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.
- Quebec City
- Trois Rivieres
- Old Port of Montreal
- Coteau Landing
- #1905May 18, 2019 - May 24, 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
Fort WellingtonThe first Fort Wellington was built during the war of 1812 high above the St. Lawrence River at Prescott. Read More
Fulford Place MansionFulford was able to purchase 14 acres of waterfront property in Brockville, Ontario.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
Notre Dame du Cap ShrineFeaturing a lake about the size of a football field with an island in the middle always dressed with flowers.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
Thousand Islands Heritage CenterOn 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.