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Discover Historic Ports and Charming Towns with a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise

Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable vacation experience? Consider embarking on a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise. This extraordinary journey will take you through historic ports and charming towns, offering an opportunity to explore the rich history, natural beauty, and cultural heritage of the Great Lakes region. In this article, we will delve into the highlights of a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise, exploring the destinations, onboard amenities, and activities that make it an exceptional choice for your next getaway.

Uncover the Beauty of the Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes region is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. With a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in this picturesque landscape while enjoying all the comforts of a luxurious cruise ship. From pristine beaches to stunning sunsets over tranquil waters, each day brings new vistas to discover.

One of the most enchanting aspects of this cruise is visiting historic ports and charming towns along the way. From bustling cities like Chicago and Detroit to quaint lakeside communities such as Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie, each destination offers its own unique charm and allure. Whether you’re interested in exploring historical landmarks or indulging in local cuisine, there’s something for everyone on a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise.

Indulge in Luxurious Onboard Amenities

In addition to exploring fascinating destinations ashore, a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise offers unparalleled onboard amenities that ensure your journey is as comfortable as it is memorable. The Pearl Mist ship itself is a masterpiece of luxury and elegance, featuring spacious cabins with private balconies that provide stunning views of the passing scenery.

Onboard entertainment options abound with live music performances, educational lectures by experts on regional history and ecology, as well as enrichment programs that offer insights into local culture. Indulge in gourmet cuisine prepared by world-class chefs, and unwind with a refreshing cocktail at one of the ship’s bars or lounges. With a fully equipped fitness center, a spa offering luxurious treatments, and a sun deck perfect for lounging, every moment spent aboard the Pearl Mist is designed to provide the utmost relaxation and enjoyment.

Engage in Exciting Activities Onshore

While the onboard experience is undoubtedly exceptional, it is the opportunity to engage in exciting activities onshore that truly sets a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise apart. Each stop along the itinerary offers a range of enticing options for exploration and adventure. Take a guided tour through historic sites, such as Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island or the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Immerse yourself in vibrant local cultures by visiting art galleries, attending live performances, or sampling regional cuisine.

For nature enthusiasts, there are ample opportunities to explore the unique ecosystems that thrive along the Great Lakes shoreline. From hiking scenic trails to kayaking through pristine waters, you can get up close and personal with the region’s natural wonders. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or outdoor activities, a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise ensures that there’s never a dull moment during your journey.

A Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise offers an unforgettable vacation experience filled with historic ports, charming towns, luxurious amenities onboard, and exciting activities onshore. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Great Lakes region as you sail through pristine waters surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Indulge in gourmet cuisine and enjoy world-class entertainment while onboard the elegant Pearl Mist ship. Engage in guided tours of historical landmarks, experience vibrant local cultures firsthand, and explore stunning natural wonders ashore.

Embark on a Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise and create lifelong memories as you discover one of North America’s most captivating regions. This extraordinary journey promises an unparalleled blend of relaxation and adventure – an experience that will leave you yearning for more. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the historic ports and charming towns of the Great Lakes with Pearl Mist. Book your cruise today and embark on the voyage of a lifetime.

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You can find all relevant information about lake cruises on Lakes Thun and Brienz here. Welcome on board!

Here you will find the timetable for boat cruises on Lakes Thun and Brienz.


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Our fleet includes eight boats on Lake Thun and four on Lake Brienz, three of which are steamboats. Here you can find out everything about our boats on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.

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BLS Boat Cruises on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

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A breath of “sea air”, a whiff of nostalgia – any cruise aboard one of the decorative steam or motor vessels on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz turns into a delightful experience.

The fleet of the BLS Navigation Company counts 12 vessels, two of which are paddle steamers. Whichever boat one chooses, the magnificent view remains as fascinating as ever: The legendary “big three” Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, numerous historic villages and castles, and the unique scenery of the Bernese Oberland are just a few among the many highlights of the cruises. Various themed and culinary cruises nicely round off the offer on the turquoise lakes.

  • Area:  Length of Lake Brienz 14 km, length of Lake Thun 17.5 km
  • Duration: e.g. Interlaken West–Thun 2 h 10 min
  • One-hour cruise (round trip) on Lake Brienz
  • Perfectly coordinated connections train/boat at all lake terminals (Thun, Interlaken West/Ost, Brienz); piers directly at the railway stations
  • During peak season, a historic paddle steamer operates on each lake
  • All main decks with wheelchair access (some boats with lift to upper deck)
  • Bicycle transport possible depending on available space due to occupancy rate
  • À-la-carte restaurants aboard all boats
  • Themed buffets on special culinary cruises
  • Lake Thun: year-round operation (peak season May to October with hourly departures, reduced timetable during off-peak season)
  • Lake Brienz: seasonal operation (April to October)
  • Hop-on / Hop-off at the attractions along the lakeshore possible

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Ticket This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) / GA travelcard

There are two classes on most boats: main deck = 2nd class, upper deck = 1st class


  • Reservation required for groups of 10 or more people (prior selection of one menu for all persons required for groups of 20 or more people in case consumption is intended)
  • For individual travellers, a table or seat reservation in the onboard restaurant can only be made with a binding commitment to consume (+41 (0)58 327 48 34))
  • On special culinary cruises, a table reservation is strongly recommended for individual passengers as well
  • Surcharge for bicycle day pass CHF 14

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BLS cruises on Lake Brienz

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  • on Lake Brienz and free travel to every boat stop

With nostalgia on Lake Brienz

The turquoise-green Lake Brienz is nestled between the Emmental and Bernese Alps in the middle of the impressive mountain scenery of the Bernese Oberland.

Pretty little lakeside villages, partly untouched nature and the imposing Giessbach Falls with the historic Grandhotel line the shores of the lake. From Interlaken Ost, several courses run daily between April and October on Lake Brienz with various culinary offers. In July and August, the steamship Lötschberg also operates on Saturday evenings for an evening cruise.

Enjoy a trip with the BLS cruises on Lake Brienz. The paddle steamer "Lötschberg" from the Belle Epoque (built in 1914) will delight you with its wonderfully nostalgic ambience.

No other Swiss lake is as deep and clean as Lake Brienz

Save with the Berner Oberland Pass

  • Free travel on all scheduled courses on Lake Brienz incl. the steamboat "Lötschberg"

With the Berner Oberland Pass you also benefit from the  Bonus Partner special price:

  • Reduced 1st class upgrade for one day at the price of CHF 10.– instead of CHF 17.–

With the Berner Oberland Pass you can travel free of charge by train and bus  to every stop on lake Brienz.

Highlights around Lake Brienz

  • Visit of the  Giessbach falls
  • Travel with the  Brienz Rothorn Bahn
  • Visit Open-Air Museum Ballenberg

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Lake Brienz Boat Trip

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With this ticket, you'll be able to sail all day long on Lake Brienz and enjoy the amazing scenery of the Swiss area of Bern.

The Swiss landscapes will captivate you

By purchasing this ticket you'll be able to travel for a whole day on the BLS boats that sail on Lake Brienz. This lake of glacial origin is located between the town of the same name and the city of Interlaken, both belonging to the Swiss area of Bern, located north of the Alps.

The boat will make several stops on the shore of Lake Brienz, where you can get on and off as many times as you want during a full day.

During this 2 hours and 40 minutes trip, which you can start in Interlaken or Brienz, you'll see the unique landscapes of the Swiss hinterland such as the famous Giesbach waterfalls.

In the following link you can consult a detailed map with all the routes and stops on Lake Brienz:

  • Map of Lake Brienz

The boat trip on Lake Brienz does not operate between mid-October and early April . During the rest of the year, you can find the schedules at this link .

Departure points

This boat trip on Lake Brienz can be started from the following starting points:

  • From Interlaken Ost : Lanzenen 1, 3800 Interlaken
  • From Brienz : Quai 1, 3855 Brienz

When you make your reservation you can opt for a 1st or 2nd class ticket. The seats corresponding to the first class are located in a more exclusive area next to the ship's deck.

Enjoy Lake Thun

If you want to enjoy other beautiful landscapes of the Swiss canton of Bern, you can opt for this  Lake Thun + Lake Brienz Boat Trip .

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2 hours 40 minutes.

1–day ticket for chosen category (1st or 2nd class)

Not included

Lunch on board: 25 Fr ( US$ 28.20) – 30 Fr ( US$ 33.80) per person

Drinks: 5 Fr ( US$ 5.60) – 6 Fr ( US$ 6.80) each

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You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets.


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  • Safeguard both cultural and environmental heritage.
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