Canadian Empress Cruise | St Lawrence Seaway, Quebec and Ontario

Holiday Duration: 13 Nights

Overview

Overview

This itinerary combines Quebec and Ontario, including a 6-night cruise aboard the Canadian Empress from Quebec City to Kingston along the fabulous St Lawrence River.

You can also do the cruise in the other direction and there are a number of cruises offered on the Canadian Empress, so ask us for details of other cruises and building them in to a tailor-made itinerary to suit you.

 

 

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.

"It was an amazing experience for us as a family "

We returned from our trip yesterday and I wanted to send a quick thank you as it exceeded our expectations.  Your help in putting together the trip and arranging the vouchers etc. meant that it all went smoothly and the places that we got to see were very special indeed; there were some that you would definitely not find yourself.  You promised wildlife and it certainly delivered, with 32 whales over the two whale watching trips, a black bear and 7 moose. 

It was an amazing experience for us as a family and one that we will remember for a long time and will have to work very hard to replicate.  

Mr Edwards - Travelled to Quebec

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 Montreal from the UK and head into downtown. 2 nights in Montreal.

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Day 2

Explore this fabulous city on foot; stroll through the Old Port, visit the Notre Dame...

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Day 3

Today you will take the VIA train to the lovely Quebec City where you will...

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Day 4

Québec City is Canada’s oldest city and has a strong French heritage. The Fortifications, a...

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Day 5

Canadian Empress

Today your cruise experience starts, and you will board the ship at 530pm before enjoying...

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Day 6

Canadian Empress

Today the ship will depart Quebec City early in the morning bound for Trois Riviéres....

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Day 7

Canadian Empress

You will have an early departure from Trois Riviéres bound for Montreal. Debark at Port...

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Day 8

Canadian Empress

You will depart Lachine this morning bound for Upper Canada Village. You will pass through...

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Day 9

Canadian Empress

After a morning tour of Upper Canada Village on horse-drawn wagons, you will depart for...

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Day 10

Canadian Empress

This morning you will have a tour of Fulford Mansion before departing Brockville for Millionaires’...

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Day 11

Canadian Empress

The last day onboard and the ship leaves Ivy Lea for Gananoque where you will...

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Day 12

Spend the morning exploring the lovely town of Kingston, before heading to the train station...

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Day 13

Today is yours to explore the exciting, cosmopolitan city of Toronto. Maybe take a trip...

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Day 14

After some last minute sightseeing and maybe some morning shopping, fly back home to the...

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