Canada’s Capital Cruises

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Trip Length: 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Prices from: $2,035 pp/do*

2014 Dates: King to Ott: May 31, July 5, Aug 16. Ott to King: Jun 5, July 10, Aug 21

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heritage waterways Canadas Capital Cruises

Come and explore the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers for 6 Days and 5 Nights. Board in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and disembark in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Along the shores of the Ottawa River, you’ll come face to face with the capital of Canada where a warm Canadian welcome awaits you. Politics and pageantry abound in this city known for its year-round festive flair. Ottawa is the seat of Canada’s federal government.

It’s the political centre of Canada, home to international dignitaries and site of world-class museums and galleries galore, satisfying every interest.

Cruising along the Ottawa River you’ll find yourself situated directly between predominantly English-speaking Ontario and French-speaking Quebec, basking in a unique blend of Canada’s founding cultures. Cruising in either direction, you will experience the many faces, stages, and attractions of the St. Lawrence River. A dynamic international waterway whose deep-draft navigation route is an essential lifeline between North America and overseas trade centres.

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Cruise Length: 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Prices from: $1,077 pp/do*

Ships: M/V Canadian Empress

Notes: *Per Person/Double Occupancy. Rates expressed in Canadian Dollars. Single Occupancy Available.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Day One

Your 1000 Islands Encounter cruise commences with boarding in historic Kingston, Ontario. If possible, plan to arrive in Kingston early and spend some time in this historic and vibrant community.

Brief Outline of the Days Events

  • Passengers boarding commences at Kingston
  • Captain’s Welcome and Reception – Crew introductions
  • Kingston Harbour tour bound for 1000 Islands anchorage
  • Soft piano music on the player piano

 

Day Two

Weigh anchor to wander leisurely through the Admiralty Group of the Thousand Islands en-route to the Heritage Center of the 1000 Islands. Then it’s onto Millionaires’ Row once the playground of the rich and famous from the turn of the last century. Continue cruising east along the Canadian side of the river to Brockville for a guided tour of the Brockville museum. Depart Brockville bound for Upper Canada Village – Chrysler Park Marina overnight.

Brief Outline of the Days Events

  • Arrive to visit the Heritage center of the 1000 Islands
  • Arrive Brockville for a guided tour of the Brockville Museum
  • Arrive Upper Canada Village – Chrysler Park Marina
  • Evening Entertainment

 

Day Three

When was the last time you were in a horse-drawn wagon? After breakfast, horse-drawn wagons will be waiting to take us to the Village – a distance of approximately 1 1/2 miles. When you pass through the gate into the Village, you will be stepping back into the past.

Brief Outline of the Days Events

  • Tour Upper Canada Village
  • Depart Upper Canada Village for Coteau Landing
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Ship arrives in Coteau Landing
  • Nightly Entertainment

 

Day Four

Today it is an early departure from Coteau Landing to pass through 2 locks, the Upper and Lower Beauharnois, and then continue into Lake St. Louis and witness the continuing approach to Montreal. The cruise will come to a conclusion today in Lachine a quaint borough of Montreal, once a large trading post, then later industrialized due to its close proximity to the St. Lawrence River.

Brief Outline of the Days Events

  • Depart Coteau Landing bound for Old Port of Montreal
  • Pass through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St. Louis
  • Tour Montreal Harbour
  • Arrive Montreal for debarkation, Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
Rates & Dates:

Cruise Length: 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Prices from: $1,077 pp/do*

Ships: M/V Canadian Empress

Notes: *Per Person/Double Occupancy. Rates expressed in Canadian Dollars. Single Occupancy Available.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

Inquire on this Itinerary

Or call us: 1-800-578-1479

Day One
Your cruise commences with boarding in historic Montreal, Quebec. If possible, plan to arrive in Montreal early and spend some time in this historic and vibrant community.

Brief Outline of the Days Events

  • Passengers boarding commences at Montreal
  • Captain’s Welcome and Reception – Crew introductions
  • Montreal Harbour tour bound for Lachine
  • Enter the Seaway Lock System
  • Soft piano music on the player piano

 

Day Two
En route to Upper Canada Village we will pass through a series of 4 International Seaway locks and you’re sure to encounter some large lakers and ocean-going “salties” who are always ready and willing to greet you with a blast of those great ship’s horns. There are seven locks in the St. Lawrence River; five in Canada and two in the United States.

Brief Outline of the Days Events

  • Depart Lachine bound for Upper Canada Village
  • Pass through four Locks
  • Arrive in Upper Canada Village
  • Nightly Entertainment

 

Day Three
Our horse-drawn wagons will return from Upper Canada Village to the ship for lunch and our departure bound for Prescott, Ontario where we’ll tour historic Fort Wellington, originally built during the war of 1812 and later reconstructed as a result of the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837-8.

Brief Outline of the Days Events

  • Horse-drawn wagons depart for Upper Canada Village
  • Arrive Prescott, board buses for Fort Wellington tour
  • Arrive Brockville, Ontario (City of the 1000 Islands)
  • Nightly Entertainment

 

Day Four
Make sure you have your cameras and binoculars in hand because we will be departing Brockville to wander leisurely through the famous and beautiful 1000 Islands en route to Rockport, Ontario. Upon arriving a bus will be waiting for a transfer to the 1000 Islands Skydeck for a panoramic view of the Islands from 350′.

Brief Outline of the Days Events

  • Depart Brockville bound for 1000 Island tour
  • Cruise Millionares’ row.
  • Arrive Rockport (1000 Island Village) for transfer to 1000 Islands Skydeck
  • Arrive Kingston for debarkation, Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
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