National Holiday Cruise

Kingston to Upper Canada Village and Return
July 1 – July 5
4 nights, 5 days

Join us as we celebrate the birthdays of two nations on the beautiful and historic St. Lawrence River. This special cruise features a unique itinerary that includes fireworks celebrations on Canada Day (July 1st) and Independence Day (July 4th) as well as special attention to the relationship between our two nations and the shared culture and business impact of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Overnight Ports

1000 Islands Anchorage
Brockville
Upper Canada Village
Gananoque

Schedules

Jul 1, 2021 - Jul 5, 2021

Attractions

In Alphabetical Order

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

0830
Weigh anchor to wander the 1000 Islands, Wanderer's Channel and Admiralty Group of Islands bound for Gananoque.
1010
Debark at Gananoque for a guided tour of the Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands.
1130
Depart Gananoque to cruise the U.S.A. side of the river
Learn about Boldt Castle on Heart Island
View and learn about Singer Castle on Dark Island
1430
Comprehensive Safety Presentation & Crew Drill
1530
Arrive Brockville - transfer by bus for a guided tour of Fulford Mansion
1700
Bus departs from Fulford Mansion to return to the ship
Evening
Relax and stroll the waterfront - see Canada's 1st Railway Tunnel
Fun loving entertainment

Day Three

0800
Depart Brockville bound for Prescott, Ont
0915
Debark at Prescott for a tour of Fort Wellington (National Historic Site)
1130
Bus returns from Fort Wellington
1145
Depart Prescott bound for Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Village
Cruise along the old Galop Canal - opened in 1846
Pass through the Iroquois Lock at the Seaway control dam
Early PM
Arrive Crysler Park Marina
Relax or stroll the marina and grounds
Evening
Fun loving entertainment

Day Four

0900
Miniature train departs marina to meet horse-drawn wagon to tour Upper Canada Village. After your guided tour free time to wander on your own
1200
Transportation returns from the village (1.5 miles)
1230
Depart marina bound for Ivy Lea, Ontario in the heart of the 1000 Islands
PM
Ship board activities
View and learn about the Statue of St. Lawrence
Late PM
Arrive Ivy Lea
Relax or stroll this quaint little hamlet
Evening
Enjoy some big band sounds for your listening and dancing pleasure

Day Five

0900
Debark ship for transfer to the 400 feet 1000 Island Tower on Hill Island
1030
Bus returns to the ship
1100
Depart Ivy Lea and sail through the Canadian channel enroute to Kingston
1410
Arrive Kingston for Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
1415
Debarkation 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.