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St. Lawrence Quebec City Cruise Reviews

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Beautiful scenery

Review for Canadian Empress to Canada & New England

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NurseLinda
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 interesting. The cabins are tiny with no storage other than three very small drawers [one under one of the bunk beds] and the other two in a small night table, as well as the floor space ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Disgusting accommodation

Review for Canadian Empress to Canada & New England

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Ginger dog
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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. In addition there was a constant roar from the engines, which seemed to be located under our cabin. There was no seating provided in the cabin other than a hard folding chair, or the ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


A Delightful Experience on a Different Style of Cruise Ship

Review for Canadian Empress to Canada & New England

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mcgrath45123
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 everything as promised, Because of its small size and the route through some very busy waterways there is a real sense of identification with the St..Lawrence river and it's ...
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Sail Date: June 2016


Well Below Our Expectations

Review for Canadian Empress to Canada & New England

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ampariso
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 a cozy environment with small but reasonably comfortable cabins. We paid extra for the Premier Cabins, a huge mistake, see below. The ship itself is extremely small. The only enclosed ...
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Sail Date: October 2015


An Extremely Disappointing Experience

Review for Canadian Empress to North America River

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ampariso
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 a cozy environment with small but reasonably comfortable cabins. We paid extra for the Premier Cabins, a huge mistake. We selected the Premier cabins, 24 and 25 and paid a premium for ...
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Sail Date: October 2015


Perfectly Planned

Review for Canadian Empress to Canada & New England

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atravelingtexan
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 included all excursion costs and gratuities for local guides and drivers in the base cost. This was certainly welcome. On board staff were tipped at the end of the cruise. Food was well ...
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Sail Date: July 2015


Very disappointed

Review for Canadian Empress to Canada & New England

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ms2077
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 close to meeting our expectations. Other reviewers have commented on the small cabins, which is absolutely the case but we could have lived with that. However, we felt that the main ...
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Sail Date: June 2015


Disappointing cruise but the scenery was beautiful.

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Giebelhaus
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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. Unfortunately, there were many disappointments: the boat is very old and not maintained. While we were on the boat the motor and generator were both having problems, The staff worked ...
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Sail Date: June 2015


Disappointing

Review for Canadian Empress to North America River

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Lizbicknell
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 opposite was true. The ship is too old and is beset with mechanical issues the largest of which is the ship's inability to deal with sewage. The boat reeked of sewage and the night ...
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Sail Date: June 2015


A Great Trip for Calm Water Cruising

Review for Canadian Empress to Canada & New England

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mknopick
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 disembarked in Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian Empress is a replica steamboat to resemble those in the early 1900's. The rooms were very small, but big enough to manage once you had a routine ...
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Sail Date: June 2014


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