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Marcel

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Lunch Cruise through Thousand Islands?
« on: April 30, 2017, 01:22:50 AM »
At the last CTA meeting, there was a brief discussion about a possible CTA-sponsored social event.   During that discussion the possibility of a Thousand Islands cruise with lunch onboard came up.

Please review the following and reply with your comments about what you think.

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Thousand Island Cruises operating out of Kingston offers a 3-hour sightseeing cruise from Kingston east through the Admiralty Group of the Thousand Islands. 

Lunch cruises start at 12:30pm.   Cost is $64 plus tax per person, $44 for children.

http://www.1000islandscruises.ca/index.cfm/dining-options/daily-lunch-cruise/

Two boats are used on weekends, each with it's own variation of boat type and lunch menu, and are described in the follow-up replies further down this page.   

Please reply to this thread to provide your comments on preferred date(s) and preferred boat/menu.   If enough are in favour of going ahead with a club cruise, we should book early so as to ensure that seats are available on whatever date is selected.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2017, 10:14:43 AM by Marcel »

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Re: Lunch Cruise through Thousand Islands?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 01:26:08 AM »
Two choices of boats.   One is closed-in glass-topped, large catamaran Island Star and lunch service on it is plated lunch delivered to your table.   
 
Lunch menu can be seen at http://www.1000islandscruises.ca/index.cfm/dining-options/menus/island-star-lunch-cruise-menu/

http://www.1000islandscruises.ca/index.cfm/about-us/our-ships/island-star/



« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 01:36:21 PM by Marcel »

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Re: Lunch Cruise through Thousand Islands?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 01:30:56 AM »
Second boat is the Island Queen, a replica of an old faux paddle-wheel riverboat.   The top deck is an open-air deck.   Lunch deck on this one is the second deck, with tables, but lunch is served buffet style. 

The buffet menu can be seen at http://www.1000islandscruises.ca/index.cfm/dining-options/menus/island-queen-buffet-lunch-menu/

http://www.1000islandscruises.ca/index.cfm/about-us/our-ships/island-queen/



« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 01:36:33 PM by Marcel »

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Re: Lunch Cruise through Thousand Islands?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 01:48:17 AM »
Comparative lunch menus side by side:

Island Star glass-top boat lunch cruise               

Bread Basket
Assorted breads with whipped butter.

Arcadian Mix Salad
Arcadian mixed lettuce with red onions, our signature salad topping mix, drizzled with Kingston 1000 Islands strawberry and mint dressing.

Add a Shrimp Cocktail
Add five plump shrimp served with cocktail sauce and lemon - $7

Choice of Entrée

Add a 4oz Filet Mignon Medallion to any entrée - $10
Add a Shrimp Skewer to any entrée - $7


Pesto Chicken Breast
Roasted boneless chicken breast topped with a pesto cream sauce, served with red skinned mashed potatoes and vegetable medley
 
Filet Mignon
Filet mignon with roasted wild mushrooms and a red wine demi-glace, served with red skinned mashed potatoes and vegetable medley

Seafood Vol-au-vent
Puff pastry filled with shrimp, scallops and salmon sautéed in a light pernod flavoured sauce, served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley

Vegetarian Samosas
Creamy tofu, onions and spices enclosed in a flaky pastry, served with cranberry relish, red skinned mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley

Tiramisu Cake
Espresso coffee cake layered with creamy mascarpone mousse, coffee liqueur and whipped cream
Coffee & Tea

 

May be subject to change.
Island Queen paddle-wheeler lunch cruise

Salad Bar
Mixed Garden Salad, Romaine Lettuce, Bacon Bits, Parmesan Cheese, Croutons and Dressings

Potato Salad
Mini Red Skinned Potatoes mixed with Fresh Vegetables, Mayonnaise and Dijon Mustard

Pasta Salad
Rotini Pasta with Olives, Broccoli, Feta Cheese, Dried Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds tossed with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Bean Salad
A variety of Beans with Red Onions in a Citrus Dressing

Coleslaw
Fresh Cabbage and Grated Carrots tossed in a Coleslaw Vinaigrette

Rice Pilaf
Long Grain and Wild Rice mixture with Vegetables and Seasoning

Roasted Potatoes
Crisp and lightly seasoned Oven-roasted Potatoes

Beef Medallions
Tender marinated Beef Medallions with a Mushroom and Onion Demi-glace

Herb Roasted Chicken
Fresh Herb marinated Boneless Chicken Breast.  Option of a Marsala Mushroom Cream Sauce or a creamy Dijon Sauce

Chickpea and Lentil Ragout
Chickpeas and Lentils slow cooked with Mixed Vegetables

Vegetable Medley
Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert
Chef’s Dessert of the Day
Coffee / Tea

May be subject to change
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 01:51:42 AM by Marcel »

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Re: Lunch Cruise through Thousand Islands?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 09:26:54 AM »
Hi Marcel.  Just today we (Cathy and I) realized that there is a posting for the July cruise.  Is it possible to send an e-mail blast to the membership regarding this as I'm not sure how often everyone logs in and reviews posts (I know I usually just go straight to the registration page).

My vote is for the second menu offering.

regards,

Joe

 

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