St. Lawrence Cruise Lines


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National Holiday Cruise

Kingston to Upper Canada Village and Return
May 16 - 20
4 nights, 5 days

Since 1981, the river has been our home. Come with us to celebrate the Canadian Empress as she begins her 40th anniversary season on the beautiful and historic St. Lawrence River. This special cruise features a unique itinerary that includes rare tours and attractions. Some of the special attractions included are the Doran Bay Model Ship Museum and a period-style celebration meal at Willard's Hotel at Upper Canada Village.
*Canadian Empress Alumni can receive a special rate for this cruise. Please contact our Reservations office at 1-800-267-7868.

    Overnight Ports

  • 1000 Islands Anchorage
  • Brockville
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Gananoque


  • #2112Jul 1, 2021 - Jul 5, 2021


In Alphabetical Order


    Day One

    1730 Passenger boarding commences in Kingston
    1800 Captain's Punch & Cheese Reception
    1830 Captain's Welcome Remarks - Safety Instructions & Crew introductions
    1850 Kingston Harbour tour bound for 1000 Islands anchorage
    1930 Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet
    2115-2230 Cruise Director's "Fun with Trivia" and get acquainted party
    2230-close Late night stroll on the upper deck under a million stars and among a thousand islands
    Soft piano music on the player piano
    Day Two
    0830 Weigh anchor to wander the 1000 Islands, Wanderer's Channel and Admiralty Group of Islands bound for Gananoque, Ont
    1010 Debark at Gananoque for a tour & visit to the Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands
    1130 Depart Gananoque to cruise the U.S.A. side of the river
    Learn about Boldt Castle on Heart Island
    View and learn about Singer Castle on Dark Island
    1430 Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill
    1530 Arrive Brockville - transfer by bus for a guided tour of Fulford Mansion
    1700 Bus departs from Fulford Mansion to return to the ship
    Evening Relax and stroll the waterfront - see Canada's 1st Railway Tunnel
    Fun loving entertainment
    Day Three
    0800 Depart Brockville bound for Prescott, Ont
    0915 Debark at Prescott for a tour of Fort Wellington (National Historic Site)
    1130 Bus returns from Fort Wellington
    1145 Depart Prescott bound for Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Village
    Cruise along the old Galop Canal - opened in 1846
    Pass through the Iroquois Lock at the Seaway control dam
    Early PM Arrive Crysler Park Marina
    Relax or stroll the marina and grounds
    Evening Fun loving entertainment
    Day Four
    0900 Miniature train departs marina to meet horse-drawn wagon to tour Upper Canada Village. After your guided tour free time to wander on your own
    1200 Transportation returns from the village (1.5 miles)
    1230 Depart marina bound for Ivy Lea, Ontario in the heart of the 1000 Islands
    PM Ship board activities
    View and learn about the Statue of St. Lawrence
    Late PM Arrive Ivy Lea
    Relax or stroll this quaint little hamlet
    Evening Enjoy some big band sounds for your listening and dancing pleasure
    Day Five
    0900 Debark ship for transfer to the 400 feet 1000 Island Tower on Hill Island
    1030 Bus returns to the ship
    1100 Depart Ivy Lea and sail through the Canadian channel enroute to Kingston
    1410 Arrive Kingston for 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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