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Blount Small Ship Adventures Grande Mariner Cruise Reviews

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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


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


I enjoyed going where the big ships cannot

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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jbcam711

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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 - lots of neat wildlife and landscapes to see! I particularly liked the guest lecturer on board - he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Blount offered a cruise where we were able ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Wonderful cruise in Belize and Guatemala

Review for Grande Mariner to Caribbean - All

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diedigedi

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

The cruise was absolutely fantastic and my husband and I got to relax and unwind in paradise! The service was above and beyond, the food is always fresh and phenomenal (the dessert was my personal highlight!), and the sightseeing was just wonderful! I would never go on a large cruise ship. Blount small ship adventures ships are exactly the right size, and the right amount of people! I would ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


This cruise was outstanding

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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woebegone

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 ports were certainly worth seeing and all of the tour stops were great. The Captain took pains to steer around any rough weather spots on this cruise and kept us informed regularly. ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Disappointed with the Magical Michigan Cruise

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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Lupi2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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. It is at the Captain's discretion if the itinerary changes due to "weather" and we missed one of our stops. Also cancelled one of our tours at one of the major ports, then promised ...
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Sail Date: August 2017


Thought we knew what we were getting into

Review for Grande Mariner to U.S.A.

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Mary Jaqua

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 expensive rooms! There was only an area about 4' long where you could access the bed, so I had to crawl over my husband to get into or out of bed. The bed was the only place to sit, and the ...
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Sail Date: May 2017


Small ship, small ports, great people, wonderful places.

Review for Grande Mariner to Caribbean - Western

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Berryglauz

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I had sailed with Blount before on one of their Erie Canal trips. I loved the smaller ship and the terrific crew. Several of the passengers told me about their experiences during their Caribbean cruise on Blount, and I booked the trip when I got home. Flying into Belize City was very easy. Staff was there to greet us and help us to our shuttles. The usual tourist port had been damaged by a ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Traveled with disabled person


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