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I can't wait to lay my eyes on the Viking Octantis. This massive cruise ship is huge and will cruise the Great Lakes this spring, summer and fall.

Today is a special day (May 3) because the Viking Octantis will make its first port of call in Detroit. How very exciting!

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The 665-foot Viking Octantis is scheduled to dock at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Nicholson Terminal, 4105 W. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. The ship will depart from there at 2 p.m. as it continues its first voyage-and the first for Viking Cruises-on the Great Lakes. It will be viewable as it comes into port, moors and as it departs. Parks along the Detroit River will be ideal places to watch.

What is it about watching huge cruise ships that we all find so fascinating? Because maybe it's something we don't see every day.

I've been on several cruise ships down in Miami, Florida for all kinds of fun excursions. I'm talking about Carnival cruise ships and even Norwegian cruise ships too. Both traveling the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Now it's time to make a switch to the Great Lakes and cruise on board the Viking Octantis. I would love to cruise on lake Michigan and lake Huron.

What's next for the Viking Octantis? tells us:

The Octantis will head north from Detroit. Its next port of call is Alpena, followed by Mackinac Island, and then Milwaukee where the cruise will conclude. The route is part of the eight-day Niagara & Great Lakes itinerary, which begins in Toronto. By the end, the ship will have visited lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron and Michigan.

Sounds good to me. Maybe if I time everything right, I can drive to Mackinaw City, take a boat over to Mackinac Island and then wait for the arrival of the Viking Octantis!

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