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Canadian Empress
 
86% of cruisers loved it
Why Go?
  • Riverboat experience offering Victorian-era vibe
  • Tours included in fare on destination-focused cruises
  • Prompt, courteous and efficient services
  • Social environment that encourages mingling
  • Musicians entertain during the evening
  • Sails through central Canada's most beautiful scenery
  • Family business offering cruises for over 30 years

Canadian Empress Family
At first glance this would appear not to be a ship at all geared to families. There are no organized activities, there's no children's onboard facility. But one couple brought their pre-teen children who had a ball - in large part because crew members took such pleasure in including them in activities and projects (from helping with tying up the ship to ringing the bell for dinner). The passengers, too (many grandparents among them) took them under their wing and played puzzle games with them. It was clear that the kids - who incidentally won the shuffleboard tournament - were having a great time, but I would not recommend this cruise line for families whose children are very young or who need lots of entertaining.


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Canadian Empress Ratings
Member Rating
Dining
3.0
4.6
Public Rooms (Not yet rated)
4.6
Cabins (Not yet rated)
3.4
Entertainment
2.0
4.3
Spa & Fitness (Not yet rated)
1.8
Family & Children
1.0
0.0
Shore Excursions (Not yet rated)
5.1
Enrichment (Not yet rated)
NA
Service (Not yet rated)
5.1
Value-for-Money (Not yet rated)
4.3
Rates
3.0
3.8

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Ship Stats
Crew: 14
Launched: September 1981
Decks: 4
Tonnage: 321
Passengers: 66
Registry: Canada
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
 
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