Our favorite small ship cruise line is offering bargain cruises to Great American destinations
Sailing with Blount is like sailing with an old, and fun, friend rather an anonymous cruise line. This small cruise line was started solely because the Blount family cruises were so popular with their Rhode Island neighbors as far back as the 1930s that the father of company president, Nancy Blount, decided to use his ship building business to build his own fleet of family-style cruise ships. Today, Blount takes friendly people to some of the most beautiful and compelling destinations along the Eastern Seaboard and great American rivers like the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri and Tennessee.
This summer, Blount Small Ship Adventures will offer its popular Atlantic Coast itineraries for cruises ranging from six to 15-nights. And for a limited time, up to April 30th, there are huge savings to be had on each sailing, making a small ship river cruise an exciting and affordable option this summer.
This itinerary, the longest of the three summer sailings, is a 15-night adventure from Jacksonville, FL to Warren, RI, visiting a total of 15 ports along the way. Guests will 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. Blount is offering a two-for-one cruise fare deal, with rates starting at $4,999 per couple, based on double occupancy. This promotion is valid on new bookings only through the dates of departure.
An 11-night journey along the coast of New England, departing on the Grande Mariner July 1,will sail from Warren, RI to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, a tranquil hamlet in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, before returning to Massachusetts. The cruise will make stops throughout Maine in both directions, offering an array of land tours and excursions, and a collection of onboard activities that capture the destination, including a succulent Maine lobster dinner and lectures from local maritime history expert, Sam Ladley, on the early development of the Northeast. Now through April 30, travelers will receive 25% off cruise fare, with reduced rates starting at $3,375 per person.
This 6-night itinerary is perfect for cruisers looking for a quick getaway. Summer sailings depart at the ideal time to capture the Northeast’s lush green landscapes and blooming flowers with stops throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Guests can stroll the quaint streets of Nantucket, browse the galleries in Martha’s Vineyard, and tour the Mohegan Bluffs of Block Island, where green hills plunge toward crashing waves. For seafood lovers, the cruise incorporates lobster into the menu each day, and features a traditional New England-style lobster bake. Bookings for these summer sailings made on or before April 30 will receive 20% off the cruise fare, with reduced rates starting at $1,600 per person.
All Blount cruises include daily menus which often reflect the local cuisine, as well as refreshments and snacks available 24-hours a day. Blount cruises feature a BYOB beer, wine and liquor policy, with mixers and set-ups for cocktails available at no charge throughout the day, along with complimentary house wine and beer offered during lunch and dinner.
Blount to offer Bay of Fundy cruise itinerary in summer 2015 from Canada’s Port of Saint John
New for 2015, Blount will reposition its 98-passenger ships to sail to a range of ports within the Bay of Fundy including St Andrews, Grand Manan and Campobello Island.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership and our continued commitment to New Brunswick and Port Saint John,” said Nancy Blount, president, Blount Small Ship Adventures. “We have already been operating in the destination as part of Blount’s ‘Classical Maine and the Northeast’ cruise, and know it is beloved by our customers for its historic cities, charming maritime villages and the beauty of its rocky shores jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.”
New Brunswick’s provincial government recently announced it will invest 300,000 Canadian Dollars over the next three years to develop Saint John as expedition-class cruise ship homeport. Saint John is ideally suited to homeport expedition-class vessels due to its strategic position and its tourism and cruise-related facilities.
Trevor Holder, minister of tourism, heritage and culture, said: “The Blount line will be the first to offer cruises where passengers will start or end their experience in New Brunswick. This signals to other similar companies that we are also open for their business.”
Blount Small Ship Adventures’ most recent deals and promotions can be found at www.blountsmallshipadventures.com/2014offers. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 1-888-618-4770. Follow Blount Small Ship Adventures on Facebook at Blount Small Ship Adventures, and Twitter at @BlountSmallShip.