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Blount: Sailing the waters less traveled!

For 50 years, we have been inviting travel lovers to experience true adventure by visiting exciting destinations inaccessible with other cruise lines, and getting closer to the local culture and landmarks that make each location so unique.

On a Blount cruise, guests will never stand in line or feel lost in the crowd. With only 88 passengers per ship, each cruise experience is exclusive and personal. Our friendly, all-American crew treats every traveler as a part of the Blount family, and an environment of like-minded adventurers creates a welcoming and social onboard experience.

Our mission today remains the same as it was when we were founded in 1966 – to share our passion for adventure and take travel lovers closer to the sites and experiences that transform a cruise into a true adventure.

The Ship

Guests will cruise in comfort on the majestic Grande Caribe and Grande Mariner, our two newly-renovated small ship cruise vessels! Unique design innovations allow our ships to sail where larger cruise ships cannot go. The retractable pilot house and shallow draft of our vessels allow us to slip gently beneath the lowest bridges and navigate narrow waterways and canals. Our signature “bow ramp” even lets travelers step directly from ship to shore. On a Blount cruise, everyone will enjoy the freedom to get closer to the sites and experiences that turn a regular cruise into a true adventure!

Travelers will admire the stunning seascape from the panoramic vista-view lounge, enjoy chef-prepared meals in the welcoming dining room, and mingle with new friends on the sunny top deck. Recent renovations provide even greater amenities, including a new fitness area and fully remodeled dining room.

The Ship Photo: Blount Small Ship Adventures


The convenience and simple comforts of our sleeping accommodations make sailing with Blount Small Ship Adventures easy and relaxing. Four categories of cabins offer private facilities and individually-controlled air conditioning.

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Every cruise itinerary is enhanced by our delicious chef-prepared fare, including cuisine inspired by the local ports of call. Using only the freshest of ingredients, menus are tailored to reflect the local flavor and color of the regions we sail in, with a new and imaginative array of dishes every day.

Our newly-renovated dining room offers single-seating dining, inviting travelers to mingle and form new friendships over a shared meal. Our expanded beverage service includes self-serve coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, soft drinks. Complimentary wine and beer are served with lunch and dinner.

Our innovate “BYOB” policy allows guests to bring their own wine, beer, and spirits onboard, ensuring everyone has access to their favorite libations without a costly bar tab at the end of the trip. Mixers and snacks are on the house and barware, refrigeration, bottle storage space, and ice are provided round the clock.

Dining Photo: Blount Small Ship Adventures


Every cruise departure is enhanced with optional excursions and onboard activities that help strike the ideal balance of relaxation and adventure for every personality.

Our optional on-shore excursions invite adventurers to discover the most intriguing, awe-inspiring, and breathtakingly beautiful natural marvels, historic landmarks, and local attractions that make each port of call so special. From historic cathedrals to nature preserves to guided city tours, each optional excursion is specially selected to give our guests an unforgettable experience.

Onboard activities and performances are offered throughout every cruise departure. Local musicians and entertainers, historians and lecturers, and destination experts often come aboard to enhance the cruise experience. Bikes and kayaks are available on numerous departures for guests to use at their leisure, and snorkel equipment is available on our Caribbean itineraries. Photography workshops on select departures help guests learn how to capture their memories in a postcard-perfect souvenir.

Guests can complement their activities with ample leisure time, offering them a chance to create a cruise schedule that matches their own unique interests and lifestyle.

Activities Photo: Blount Small Ship Adventures


When your clients sail on a Blount cruise, they become part of the Blount Small Ship Adventures family. Our crew are selected for their exceptional abilities, but renowned for their friendly service and personal interactions with guests on the ship, and we truly believe their enthusiastic personalities help make the Blount experience so uniquely personal. They take genuine pride in making our guests feel at home and putting smiles on their faces, often taking time to share their knowledge of the regions we sail, telling a tale about the next port of call, or simply sharing a conversation with the guests.

Family Photo: Blount Small Ship Adventures


On a Blount cruise, your enjoyment is our top priority! To ensure your complete satisfaction, we provide free wi-fi on every departure, a dedicated cleaning crew, special anniversary and birthday celebrations, and an exclusive "VIB" - Very Important Blount - recognition and rewards program for repeat travelers.

Services Photo: Blount Small Ship Adventures

Vacation Side Travel

Steven Talbott
Vacation Side Travel

533 Church St Ste #278
Nashville, TN 37219

 855-822-8747 (Toll-free)
 615-800-8069 (Fax)

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