Kingston to Ottawa
5 nights, 6 days
Come and explore the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers for 6 Days and 5 Nights. Board in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and disembark in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Along the shores of the Ottawa River, you'll come face to face with the capital of Canada where a warm Canadian welcome awaits you. Politics and pageantry abound in this city known for its year-round festive flair. Ottawa is the seat of Canada's federal government.
It's the political centre of Canada, home to international dignitaries and site of world-class museums and galleries galore, satisfying every interest.
Cruising along the Ottawa River you'll find yourself situated directly between predominantly English-speaking Ontario and French-speaking Quebec, basking in a unique blend of Canada's founding cultures. Cruising in either direction, you will experience the many faces, stages, and attractions of the St. Lawrence River. A dynamic international waterway whose deep-draft navigation route is an essential lifeline between North America and overseas trade centres.
- 1000 Islands Anchorage
- Upper Canada Village
- Coteau Landing
- Lachine, a borough of Montreal
- #1909Jun 9, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
- #1916Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019
- #1924Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 3, 2019
In Alphabetical Order
1000 IslandsThis cruise will take you to witness the island paradise and natural and man-made charm of the archipelago.Read More
1000 Islands TowerThe 1000 Islands Tower is a unique attraction and will show you the best of what the area has to offer. Read More
Carillon LockThe lock at the Carillon Lock and Power Station is an impressive piece of engineering. Built between 1959 and 1964 this complex lock is a power station, powerhouse-dam and navigation lock in one. Read More
CumberlandThe Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is a historic village situated on a 100 acre site which is distinctive in its portrayal of the ways in which industrialization and mechanization were changing everyone's way of life. Read More
Fort WellingtonThe first Fort Wellington was built during the war of 1812 high above the St. Lawrence River at Prescott. Read More
Montreal SightseeingA complete City tour, taking in many points of interest, including Notre Dame Basilica, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. Read More
Omega ParkYou will explore 10 kilometers of the beautiful, natural landscape of a Laurentian forest coming face-to-face with many species of Canada's wild animals.Read More
Seaway LocksAll 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
Upper Canada VillageUpper 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 - 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 2200-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
0730 Weigh anchor to wander the 1000 Islands & Millionaires' Row 0945 Sail past Boldt Castle on Heart Island enroute to Ivy Lea 1015 Debark at Ivy Lea for bus transfer to the 1000 Island Tower 1130 Return to ship for departure bound for Prescott 1400-1415 Comprehensive Safety Presentation and Crew Drill 1430 Debark at Prescott - bus departs for Fort Wellington tour 1600 Bus returns from the fort visit 1615 Depart Prescott bound for Upper Canada Village Pass through lock at Seaway Control Dam (Iroquois) Early Evening Ship arrives Upper Canada Village, Crysler Park Marina Evening Relax and stroll the marina and grounds Fun-loving entertainment
- Day Three
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 Upper Canada Village bound for Coteau Landing, Quebec Pass through Eisenhower and Snell Locks (USA) Early Evening Ship arrives Coteau Landing Free time to relax or stroll along an early canal system Evening Fun-loving entertainment
- Day Four
0700 Depart Coteau Landing bound for Lachine (borough of Montreal) Pass through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St. Louis and witness the continuing approach to Montreal. Time allowing see some of the south shore canal 1400 Arrive picturesque Lachine, Quebec 1430 Debark for a 2.5 hour guided bus tour of Montreal 1430 Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill 1700 Free time before dinner to relax and enjoy the unique character of old Lachine Evening Fun-loving entertainment
- Day Five
0715 Depart Lachine for Ottawa River & Montebello 0900 Pass through Ste. Anne de Bellevue Lock 1145 Arrive Carillon Lock and Power Dam (65 foot lift) enroute to Montebello 1500 Buses depart Montebello Dock for a visit to Omega Animal Wilderness 1700 Return to ship Evening Big band sounds and vocals (new and old) - dancing
- Day Six
0700 Depart Montebello, Quebec bound for Cumberland, Ontario 0945 Buses depart for Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 1145 Depart Cumberland Museum and return to vessel 1215 Ship departs for Ottawa 1345 Enter approaches to Ottawa, Prime Ministers' residence, Embassies, etc. Ship turnabout beneath Canada's Parliament 1400 Arrive Gatineau/Ottawa for Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon) 1415 Disembarkation and farewells - Gatineau Municipal Wharf
- 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.