St. Lawrence Cruise Lines


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Celebration of Spring North

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 Kingston to Ottawa, 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

  • Anchorage in 1000 Islands
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Coteau Landing
  • Montreal (Lachine)
  • Montebello
  • Ottawa/Hull


  • #1704May 14, 2017 - May 20, 2017


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


Day One
1730 Passenger boarding commences at Kingston
1800 Captain's Punch & Cheese Reception
1830 Captain's Welcome Remarks - Crew introductions
1850 Kingston Harbour tour bound for 1000 Islands anchorage
1930 Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet
2115-2230 Cruise Directors' "Fun with Trivia" and play "Chamber of Commerce"
2230-close Soft piano music on the player piano
Day Two
0715 Weigh anchor to wander the 1000 Islands and see Gananoque, birthplace of the Canadian Empress
0900 Stop at Ivy Lea for a naturalist presentation — "Spring in the Islands"
0945 Sharp Depart Ivy Lea to tour more Islands and see Brockville, Windmill Point, the Blue Church and Prescott, Ontario
1430 Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill
1500 Arrive Morrisburg and transfer by Yellow Limousine to visit the site of the 1st McIntosh Apple tree — Smyth's Orchard
1700 Meet the ship at Crysler Park Marina for dinner and overnight
Evening Enjoy a magical evening with Chris Pilsworth
Day Three
0900 Transfer to the Loucks Farm on the outskirts of Upper Canada Village for a presentation of Spring on an 1850's farm
1230 Depart Crysler Park Marina to transit the Eisenhower & Snell Locks to overnight at Coteau Landing, Quebec
2100 An evening with the melodious Paul Smith and his 7 string guitar
Day Four
0730 Depart Coteau Landing for Lachine at Montreal
1230-1400 Arrive picturesque borough of Lachine
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 Five
0730 Depart Lachine for Ottawa River & Montebello, Quebec
0915 Exit Ste. Anne de Bellevue Lock
1200 Arrive Carillon Lock and Power Dam (65 foot lift!) enroute to Montebello
1515 Buses depart Montebello Dock to tour a Canadian forest displaying indigenous animal life in a natural setting. Look for new life
1715 Return to ship
Late Evening Roger James and his banjo repertoire
Day Six
0700 Depart Montebello, Quebec bound for Cumberland, Ontario
0945 Buses depart for Cumberland Township Museum — a 1930s living museum
1130 Depart Cumberland Museum, and return to vessel
1215 Ship departs for Ottawa
1345 Enter approaches to Ottawa, Prime Minister's residence, Embassies. Ship turnabout beneath Canada's Parliament
1400-1415 Arrive Hull Wharf in Gatineau, Quebec
1430 Transfer to the Canadian War Museum
1630 Depart the museum to return to the ship
Late Evening Big Band sounds of Moe Lemieux Trio - dancing or for your listening pleasure
Day Seven
0900 Double Decker bus tour of the spectacular tulip beds and Ottawa highlights
1130 Return to the ship for lunch
1410 Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
1415 Debarkation and farewells - Gatineau, Quebec
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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