January 07, 2023
Our 2023 cruise season will run from May 14 to October 20. We are currently 57% booked for 2023. The following cruise dates are fully booked at this time: May 20-26, May 26-June 01 and June 26-July 01.
Ontario Waterway Cruises Inc. remains committed to the health, safety, comfort and enjoyment of our passengers and crew aboard the Kawartha Voyageur. Ontario Waterway Cruises Inc. is subject to federal transportation regulations. In 2022, Transport Canada required all passengers and crew on overnight voyages to be fully vaccinated.
At this time, we will not be requiring our 2023 passengers to be "fully vaccinated". However, we most certainly encourage our passengers to follow the guidance of our various governing health authorities who continue to recommend that people maintain their COVID19 protection by taking the relative "booster shots".
However, this reservation policy may change as it will remain subject to any regulatory changes made by our governing health authorities. Given that "booster shots" are now considered necessary to maintain an adequate level of COVID19 protection, all passengers and crew may be required to be "fully vaccinated" if some future variant poses a greater risk to the general public. Please refer to our 2023 COVID protocols under GENERAL INFO in the menu at the top of this page.
The US/CDN exchange rate continues to be very favourable for our friends from the United States. The present cost of our 2023 cruises including tax is $US 2,106. (subject to change according to the exchange rate when your final balance is paid).
You may view our 2023 cruise schedule and pricing by clicking Cruise Dates on the menu at the top of this page. For specific information and rates on our Rideau, Quinte or Kawartha cruises, please click CRUISES on the menu above then select one of the three cruise routes. All cruises in any given year are the same price.
2022 was our 40th season cruising the historic waterways of Ontario. The Trent-Severn Waterway and the World Heritage Rideau Canal have been operating since 1833. The Trent-Severn Waterway was not fully open to thru navigation until 1920. Both waterways are part of Canada's National Parks and are open from mid-May to mid-October.
Thank you for your continued interest in our cruises here in Ontario. Whether it be your first or a return, we look forward to welcoming you aboard the Kawartha Voyageur for a refreshing and memorable voyage.
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