In a country bordered by two oceans and filled with uncountable numbers of lakes, finding a Canada cruise is an easy task. Cruises range from educational to just plain enjoyable, and can last as long as you are willing to stay aboard! Whatever region of the country you find yourself in, there is sure to be a Canada cruise suited to your liking.
One of the most popular of the Canada cruises takes you through the Inside Passage up to Alaska. Vancouver, British Columbia is a major embarkation point for such cruises. These popular cruises from Canada take over 1 million people a year on this breathtaking journey up north. If you are in Vancouver during the summertime, you can see the five cruise ships Canada lined up and waiting for passengers at the scenic Canada Place Pier.
Holland America offers two cruises leaving from Vancouver: Glacier Discovery Cruises and Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruises. Both routes travel through glacial waters, often with sightings of whales and other wildlife. Besides the stunning scenery, the frontier towns and the Northern Lights, Holland America also offers onboard naturalists to interpret the views from deck. All cruise ships Canada provide shows and entertainment, pools, gyms, spas and massive amounts of food in case the scenery fails to hold your attention.
On the other side of the country, Canada cruises on the St. Lawrence River draw crowds. Leaving from Kingston are Ontario cruises of the Thousand Islands. The St. Lawrence leaves from the dock at the foot of Brock Street. The Island Queen, a replica steamboat runs nostalgic hour-and-a-half Canada cruises up the river. The Island Star catamaran serves lunch or dinner on their cruises which last over three hours.
On the same river, but leaving from Montreal CMTA Group offers one-week cruises, leaving every Friday. These cruise ships Canada offer scenic views of the Iles de la Madeleine archipelago, the Gaspésie peninsula, the town of Percé, Bonaventure Island, and Quebec City. You will feel like one of the early Canadian discoverers as you take their river route through early settlement lands. Meals and activities are included in the cruise price. CMTA Group also offers week-long French immersion Canada cruises following the same route. These cruises include 15 hours of classes from a University of Montreal professor and a certificate upon completion.