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Celebration of Spring

6 Nights—Ottawa to Kingston

A special 6-night cruise at the 5-night rate.

Celebration of Spring Map
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Spring is stirring and the warming temperatures beckon. Join us in Kingston and sail to Montreal, a city known for its rich French Canadian history and culture. The city abounds with sites, museums and galleries. The cuisine is very special with it's French influence.

This cruise includes some of our regular visits plus a few out of the way special sites of interest. At the beginning or conclusion of your cruise you may also want to spend some time in historic Kingston, Canada's first capital. This 6-night cruise is available at our low 5-night rate, which is just one reason why it is one of our most popular choices.

Cruise Dates:
May 20–26, 2012

Overnight Ports:
1000 Islands Anchorage
Upper Canada Village
Coteau Landing

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1 Your 1000 Islands Encounter cruise commences with boarding in historic Kingston, Ontario. If possible, plan to arrive in Kingston early and spend some time in this historic and vibrant community. Passengers boarding commences at Kingston. Captain's Welcome and Reception. Crew introductions. Kingston Harbour tour bound for 1000 Islands anchorage.
Day 2 Weigh anchor to wander leisurely through the Admiralty Group of the Thousand Islands en route to the Heritage Center of the 1000 Islands. Then it's onto Millionaires' Row once the playground of the rich and famous from the turn of the last century. Arrive to visit the Heritage center of the 1000 Islands. Arrive Brockville, Ontario to visit Fulford Mansion Museum.
Day 3 Depart Brockville enroute to Prescott and sail by the old village of Maitland with its wind driven gristmill and later see the Blue Church from the River. Visit Fort Wellington. Overnight at Coteau Landing and its circa 1899 to 1959 Soulanges Canal.
Day 4 Depart Coteau Landing bound for Montreal. Visit Cosmodome in Montreal. Enter the Seaway Lock System and overnight at Lachine.
Day 5 Depart Montreal bound for Upper Canada Village. Arrive Crysler Park Marina.
Day 6 Visit Upper Canada Village.
Day 7 Visit 1000 Islands Skydeck. Return to Kingston.