Raise a stein to an Oktoberfest celebration on the Toronto Harbour

Mariposa CruisesOktoberfest Cruise on the Northern Spirit will be bringing more oomph aboard their annual Oktoberfest Cruise as they transform the Northern Spirit into a floating festhallen, complete with Steam Whistle beer garden on top of the largest outer deck in the Toronto Harbour.

There will be plenty of Bavarian spirit aboard the 4-hour Oktoberfest dinner cruise on Saturday, October 3rd, with a German themed menu, performances by the high-energy German Folk Dance troop The Schwaben Dancers and the opportunity to drink beer from a 1L stein. (more…)

Sons of Rhythm get set to sing the Blues on the Toronto Harbour

Mariposa Cruises Blues CruiseIn three weeks’ time Mariposa Cruises will be hosting our very first Blues Cruise aboard the Northern Spirit on Thursday October 1st.

It will be a night of great food, great city and harbour views and great live music by Toronto blues band Sons of Rhythm.

To get to know our feature act just a little bit better we asked lead singer/bassist Mick Maratta some questions about the band. Here’s what he had to say….


Retro date night on the Toronto Harbour

Mariposa Cruises’ guest John C Recker recounts his date night experience on the Toronto Harbour with his girlfriend aboard the Northern Spirit on the 80’s & 90’s Retro Dinner Cruise

80s & 90s Retro Dinner Cruise

On a sunny and bright Friday evening, my girlfriend and I attended Mariposa Cruises’ Retro Dinner Cruise on the Toronto Harbour.

Before boarding, we were greeted by some of the friendly crew, and a photographer for a local paper covering the outing. We had our picture taken and promptly boarded the Northern Spirit while being welcomed warmly by more of the crew already on board.

A New Year’s Eve close to the action far from the crowds

New-Year's-Eve-Dinner-Cruise-BlogTOIf you are looking to escape the crowds this New Year’s eve but still want more excitement than sitting on your couch watching the clock count down then come aboard one of the largest ships in Toronto and ring in the New Year with Mariposa Cruises.

For over 25 years, Mariposa Cruises has been cruising Toronto’s harbour capping off each year with a magical New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise. The gala cruise marks the end of the year and the end of the cruising season until the following April, when operations start up once again for a busy season on Toronto’s harbour.

Mariposa Cruises New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise is the perfect way to be part of the action on New Year’s Eve in Toronto while still avoiding the manic energy and overcrowded nature that characterizes so many New Year’s events in the city. (more…)

Zoomers Cruising to the Oldies with AM740 on the Toronto Harbour

Mariposa Cruises’ guests Mary Lou and Chuck Simmons report their experience on the maiden voyage of the AM740 Oldies Cruise aboard the Northern Spirit

AM740-Oldies-Cruise-hosted by Norm Edwards On Wednesday July 30th we had the privilege of joining the AM740 Oldies Dinner Experience provided by Mariposa Cruises on the Northern Spirit, thanks to our granddaughter. Norm Edwards was a gracious host and had friendly interactions with most of the guests throughout the cruise. As soon as the guests arrived on board, he conducted a series of trivia questions and karaoke challenges. 




Parents can rejoice – finally a kid friendly brunch experience is just over the horizon!

Good-Ship-Lollipop-CruiseParents need not fear the unforgiving gaze and judgment of their fellow patrons when they venture out to brunch with the kids aboard the Northern Spirit on Saturday September 20th.

They will be among sympathizers because this kid friendly brunch was created with kids and parents in mind. There’s plenty to keep kids entertained aboard the Good Ship Lollipop making it the perfect family activity out on the Toronto Harbour. (more…)

AM740 Zoomer Radio gets set to cruise through the Toronto harbour

Christopher Randall takes the helm of the AM740 Oldies Cruise on her maiden voyage

Christopher-RandallWith less than two weeks to go before our very first AM740 Oldies Cruise, we thought we would ask Christopher Randall, Vice-President of Radio Promotion at AM740 and creator of the AM740 Oldies Cruise about what guests can expect when they board the Northern Spirit on Wednesday July 30th.

Here’s what he had to say…. (more…)