St. Lawrence Cruise Lines


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Canada's Capital North

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.

    Overnight Ports

  • 1000 Islands Anchorage
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Coteau Landing
  • Lachine, a borough of Montreal
  • Montebello


  • #1909Jun 9, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
  • #1916Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019
  • #1924Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 3, 2019


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
  • Carillon Lock

    Carillon Lock

    The 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
  • Cumberland


    The 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 Wellington

    Fort Wellington

    The first Fort Wellington was built during the war of 1812 high above the St. Lawrence River at Prescott. 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
  • Omega Park

    Omega Park

    You 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 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
  • 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


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.

Cruise Choices

Celebration of Spring
Signature Cruise

Join us as we kick off the 2019 cruise season with 6 nights, 7 days of fresh spring air on the St. Lawrence River. This trip from Kingston to Quebec City is a super value at a 5 night rate starting at $2091 per person.

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Seaway 60th Anniversary Cruise
Signature Cruise

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway with a special cruise, featuring unique ports and attractions, and a travelling historian. This cruise is 6 nights, 7 days from Quebec City to Kingston.

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Heritage Waterway Summer Cruise
Signature Cruise

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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Fall Harvest and Colour Cruise
Signature Cruise

As Autumn unfolds, the shore and islands ignite with a blaze of colour and travellers come from far and wide to take part in this parade of colour for 7 Nights and 8 Days.

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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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