Cruise the 1000 Islands onboard the Canadian Empress. This short expedition cruise will take you through the 1000 Islands and East through the first lock of the St. Lawrence Seaway Lock System. You’ll be able to visit the Upper Canada Village – a living museum of people dedicated to preserving the 19th century Canadian river lifestyle. *Fares listed in CAD.
5 Days & 4 Nights
from $1,673 pp/do*
from $2,509 pp
May 24, 2019 | June 19, 2019 | July 5, 2019 | July 28, 2019 | August 13, 2019 | September 8, 2019 See 2 more available dates September 24, 2019 | October 10, 2019
*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.
1Embark 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.
21000 Islands The Canadian Empress will meander through Wanderer’s Channel and Admiralty Group of Islands. In Gananoque, we’ll tour the Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands. On the US side of the islands, we’ll learn about Boldt and Singer Castles. Once in Brockville, we’ll head out on a guided tour of Fulford Mansion. This evening you can stroll the waterfront and see Canada’s 1st Railway Tunnel.
3Fort Wellington & Iroquois Lock This morning we’ll tour the National Historic Site Fort Wellington, built during the War of 1812. We’ll cruise along the old Galop Canal, originally opened in 1846, before actually passing through the Iroquois Lock.
4Upper 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. We’ll cruise through the heart of the 1000 Islands this afternoon, viewing the Statue of St. Laurens before docking in Ivy Lea.
5Ivy Lea & Disembark in Kingston This morning you can visit the 1000 Island Tower before we continue through the Canadian Channel on our way back to Kingston.