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Blount Small Ship Adventures

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Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Highlights

Why Go?

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.

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Blount Small Ship Adventures Overview

Founded in the mid-1960s, Blount Small Ship Adventures specializes in cruises that sail the rivers, lakes and canals of North America as well as the Caribbean. The line is known for its familial onboard atmosphere and relaxed pace of exploration.

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 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.

What are Blount Small Ship Adventures' 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.

Is everything free on Blount Small Ship Adventures?

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.