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    Take A Cruise On The Spirit of Ethan Allen III

    The Spirit of Ethan Allen III, a 424 passenger luxury cruise ship lets guest Sail Away From the Ordinary with departures daily from Vermont’s Burlington Boathouse located within the Burlington Waterfront Park. Lake Champlain is the largest freshwater lake in the U.S. after the five Great Lakes, and is Burlington, Vermont’s most sought after destination. Discover the region’s rich history, as the Captain’s narration unfolds tales of Indian lore, the Revolutionary War, and Ethan Allen himself.

    The Spirit of Ethan Allen III was built in 1997 in Salisbury, Maryland, and is powered by two Detroit Diesel engines, navigating at an average speed of seven knots. She features 3 Dining Decks each Heated and Air Conditioned, Food and Beverage Service on All Cruises, is Handicapped Accessible and U.S. Coast Guard Certified. Cruises operate May-October, with the executive chef preparing Bountiful Buffets and Elegant Plated Menus Served from On-board Galley. Guest can enjoy special Sail and Rail Packages featuring wonderful amenities.

    Among the popular packages is the Sail and Rail Package - The Champlain Valley Flyer features a narrated ride along Lake Champlain to the historic Town of Shelburne, Vermont providing an array of site-seeing adventures. For the ultimate Vermont tour, enjoy a round trip scenic train ride to Shelburne and a Lunch-on-the-Lake Cruise aboard the Spirit III. The train station is conveniently located adjacent to the ship’s dock.

    Explore the depths of the shoreline as the ship cruises alongside the lake’s unique geographic formations. Savor the majestic beauty of the Adirondack and Green Mountain ranges that surround the lake. And, don't forget to bring your cameras to capture the moment when you catch a glimpse of Champ, the elusive lake monster while aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III.

    Enjoy all of the exciting summer sunsets of entertainment on Lake Champlain with the Spirit of Ethan Allen III exciting entertainment schedule. From Swingin’ Big Band Sundays to Tropical Mondays aboard our Rum, Rasta, and Reggae Dinner Cruise, there's plenty of festive entertainment to enjoy aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen III.

    The Spirit of Ethan Allen III has beautiful, newly-decorated private reception decks that offer an intimate setting for special occasions. With a staff that pays special attention to every details, The Spirit of Ethan Allen III is wonderful for weddings and other celebrations. casual elegance that will perfectly reflect your personal style. The Spirit's reception planning service are on hand to help you plan everything, and help the help of Executive Chef Robért, who prepares grand buffets, elegant plated meals, and exciting new action-station style menus, your celebration will be a memorable one.

    Getting There:

    To check for current packages and plan your cruise aboard the 424 passenger Spirit of Ethan Allen III visit www.soea.com/.

    Photo Credits: MS