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Blount Small Ship Adventures USA Cruise Reviews

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22 Blount Small Ship Adventures USA Cruise Reviews


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librarian

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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mbhsdca

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise ports interesting but cruise has something to be desired.

This was one of the most expensive cruises we had been on. We had the worst cabin of all time, 73 sq ft. The cruise director must be new. She did not provide sufficient entertainment on board. Example, we had a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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TravelFeatures

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Blount Small Ship Voyage to New England Islands Ideal for BabyBoomers, Reunions

Wanted to see scenic, interesting destinations that would also be accessible to travel with brother who has somewhat limited mobility. Small-ship cruising is ideal, especially to explore America, so that we can ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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chenricks

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Trade offs for a unique itinerary

This trip was taken with a group of 11 early-mid 70's age friends from California who are all very experienced travelers. ( By the way, it was a VERY old crowd and we were younger and more active than most. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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jbcam711

1 Review Written

I enjoyed going where the big ships cannot

I wanted a small ship experience with lots of intracoastal sailing opportunities. We truly were able to "go where the big ships cannot!" My most enjoyable moments were on the various canals we traveled through - ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Richard-Maine

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Small older ship, good crew, not much else to recommend. Better values elsewhere

We wanted a small ship that was within driving distance and found Blount. They have two older very small ships that are identical. We knew it was a small boat but weren't prepared for just how spartan that meant. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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JFCRae

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grande Caribe Sailing July 25th to August 9th 2017

We had looked forward to this cruise Great American Waterways sailing from Chicago through the Great Lakes, Erie Canal Hudson River to New York finally to Rhode Island. We recently returned home after taking the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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woebegone

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

This cruise was outstanding

We have always wanted to go to Lake Mackinac and were delighted with all you can see and do on this island including The Grand Hotel which was awesome. Payment to enter is waived for all Blount customers. All the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Lupi2

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointed with the Magical Michigan Cruise

Chose this cruise for the ports we were stopping at. Knew ahead of time that the ship was old and rooms would be small, but older and smaller than expected. Limited water usage made washing hands/shower difficult. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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padrek

40 Reviews Written

130 Helpful Votes

Small ship N. E. Islands cruise

I chose this trip as an opportunity of leaving from near my home and visiting the N. E. Islands - Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cuttyhunk, Block Is, plus Newport RI. I had never been on a "small ship" before. Grande ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Mary Jaqua

5 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Thought we knew what we were getting into

We knew the cabin would be small - around 90 square feet. What we did NOT know was that you could not walk around the double bed. You could not tell this from the cabin drawings. And we were in one of the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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POW77

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary! Awesome being on the Erie Canal and the Hudson River!

The itinerary was wonderful. The only issues were cleanliness of the bathroom, trying to board the ship from a dock in Chicago and the meals. Chef was terrible; can't express how awful...people not eating some ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Mort48

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Never Again

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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rafinmd

15 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Gulf Intracostal Waterway

Background: Blount Small Ship Adventures truly marches to a different drummer in the cruise industry. A family owned company, the term family will come up often, and I typically use the term in the way real families ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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Suitcasefull

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Looking forward to another trip with Blount!

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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dedham

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

GREAT SMALL SHIP CRUISE

Very friendly staff (everyone) the captain and all passengers the food was good the fruit and bread always freshly baked and top notch there was always plenty of food 24 hours a day complimentary soda,juices and ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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chicagoparis

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

June 16th 2012 Lake Michigan Cruise

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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Brewgirl1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Southern Antebellum Adventure

I can't say enough about the food YUM!! My husband and I are 52 and almost 50 we were young here. We met the greatest people and had the best time!! The food was GREAT! They serve family style 8am, noon, and 5 or 6 ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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Bytehead

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

ACCL - Fall Color Cruise 2009

This was our first experience with river cruising. We have done 5 ocean cruises on Regency, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. We were not sure what to expect on such a small ship but we were VERY pleasantly ...
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Sail Date September 2009


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disappointment

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

New England Island Cruise

We (3) went on this cruise because it was an expanded version of the same cruise we took last year. Spent several hours at the Warren dock before departure because the low tide was unexpected? I thought tide ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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akruzich

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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namcmc

1 Review Written

Better than expected

We were looking for a tour in the United States as we had traveled in France on the Canal du Midi last year. We were interested in seeing parts of the country we had never visited and enjoyed traveling the Great ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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