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Celebration of Spring South

Come and explore the passages and channels of the 1000 Islands, and the wonder of the St. Lawrence Seaway for 7 Days and 6 Nights at the 5-night rate, per person. During this cruise from Ottawa to Kingston, learn about the history surrounding this area through our intriguing and informative shore excursions. All included at no additional cost.

View the major seaway structures, carved-out canals, locks, dams, the famous 1000 Islands and three lakes uniquely connecting the cities of Montreal and Kingston - distance of 187 miles - a change in water elevation of 246 feet with a water flow of 1.9 billion gallons/second.

Explore the history of Canada and the St. Lawrence River

    Overnight Ports

  • Ottawa/Hull
  • Carillon Lock
  • Montreal (Lachine)
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Brockville
  • Ivy Lea

Schedules

  • #1705May 20, 2017 - May 26, 2017

Attractions

In Alphabetical Order

  • 1000 Islands

    1000 Islands

    This cruise will take you to witness the island paradise and natural and man-made charm of the archipelago.Read More
  • Brockville Museum

    Brockville Museum

    Situated in Brockville's historic downtown core, the museum houses exhibits featuring the industrial, agricultural and social history of Brockville. All of the artifacts in the museum's collection are the tangible representation of this community's heritage.Read More
  • Moses-Saunders Power Dam

    Moses-Saunders Power Dam

    The Moses-Saunders Power Dam, short for Robert Moses-Robert H. Saunders Power Dam, is a dam on the Saint Lawrence River straddling the border between the United States and Canada.Read More
  • National Museum of Railroading

    National Museum of Railroading

    Exporail The Canadian Railroad Museum: maintains the largest collection of railway equipment in Canada with over 140 pieces of rolling stock.Read More
  • Seaway Locks

    Seaway Locks

    All locks on the Seaway are similar in size. In width they are 80 feet; the depth over the sill is 30 feet; and the length - that is breast gate to fender - is 766 feet.Read More
  • Smyth's Apple Orchard

    Smyth's Apple Orchard

    This is a family-run business that had its beginning in the mid-1800's. Situated on more than 120 acres and boasting more than 30,000 trees, you could safely say this family knows apples.Read More
  • Thousand Islands Heritage Center

    Thousand Islands Heritage Center

    On Gananoque's waterfront there's a grand Victorian building designed in the tradition of the late 19th century two storey "grand cottage" with its expansive verandahs and a "widow's walk" lookout tower.Read More
  • Upper Canada Village

    Upper Canada Village

    Upper Canada Village – parts of it formed with buildings moved from flooded lands – is a living museum community that recreates the life, work, and development of the early settlements along the upper St. Lawrence River valley.Read More

Itinerary

Day One
1730 Passenger boarding at Hull Wharf in Gatineau, Quebec
1800 Captain's Punch & Cheese reception
1830 Captain's Welcome remarks - Safety Instructions & Crew introductions
1850 Harbour cruise of Canada's Capital - presented from the waters of the Ottawa River to see Canada's Parliament buildings, Prime Minister's residence, Rideau Falls, embassies
1930 Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet
2115-2230 Complimentary liqueurs
2200-close Return to port - Soft piano music on the player piano & lounge service
Day Two
0830 Double Decker bus departs for guided tour of the spectacular tulip beds and Ottawa highlights. Next transfer to the Canadian War Museum for a tour.
1130 Ship departs for Montebello, Quebec
1430 Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill
1500 Buses depart Montebello Dock to tour a Canadian forest displaying indigenous animal life in a natural setting. Look for new life
1700 Return to ship for departure to Carillon Lock & Power Dam
1830 Arrive Carillon Lock Station for overnight
Evening Cruise Directors' "Fun with Trivia" and play "Chamber of Commerce"
Late Eve Soft piano music on the player piano & lounge service
Day Three
0830 Enter lock for 65 foot drop to the lower level
0915 Depart Carillon bound for Ste. Anne de Bellevue
1145 Pass through Ste. Anne de Bellevue bound for the St. Lawrence River
Late Morning Sail along south shore of opulent Montreal Island and South Shore Canal time allowing — bound for the borough of Lachine
1400 Arrive at picturesque Lachine, Quebec
1400 Debark for a 2 hour visit to the Fur Trade Exhibits presented by Parks Canada
1600 Return to ship to freshen up before departing to Sucrerie de la Montagne (Mountain Sugar Bush & shack)
1700 Buses departs for Sucrerie de la Montagne
1800 Dinner & show
2100 Return to ship
2130-close Quiet piano music
Day Four
0730 Depart Lachine bound for Upper Canada Village
Pass through Beauharnois Locks (2) — Lower & Upper
a.m. & p.m. Shipboard activities
1600 Afternoon tea — Pass through Eisenhower & Snell Lock (U.S.A.) into Lake St. Lawrence
Early Evening Ship arrives Upper Canada Village, Crysler Park Marina
Evening Relax or stroll the Marina and grounds
Late Evening entertainment
Day Five
0900 Transfer to the Loucks Farm on the outskirts of Upper Canada Village for a presentation of Spring on an 1850's farm
1200 Transportation returns from the village
1230 Depart marina bound for Morrisburg, Ontario
1600 Arrive Morrisburg and transfer by Yellow Limousine to visit the site of the 1st McIntosh Apple tree — Smyth's Orchard
1730 Bus returns to ship
1745 Depart Morrisburg bound for Brockville, Ontario. Pass through lock at Seaway control dam — Iroquois
Enter and cruise the Old Gallup Canal — opened in 1846
1915 Arrive Brockville (the city of the 1000 Islands) for overnight
Evening Relax and stroll along the park walkways
Evening entertainment
Day Six
0915 Tour of the Aquatarium
1115 Bus returns from Aquatarium to the ship
1130 Depart Brockville bound for Millionaries' Row and turn-about at Rock Island light — bound for Ivy Lea, Ontario
1530 Debark for bus transfer to 1000 Island Tower for a naturalist presentation — "Spring in the Islands"
1730 Return to ship and overnight at Ivy Lea
Evening Big Band sounds of Moe Lemieux Trio — dancing or for your listening pleasure
Day Seven
0815 Depart Ivy Lea bound for Gananoque, Ontario
1000 Debark at Gananoque for tour of the Heritage Centre of the 1000 Islands
1130 Depart Gananoque — meander through the Admiralty Group of the 1000 Islands
1345 Tour Kingston waterfront
1410 Arrive Kingston / Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
1415 Debarkation and farewells — Brock St. Dock, Kingston
Meal Times
0700 Early morning coffee - Grand Saloon (or observation deck)
0730-0900 Breakfast (latest full breakfast serving - 0900)
1030-1100 Morning bouillon
1200 Lunch - early sitting (at the call of the bell)
1315 Lunch - main sitting (at the call of the bell)
1600-1630 Afternoon tea - Grand Saloon (or observation decks)
1730 Dinner - early sitting (at the call of the bell)
1915 Dinner - main sitting (at the call of the bell)
 
Activities on Board

Shuffle Board, Parlor Games, Kite Flying

 

All times are approximate. This itinerary is subject to change without notice or incurring obligation. Currents, weather and seaway traffic may be modifying factors.

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Heritage Waterway

Come and cruise with us for 7 nights and 8 days as we trace the routes of early upper Canada explorers. Learn about the history of the early trade route between Kingston and Montreal.

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Harvest and Colour

As Autumn unfolds, the shore and islands ignite with a blaze of colour and travellers come from far and wide to take part in this parade of colour for 7 Nights and 8 Days.

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Upper River Expedition

Come and explore for 4 nights and 5 days the intricate passages and channels of this amazing archipelago of 1870 islands known as the 1000 islands. 

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Canadian Connection

Experience Quebec's joie de vivre (love of life) on this cruise as your ship passes through all 7 St. Lawrence Seaway locks. Cruising 6 nights 7 days between Canada's show piece Quebec City to historical Kingston. 

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Canada's Capital

The joy and beauty of the lower Ottawa River coupled with the amazing 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway makes this 5 night, 6-day cruise an unforgettable voyage. 

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Celebration of Spring

For those seeking best price per value, this is your first choice. Cruising 6 nights 7 days at our 5-night rate. On this special cruise between Kingston and Ottawa, we have a unique spring theme planned for your enjoyment. 

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