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Pearl Seas Cruise Highlights

Why Go?

Itineraries along the Great Lakes, Canada and New England

The line's single ship, Pearl Mist, has oversized cabins, all with balconies

Lectures and local entertainers give in-depth feel to port visits

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Pearl Seas Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

2018 Top-Rated US & Canada Cruise Lines

Pearl Seas Cruises Overview

American-flagged Pearl Seas Cruises, which operates a single all-balcony ship, Pearl Mist, offers small-ship itineraries to the Great Lakes, the Canadian Maritimes, along the St. Lawrence Seaway and in and around New England.

Who goes on Pearl Seas Cruises' ships?

Similar to its sister company, American Cruise Lines, Pearl Seas draws mature passengers, though Pearl Seas skews toward slightly younger, later-born baby boomers rather than the leading edge of the generation or their parents. The majority of passengers are from North America and the U.K. and include quite a few multigenerational groups with adult children. With staterooms priced without a supplement, Pearl Seas also attracts single travelers, and it is one of the few river cruise operators to offer wheelchair-accessible accommodations.

Do I have to dress up on Pearl Seas cruises?

No, the dress code is casual resort wear, although most people do dress up a little more in the evenings, with women generally putting on a dress or skirt with nice top or slacks with a sweater. Men tend to opt for slacks and a collared shirt, and some will bring along a sport coat as well.

What are Pearl Seas Cruises' most popular activities?

After spending the days on guided tours or exploring independently, evening activities are usually subdued and might include lectures, musical entertainment or culinary demonstrations. There tends to be quite a bit of conversation during the day among the friendly passengers in the Atlantic Lounge, but evenings are apt to end early.

Is everything free on Pearl Seas cruises?

Not quite, but a fair amount is. All meals are included, and beer and wine are complimentary with both lunch and dinner service. Additionally, cocktails, beer, wine and spirits are free each evening during the 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour. Wi-Fi is also included, as is the evening entertainment.

Gratuities will cost you extra, as will most shore excursions, and you pay separately for port charges and fees.