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American-built in 1998, Grande Mariner carries American officers and crew and up to 98 passengers. The shallow draft of 6'6" allows safe navigation in bodies of water and access to smaller ports, and the ...
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Faithila
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
There is not much to choose from if you like to cruise small ships and wish to remain in or near the U.S. Blount Cruises offers wonderful itineraries on Eastern U.S. Lakes and rivers and coastlines. Advantages include a small passenger ... Read more
samandbeth@hotmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We, a couple in our 50s, have sailed many times with Blount (formerly ACCL - American Canadian Caribbean Line) and absolutely love it. Here's the deal: The cabins are small, efficient, clean and comfortable. Public space is abundant: top ... Read more
otlret
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
The Grande Mariner is old and shows it age; the shower was rusty and mildewed. That said, everything else was acceptable. And the crew kept our cabin and the common areas well vacuumed. Our cabin was adequate with good storage and ... Read more
Mort48
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
We had heard wonderful things about this cruise line. The idea of a smaller more intimate cruise held a lot of appeal. Unfortunately, the idea was better than reality. The rooms are tiny and continually had a sour smell. The food was ample ... Read more
Dogdude
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2012
Several years ago, I bought a Danube Christmas market cruise on the MS Bolero through Gate 1. When we got on board, we were told the river was high and there was a bridge we could not get under. Bottom line, no cruise, and THEY KNEW ... Read more
chicagoparis
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I sailed on the Grande Mariner from June 16th to June 23rd out of Navy Pier in Chicago. The cruise took us to a number of different ports including Mackinaw, Sturgeon Bay and Milwaukee. For a small ship, 69 passengers and 18 ... Read more
Suitcasefull
Member Since 2010
1 review
2,310 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just found the reviews for Blount on CC and want to praise them. Loved our Magical Lake Michigan trip in 2011 on the (now retired) Niagara Prince. Easy and comfortable way to see a part of the USA that would take way too much driving for ... Read more

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