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Canadian Empress
The St. Lawrence River – Your Journey Begins

The St. Lawrence River has its source from the largest collection of fresh water lakes on the globe, and among all of the big rivers of the world, it is the only one whose volume is not greatly affected by the elements. This river, which Sir J.M. LeMoine called “The noblest, the purest, most enchanting river on all God’s beautiful earth,” for miles upon miles acts as a natural boundary between the good friends of Canada and the United States.

Canadian Connection Cruises starting at $3150 per person in double. Flights are additional or VIA rail transfers can be a delightful option.


DAY 01

17: 15 Pre-boarding commences on Crawford Dock in Kingston
17:30 Passenger boarding
18:00 Captain's Welcome Reception in the Grand Saloon
19:00 Depart Kingston bound for 1000 Islands Anchorage
19:30 Dinner - Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef
20:30 After Dinner - Enjoy the beauty of the 1000 Islands on the upper deck with complimentary chocolate and liqueurs
21:00 Evening - Stroll around the outer decks under a million stars and among a thousand islands

DAY 02

08:00 Weigh anchor to wander the 1000 Islands, Wanderer's Channel and the Admiralty Group of Islands bound for Gananoque, ON.
09:15 Debark at Gananoque for a guided tour of the 1000 Islands Heritage Museum
11:00 Depart Gananoque to cruise the U.S. side of the river. View and learn about Boldt Castle on Heart Island. View and learn about Singer Castle on Dark Island
12:00 Comprehensive Safety Presentation
15:15 Arrive at Brockville, ON
15:30 Buses depart for guided tour at Fulford Mansion
17:00 Return to Canadian Empress for dinner
18:30 Evening - Relax and enjoy Brockville's waterfront
19:30 Evening - Evening entertainment and lounge services

DAY 03

09:30 Depart by bus to a guided tour at the Aquatarium
11:15 Return to ship for departure to Prescott
14:00 Arrival at Prescott, ON
14:30 Guided tour at Fort Wellington National Historic Site
16:00 Depart Prescott bound for Lake St Lawrence and Crysler Park Marina
15:30 Buses depart for guided tour at Fulford Mansion
18:00 Ship arrives at Crysler Park Marina
18:30 Evening - Relax and stroll the marina and groundst
19:30 Evening - Evening entertainment and lounge services

DAY 04

09:15 Depart by horse-drawn wagon to Upper Canada Village. After an open-air guided tour, passengers will have free time to discover the village
12:00 Transportation returns from the village
12:30 Depart Crysler Park bound for Coteau Landing. Pass through Eisenhower and Smell Locks (USA)
14:30 Canadian Empress arrives at Coteau Landing, Quebec
18:00 Ship arrives at Crysler Park Marina
18:30 Evening - Free time to relax or stroll along the park and old canal
19:30 Evening - Evening entertainment and lounge services

DAY 05

07:00 Depart Coteau Landing bound for the Port of Montreal Pass through Beauharnois Locks (2) into Lake St Louis
11:00 Witness the continuing approach to Montreal. Pass through Cote Ste. Catherine and St Lambert Locks. Port of Montreal harbour tour (at Captain’s discretion)
15:00 Arrive at Old Port of Montreal
15:15 Board buses to a guided Motorcoach Tour of Montreal
17:15 Return to Canadian Empress
19:30 Evening - Free time after dinner to enjoy the unique character of Montreal. Evening entertainment and lounge services

DAY 06

07:45 Depart Montreal bound for Trois Rivieres, Quebec
14:30 Disembark at Trois Rivieres for a brief bus tour en route to visit the Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine
16:30 Return to the Canadian Empress
19:30 Evening - Celebration Night with fun-loving entertainment

DAY 07

06:45 Depart Trois Rivieres early morning
12:00 Closing Ceremonies
13:15 Experience the scenic approach to romantic Quebec City Cruise past Montmorency Falls and view the city’s easterly approach from downriver (at Captain’s discretion)
14:00 Arrive at Quebec City
14:15 Disembarkation and farewells - Louise Basin, Quebec City

All times are approximate. This itinerary is subject to change without notice or incurring obligation. Currents, weather and seaway traffic may be a modifying factor.


Masking and physical distancing are no longer required in Ontario and Quebec, but masks and sanitizing stations are available for all passengers on board the Canadian Empress. For the safety of all passengers
and crew, you are requested to notify your cruise director if you experience any flu-like symptoms.


07:30 Breakfast
10:30 Morning Bouillon (when applicable)
12:00 Lunch (at the cal of the bell)
15:30 Afternoon Tea in the Grand Saloon (when applicable)
17:30 Dinner (at the call of the bell)
19:15 Dinner (at the call of the bell)


Shuffleboard, Parlour Games, Kite Flying