St. Lawrence Cruise Lines


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Canada's Capital South

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.

    Overnight Ports

  • Ottawa
  • Carillon
  • Lachine, a borough of Montreal
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Brockville


  • #1910Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 19, 2019
  • #1917Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
  • #1925Sep 3, 2019 - Sep 8, 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 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.

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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