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USA Grande Caribe USA Cruise Reviews

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

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TravelFeatures
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 continue to explore, discover, have marvelous travel experiences, without the concern or hassle of long-distance air travel, packing/unpacking, driving, checking in/out of hotels. The ...
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We are so happy Blount could provide you with a great small ship adventure! When it comes to inclement weather, passenger safety and comfort are our top concern. We hope to see you both...

Sail Date: July 2018

Traveled with disabled person


New England Island Cruise

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disappointment
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 tables were published in advance. Unfortunately, just like last year, we spent the first night in an unplanned destination (Bristol, RI), and then did not go to Cuttyhunk, MA as planned. ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Better than expected

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namcmc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 Lakes, Erie Canal and Hudson River. The boat while not luxury was very comfortable. The food was EXCELLENT as well as the servers and chefs. Snacks were always available although meals ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Trade offs for a unique itinerary

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chenricks
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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. Youngest couple was mid-50's and oldest mid-90s). We were attracted by the itinerary from NYC to Chicago by transiting, canals, rivers and the Great Lakes. Most people are not aware you can ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Cruise ports interesting but cruise has something to be desired.

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mbhsdca
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 good lecturer and he was given a time slot of 8:30PM and never during the long cruise days. He was helpful with the guests but not permitted to provide additional information. We only ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


Small ship N. E. Islands cruise

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padrek
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 Caribe, and her "sister", Grande Mariner are, I am told, similar to many river cruise ships. Limited passenger numbers - max here 84, on this trip 54, small cabins, limited menus and ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Grande Caribe Sailing July 25th to August 9th 2017

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JFCRae
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 above cruise with Blount Small Ship Adventures on the Grande Caribe. .When I received our travel documents I called the Blount office in Warren to make reservations for some of the ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


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

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POW77
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

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 nights because food was cold and they ordered peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!The baked goods were outstanding. Owner did not like any negative feedback...thought we were not a good ...
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Sail Date: July 2016


Gulf Intracostal Waterway

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rafinmd
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 actually work, not some stylized version of the term. Founder Luther Blount was the company's guiding influence for 40 years, leaving his mark right up to his death in 2006. His ...
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Sail Date: May 2013


GREAT SMALL SHIP CRUISE

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dedham
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 snacks 24 hours a day being a small boat we were able to get into the ports and just walk off all of them except Nantucket. The ports were great and the Captain was always available to ...
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Sail Date: July 2012


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