Windsor is a Detroit River (Great Lakes) cruise port and city in Canada's Ontario province (Essex County) with population around 220,000 (metro around 280,000). Windsor is located on the river's south bank and directly across from Detroit (MI USA). Windsor is Canada's southernmost city and Southwestern Ontario's 3rd-largest by population (after London and Kitchener). Windsor and Detroit are linked with the Ambassador Bridge (1929-opened, tolled suspension bridge, length 1,43 mi/2,5 km, currently the busiest by annual traffic commercial Canada-USA border crossing point).
The first European settlement (la Petite Cote, later renamed to La Cote de Misere) was established by French colonists in the mid-18th century and in the late-18th century (following the American Revolution) was renamed to "Sandwich Town" and later "Windsor" - after Windsor UK (Berkshire England). Windsor ON became village in 1854, town in 1858, and city in 1892.
Current-day city's economy is based on automobile manufacturing (FCA Canada assembly plant, Ford Motor Company engine plants, smaller auto parts manufacturers), tourism (Caesars Windsor Casino, riverfront parks, restaurants, hotels, vineyards and wine tours), education, employment services (Sutherland Global Canada). pharmaceuticals, modern technologies (alternative energy, IT services, software development), molds and plastic components (AP Plasman Corporation).
As cruise port, Windsor (Riverside Marina Dock) was included in the 2021 schedule of Hapag Lloyd Cruises with the ship Hanseatic Inspiration (2019-built). Next table shows the 14-day itinerary from Chicago to Toronto.
|Date / Time||Port|
|03 Oct 23:59||Departing from Chicago, Illinois|
|04 Oct 08:00 - 18:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|05 Oct 13:00 - 06 Oct 19:00||Traverse City, Michigan|
|07 Oct 07:00 - 15:00||Mackinac Island, Michigan (anchorage)|
|08 Oct||Lake Superior (Canada)|
|09 Oct 07:00 - 18:00||Duluth, Minnesota|
|10 Oct 09:00 - 20:00||Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada|
|12 Oct 12:30 - 19:00||Killarney, Ontario Canada|
|13 Oct 07:00 - 19:00||Parry Sound, Ontario Canada|
|14 Oct 07:00 - 14:00||Tobermory, Ontario Canada|
|15 Oct 08:00 - 19:00||Windsor, Ontario Canada|
|16 Oct||Lake Erie (Canada)|
|17 Oct 08:00||Arriving in Toronto, Ontario Canada|
The city is served by two airports - Windsor International Airport (regularly scheduled flights connect to Toronto, seasonal flights link to Pelee and Calgary) and Detroit Wayne County Airport (25 mi/40 km across the river, with regular flights to major airports in the USA, Mexico, Europe).
Port Windsor ON cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Windsor ON, Ontario Canada. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|23 September, 2021|