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Canadian Connection West

"What river is this?" asked Jacques Cartier of his Indian guide as he looked on the St. Lawrence.

"A river without end," the Indian replied. And so it seems, as this cruise explores the staggering variety of one of the world's great rivers.

Along its course you'll experience the numerous attractions and extraordinary scenery of the Upper St. Lawrence. Quebec City, Canada's showpiece, provides the venue for the beginning or end of your cruise.

Here you can experience the world charm and grace of "Old" Europe. You will encounter Quebec City's unparalleled joie de vivre (love of life) found nowhere else in North America. Enjoy Old Quebec (the only walled city in North America) with its massive ramparts still bolstering the Plains of Abraham; and behold the imperial green-roofed towers of the legendary Chateau Frontenac. En route you will discover the magic of the Thousand Islands, the deep historical roots of "Loyalist Brockville" and the unique living community of Upper Canada Village. Between Montreal and Quebec City there are the "grassy Battures", rich mudflat home to myriad species of birds. You will pass the "Segnieury" areas, the prominent village cathedrals of Quebec, and witness the awesome cliffs stretching up to the historic Plains of Abraham.

    Overnight Ports

  • Quebec City
  • Trois Rivieres
  • Lachine, a borough of Montreal
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Brockville
  • Ivy Lea

Schedules

  • #1709Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
  • #1712Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 4, 2017
  • #1717Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017
  • #1723Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
  • #1726Sep 10, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017
  • #1729Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 5, 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
  • 1000 Islands Tower

    1000 Islands Tower

    The 1000 Islands Tower is a unique attraction and will show you the best of what the area has to offer. Read More
  • Fort Wellington

    Fort Wellington

    The first Fort Wellington was built during the war of 1812 high above the St. Lawrence River at Prescott. Read More
  • Fulford Place Mansion

    Fulford Place Mansion

    Fulford was able to purchase 14 acres of waterfront property in Brockville, Ontario.Read More
  • Montreal Sightseeing

    Montreal Sightseeing

    A complete City tour, taking in many points of interest, including Notre Dame Basilica, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. Read More
  • Notre Dame du Cap Shrine

    Notre Dame du Cap Shrine

    Featuring a lake about the size of a football field with an island in the middle always dressed with flowers.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
  • 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 commences at Quebec City
1800 Captain's Punch & Cheese Reception
1830 Captain's Welcome Remarks - Safety Instructions & Crew introductions
1850 Depart the harbour to cruise the City's waterfront
1930 Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet
Harbour cruise, Montmorency Falls and the beauty of Quebec City at night, complimentary liqueurs
2200 Return to port - piano music on the player piano & lounge services
Day Two
0700 or earlier Depart Quebec City bound for Trois Riviéres
Shipboard activities
Post Lunch Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill
1515-1615 Debark at Trois Riviéres for a brief bus tour en route to the Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine
1630-1715 Return to Trois Riviéres and the ship
Self-guided walking tour material of the Old City for those interested - time permitting
Evening Cruise Director's "Fun with Trivia" and get acquainted party
2230-close Soft piano music on the player piano
Day Three
0630 Depart Trois Riviéres bound for Montreal
Shipboard activities
1515 Debark at Port of Montreal for a 2 hour guided bus tour
1830 Depart Montreal to enter the Seaway Lock system and overnight at Lachine
Evening Fun-loving entertainment
Day Four
0730 Depart Lachine bound for Upper Canada Village
Pass through Beauharnois Locks (2) Lower and Upper
Shipboard activities
1600 Pass through Eisenhower & Snell Locks (U.S.A.) into Lake St. Lawrence
Early Evening Ship arrives Upper Canada Village, Crysler Park Marina
Evening Relax and stroll the marina and grounds
Fun-loving entertainment
Day Five
0900 Miniature train departs to meet horse-drawn wagons to tour Upper Canada Village
1200 Transportation returns from the Village (1.5 miles)
1230 Depart marina bound for Prescott - pass through lock at Seaway Control Dam Iroquois
1600 Debark at Prescott for a tour of Fort Wellington (National Historic Site)
1730 Bus returns from Fort Wellington
1745 Depart Prescott bound for Brockville
1915 Arrive Brockville, "The City of the 1000 Islands" for overnight
Evening Relax and stroll along the park walkways
Fun-loving entertainment
Day Six
0915 Transfer by bus for a tour of Fulford Mansion
1115 Bus returns from Fulford Mansion to the ship
1130 Depart Brockville bound for Millionaires' Row and turn-about at Rock Island light - bound for Ivy Lea
1530 Debark at Ivy Lea for bus transfer to 1000 Islands Tower
1700 Return to ship and overnight at Ivy Lea
Evening Big Band sounds & vocals (new & old) - dancing and 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
1400 Arrive Kingston / Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
1415 Disembarkation 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

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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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