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Port Milwaukee, A Premiere Great Lakes Turnaround Destination

The Pearl Mist docked at Pier WisconsinLocated on the scenic shore of Lake Michigan and featuring a Port cruise dock located in the heart of downtown, Milwaukee offers an exceptional blend of stunning natural beauty, big city arts, exciting entertainment, and Midwestern charm. Milwaukee is home to award-winning restaurants, acclaimed architecture, and cultural attractions. These include the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum and the stunning Milwaukee Art Museum with its iconic “wings”, designed by world-renowned architect and sculptor Santiago Calatrava.

Immediately accessible from the downtown Pier Wisconsin cruise dock, a charming RiverWalk connects the European heritage-inspired Old World Third Street with the Historic Third Ward district, featuring the lively Milwaukee Public Market. The Port’s alternate berth, the South Shore cruise dock, captivates with its immediate entry to the trendy Bayview and Walker's Point neighborhoods nearby. Milwaukee’s numerous shops, art galleries, breweries, and range of colorful summer-long lakefront festivals offer ample excursion possibilities for the discerning traveler. Milwaukee is a premiere destination for Great Lakes passengers seeking a diverse and vibrant cruise experience!

If you are a passenger looking for recommendations on hotels, restaurants, or other attractions to visit while in Milwaukee, please follow this link to VISIT Milwaukee's cruising page. 

Cruise Lines Visiting Milwaukee

Pearl Seas Logo

Pearl Seas Cruises

Viking logo

Viking Cruises

Ponant logo


Plantours Logo

Plantours Kreuzfahrten

Hapag Lloyd

Hapag Lloyd

Please select the logo for the cruise lines listed above to be redirected to their Great Lakes cruising itineraries.

Milwaukee Cruise Collaborative (MCC)

In order to foster and sustain a world-class hospitality and tourism experience for the thousands of cruise passengers visiting Milwaukee, Port Milwaukee has created the "Milwaukee Cruise Collaborative" (MCC), a team of local and regional stakeholders dedicated to providing Port Milwaukee's cruise visitors with an operationally solid and commercially dynamic tourist experience. Current partners in the MCC include:

To inquire about joining the MCC, please contact Port Milwaukee via email at [email protected]

Cruise the Great Lakes

Cruise the Great Lakes (CTGL) is a coalition of states and provinces, cruise lines, ports, convention and visitor bureaus, and others working together to promote cruising on the Great Lakes. Particularly in light of the unprecedented risk presented by COVID-19, CTGL members and partners are working together to promote a safe cruise experience in 2021 and beyond. Click here to read more about the Safety Pledge.

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