St. Lawrence Cruise Lines was founded in 1981. We are a family built and operated Canadian business with 40 years of experience in providing the best river cruising experience to our guests. I invite you to join us to explore the most scenic, calm water rivers in this part of the world. Our professional, highly trained all-Canadian crew will spoil you with exceptional cuisine and genuine Canadian hospitality as you experience the tremendous beauty of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers and the rich history of Upper and Lower Canada. I intend to continue our legacy and to honour my Uncle Bob Clark’s philosophy of being a trusted company and providing fair value.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Jason Clark, President
How it all began... The M/V Canadian Empress was the result of some fanciful thinking on the part of Bob Clark in 1979. Having lived on the St. Lawrence River for a number of years and being familiar with its many attractions and scenic beauty, Bob couldn't understand why there wasn't an overnight cruise ship providing a regular opportunity for visitors to see this very special part of the world. Having been actively involved in architecture, real estate, and the housing industry, Bob's entrepreneurial spirit wouldn't allow him to leg go of this idea and within a short period of time, the keel for the ship was being laid.