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Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Reviews

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Geriatric Cruise with Pros and Cons

Review for Grande Caribe to North America River

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Crashxena

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 directions to embarkation point in Montreal, which left our cab driver searching for 40 minutes on what should have been a 15-minute ride. The cruise is pretty well for old people, again ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Great Cruise

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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librarian

10+ Cruises

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 stool, 2 drawers and about 15 hangars. Next time I would upgrade to the 10 by 13. Food was outstanding. Yogurts, rolls, fruit, hot cereal and then 2 warm dishes either, waffles, French ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


First small Cruise

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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akruzich

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 it small would be an understatement. What was particularly galling was the ship I was told, was designed for 80 persons and many of the double cabins were empty, as there were only 38 ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Disappointing from start to finish

Review for Grande Mariner to Canada & New England

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Burbank Travelers

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 airline size) and the shower with 5 gallons of hot water at a time. The ship was older and appeared as such. The captain and staff were very nice. The tours, however, left a lot to ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


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

Review for Grande Caribe to U.S.A.

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TravelFeatures

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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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Sail Date: July 2018

Traveled with disabled person


New England Island Cruise

Review for Grande Caribe to U.S.A.

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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

Review for Grande Caribe to U.S.A.

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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

Review for Grande Caribe to U.S.A.

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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.

Review for Grande Caribe to U.S.A.

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

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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Richard-Maine

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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. It's a very seniors oriented setup, max of 84 passengers in 40 cabins. The others on the boat were all born in the 1940's. The ship has no real amenities to speak of. It was very ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


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