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Canadian Empress
  • Exclusively trawls the St. Lawrence Seaway
  • Particularly popular among Americans and Canadians
  • Aimed at senior travelers
  • Excellent regional enrichment and entertainment
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Onboard

Generally, St. Lawrence Cruise Lines attracts a more sedentary passenger and activities onboard reflect that. Shuffleboard and trivia games are highlights of onboard enterainment - but the real focus is on the itinerary and on education-based cruising. Folks traveling on this ship want to learn something besides having fun.

While by no means offering a luxury environment, the atmosphere onboard Canadian Empress is cheerful, comfortable and pleasant.

About St. Lawrence Cruise Lines

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines, which launched its first (and only) ship in 1981 has carved out a river cruising niche that is unmatched by any other cruise line. The company offers two set itineraries: a five-night trip between Ottawa and Kingston and a six-night voyage between Quebec City and Kingston.

Though built - and designed from scratch by the company - in 1981, St. Lawrence Cruise Line's 321-ton, 66-passenger Canadian Empress offers a Victorian-era ambiance. The company has maintained its expertise in this region, which straddles Canada (Ontario and Quebec) and New York State.

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines is family owned and operated.

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines Fleet

The fleet consists of the aforementioned one ship - the 66-passenger Canadian Empress. The ship is decorated with the Victorian era in mind.
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St. Lawrence Member Reviews

70% Loved It

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 ... Read more
by atravelingtexan
The cruise of the St. Lawrence River with the St. Lawrence Cruise Lines aboard the Canadian Empress was very disappointing. This is not an ... Read more
by Lizbicknell
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 ... Read more
by ms2077

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, ... Read more

by mknopick

We boarded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and a trip to Upper Canadian Village, around the Thousand Islands and returned. Lovely ship, very friendly ... Read more

by mycatsarecool4
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