Great Lakes Cruise Company - Sailing America's Inland Oceans

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Voyages of Discovery on America's Inland Seas
Cruise the Great Lakes Itineraries

Canadian Empress

Heritage Waterway

East: Kingston to Montreal (3 Nights)

Heritage Waterway Map
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Cruise Dates:
July 11–14, 2012
August 12–15, 2012
October 10–13, 2012 (Fall Foliage Cruise)

Overnight Ports:
1000 Islands Anchorage
Upper Canada Village
Coteau Landing

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1 Your 1000 Islands 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.
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 on to Millionaires' Row—once the playground of the rich and famous from the turn of the last century. Continue cruising east along the Canadian side of the river to Brockville for a guided tour of the Brockville museum. Depart Brockville bound for Upper Canada Village/Chrysler Park Marina overnight.
Day 3 When was the last time you were in a horse-drawn wagon? After breakfast, horse-drawn wagons will be waiting to take us to the Village, a distance of approximately 1½ miles. When you pass through the gate into the Village, you will be stepping back into the past.
Day 4 As we approach our berth in Old Montreal, we'll pass by "Man and His World", site of the World's Fair in 1967. You'll recognize Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome, and many of you will recognize "The Big O" (Olympic Stadium) home of Montreal's many sporting and recreational events (originally constructed for the 1976 Olympics).

West: Montreal to Kingston (3 Nights)

Heritage Waterway Map
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Cruise Dates:
July 14–17, 2012
August 15–18, 2012 Waitlist Only
October 13–16, 2012 (Fall Foliage Cruise)

Overnight Ports:
Lachine, a borough of Montreal
Upper Canada Village
Brockville

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1 Your cruise commences with boarding in historic Montreal, Quebec. If possible, plan to arrive in Montreal early and spend some time in this historic and vibrant community.
Day 2 En route to Upper Canada Village we will pass through a series of 4 international seaway locks and you're sure to encounter some large lakers and ocean-going "salties" that are always ready and willing to greet you with a blast of their great horns. There are seven locks in the St. Lawrence River; five in Canada and two in the United States.
Day 3 Our horse-drawn wagons will return from Upper Canada Village to the ship for lunch and our departure bound for Prescott, Ontario where we'll tour historic Fort Wellington, originally built during the war of 1812 and later reconstructed as a result of the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837–1838.
Day 4 Make sure you have your cameras and binoculars in hand because we will be departing Brockville to wander leisurely through the famous and beautiful 1000 Islands en route to Rockport, Ontario. Upon arriving a bus will be waiting for a transfer to the 1000 Islands Skydeck for a panoramic view of the Islands from 350 feet.