Grande Mariner

Blount Small Ship Adventures

Luther Blount, the founder of Blount Small Ship Adventures, could have stopped the day he coined the term “small ship cruising.” By then, he was a prolific inventor and shipbuilder. He’d created ships so innovative, his competitors lined up, hoping to buy them. But he always saved the biggest innovations for his own fleet. Ships with bow ramps. Retractable pilot houses. Ships totally unlike anything else in cruising. He’d taken people deep into the nooks and crannies of the world, and along the way, discovered adventure in the places big cruises couldn’t sail.

Today, we celebrate another year of Blount Small Ship Adventures. And, we celebrate a man who kept on sailing. Who kept innovating with a passion that lives on, every time a Blount ship leaves port.

Every Blount Small Ship adventure is a little different. It comes from a once in a lifetime combination of passengers, crew and destination that make for something truly magical.

?Your journey starts the moment you step aboard. The first thing you notice is the casual atmosphere. You begin to unwind. Relax. And it’s then that you get the itch to explore. So why not take a photography class, and get to know your cameras a little better, and maybe even make your vacation pictures a little more interesting along the way? Or attend a wine tasting, featuring vintages from the city on the banks of the river you’re cruising? Or learn from an onboard naturalist, teaching you about the wildlife at your next destination?

And because Blount cruises are filled with people filled with curiosity, you’re just as likely to learn a thing or two from your fellow passengers before you come home.

The possibilities keep coming once you land onshore. Our cruises have kayaks, snorkel equipment, and bikes available. So if you’re looking to explore the port, we have just the stuff you need. Over the years, we’ve developed close relationships in many of our ports, so our shore excursions are always personal, unexpected, and rewarding. You could end up visiting a small thatched-roof village, blowing soap bubbles, and laughing with local children. Exploring ancient Mayan ruins. Or enjoying bluegrass music by the banks of the Mississippi.

When you cruise with Blount, every day is filled with possibilities.

Ship Data

Rating
Specialty
Cruise Line
Blount Small Ship Adventures

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
184 feet
Maiden Voyage
1998
Refurbished
2010
Passenger Capacity (dbl)
88
Ship Registration
United States

Ship Amenities

  • 110 Volt AC Power
  • Individual Climate Control

Ship Facilities

  • Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Sun Deck
Grande Mariner, Magical Lake Michigan Ex Chicago Return

Departure: 24 Aug 2019 From: Chicago, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

7 Night Magical Lake Michigan Cruise departing roundtrip from Chicago onboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Great American Waterways Ex Chicago To New York

Departure: 03 Sep 2019 From: Chicago, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

15 Night Cruise sailing from Chicago to New York aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, The Saguenay 2019 Ex New York To Montreal

Departure: 20 Sep 2019 From: New York, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

13 Night Cruise sailing from New York to Montreal aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Locks Legends & Canals Fall Foliage Ex Montreal To New York

Departure: 05 Oct 2019 From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

13 Night Cruise departing from Montreal to New York onboard Grand Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Hudson River & Coastal Fall Foliage Ex New York To Warren

Departure: 20 Oct 2019 From: New York, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

8 Night Cruise sailing from New York to Warren aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grand Mariner, The Bahamas Ex Nassau Return

Departure: 27 Feb 2020 From: Nassau, Bahamas Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Nassau roundtrip aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grand Mariner, The Bahamas Ex Nassau Return

Departure: 12 Mar 2020 From: Nassau, Bahamas Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Nassau roundtrip aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grand Mariner, The Bahamas Ex Nassau Return

Departure: 26 Mar 2020 From: Nassau, Bahamas Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Nassau roundtrip aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Ex Savannah To Baltimore

Departure: 19 Apr 2020 From: Savannah, Georgia, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Savannah to Baltimore aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Historic Chesapeake Bay Ex Baltimore To Philadelphia

Departure: 02 May 2020 From: Baltimore,MD Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Baltimore to Philadelphia aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Historic Chesapeake Bay Ex Philadelphia To Baltimore

Departure: 13 May 2020 From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Philadelphia to Baltimore aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Islands Of New England Ex Boston To New York

Departure: 12 Jun 2020 From: Boston, Massachusetts Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

6 Night Cruise sailing from Boston to New York aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Great American Waterways 2020 Ex New York To Chicago

Departure: 20 Jun 2020 From: New York, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

15 Night Cruise sailing from New York to Chicago aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Great American Waterways 2020 Ex Chicago To New York

Departure: 07 Jul 2020 From: Chicago, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

15 Night Cruise sailing from Chicago to New York aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Islands Of New England Ex New York To Boston

Departure: 24 Jul 2020 From: New York, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

6 Night Cruise sailing from New York to Boston aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Islands Of New England Ex Boston To New York

Departure: 01 Aug 2020 From: Boston, Massachusetts Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

6 Night Cruise sailing from Boston to New York aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Great American Waterways 2020 Ex New York To Chicago

Departure: 09 Aug 2020 From: New York, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

15 Night Cruise sailing from New York to Chicago aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Great American Waterways 2020 Ex Chicago To New York

Departure: 26 Aug 2020 From: Chicago, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

15 Night Cruise sailing from Chicago to New York aboard Grande Mariner.

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Grande Mariner, Hudson River & Coastal Fall Foliage Ex New York To Warren

Departure: 12 Oct 2020 From: New York, USA Cruise line: Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruise Ship: Grande Mariner.

8 Night Cruise sailing from New York to Warren aboard Grande Mariner.

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Level Name & Map
01 Lower Deck
02 Main Deck
03 Sun Deck
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