Canada has over 125,000 miles of coastline, as well as the Great Lakes and huge rivers like the St Lawrence - over 700 miles long and around 90 miles wide at its mouth. Whether by small ship or riverboat, a cruise holiday is an ideal way to see some of Canada's most spectacular vistas and to visit a wide range of cities and smaller settlements.
A number of cruise lines operate in Canada's rivers and coastal waters, and our travel consultants can recommend the one that is most suited to you. Below are a few details on some of the more popular lines - for more details and information on how to book, please contact one of our expert consultants on 01902 798008 or contact us online.
Small Ship Cruises
Adventure Canada specialises in exploration style cruises to some of Canada's most remote and unspoiled wilderness locations. Their ships carry a small number of passengers - between 48 and 122, depending on the vessel - in comfort, and cruises are accompanied by teams of experts - botanists, zoologists, geologists, anthropologists and historians - and artists in a range of media, allowing guests to learn about the natural and cultural landscape. Several cruises including Newfoundland & Labrador, or the Northwest Passage through Canada's Arctic Archipelago will operate in 2011 aboard the Clipper Adventurer.
St Lawrence Cruise Lines
Travel along the mighty St Lawrence River aboard the Canadian Empress, St Lawrence Cruise Lines' custom built replica steamboat. The ship is designed in a luxurious turn-of-the-century style, and features all the comforts you'd expect from a luxury riverboat - including live music and home-cooked meals of fresh local ingredients. St Lawrence Cruise Lines offer a variety of cruises along the Ottowa and St Lawrence Rivers and in the 1,000 Islands region, between some of Canada's most famous cities - Québec, Montréal, Kingston, and Ottowa.