St. Lawrence River Cruise Adventure: Locks, Legends & Luxury

  • Experience Canada's capital from a unique river perspective
  • Discover diverse wildlife and aviation history along the route
  • Explore centuries of Canadian heritage at museums and forts
  • Enjoy intimate onboard experiences and nightly entertainment
  • Capture stunning riverside vistas and fall foliage
Embark on a captivating journey through time and nature on the St. Lawrence River. Discover Ottawa's grandeur, explore historic locks, and immerse in rich Canadian heritage. Enjoy cultural experiences, and stunning fall foliage views. All-inclusive comfort awaits aboard the intimate Canadian Empress.

This tour is not customizable.  

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Passengers board the Canadian Empress at Hull Municipal Dock. The Captain welcomes guests and provides safety instructions. A scenic harbour cruise showcases Ottawa's landmarks, including Parliament and the Prime Minister's residence. Dinner features prime rib. The evening ends with chocolate, liqueurs, and soft music on deck, offering a perfect view of Canada's capital. Enjoy your trip!

Overnight in Ottawa.
  • Explore Cumberland's fascinating Aviation Museum
  • Discover wildlife at Omega Park Animal Sanctuary
  • Experience the engineering marvel of Carillon Lock
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment and scenic river views
Departing Hull, passengers visit Cumberland's Aviation Museum before cruising to Montebello. An exciting trip to Omega Park Animal Sanctuary follows lunch. The ship then navigates to Carillon Lock for an overnight stay. Throughout the day, guests enjoy diverse landscapes, local culture, and onboard entertainment, creating lasting memories of this unique river journey.

Overnight in Carillon.

  • Witness Carillon Lock's impressive operation
  • Sail into the majestic St. Lawrence River
  • Discover fur trade history at Lachine Museum
  • Explore quaint Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue at leisure
Passengers witness the impressive Carillon Lock in action before sailing to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The cruise continues into the St. Lawrence River, offering stunning views. An afternoon visit to the Lachine Fur Trade Museum provides cultural enrichment. Free time in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue and onboard entertainment complete this diverse day.

Overnight in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.

  • Sail through Beauharnois Locks' fascinating system
  • Bond with fellow travellers during onboard activities
  • Witness Eisenhower and Snell Locks in action
  • Enjoy a cozy evening at charming Crysler Park Marina
The day begins with an early departure from Lachine towards Morrisburg. Passengers experience the thrill of navigating through Beauharnois Locks. Shipboard activities keep everyone entertained. In the afternoon, guests enjoy tea while passing through Eisenhower and Snell Locks into Lake St. Lawrence. The day concludes at Crysler Park Marina with evening entertainment.

Overnight in Crysler Park Marina.

Today's adventure starts at Upper Canada Village, accessed by horse-drawn wagon. The journey continues through the Iroquois Lock and historic Old Galop Canal. Discover Fort Wellington's rich history in Prescott. The day concludes in beautiful Brockville, known as the city of 1000 Islands, with festive evening entertainment.

End of St. Lawrence River Cruise Tour.


  • 4 - nights onboard accommodation.
  • Captains’ welcome reception.
  • All meals & snacks.
  • Domestic beer and wine with meals.
  • Shore tours, transportation & attractions.
  • Daily maid service.
  • Deck and parlour activities.
  • Nightly entertainment & closing ceremony.
  • Taxes, GST.


  • Transfers from Ottawa to the Pier in Hull, QC – this service is offered as an optional add-on.
  • Port Fees 
  • Bar purchases.
  • Onboard gratuities – Suggested Gratuities is CA $18 per person per day of the cruise.
  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Porterage. 
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended to all travelers.  Travel Agents, please note - If your client chooses to decline your offer to sell them Travel Insurance, you must secure a signed Liability Waiver, as required by the TICO, the Provincial Travel Regulatory Authorities of Ontario, Canada. DMCi Inc. sells Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants (Permanent Residence Card Holders) only. Non-Canadians and non-residents of Ontario or international clients must purchase Travel Insurance in their respective province, state, or country of residence.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.

Accommodations Featured

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.


Room Configuration Beds Occupancy

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

Operation Info

YearOperating Dates
20246 Jul to 17 Sep, 2024

202528 June to 16 Sep 2025



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