Canadian Empress Cruise on the St. Lawrence River | Fall Harvest and Colour

Holiday Duration: 13 Nights

Overview

Overview

This holiday takes you to the historic town of Kingston, home to the M/V Canadian Empress, for a 7-night cruise on this historic vessel along the St Lawrence 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 fall cruise features shore excursions which compliment the turning of the leaves and you will explore the passages and channels of the 1000 Islands. During this cruise from Kingston to Montreal and returning back to Kingston, learn about the storied history of the relationship between Upper and Lower Canada.

The Ship

The Ship

The Canadian Empress is a 66-passenger replica steamboat that combines the style of a North American turn-of-the-century riverboat with modern technology. She sails up the St Lawrence, between Kingston and Quebec City, or Kingston and Ottawa, navigating among the islands and through locks, providing close-up, reach out and touch experiences. The Canadian Empress has elegant furnishing, brass handrails and ornate metal ceilings that recapture the grace of a turn-of-the-century lifestyle.

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 the 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.

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

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.

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Itinerary (13 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1

Fly into Toronto from the UK and head into downtown. 2 nights in Toronto.

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Day 2

Explore this fabulous city and see the highlights such as the Eaton Centre, Casa Loma,...

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Day 3

Today you will jump on the VIA train to historic Kingston where you will arrive...

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Day 4

Canadian Empress

The Empress will weigh anchor and meander through the Admiralty Group of the 1000 Islands. Debark...

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Day 5

Canadian Empress

Take a horse drawn wagon tour of Upper Canada Village then cruise into Quebec and...

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Day 6

Canadian Empress

Today you will head to Lachine in Quebec, passing through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St....

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Day 7

Canadian Empress

Today you will take a short trip in a yellow limousine to visit the Fur...

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Day 8

Canadian Empress

Visit the Moses-Saunders Power Dam, straddling the border between the United States and Canada. Then...

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Day 9

Canadian Empress

Today begins with a guided tour of the Smythe’s Apple Orchard, the home of the...

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Day 10

This morning you will explore 1000 Island Skydeck on Hill Island. From its observation deck...

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Day 11-12

Today you will pick up your hire car so that you can explore the Kingston...

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Day 13

Return car in Kingston and then take the train back to Toronto. Maybe time for...

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Day 14

Fly back to the UK.

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