Wednesday, July 08/20
To our entire Kawartha Voyageur Family:
We hope that you are finding ways to maintain a positive perspective while adjusting to what has seemed to be an ever-changing reality.
While Ontario is making progress in reducing the COVID infection, any “opening” of food service activity in confined “indoor spaces” will no doubt be highly regulated and present a multitude of challenges.
Given the current emphasis on social distancing and the related adjustments to our operations that are necessary to facilitate the same, we have decided to suspend cruise operations for the remainder of our 2020 season.
Obviously, this decision will be disappointing to some and welcomed by others. However, as many of you know, our “brand” has always been our personal commitment to your health, safety, comfort and enjoyment aboard the Kawartha Voyageur.
Passengers travelling in August, September and October will be contacted (in order of their cruise date) by email over the next several weeks advising that their trip has been suspended. The email will provide additional details regarding the following choices:
- Move your reservation and all funds you have paid to 2021.
- Cancel your reservation and receive a refund of whatever funds you have paid so far less the $88./person/cruise cancellation refund plan insurance premium that was included in your deposit.
We respectfully request that you respond to our email by return email rather than calling by phone during the month of July. This will assist us in providing a timely processing of your responses.
This pandemic has hit the hospitality and tourism sector hard. Many operators like us view their asset as a second home. We are not ready to have people in our own home nor are we ready to have people on our ship. We are concerned about your safety and trust. We are isolating because we trust each other to do the right thing to move us past this space. We will be taking this time to prepare properly for a “return to service” in 2021. We are presently taking bookings for 2021 – the schedule for which is on this site.
Stay safe and believe as we do that the “green light” will come on soon for us all to enjoy our National Parks from the comfort of the Kawartha Voyageur once again. We will be here and waiting to welcome you!
Marc and Robin, John and Joy
Monday, May 25/20
July operations suspended
Due to the current uncertainty relating to COVID-19 and the potential changes to our operations that may be required by the Ontario government, we have decided to suspend our July cruises. As always, we remain committed to the health and safety of our passengers and crew.
Passengers travelling in July will be advised by our office that their trip has been suspended.
Thursday April 09/20
June operations suspended
Transport Canada has implemented new measures in working with the Public Health Agency of Canada to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
All commercial marine vessels with a capacity of more than 12 passengers will be restricted from engaging in non-essential activities, such as tourism or recreation until June 30.
Passengers travelling in June will be advised by our office that their trip has been suspended.
Friday April 03/20
May operations suspended
Yesterday, all 2020 operating crew of the Kawartha Voyageur joined us for
Monday March 16, 2020
Travel Presentations (all shows now cancelled)
In view of the increasing concerns and legislation regarding group events of any size, we have had to cancel all our information sessions that were scheduled from March 23 to April 01.
PLAN B 😊
Captain Marc is now working on preparing an online version of our live “travel show” information session to provide you a full understanding of our cruises.
Check back here next week for additional information on when we expect the online presentation to be available.
Thank you for your continued interest in our cruises here in Ontario.
If you would like us to send you a brochure in the meantime, please feel free to call 1-800-561-5767
Captain Marc of the Kawartha Voyageur will describe our 5 day voyages in a complimentary 45 minute photo show.
|Monday, March 23|
|10:30 am||Sarnia||(former) Holiday Inn||1498 Venetian Blvd|
|3:00 pm||London||Best Western Lamplighter Inn||591 Wellington Rd. S.|
|Tuesday, March 24|
|10:30 am||Brantford||Best Western||19 Holiday Drive|
|3:00 pm||Kitchener||(former) Holiday Inn||30 Fairway Road South|
|Wednesday, March 25|
|10:30 am||Stratford||Best Western Arden Park||552 Ontario Street|
|3:00 pm||Guelph||Holiday Inn||601 Scottsdale Drive|
|Thursday, March 26|
|10:30 am||Hamilton||Marriott||1224 Upper James Street|
|3:00 pm||St. Catharines||Holiday Inn||327 Ontario Street|
|Friday, March 27|
|10:30 am||Orillia||Best Western Mariposa Inn||400 Memorial Ave.|
|3:00 pm||Barrie||Holiday Inn||20 Fairview Road|
|Monday, March 30|
|10:30 am||Peterborough||Holiday Inn||150 George Street|
|3:00 pm||Cobourg||Best Western Plus||930 Burnham Street|
|Tuesday, March 31|
|1:00 pm||Ajax||Hilton Garden Inn||500 Beck Crescent|
|7:30 pm||Richmond Hill||Royal Canadian Legion||233 Centre Street East|
|Wednesday, April 01|
|10:30 am||Owen Sound||Quality Inn||950 6th Street East|
|3:00 pm||Collingwood||Georgian Bay Hotel||10 Vacation Inn Drive|