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Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruises

Blount Small Ship Adventures

About Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruises

Blount Small Ship Adventures operates two American-flagged, shallow-draft coastal cruise vessels that offer simple yet comfortable accommodations. Emphasis on off-the-beaten-path coastal, lake, river and canal areas of the Americas

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  • Do I have to dress up on a Blount Small Ship Adventures cruise?

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Who goes on Blount Small Ship Adventures cruise ships?

Blount tends to draw a well-traveled, older crowd, primarily Americans and Canadians. Many of them are passionately loyal to the cruise line and have been on numerous Blount cruises. Children, 14 or older, are invited to sail, but the cruises are geared toward adults. You'll find quite a few single travelers on Blount ships who are attracted by the convivial atmosphere, and the line's designated single accommodations and "Willing to Share" program that allows solo travelers to pay a per person rate for a double occupancy room, shared with another person.

Do I have to dress up on a Blount Small Ship Adventures cruise?

No. Blount's dress code is informal throughout the trip; there are no formal nights and no themed parties -- which translates to mostly casual but conservative outfits. Cruisers tend to get a little dressier at the cocktail parties at the beginning and end of the cruise.

Is everything free on Blount Small Ship Adventures cruises?

No. Shore excursions, gratuities and gift shop purchases cost extra. Included in the cruise fare are all meals; soft drinks including soda, juice, coffee, tea and water; select wine and beer with lunch and dinner; and cocktails at the ships' welcome onboard and farewell parties. The line maintains a BYOB policy, permitting cruisers to bring on their own alcohol and even providing mixers, ice, snacks and cold and dry storage so that cruisers can serve themselves whenever they like.

What are Blount Small Ship Adventures’s most popular activities?

A Blount cruise is all about the destinations visited and the onboard social atmosphere. The friendly passengers enjoy spending time reading, chatting and watching the scenery when they aren't exploring the ports. Depending on the itinerary, they may swim, snorkel, try out a photography workshop, sunbathe, fish or explore in a glass-bottom boat. Evening entertainment is usually a lecture, followed by cards, reading or watching movies. Local bands and entertainers come aboard in some ports.

Why go with Blount Small Ship Adventures?

American-crewed ships carry no more than 100 passengers.

Best for: Mature travelers interested in unusual itineraries and friendly, intimate ships

Not for: Young families, travelers using wheelchairs, anyone looking for lots of onboard activities

Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Geriatric Cruise with Pros and Cons

We took this cruise because it is the only cruise line that goes on the Erie Canal. Cabin -- we were in the largest option -- was small,but not a problem because we knew it would be. Essentially no useful... Read More
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Crashxena

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Great Cruise

We traveled the Great Lakes from Chicago to NYC via the Welland Canal, 4 Great Lakes, Erie Canal, Lake Sinclair. Only Lake Huron was a bit rough for a day. Our cabin was basic 8 by 10. Separate shower and... Read More
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librarian

10+ Cruises

First small Cruise

This was my first small cruise, determined not to go on a ship with a thousand other people. Overall I found it relaxing. However, though I had anticipated a small single cabin as not being very large, to call... Read More
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akruzich

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Disappointing from start to finish

We chose this river cruise because of the itinerary up the Hudson to the Erie Canal and onto the St. Lawrence Seaway. We knew the cabins would be small but my wife and I were still surprised at the bathrooms (think... Read More
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Burbank Travelers

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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