To: Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway Cruising Colleagues
From: Michelle Cortright, Publisher
Subject: Marketing Passenger Cruising in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence System

North America’s Freshwater Seas is the first publication to show the beauty of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway for passenger cruising. It was well received at Seatrade 2019 and was called, “The highest quality of any print/digital publication at Seatrade. It is high end and just what we have always needed to promote the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway.”

We are underway on the 2020 edition of North America’s Freshwater Seas. Cruise planners say the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence region is “an itinerary planner’s dream.” We know this and want to share it to bring more cruise lines into the system. The region offers up to 150 individual shore excursions between the Port of Montreal and the Port of Chicago, including all points in between. Few regions on earth can surpass what the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway region offers in diversity and quality of experience.

North America’s Freshwater Seas is a comprehensive print/interactive digital publication the entire system uses to educate and promote the abundant cruising opportunities to prospective cruise operators worldwide. The content answers the precise questions that we are asked, in a compelling and beautiful way. For the 2020 edition, more operational content will be included.

Please consider partnering with us to produce North America’s Freshwater Seas. For a rate of $950 you will receive acknowledgment in the publication, a link to your website and, if you wish, provide a video of your destination to be included in the digital edition. Print and digital editions of North America’s Freshwater Seas will also be provided to you for use in your marketing. This will be a pure piece, with no advertising, for a dramatic and dynamic presentation of what the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway region has to offer.

You know Harbor House Publishers as long-time advocates of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System, publishing Great Lakes/Seaway Review Magazine, the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System Directory, Greenwood’s Guide to Great Lakes Shipping  and many other regional business and tourism directories and visitors guides. Candi Wynn, Account Executive for Harbor House Publishers, will be in touch with you soon to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to give Candi a call at (800) 491-1760 or go to

Together we will produce a publication to market the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence region to passenger cruise operators from around the world.