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Seaway 60th Anniversary Cruise

Quebec City to Kingston

6 nights, 7 days

The Seaway is our home. Come with us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence International Seaway! The Seaway is the system of locks, canals and channels linking the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence River with the Atlantic Ocean, and is notable as the largest, most successful joint venture of Canada and the United States. Its official opening was in 1959.

This special cruise features a unique itinerary that includes additional ports, rare and unique attractions, lectures and discussions with a Seaway historian, and a celebratory air throughout the cruise. Some of the special attractions included are a gondola tour of Montmorency Falls, the Borealis Industrial Museum, the Lost  Villages Museum, and a number of Canadian National Historic Sites.
*Canadian Empress Alumni can receive a special rate for this cruise. Please contact our Reservations office at 1-800-267-7868.

    Overnight Ports

  • Quebec City
  • Trois Rivieres
  • Old Port of Montreal
  • Coteau Landing
  • Morrisburg
  • Brockville

Schedules

  • #1905May 18, 2019 - May 24, 2019

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
1500 Luggage drop-off at Louise Basin in Quebec City
1600 Bus pick-up for guided gondola tour of Montmorency Falls
1730 Bus returns and passenger boarding commences at Quebec City
1800 Captain's Punch & Cheese Reception
1830 Captain's Welcome Remarks - Safety Instructions & Crew introductions
1850 Depart the harbour to cruise the City's waterfront
1930 Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet
Harbour cruise, Montmorency Falls and the beauty of Quebec City at night, complimentary liqueurs
2200 Return to port - piano music on the player piano & lounge services

Day Two
0700 or earlier Depart Quebec City bound for Trois Riviéres
Shipboard activities
Post Lunch Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill
1530 Debark at Trois Riviéres for your choice of a brief bus tour to the Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine, or visit to the Borealis Industrial Museum.
1700 Return to Trois Riviéres and the ship
Self-guided walking tour material of the Old City for those interested - time permitting
Evening Cruise Director's "Fun with Trivia" and get acquainted party
2230-close Soft piano music on the player piano

Day Three
0630 Depart Trois Riviéres bound for Montreal
Shipboard activities
1500 Debark at Port of Montreal for a visit to the Botanical Garden at Montreal's Space for Life
1730 Return to the Canadian Empress for a Port of Montreal Harbour Cruise during dinner
1900 Introduction to historian and discussion of Seaway's 60th Anniversary and the Old Port of Montreal
Evening Fun-loving entertainment

Day Four
0730 Depart Montreal to enter the Seaway Lock System bound for Lachine
Pass through St. Lambert and Ste. Catherine locks
Shipboard activities
1000 Disembark at Lachine for visit to Fur Trade Museum
1200 Depart Lachine bound for Coteau Landing, Quebec
Afternoon Pass through Beauharnois Locks (2) Upper and Lower
1400 Arrive at Coteau Landing and debark for tour of Coteau du Lac National Historic Site
1600 Afternoon tea and discussion with our historian on regional history
1830 Visit to Sucrerie de la Montagne for dinner and entertainment
2100 Return to Canadian Empress for evening

Day Five
0800 Depart Coteau Landing bound for Morrisburg, Ontario
Morning Pass through Eisenhower and Snell Locks (USA) 
1300 Ship arrives at Chrysler Park Marina, Morrisburg
1330 Transit to Inglewood, Ontario for a guided tour of the Lost Villages Museum
1600 Return to Canadian Empress for tea and discussion with historian
Evening Fun-loving entertainment

Day Six
0730 Depart Chrysler Park Marina bound for Prescott, Ontario - pass through lock at Seaway Control Dam Iroquois
1030 Disembark at Prescott for guided tour of the Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site
1215 Depart Prescott bound for Brockville, Ontario
1500 Arrive at Brockville, the "City of the 1000 Islands" for overnight
1515 Visit to Brockville Museum for a special presentation on the St. Lawrence Seaway's 60th Anniversary
Afternoon Relax and stroll along park walkways in Brockville
Evening Celebration Night: Dinner and Big Band sounds & vocals (new & old) - dancing and listening pleasure

Day Seven
0630 Depart Brockville bound for Ivy Lea
Morning Cruise Millionaire's Row on the US side of the 1000 Islands and turn-about at Pt. Vivian bound for Ivy Lea
0930 Debark at Ivy Lea for bus transfer to 1000 Islands Tower
1100 Depart Ivy Lea bound for more sightseeing in the 1000 Islands and Kingston
1350 Tour Kingston waterfront
1400 Arrive at Kingston, Ontario. Closing Ceremonies in 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.

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