St. Lawrence Cruise Lines


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The Ship

River Steamboat

See the real Canada, the original Canada, as unspoiled as when the voyageurs moved up and down its waterways, as modern as the great St. Lawrence International Seaway and its spectacular locks and man-made canals. Sail on a replica steamboat. The Canadian Empress is a grand ship with a warm and friendly personality. The interior is designed in charming early heritage style. Whether it is the heritage furnishing, or the brass handrails complemented by ornate metal ceilings, your ship recaptures the grace of a turn-of-the-last-century lifestyle.

St. Lawrence Deck

St. Lawrence Deck

The St Lawrence Deck is the main accommodation level on the Canadian Empress. The St. Lawrence, Sterling and Premier Category staterooms can be found on this deck. All staterooms on this deck are above the waterline with opening windows to the fresh river air. Also located on this deck is our Corner Store. This is where you will find a nice selection of souvenirs a few toiletries and at the end of your journey this is where all outstanding accounts are settled.

  • St. Lawrence Staterooms

  • Sterling staterooms

  • Premier staterooms

  • Corner Store

Ottawa Deck

Ottawa Deck

All 8 Ottawa category staterooms are accessed from this level as are both of our outdoor observation decks. It is also on the Ottawa deck you will find our Grand Saloon. The Grand Saloon in its Turn-of-the-Century warmth is where all meals are served and all of our nightly entertainment is enjoyed.

  • Ottawa Staterooms

  • Grand Saloon

  • Dining Room

  • Observation Deck

  • Lounge & Bar

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

Sit back relax and enjoy some of Canada's most beautiful scenery. From your comfortable deck chair or lounge watch as each scene unfolds. Join your Cruise Director on the sun deck for some fun activities including shuffleboard or kite flying.

  • Wheel House

  • Shuffle Board

  • Outdoor Lounge

The Canadian Empress

The Canadian Empress

Cruise Choices

Celebration of Spring
Signature Cruise

Join us as we kick off our cruise season with 7 nights 8 days of fresh spring air and a custom itinerary of attractions. This trip from Kingston to Montreal and return is a super value at a 6 night rate.

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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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Additional Savings

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