A Weekend Brunch Cruise aboard Mariposa’s Northern Spirit. #ad @mariposacruises

A Weekend Brunch Cruise aboard Mariposa’s Northern Spirit. #ad @mariposacruises
03 Aug 2018

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Disclosure: Our brunch cruise experience was covered by Mariposa Cruises. All opinions are my own.

Now in its 31st year, Mariposa Cruises has been hosting unforgettable experiences on the waters of lake Ontario, and has welcomed more than three million guests aboard its decks. WIth its home base at Queen’s Quay on Toronto’s iconic waterfront, Mariposa Cruises is known for having the best cuisine in the harbourfront. Weekend brunch cruises, weekday sip & sails (think “happy hour on the lake”), scenic sunset dinner cruises, and Toronto harbour tours are just a few of the options available.

Northern Spirit walking to boat

Mariposa Cruises’ fleet includes six amazing vessels, including two of the largest ships in Toronto’s harbourfront… the Captain Matthew Flinders, and the Northern Spirit. The latter of the two, which we had the pleasure of experiencing the brunch cruise on, just unveiled a $500,000 interior renovation.

Northern Spirit Lauren taking pics

With Mariposa Cruises – it truly is a one-stop event shop with complete on-board planning, catering and gorgeous décor options for weddings, social events, client appreciation and team-building events. All you have to do is invite people, show up, relax, and have fun! Mariposa Cruises takes care of the rest.

Northern Spirit

At 140 feet, the newly renovated Northern Spirit is one of the largest passenger vessels in Toronto. It has a 500+ person capacity, with a beautiful dining area, new sound system, and refreshed decor. There is a good-sized dance floor, so if you are thinking of hosting an event aboard the Northern Spirit, there is no shortage of room to bust a move!

Northern Spirit cold food

The Food

30 minutes after disembarking, we found our table, and got settled in…

Northern Spirit family pic

The staff uncover fresh pasties, fruit, cereals, and yogurt…

Northern Spirit carving station

There is a carving station with ham and roast beef…

Northern Spirit hot buffet

And the got buffet, which featured roasted potatoes, French toast, beef sausages, pork sausages, maple bacon, and scrambled eggs.

Northern Spirit brunch food

Brunch was fantastic! There was something in the section that we all enjoyed.

Northern Spirit menu

The girls even went back for seconds! I may have grabbed a second helping of fresh pineapple.

Northern Spirit cannolis

Once we were finished eating, a server brought out fresh baked cannolis… Sicilian tube-shaped pastry, filled with a sweet ricotta filling, lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar. So good!

The Cruise

Rachel and Lauren had an amazing time on their first cruise of Lake Ontario. It really is a fantastic way to to spend the afternoon in Toronto.

Northern Spirit Lauren Canada flag

The views of “The 6” were fantastic!

Northern Spirit Lauren with CN Tower in Background

Lauren loved taking pictures of Toronto’s waterfront…

Northern Spirit The Grils CN Tower


Mariposa Cruises is located at:
Queens Quay Terminal
207 Queen’s Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A7
Phone: 416-203-0178
Email: reservations@mariposacruises.com
Web: mariposacruises.com

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