St. Lawrence Cruise Lines


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Seaway Discovery Cruise

Kingston to Cornwall and Return
5 nights, 6 days

NEW FOR 2020!
In 2019, the St. Lawrence Seaway celebrated its 60th anniversary. The history of the seaway is the history of trade and economic development for both Canada and the United States, and the engineering of the locks and the management of seaway resources continues as an incredible joint achievement for both countries.

Explore the history and significance of the St. Lawrence River on this special 5 night return cruise between Kingston and Cornwall, Ontario. Learn about the origins of the seaway in 1959, and get a closer view of freighters, pleasure craft, and the seaway lock system.

    Overnight Ports

  • 1000 Islands Anchorage
  • Brockville
  • Cornwall
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Gananoque


  • #2009Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020
  • #2010Jun 11, 2020 - Jun 16, 2020


In Alphabetical Order

  • 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
  • Fulford Place Mansion

    Fulford Place Mansion

    Fulford was able to purchase 14 acres of waterfront property in Brockville, Ontario.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


DAY 1             1730       - Passenger boarding commences at Kingston - Brock St. Dock

                        1745       - Captain's Punch & Cheese Reception

                        1830       - Captain's Welcome Remarks - Safety Instructions & Crew Introductions

                        1850       - Depart Kingston bound for 1000 Islands anchorage

                        1930       - Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet

                2115-2230      - Complimentary liqueurs

                        2230       - Late night stroll on the upper deck under the stars and among a thousand islands

               Late Evening   - Soft piano music on the player piano


DAY 2             0730       - Weigh anchor to wander the 1000 Islands, Wanderer's Channel and Admiralty Group of Islands bound for Gananoque                                          0900       - Bus transfer to 1000 Islands Tower on Hill Island for a guided tour

                        1100       - Depart Gananoque bound for Brockville “the City of the 1000 Islands”

                  Afternoon     - Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill

                  Afternoon     - See Millionaires' Row on the U.S side. Sight Boldt and Singer Castles

                        1530       - Arrive at Brockville for overnight

                        1545       - Transfer by bus to the Aquatarium for a guided tour

                        1715       - Return to Canadian Empress

                  Evening        - Opportunity to stroll the park around Blockhouse Island after dinner

                  Evening        - Cruise Director’s “Fun with Trivia” and get acquainted party


DAY 3             0800       - Depart Brockville bound for Prescott, Ontario

                        1000       - Disembark at Prescott for a tour of historic Fort Wellington

                        1130       - Ship departs Prescott bound for Cornwall

                                       - Cruise past Windmill Point and along the Old Galop Canal - opened 1846

                  Afternoon     - Transit the Iroquois Seaway Control Lock

                  Afternoon     - Transit through Eisenhower and Snell Locks (USA)

                  Evening        - Ship arrives at Cornwall for overnight

                  Evening        - Fun-loving entertainment


DAY 4             0915       - Transfer by bus to the Reception Centre at the Moses Saunders Power Dam

                        1100       - Depart Cornwall bound for Morrisburg

                  Morning        - Transit Eisenhower and Snell Locks (USA)

                         1500       - Arrive at Morrisburg and transfer by bus to the Doran Bay Model Ship Museum for a guided tour

                        1700       - Depart Morrisburg for Crysler Park Marina for overnight

                  Evening        - Relax and stroll the grounds at Crysler Park

                  Evening        - Fun-loving entertainment


DAY 5             0900       - Miniature Train departs marina to meet horse-drawn wagons to tour Upper Canada Village

                        1200       - Transportation returns from Village

                        1230       - Depart Chrysler Park Marina bound for Gananoque

                  Afternoon     - Pass through Iroquois Seaway Control Lock

                  Afternoon     - Cruise the 1000 Islands between Brockville and Gananoque

                    Evening      - Arrive at Gananoque for overnight

                    Evening      - Celebration Night featuring big band sounds, vocals, and dancing


DAY 6             0930       - Debark at Gananoque for your choice of a guided tour of the 1000 Islands Heritage Museum or the 1000 Islands Boat Museum

                        1100    - Depart Gananoque bound for Kingston

                        1330    -  Arrive at Kingston for a waterfront and harbour tour

                        1400    - Arrive at Crawford Dock / Closing Ceremonies in the Grand Saloon

                        1415    - Disembarkation and farewells

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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Seaway Discovery Cruise

Experience the history of the St. Lawrence Seaway with this special return cruise between Kingston and Cornwall, Ontario. Experience 5 nights, 6 days on this magnificent river and get a closer view of seaway freighters and locks, as well as the beautiful and historic sights along the way.

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Join us as we kick off the 2020 cruise season with 7 nights, 8 days of fresh spring air on the St. Lawrence River. Watch the river spring to life. This cruise features a unique itinerary and travels from Kingston to Montreal and Return at a special 6 night rate.

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40th Season Kickoff Cruise

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Heritage Waterway Summer Cruise
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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
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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

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