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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

  • Who goes on Blount Small Ship Adventures cruise ships?

  • 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.
  • Ships offer family-style meals and friendly ambience.
  • Emphasis on off-the-beaten-path coastal, lake, river and canal areas of the Americas.

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

The cruise is pretty well for old people, again not a problem as we are old.I really don't see going on this line again -- it is expensive for what you get -- unless, as with the Erie Canal, there is no other option.Read More
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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.I would recommend this to anyone wanting to travel the Erie Canal, meet like minded people who do not expect a cruise liner atmosphere.Read More
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10+ Cruises

First small Cruise

This was my first small cruise, determined not to go on a ship with a thousand other people.Most of the other passenger were pleasant and friendly, except for one or two who expressed their right-wing opinions loudly.Read More
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2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Disappointing from start to finish

Their basic response was: "These things happen" and then offered a 20% discount on a 2019 cruise.To top things off, the company's response regarding this cruise was underwhelming to say the least.Read More
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Burbank Travelers

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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