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Canadian Empress Review

2.5 / 5.0
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Perfect for Very First Cruise Ever!

Review for Canadian Empress to North America River
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Docked for the night after a storm, taking a walk.  Beautiful scenery.  Shi

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 year in advance for our newest adventure. We arrived in Kingston, Ontario, the night before and explored the city the next day before we boarded. We were able to leave our car at the Ambassador Hotel while we were gone and could drop off our luggage early before embarking.

We booked one of the larger cabins, but one doesn't really spend too much time in there except to sleep. It was super clean and neat along with the staff tidying up daily. The ship was adorable! We spent most of our time on the back or top deck watching the scenery getting to know our fellow passengers. We met so many wonderful people!

The food was great given they had to feed lots of folks. Even got a look at the galley. Don't know how they do it all! Accommodated passengers with gluten-free options and peanut allergies. We were lucky on the last night to sit with a couple who were celebrating an anniversary - a glass of champagne for all of us at the table.

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