Ship Comes in for Niagara Falls

Today it finally happened, the debut of the new Hornblower Niagara Cruises service on the Canadian side of the Niagara River.  By all accounts the new catamaran boats are sleek and offer many amenities that the older Maid of the Mist Boats do not have.

I cannot provide an honest appraisal of the new service until I have a chance to ride, which will be soon.  But already I can say that competition is a good thing.  I believe the price for Canadian service has gone down.  Also Hornblower is launching evening cruises which have always been a big no-no for the Maid of the Mist operation.  We were led to believe that the increased water diversion and darkness would lead to safety problems.  We’ll see about that in the upcoming weeks.

So stay tuned. We’ll have a comparison as soon as we get a chance to ride the new boats on the Canadian side of the river.  But if you haven’t been to Niagara Falls recently, Hornblower Cruises is definitely something new to do in Niagara.