Canada's Capital North

Kingston to Ottawa
5 nights, 6 days

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

Overnight Ports

1000 Islands Anchorage
Upper Canada Village
Coteau Landing
Lachine, a borough of Montreal
Montebello

Schedules

Jul 5, 2021 - Jul 10, 2021
Jul 31, 2021 - Aug 5, 2021
Sep 17, 2021 - Sep 22, 2021

Attractions

In Alphabetical Order

1000 Islands

This cruise will take you to witness the island paradise and natural and man-made charm of the archipelago.

Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum focuses on aviation in Canada from its beginnings in 1909 to today.

Carillon Lock

The lock at the Carillon Lock and Power Station is an impressive piece of engineering. Built between 1959 and 1964 this complex lock is a power station, powerhouse-dam and navigation lock in one.

Cumberland

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is a historic village situated on a 100 acre site which is distinctive in its portrayal of the ways in which industrialization and mechanization were changing everyone's way of life.

Fort Wellington

The first Fort Wellington was built during the war of 1812 high above the St. Lawrence River at Prescott.

Fur Trade Museum

Located to the west of the Island of Montréal, the Fur Trade Museum at Lachine site is a testimony to the culmination of the fur industry in the Montréal region in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Omega Park

You will explore 10 kilometers of the beautiful, natural landscape of a Laurentian forest coming face-to-face with many species of Canada's wild animals.

Seaway Locks

All locks on the Seaway are similar in size. In width they are 80 feet; the depth over the sill is 30 feet; and the length - that is breast gate to fender - is 766 feet.

Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village ? parts of it formed with buildings moved from flooded lands ? is a living museum community that recreates the life, work, and development of the early settlements along the upper St. Lawrence River valley.

Itinerary

Day One

1730
Passenger boarding commences at Kingston - Brock St. Dock.
1800
Captain's Punch & Cheese Reception.
1830
Captain's Welcome Remarks - Safety Instructions & Crew introductions.
1850
Kingston Harbour tour bound for 1000 Islands anchorage.
1930
Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet.
2115-2230
Cruise Director's "Fun with Trivia" and get acquainted party.
2230-close
Late night stroll on the upper deck under a million stars and among a thousand islands.
Soft piano music on the player piano.

Day Two

0730
Weigh anchor to wander the 1000 Islands & Millionaires' Row
0945
Sail past Boldt Castle on Heart Island enroute to Ivy Lea
1015
Debark at Ivy Lea for bus transfer to the 1000 Island Tower
1130
Return to ship for departure bound for Prescott
1400-1415
Comprehensive Safety Presentation and Crew Drill
1430
Debark at Prescott - bus departs for Fort Wellington tour
1600
Bus returns from the fort visit
1615
Depart Prescott bound for Upper Canada Village
Pass through lock at Seaway Control Dam (Iroquois)
Early Evening
Ship arrives Upper Canada Village, Crysler Park Marina
Evening
Relax and stroll the marina and grounds
Fun-loving entertainment

Day Three

0900
Miniature train departs to meet horse-drawn wagons to tour Upper Canada Village
1200
Transportation returns from the Village (1.5 miles)
1230
Depart Upper Canada Village bound for Coteau Landing, Quebec
Pass through Eisenhower and Snell Locks (USA)
Early Evening
Ship arrives Coteau Landing
Free time to relax or stroll along an early canal system
Evening
Fun-loving entertainment

Day Four

0700
Depart Coteau Landing bound for Lachine (borough of Montreal)
Pass through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St. Louis and witness the continuing approach to Montreal. Time allowing see some of the south shore canal
1400
Arrive picturesque Lachine, Quebec
1430
Debark for a 2.5 hour guided bus tour of Montreal
Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill
1700
Free time before dinner to relax and enjoy the unique character of old Lachine
Evening
Fun-loving entertainment

Day Five

0715
Depart Lachine for Ottawa River & Montebello
0900
Pass through Ste. Anne de Bellevue Lock
1145
Arrive Carillon Lock and Power Dam (65 foot lift) enroute to Montebello
1500
Buses depart Montebello Dock for a visit to Omega Animal Wilderness
1700
Return to ship
Evening
Big band sounds and vocals (new and old) - dancing

Day Six

0700
Depart Montebello, Quebec bound for Cumberland, Ontario
0945
Buses depart for Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
1145
Depart Cumberland Museum and return to vessel
1215
Ship departs for Ottawa
1345
Enter approaches to Ottawa, Prime Ministers' residence, Embassies, etc. Ship turnabout beneath Canada's Parliament
1400
Arrive Gatineau/Ottawa for Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
1415
Disembarkation and farewells - Gatineau Municipal Wharf

Meal Times

0700
Early morning coffee - Grand Saloon (or observation deck)
0730-0900
Breakfast (latest full breakfast serving - 0900)
1030-1100
Morning bouillon
1200
Lunch - early sitting (at the call of the bell)
1315
Lunch - main sitting (at the call of the bell)
1600-1630
Afternoon tea - Grand Saloon (or observation decks)
1730
Dinner - early sitting (at the call of the bell)
1915
Dinner - main sitting (at the call of the bell)

Activities on Board

Shuffle Board, Parlor Games, Kite Flying

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