Our passengers and visitors say it best!
The following is a sampling of passenger comments which we regularly receive during the season.
"Thank you for helping to make our 25th wedding anniversary celebration a memorable and enjoyable event. The dinner service was excellent and the cruise, as always, provided beautiful atmosphere and scenery." Karen and Larry - 2010
"Thank you for all of your help in planning and organizing our wedding day. Everything was perfect and we couldn't have picked a better location. We appreciate your hard work." Mike and Paula - 2010
"This is one of the best heritage museums we've experienced. Scope of artifacts and clever designs and displays! Well deserves maximum support." Wayne and Darlene - 2010
"On behalf of the Christie Seniors, I would like to thank you and all the staff at Muskoka Steamships for the great trip we had on September 28th. Everyone enjoyed our meal very much and it was a very enjoyable trip". Christie Seniors - 2010
"A big BIG thank you. You made our day a dream come true in SO many ways. To sum it all up with one small word with huge emotion - THANKS! We can't say it big enough or enough times to send our true feelings but there it is ... and feel free to quote me on that!". Neroli and Mike - 2010
"Thanks for everything. It was a fabulous event and I would recommend the Segwun as a venue for anyone wanting to have a memorable day." Evelyn - 2010
"On behalf of myself and the rest of the team at Gordon Food Service, I would like to thank you for helping us host our recent Customer Appreciation Event. I was confident throughout all of the planning that the event would be a success. We have received nothing but great comments from customers, vendors and staff." Gordon Food Service - 2009
"What a magnificent museum you have. I have trouble believing the progress you've made". Duncan - 2010
"A most beautiful and special wedding!! You all contributed to a flawless event. Thank you to the Captain for acknowledging our marriage with well orchestrated blasts." Noel & Diane - 2010
"Words cannot express how thankful we are for the lovely cruise aboard the RMS Segwun. The evening was spectacular! The meal was delicious, the staff extremely courteous ... and the ship was grand!" Bob & Janet - 2010
"We loved everything as usual. We come every year to celebrate our anniversary." Cathy - 2010
Did you know?
- The R.M.S. Segwun continues to be recognized by Canada Post as a "Royal Mail Ship" and that mail can be hand-franked or cancelled from the ship as they did more than 100 years ago.
- In 1974, the Segwun was recommissioned by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
- In 1996, the Wanda III Steam Yacht was recommissioned by Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
- The Segwun's coal comes all the way from Kentucky.
- Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre opened in 2006 and celebrates Muskoka's steamship era, grand resorts and hotels and the region's rich boat-building history.
- Wenonah II is Canada's newest passenger vessel combining turn-of-the-century charm with modern conveniences such as air-conditioning and an on board elevator.
- The Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre is home to North America's largest in-water display of antique and classic boats.
- The ship's private label wine is one of the few given permission by the LCBO to be sold in stores throughout Ontario.
- In 2001 and 2002, the Segwun won the award of "Best Large Attraction" by Attractions Canada.
- In 1988, the Segwun won the prestigious "Phoenix Award" presented by the Society of American Travel Writers. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding efforts in preservation and conservation.
- In years past, a steamship purser used to take tickets as passengers boarded. Today, our Purser is responsible for all guest services on board including your dining experience.
- The Segwun used to carry passengers, freight and mail to a variety of ports on the Muskoka lakes before the days of the automobile.
- Each year, the Segwun and Wenonah II host upwards of 30 memorable wedding ceremonies and receptions.
- In recent years the shift to air transport for mail has left only three ships with the right to the prefix; RMS Segwun, which serves as a passenger vessel in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, RMS St Helena, which serves the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, and RMS Queen Mary 2. QM2 was conferred "RMS" by Royal Mail when she entered service in 2004 on the Southampton to New York route as a gesture to Cunard's history – The RMS Segwun is the oldest Royal Mail Ship in the world.