August 12, 2022
The Kawartha Voyageur departed Kingston this morning to cruise the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River. Tomorrow, we cruise west via the Bay of Quinte to Trenton which is the gateway to the Trent-Severn Waterway. For the last half of August we will be cruising the beautiful lakes, rivers and historic locks between Peterborough and Big Chute. We will return again to cruise the World Heritage Rideau Canal in September. While most of our cruises for the remainder of the season are fully booked, we currently have one cabin available on our September 20 cruise from Kingston to Ottawa and one cabin available on our September 30 cruise from Kingston to Peterborough. There is a wait list for each cruise date that is fully booked. There is no obligation to place your name on as many cruise dates as you like.
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 and Transport Canada currently requires all passengers and crew on overnight voyages to be fully vaccinated. In this regard, we will only be accepting reservations for our 2022 season from fully vaccinated persons. Proof of your second shot will need to be submitted to our office by regular mail or email when making your reservation. Given that "booster shots" are now considered necessary to maintain an adequate level of protection, proof of your booster shot will also need to be submitted to our office at least two weeks prior to sailing. Please refer to our current COVID-19 protocols under GENERAL INFO in the main menu at the top of this page. Last year, we installed HEPA filters, UV lights in the air ducts and a large HRV to increase the air exchange rate. The enhanced indoor air quality combined with the vaccination of all passengers and crew served everyone well. At the present time, masks are not mandatory inside the ship, on deck or on our chartered bus. However, as indicated in our GENERAL INFO, the Ontario government encourages the use of masks whenever social distancing is difficult to maintain so please feel welcome to use a mask if you so choose.
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 2,218. (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 is 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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