Ottawa to Kingston
5 nights, 6 days
Come and explore the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers for 6 Days and 5 Nights. Board in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and disembark in Kingston, 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.
- Lachine, a borough of Montreal
- Upper Canada Village
- #1910Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 19, 2019
- #1917Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
- #1925Sep 3, 2019 - Sep 8, 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 at Gatineau (Hull) Municipal Wharf 1800 Captain's Punch & Cheese Reception 1830 Captain's Welcome Remarks - Crew Introductions & Safety Instructions 1850 Harbour Cruise of Canada's Capital - presented from the waters of the Ottawa River to see Canada's Parliament buildings, Prime Minister's residence, Rideau Hall, Embassies 1930 Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet 2115-2230 Complimentary liqueurs 2200-close Return to port - piano music on the player piano & lounge services
- Day Two
0730 Depart Gatineau, Quebec bound for Cumberland, Ontario 0915 Buses depart for Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 1115 Depart Cumberland Museum and return to vessel 1130 Ship departs for Montebello, Quebec 1430 Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill 1500 Buses depart for Omega Animal Wilderness 1830 Arrive Carillon Lock Station for overnight Evening Cruise Director's "Fun with Trivia" and get acquainted party Late Evening Soft piano music on the player piano & lounge service
- Day Three
0830 Enter lock for 65 foot drop to the lower level 0915 Depart Carillon bound for Ste. Anne de Bellevue 1145 Pass through Ste. Anne de Bellevue Lock bound for the St. Lawrence River Late Morning Sail along south shore of opulent Montreal Island and South Shore Canal time allowing - bound for the Montreal borough of Lachine 1400 Arrive at picturesque Lachine 1430 Debark for a 2.5 hour guided bus tour of Montreal Free time before dinner to relax and enjoy the unique character of old Lachine Evening Fun-loving entertainment
- Day Four
0730 Depart Lachine bound for Upper Canada Village Pass through Beauharnois Locks (2) B Lower & Upper Shipboard activities 1600 Afternoon tea - Pass through Eisenhower & Snell Lock (U.S.A.) into Lake St. Lawrence Early Evening Ship arrives Upper Canada Village, Crysler Park Marina Evening Relax or stroll the Marina and grounds Late Evening Fun-loving entertainment
- Day Five
0900 Miniature train departs marina to meet horse-drawn wagons to tour Upper Canada Village 1200 Transportation returns from the village (1.5 miles) 1230 Depart marina bound for Prescott - pass through lock at Seaway control dam - Iroquois 1430 Enter and cruise the Old Galop Canal - opened in 1846 1600 Debark at Prescott, board bus for Fort Wellington tour 1730 Bus returns from the fort 1745 Depart Prescott bound for Brockville, Ontario 1915 Arrive Brockville (the city of the 1000 Islands) for overnight Evening Big Band sounds and vocals (new and old) - dancing
- Day Six
0630 Transfer by bus for a tour of Fulford Mansion Mid Morning Cruise Millionaires' Row on the U.S. Side of the 1000 Islands and turn-about at Pt. Vivian bound for Ivy Lea, Ontario 0915 Debark at Ivy Lea for bus transfer to 1000 Islands Tower 1030 Return to ship for departure 1100 Depart Ivy lea bound for more Islands and for Kingston View and learn about the statue of Saint Laurens 1350 Tour Kingston waterfront 1400 Arrive Kingston / Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon) 1415 Disembarkation 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.