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CANADIAN CONNECTION EAST

CRUISE ON THE ST-LAWRENCE RIVER

Sail on a Replica Heritage Style Steamboat
With each nautical mile, nature's northern masterpiece unfolds.

CRUISE PORTION STARTING AT $2276 USD  FOR 7 NIGHTS

Canadian Connection East
"What river is this?" asked Jacques Cartier of his Indian guide as he looked on the St. Lawrence.

"A river without end," the Indian replied. And so it seems, as this cruise explores the staggering variety of one of the world's great rivers.

Along its course you'll experience the numerous attractions and extraordinary scenery of the Upper St. Lawrence. Quebec City, Canada's showpiece, provides the venue for the beginning or end of your cruise.

Here you can experience the world charm and grace of "Old" Europe. You will encounter Quebec City's unparalleled joie de vivre (love of life) found nowhere else in North America. Enjoy Old Quebec (the only walled city in North America) with its massive ramparts still bolstering the Plains of Abraham; and behold the imperial green-roofed towers of the legendary Chateau Frontenac. En route you will discover the magic of the Thousand Islands, the deep historical roots of "Loyalist Brockville" and the unique living community of Upper Canada Village. Between Montreal and Quebec City there are the "grassy Battures", rich mudflat home to myriad species of birds. You will pass the "Segnieury" areas, the prominent village cathedrals of Quebec, and witness the awesome cliffs stretching up to the historic Plains of Abraham.

Relax and Enjoy the St. Lawrence Seaway
Spectacular locks and man-made canals.

Itinerary

Day One
1730    Passenger boarding commences at Kingston
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    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
1000    Debark at Gananoque for a tour of the Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands
1130    Depart Gananoque
1330    Cruise Millionaires' Row on US side. Sail past Boldt Castle and St. Laurens Statue enroute to Ivy

           Lea
1430    Comprehensive Safety Presentation and Crew Drill
1500    Debark at Ivy Lea for bus transfer to the 1000 Islands Tower
1630    Depart Ivy Lea bound for Brockville, Ontario
1830    Arrive Brockville                                                                                                                                
Evening    Relax or stroll along the park walkways    Fun-loving entertainment


Day Three
0900    Transfer by bus for a tour of Fulford Mansion
1130    Return to ship for departure to Prescott - site Windmill Point, the Blue Church, and Ogdensburg, N.Y.
1430    Debark at Prescott for a tour of Fort Wellington (National Historic Site)
1600    Bus returns from Fort Wellington
1615    Depart Prescott bound for Upper Canada Village
           Early Evening    Ship arrives Upper Canada Village, Crysler Park Marina
           Evening    Relax and stroll the marina and grounds
           Fun-loving entertainment


Day Four
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 Crysler Park Marina bound for Coteau Landing, Quebec
           Pass through Eisenhower and Snell Locks (U.S.A.)
           Early Evening    Ship arrives Coteau Landing, Quebec
           Evening    Free time to relax or stroll along the park and old canal
           Late Evening    Fun-loving entertainment


Day Five
0700    Depart Coteau Landing bound for Port of Montreal - Pass through Beauharnois Locks into Lake St.

           Louis
1100    Witness the continuing approach to Montreal
           Pass through St. Catherine and St. Lambert locks - Harbour tour
1515    Debark at Port of Montreal for a 2 hour guided bus tour
1715    Free time before and/or after dinner to relax and enjoy the unique character of Montreal
           Late Evening    Fun-loving entertainment


Day Six
0745    Depart Montreal bound for Trois Riviéres, Quebec
1430    Debark at Trois Riviéres for a brief bus tour en route to visit the Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine
1600    Return to Trois Riviéres and the ship
1630    Self-guided walking tour material of the historic "Old City" available for those interested - time

           permitting
           Late Evening    Big Band sounds & vocals (new & old) - dancing


Day Seven
0645    Approx    Depart Trois Riviéres early morning
1345    Witness the scenic approach to romantic Quebec City
           Sail past Montmorency Falls and awe at the city's easterly approach from down river
1400    Arrive Quebec City / Closing Ceremonies (Grand Saloon)
1415    Disembarkation and farewells - Louise Basin, Quebec City


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

 

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

Attractions

1000 Islands

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

 

1000 Islands Tower

The 1000 Islands Tower is a unique attraction and will show you the best of what the area has to offer. Read More

 

Fort Wellington

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

 

Fulford Place Mansion

Fulford was able to purchase 14 acres of waterfront property in Brockville, Ontario.Read More

 

Montreal Sightseeing

A complete City tour, taking in many points of interest, including Notre Dame Basilica, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. Read More

 

Notre Dame du Cap Shrine

Featuring a lake about the size of a football field with an island in the middle always dressed with flowers.Read More

 

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.Read More

 

Thousand Islands Heritage Center

On Gananoque's waterfront there's a grand Victorian building designed in the tradition of the late 19th century two storey "grand cottage" with its expansive verandahs and a "widow's walk" lookout tower.Read More

 

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.Read More

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