St. Lawrence Cruise Lines

Celebration of Spring North: Itinerary

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

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

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, Giant Checkers, Parlor Games, Kite Flying


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