itself has an interesting history as a border town with several attractions worth checking out.

Windsor is home to interesting National Historical sites including the Sandwich First Baptist Church, which was established by Underground Railroad refugees, and the scenic riverfront Coventry Gardens that dates back to 1931. The city also boasts a large and popular casino, an extensive bike trail that takes cyclists through downtown and past a number of attractions and into several adjacent neighborhoods. Those visiting in the heat of summer might also opt to visit Sandpoint Beach for a day of watersports and fun in the sun.

Shore Excursions

About Windsor


Pro

There are a multitude of attractions and sights to see in the border town of Windsor, Canada.

Con

Most cruise line-sponsored shore excursions skip Windsor itself in favor of neighboring Detroit.

Bottom Line

Windsor is an interesting city with a lot of history and plenty of diversions for cruisers less interested in Detroit.


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