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St. Lawrence Cruise Lines

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines

St. Lawrence Ships

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

86% Loved It

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
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 ... Read more
by spirit rev
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 ... Read more
by Cowgirl10
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 ... Read more
by ldove123
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