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St. Lawrence Canadian Empress Cruise Reviews

St. Lawrence
Canadian Empress
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22 St. Lawrence Canadian Empress Cruise Reviews


Fiddlegal00 avatar

Fiddlegal00

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Perfect for Very First Cruise Ever!

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Family and friends have all cruised, so we wanted our first one to be on a small boat and on a river. We love Canada and settled on St. Lawrence River Cruises. Customer service was tremendous while we planned a ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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PAndrews

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

2000$ Waste

Unfortunately this is the first and last time I will be sailing with St Lawrence Cruise Lines. My husband and I booked on one of their cruises through the islands and while the scenery was lovely, it didn't make ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ganmaggy

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The St Lawrence River from Quebec to Kingston

The Canadian Empress is a replica of the old steam operated passenger riverboats that used to cruise in the Thousand Islands of the St Lawrence River. There are of course modifications for the 21st century, even ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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NurseLinda

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Beautiful scenery

We chose this cruise due to location and an opportunity to combine it with a stay in the old walled part of Quebec City. The boat is modeled after a river steamboat of the early 1900s and is architecturally ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Ginger dog

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disgusting accommodation

The accommodation was dilapidated, cramped and odourous. We were instructed to leave the bathroom fan on at all times, for room ventilation, hence a roaring sound from the fan and air conditioning, the entire trip. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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MarEd0396

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Loved going thru the locks and museums

My husband wanted to follow the St. Lawrence by car until I located this cruise thru AARP. We have done a lot of cruising on large ships, but found the Canadian Princess cruise to be more intimate and lots of fun. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Fun Run

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

It was a HOOT!

It was a hoot. I am not a big fan or expert on cruises having been on two others Holland America and Norwegian, trust me friends this is neither. It is a 50 year old reproduction of a 1890-1910 river cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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mcgrath45123

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

A Delightful Experience on a Different Style of Cruise Ship

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Giebelhaus

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Disappointing cruise but the scenery was beautiful.

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. ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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ampariso

2 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

Well Below Our Expectations

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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ampariso

2 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

An Extremely Disappointing Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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GAPeters

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

We'd go again!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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atravelingtexan

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Perfectly Planned

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Lizbicknell

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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ms2077

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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mknopick

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Great Trip for Calm Water Cruising

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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mycatsarecool4

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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spirit rev

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great North American River Cruise

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, ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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Cowgirl10

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Rolling on the River!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2010


LHT28 avatar

LHT28

9 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Canadian Empress relaxing on the river

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2009


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kaydeeoh

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Beyond Expectations - Wonderful Journey!

From a villa in St. Barths to crossing the Atlantic on the QE2 in Princess class after a week in Epernay France, I consider myself a discerning traveller. We embarked on the Canadian Empress from my hometown of ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Canadian Empress Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins2.9
Dining3.04
Entertainment2.03.8
Public Rooms3.6
Fitness Recreation2.3
Family1.0N/A
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