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Canadian Connection East

"What river is this?" asked Jacques Cartier of his Indian guide as he looked on the St. Lawrence.

"A river without end," the Indian replied. And so it seems, as this cruise explores the staggering variety of one of the world's great rivers.

Along its course you'll experience the numerous attractions and extraordinary scenery of the Upper St. Lawrence. Quebec City, Canada's showpiece, provides the venue for the beginning or end of your cruise.

Here you can experience the world charm and grace of "Old" Europe. You will encounter Quebec City's unparalleled joie de vivre (love of life) found nowhere else in North America. Enjoy Old Quebec (the only walled city in North America) with its massive ramparts still bolstering the Plains of Abraham; and behold the imperial green-roofed towers of the legendary Chateau Frontenac. En route you will discover the magic of the Thousand Islands, the deep historical roots of "Loyalist Brockville" and the unique living community of Upper Canada Village. Between Montreal and Quebec City there are the "grassy Battures", rich mudflat home to myriad species of birds. You will pass the "Segnieury" areas, the prominent village cathedrals of Quebec, and witness the awesome cliffs stretching up to the historic Plains of Abraham.

    Overnight Ports

  • 1000 Islands Anchorage
  • Brockville
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Coteau Landing
  • Montreal
  • Trois Rivieres

Schedules

  • #1725Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
  • #1728Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017
  • #1805May 13, 2018 - May 19, 2018
  • #1808May 29, 2018 - Jun 4, 2018
  • #1813Jun 24, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
  • #1820Aug 2, 2018 - Aug 8, 2018
  • #1823Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018
  • #1828Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018
  • #1831Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018

Attractions

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
  • 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
  • Fulford Place Mansion

    Fulford Place Mansion

    Fulford was able to purchase 14 acres of waterfront property in Brockville, Ontario.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
  • Notre Dame du Cap Shrine

    Notre Dame du Cap Shrine

    Featuring a lake about the size of a football field with an island in the middle always dressed with flowers.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
  • Thousand Islands Heritage Center

    Thousand Islands Heritage Center

    On Gananoque's waterfront there's a grand Victorian building designed in the tradition of the late 19th century two storey "grand cottage" with its expansive verandahs and a "widow's walk" lookout tower.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

Itinerary

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
2230-close 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
1000 Debark at Gananoque for a tour of the Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands
1130 Depart Gananoque
1330 Cruise Millionaires' Row on US side. Sail past Boldt Castle and St. Laurens Statue enroute to Ivy Lea
1430 Comprehensive Safety Presentation and Crew Drill
1500 Debark at Ivy Lea for bus transfer to the 1000 Islands Tower
1630 Depart Ivy Lea bound for Brockville, Ontario
1830 Arrive Brockville
Evening Relax or stroll along the park walkways
Fun-loving entertainment
Day Three
0900 Transfer by bus for a tour of Fulford Mansion
1130 Return to ship for departure to Prescott - site Windmill Point, the Blue Church, and Ogdensburg, N.Y.
1430 Debark at Prescott for a tour of Fort Wellington (National Historic Site)
1600 Bus returns from Fort Wellington
1615 Depart Prescott bound for Upper Canada Village
Early Evening Ship arrives Upper Canada Village, Crysler Park Marina
Evening Relax and stroll the marina and grounds
Fun-loving entertainment
Day Four
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 Crysler Park Marina bound for Coteau Landing, Quebec
Pass through Eisenhower and Snell Locks (U.S.A.)
Early Evening Ship arrives Coteau Landing, Quebec
Evening Free time to relax or stroll along the park and old canal
Late Evening Fun-loving entertainment
Day Five
0700 Depart Coteau Landing bound for Port of Montreal - Pass through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St. Louis
1100 Witness the continuing approach to Montreal
Pass through St. Catherine and St. Lambert locks - Harbour tour
1515 Debark at Port of Montreal for a 2 hour guided bus tour
1715 Free time before and/or after dinner to relax and enjoy the unique character of Montreal
Late Evening Fun-loving entertainment
Day Six
0745 Depart Montreal bound for Trois Riviéres, Quebec
1430 Debark at Trois Riviéres for a brief bus tour en route to visit the Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine
1600 Return to Trois Riviéres and the ship
1630 Self-guided walking tour material of the historic "Old City" available for those interested - time permitting
Late Evening Big Band sounds & vocals (new & old) - dancing
Day Seven
0645 Approx Depart Trois Riviéres early morning
1345 Witness the scenic approach to romantic Quebec City
Sail past Montmorency Falls and awe at the city's easterly approach from down river
1400 Arrive Quebec City / Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
1415 Disembarkation and farewells - Louise Basin, Quebec City
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 our cruise season with 7 nights 8 days of fresh spring air and a custom itinerary of attractions. This trip from Kingston to Montreal and return is a super value at a 6 night rate.

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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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