St. Lawrence Deck
The St Lawrence Deck is the main accommodation level on the Canadian Empress. On this deck can be found the St. Lawrence, Sterling and Premier Category staterooms. All staterooms on this deck are above the waterline with opening windows to the fresh river air. Also located on this deck is our Corner Store/Pursers Office. This is where you will find a nice selection of souvenirs a few toiletries and at the end of your journey this is where all outstanding accounts are settled.
All 8 Ottawa category staterooms are accessed from this level as are both of our outdoor observation decks. It is also on the Ottawa deck you will find our Grand Saloon. The Grand Saloon in its Turn-of-the-Century warmth is where all meals are served and all of our nightly entertainment is enjoyed.
Our passengers love the wholesome, generous and home-cooked meals, presented in our dinning saloon. To make mealtime's even more pleasant, easy informality of unassigned seating is complemented by a menu that is announced in advance. We will strive to accommodate restricted diet requirments (let us know at the time of booking)
The Grand Saloon decorated in early heritage style, from the ornate tin ceilings to the velour drapery to the warm wood tones this is the epicentre of the Canadian Empress. This is where all meals are served, and where all of the evening entertainment is enjoyed.
In the evening and after dining the Grand Saloon is transformed in to your private lounge. On each cruise, one of the highlights is the evening of big band sounds and dancing. On other evenings, light professional and fun-loving entertainment will add just the right touch to your cruise experience.
Forward Observation Deck
This quaint area of the ship is a great spot to get away for some quiet time. While the ship is underway it can be breezy so come prepared.
Aft Observation Deck
This is a great spot to enjoy a book and listen to the commentary of the passing points of interest.
We proudly bring wholesome pleasures to your table. All meals served take advantage of fresh in-season fruits and vegetables, even fresh bread collected from the pioneer ovens at Upper Canada Village. Delicious desserts are prepared with pride and care. We are, you see, eager to please the palate as well as the eye.
Sit back relax and enjoy some of Canada’s most beautiful scenery. From your comfortable deck chair or lounge watch as each scene unfolds. Join your Cruise Director on the sun deck for some fun activities including shuffleboard, kite flying or challenge your fellow cruise mates to a game of checkers.
In the Wheelhouse such items as A.I.S (Automated Identification System), electronic charting with DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) and Radar can all be found. In addition to the modern methods of navigation you will also always find a copy of the current chart displayed for easy reading by the Captain.
"This has been the most wonderful vacation I have ever taken - thanks to the exemplary service you have provided. The first night, you promised you would spoil us, and you did! You said we would have a fantastic time, and we did! What you didn't mention was how much we would regret having the cruise end, and we do regret that. And that's why you'll be seeing us again! Everyone I spoke with echoed those same sentiments."
~ Pauline Bartel