Scenic treasures await on a cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Discovered in 1535 by French explorer Jacques Cartier, this North American waterway reveals a rich and diverse history, flowing from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean past picturesque villages, cosmopolitan cities and stunning natural scenery.
St. Lawrence River cruises often begin or end in vibrant Montreal, where Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica, Olympic Park, Mount Royal Park and St. Joseph’s Oratory are highlights. In the French metropolis of Quebec City, see well-preserved buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries in charming Old Town and the Petit Champlain quarter. Many cruises sail through the Thousands Islands, an archipelago of more than 1,800 islands featuring forested shorelines, iconic lighthouses and tranquil bays.
Sailings on the St. Lawrence are typically part of longer itineraries that also visit destinations on the Great Lakes, as well as ports in the northern Atlantic and Canada’s Maritime Provinces. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour of Mackinac Island, explore the rich native history of the Ojibwe people on Manitoulin Island, take in the abundant natural beauty of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor or visit hilltop Fort George in Halifax.
Cruises are particularly good values, because your stateroom, onboard meals and many activities are included in a single rate that you pay upfront.
River cruises are rated according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship, the class of hotels used for land portions of itineraries, and the level of service delivered. The river cruises below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any cruise name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees
imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.