Blount Small Ship Adventures Announces New 2016 Itineraries. Small Ship Cruise Line Celebrates 50 Years of Sailing with Anniversary Cruise

Grande MarinerBlount Small Ship Adventures, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, will offer 10 itineraries for the season, including new, updated cruises and returning favorites. The sailings, to run January to October, will visit Caribbean, Canadian and domestic destinations.

The 2016 itineraries give travelers the opportunity to explore a variety of destinations and waterways, all while enjoying Blount’s signature small ship intimacy.


· The 50th anniversary of Blount Small Ship Adventures will be commemorated by a Boston to Montreal‚ cruise with President Nancy Blount on board. The 50th anniversary sailing celebrates Blount‚s legacy of New England cruising, a pillar of the cruise line since it was founded by Luther Blount in 1966. The 16-day, 15-night itinerary travels throughout the Northeast and Canada and includes stops in Martha‚s Vineyard, Mass., Block Island, R.I., Troy, N.Y., Oswego, N.Y., and Three Rivers and Quebec City, Quebec.

· Blount will reintroduce Caribbean sailings to its lineup in 2016 with two Bahamian cruises, one of which is the first-ever Grand Bahamas Cruise.‚ The 16-day, 15-night itinerary will visit Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as Mayaguana, Long Island, Great Exuma, Eleuthera and more in the Bahamas.


· The popular Locks, Legends & Canals of the Northeast‚ itinerary will include a new port for 2016. In addition to Quebec City, Montreal and a number of ports in New York, the cruise will now also visit Three Rivers, Quebec.

· Blount Small Ship Adventures has also added two additional days and three new stops to its 2016 Bay of Fundy‚ itinerary, which will now be 12 days and 11 nights. The additional stops are Halifax, Lunenburg and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.


· The 12-day, 11-night Bahamian Out Islands‚ cruise explores the islands of New Providence, St. George’s Cay, Eleuthera and Exumas, departing from and returning to the Bahamian capital of Nassau.

· Blount also offers a 16-day, 15-night ŒGrand Bahamas Cruise,‚ which visits Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as Mayaguana, Long Island, Great Exuma, Eleuthera and more in the Bahamas.

· The 8-day, 7-night Southern Antebellum‚ showcases some of the South‚s most iconic port cities, including Savannah, Ga. Charleston, S.C., and Amelia Island, Fla. in 8 days and 7 nights. Highlights of the itinerary include onboard presentations on Savannah‚s rich history and diverse local bird population, and Jekyll Island‚s coastal wildlife and regional conservation.

· The Islands of New England,‚ a 7-day, 6-night itinerary, sails the coastal waterways of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, bringing passengers to Nantucket, Martha‚s Vineyard and other New England gems.

· Cruise enthusiasts can travel from Chicago to Rhode Island on the 16-day, 15-night Great American Waterways,‚ while sailing the famed Erie and Oswego Canals and four of the Great Lakes ˆ Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario.

· Magical Lake Michigan‚ invites passengers to explore ports of all sizes along Lake Michigan for an 8-day, 7-night cruise, beginning and ending from the Midwest metropolis of Chicago.

· The Atlantic Coastal Waterways‚ itinerary is a 16-day, 15-night adventure. Traveling from Jacksonville, FL to Warren, RI, this cruise visits a total of 15 ports, giving guests the chance to experience the southern charm of Savannah, GA, the coastal metropolis of Norfolk, VA, and the historic town of Newport, RI, known for its opulent mansions.

All Blount cruises include three meals daily with menus that are fresh, creative and often reflect the local cuisine, refreshments and snacks 24-hours a day, plus guest lectures and workshops. Blount cruises also feature a BYOB policy, with mixers and set-ups for cocktails available throughout the day, along with complimentary house wine and beer offered during lunch and dinner.