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Canada’s Capital Cruises

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Prices from: $1,942 pp/do*

Single Price: $2,913 pp

2016 Dates:

July 4, 9; Aug 5, 10.

Ships: MV Canadian Empress

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

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Cruise the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers

Visit the capital of Canada on this 6-day cruise from Kingston to Ottawa, or reverse. Situated between the English-speaking Ontario and French-speaking Quebec, you’ll experience much of what makes Canadian cultures unique.

In the 1000 Islands, you’ll cruise through the natural and man-made island archipelago. On the American side of the islands, see Boldt Castle on Heart Island. On the Canadian side, travel to the 1000 Island Tower. From its observation deck, you will be able to see as far as 40 miles (400′ above the St. Lawrence River)!

The complete tour of Montreal will take you to highlights including Notre Dame Basilica, St. Joseph’s Oratory, the French Quarter, and a visit to Old Montreal. You’ll have a great photo opportunity from the top of Mt Royal, with a great view of downtown and the St. Lawrence River. Ottawa is the seat of Canada’s government. The ship will cruise past the Prime Ministers’ Residence, Embassies, and will turnabout beneath Canada’s Parliament.

Canada's Capital Two River Cruise Itinerary Map, from Kingston to Ottawa, or reverse, on the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers.

 

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Kingston to Ottawa (Northbound)

2017 Departure Dates: July 4-9; Aug 5-10.

Prices start at $1942 pp/do CAD ($2913 CAD single)

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Embark in Kingston

Once onboard and settled, we’ll get to know one another at the Captain’s Punch & Cheese Reception, followed by Crew introductions before dinner.

Day 2: Cruising the 1000 Islands

In the morning, we’ll cruise Millionaires’ Row on the US side, seeing Boldt Castle on Heart Island. In Ivy Lea, we’ll tour the 1000 Islands Tower. In the afternoon we’ll tour Fort Wellington.

Day 3: Upper Canada Village

All aboard the miniature train bound for Upper Canada Village! We’ll be met by horse-drawn wagons to tour the town that reflects Canadian life approximately 150 years ago. This afternoon, the ship will pass through the US Eisenhower and Snell Locks before we dock in Coteau Landing for the night.

Day 4: Montreal

Our lock journey continues this morning through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St. Louis, and then St. Catherine and St. Lambert Locks as we approach Montreal. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Montreal, followed by free time to explore the city on your own.

Day 5: Cruising the Ottawa River

Now our cruise will head west onto the Ottawa River! In the morning we’ll pass thru the Ste. Anne de Bellevue Lock and Carillon Lock and Power Dam. This afternoon, we’ll dock in Montebello for our visit to the Omega Animal Wilderness – 10 kilometers of a Laurentian forest, with many species of Canada’s wild animals.

Day 6: Disembark in Ottawa

This morning we’ll tour the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum before arriving in Ottawa.

Ottawa to Kingston (Southbound)

2017 Departure Dates: July 9-14; August 10-15.

Prices start at $1942 pp/do CAD ($2913 CAD single)

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Embark in Ottawa

Once onboard, we’ll take a Harbour Cruise of the Capital! From the Ottawa River, you can see Canada’s Parliament buildings, Prime Minister’s Residence, Rideau Falls and some beautiful embassies.

Day 2: Cumberland & Montebello

We’ll explore Cumberland Heritage Village Museum this morning – a historic village portraying the effects that industrialization and mechanization had on daily life. This afternoon, we’ll dock in Montebello for our visit to the Omega Animal Wilderness – 10 kilometers of a Laurentian forest, with many species of Canada’s wild animals.

Day 3: Montreal

Our lock journey continues this morning as we approach Montreal, docking in the borough of Lachine. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Montreal, followed by free time to explore the city on your own.

Day 4: St. Lawrence River Cruising

Day 5: Upper Canada Village

All aboard the miniature train bound for Upper Canada Village! We’ll be met by horse-drawn wagons to tour the town that reflects Canadian life approximately 150 years ago. This afternoon we’ll tour Fort Wellington before continuing south to Brockville, the city of the 1000 Islands.

Day 6: Disembark in Kingston

This morning we’ll tour Fulford Mansion, as well as the 1000 Islands Tower in Ivy Lea before docking in Kingston.

Photo Credit: St. Lawrence Cruise Lines