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Canadian Empress is a riverboat that, while built in 1981, attempts to replicate a Victorian era atmosphere. And it works, not just in decor but in onboard ambiance, ultimately offering a cruise experience ...
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mcgrath45123
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
W have cruised extensively on 4 continents and know the difficulties of comparing what can be very different experiences.This little one ship ship cruise line attempts to step back in time a little ind delivered everything as promised, ... Read more
ampariso
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
17 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We [two couples] selected this cruise because we wanted to experience the St Lawrence and the Thousand Islands during the fall. We knew from the brochure and company website that the ship was small but both depicted a cozy environment with ... Read more
ampariso
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
We [two couples] selected this cruise because we wanted to experience the St Lawrence and the Thousand Islands during the fall. We knew from the brochure and company website that the ship was small but both depicted a cozy environment with ... Read more
GAPeters
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We were 1st time cruisers, so we can only say what we liked and what others may have told us. Having read previous reviews we had only modest expectations as we felt we'd be the youngest passengers at 59 and 65 and the age of the Canadian ... Read more
atravelingtexan
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Smooth sailing!! We were so fortunate to have 24 people on board (capacity is 60 people per the cruise line literature). So easy to communicate with the staff and other passengers. St Lawrence Cruise Lines included all excursion costs ... Read more
Giebelhaus
Member Since 2016
1 review
We wanted to have a nice relaxing cruise together with our elderly parents. They are unable to leave Canada because of health reasons. We know that the St Lawrence Seaway is beautiful so it was a great idea. Unfortunately, there ... Read more
Lizbicknell
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The cruise of the St. Lawrence River with the St. Lawrence Cruise Lines aboard the Canadian Empress was very disappointing. This is not an inexpensive cruise and one would expect first class service. However the opposite was true. The ... Read more
ms2077
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We did a six night cruise on the Canadian Empress from Quebec City to Kingston. While there were a few positive aspects, notably very good food and evening entertainment, overall this cruise did not come anywhere close to meeting our ... Read more
mknopick
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We boarded the Canadian Empress at Quebec City ready for our six night cruise up the St. Lawrence River/Seaway. We sailed to Trois Rivieres, Montreal, Upper Canada Village, Brockville, Gananoque, and finally disembarked in Kingston, ... Read more
mycatsarecool4
Member Since 2010
1 review
843 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2014
We boarded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and a trip to Upper Canadian Village, around the Thousand Islands and returned. Lovely ship, very friendly and accommodating crew. If you are looking for luxury cruising, don't do a riverboat, but if ... Read more
spirit rev
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
2,166 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Hubby and I recently returned from a delightful six night, actually two - three night cruises aboard the Canadian Empress, the one and only ship of the St. Lawrence Cruise Lines company. We cruised from Kingston, Ontario to Montreal and ... Read more
Cowgirl10
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2010
I have wanted to cruise in the 1000 Islands and on the St. Lawrence River for some time, so I have been looking at this cruise line for years! We finally got a date that worked! The cruise met all my expectations and then some. The small ... Read more
ldove123
Member Since 2002
1 review
29 forum posts
Very little has been written about the Canadian Empress so we approached our trip with little or no information about the ship or the cruise itself.This is a small ship, the only ship of the St. Lawrence Cruises company.  it is ... Read more
LHT28
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
30,860 forum posts
First let my say we went with no expectations.We knew the ship was small and the cabins were small.One bed folds up on the wall during the day to give more room.Hanging space is very limited.Cabins 34 and 35  have a double bed (well ... Read more
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ralfeez
1 review
While reading this review, keep several facts in mind. 1) My wife and I were by far the youngest of all the passengers (46 and 36). 2) I had never been to this area of the world before, so everything was exciting and new to me. 3) We were ... Read more

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