NC offers two tall ship cruises this June

A spring tradition that dates back to 1984 will continue this June as Niagara College’s Part-Time Studies department embarks on two tall ship cruises aboard the Empire Sandy.

The sailings include a Tall Ship Twilight Cruise and a Historical Daytime Cruise and are open to the public.

The Tall Ship Twilight Cruise sets sail on Friday June 5 at 7:30 pm and offers a relaxing evening on Lake Ontario from dusk until 11 p.m. Guests enjoy a variety of appetizers a full-course dinner dessert and coffee/tea with live entertainment by Rich and the Poor Boys. A cash bar will be available for guests 19 and older. The cost for the cruise is $79.

On Saturday June 6 noted local historian author and professor Wesley Turner will lead the Daytime Historical Cruise: Celebrating 200 Years of Peace 1815-2015 which will explore the War of 1812 – often viewed as one of the bloodiest military conflicts in history – and the two centuries of peace that have followed. This historical journey embarks from Port Dalhousie at 10:30 a.m. and will include refreshments a full-course meal in the afternoon dessert coffee and tea. The cost for the cruise is $98.

All cruises sail rain or shine. For information contact NC’s Part-Time Studies department at 905-735-2211 ext. 7510 or visit Cruises may be booked using Visa MasterCard or American Express by calling the direct registration line at 905-988-4306 and online registration is available at

Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit


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