Canada's Capital South

Ottawa to Kingston
5 nights, 6 days

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

Ottawa
Carillon
Lachine, a borough of Montreal
Upper Canada Village
Brockville

Schedules

Jul 10, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021
Aug 5, 2021 - Aug 10, 2021
Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 27, 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 at Gatineau (Hull) Municipal Wharf
1800
Captain's Punch & Cheese Reception.
1830
Captain's Welcome Remarks - Crew Introductions & Safety Instructions
1850
Harbour Cruise of Canada's Capital - presented from the waters of the Ottawa River to see Canada's Parliament buildings, Prime Minister's residence, Rideau Hall, Embassies
1930
Empress Class Roast Prime Rib of Beef Buffet
2115-2230
Complimentary liqueurs
2230-close
Return to port - piano music on the player piano & lounge services

Day Two

0730
Depart Gatineau, Quebec bound for Cumberland, Ontario
0915
Buses depart for Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
1115
Depart Cumberland Museum and return to vessel
1130
Ship departs for Montebello, Quebec
1430
Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill
1500
Buses depart for Omega Animal Wilderness
1830
Arrive Carillon Lock Station for overnight
Evening
Cruise Director's "Fun with Trivia" and get acquainted party
Late Evening
Soft piano music on the player piano & lounge service

Day Three

0830
Enter lock for 65 foot drop to the lower level
0915
Depart Carillon bound for Ste. Anne de Bellevue
1145
Pass through Ste. Anne de Bellevue Lock bound for the St. Lawrence River
Late Morning
Sail along south shore of opulent Montreal Island and South Shore Canal time allowing - bound for the Montreal borough of Lachine
1400
Arrive at picturesque Lachine
1430
Debark for a 2.5 hour guided bus tour of Montreal
Free time before dinner to relax and enjoy the unique character of old Lachine
Evening
Fun loving entertainment

Day Four

0730
Depart Lachine bound for Upper Canada Village
Pass through Beauharnois Locks (2) B Lower & Upper
Shipboard activities
1600
Afternoon tea - Pass through Eisenhower & Snell Lock (U.S.A.) into Lake St. Lawrence
Early Evening
Ship arrives Upper Canada Village, Crysler Park Marina
Evening
Relax or stroll the Marina and grounds
Late Evening
Fun-loving entertainment

Day Five

0900
Miniature train departs marina to meet horse-drawn wagons to tour Upper Canada Village
1200
Transportation returns from the village (1.5 miles)
1230
Depart marina bound for Prescott - pass through lock at Seaway control dam - Iroquois
1430
Enter and cruise the Old Galop Canal - opened in 1846
1600
Debark at Prescott, board bus for Fort Wellington tour
1730
Bus returns from the fort
1745
Depart Prescott bound for Brockville, Ontario
1915
Arrive Brockville (the city of the 1000 Islands) for overnight
Evening
Big Band sounds and vocals (new and old) - dancing

Day Six

0630
Transfer by bus for a tour of Fulford Mansion
Mid Morning
Cruise Millionaires' Row on the U.S. Side of the 1000 Islands and turn-about at Pt. Vivian bound for Ivy Lea, Ontario
0915
Debark at Ivy Lea for bus transfer to 1000 Islands Tower
1030
Return to ship for departure
1100
Depart Ivy lea bound for more Islands and for Kingston
View and learn about the statue of Saint Laurens
1350
Tour Kingston waterfront
1400
Arrive Kingston / Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
1415
Disembarkation and farewells - Brock St. Dock, Kingston

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.