Milwaukee Kicks Off Three-Cruise-Ship Weekend. The two biggest cruise ships on the Great Lakes were both in Milwaukee simultaneously Friday

Driving over the Hoan Bridge Friday likely induced a sense of deja vu.If you looked left, you saw the massive Viking Octantis cruise ship, the largest on the Great Lakes.

If you looked right, you saw it again, in a completely different spot.

The Viking Polaris, the newest cruise ship on the Great Lakes, made its first call on Milwaukee Friday, just hours after its slightly older sister vessel.

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