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Discovering the Best of Baseball in Cooperstown, NY
Celebrating the Best of Baseball in Cooperstown, NY Located in Downtown Cooperstown, step inside the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to learn more about the history of baseball and its...
Inside West Point Academy
Inside West Point Academy Established in 1802, the United States Military West Point Academy is committed to the values of Duty, Honor and Country and strives to educate and prepare cadets for...
Celebrating Women in the Marine Trades
Celebrating Women in the Marine Trades International Women’s Day started in New York City in 1908 when 15,000 women marched the streets demanding their right to vote and for better working hours...
The Classic New England Clam Bake
The Classic New England Clam Bake  The traditional meal dates back more than 2,000 years in time when Native Americans cooked fresh clams and seafood in sand pits on the beach using hot rocks for...
The Wings of Mackinac Island
The Wings of Mackinac Island Every week, hundreds of butterflies of all types, sizes, and colors arrive at the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory on Mackinac Island, MI. The conservatory...
The Historic Bannister's Wharf, Newport, R.I.
The Historic Bannister's Wharf, Newport, R.I.  The Wharf John Bannister built was the social and commercial lifeline to colonial Newport, the connector between an active harbor and an...
A Step Inside The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
A Step Inside The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Located in Grand Rapids, MI, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum celebrates and explores the life and career of America’s 38th president, ...
The Saguenay: Where Belugas Swim Free
The Saguenay: Where Belugas Swim Free The cold salt water at the mouth of The Saguenay River make for the perfect feeding grounds for Beluga whales. The river attracts entire schools of Beluga...
Under The Radar: Sylvan Beach, NY
Under The Radar: Sylvan Beach, NY The lovely town of Sylvan Beach, situated on the Eastern Shore of Oneida Lake, New York, is home to exciting games and activities from arcades and amusement parks...
Milwaukee's Best: The Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee's Best: The Harley-Davidson Museum The history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles dates back to the early 1900s when 21-year-old William S. Harley sketched plans for a motor-bicycle engine. ...
Under The Radar: Georgetown, SC
Under The Radar: Georgetown, SC Georgetown, ranked the third oldest city in South Carolina, is widely accepted as the probable site of the first European settlements at the center of early...
Uber for Travelers: What You Should Know
Uber For Travelers: What You Should Know In the last few years you may have heard of an app called UBER, something that has challenged the taxi service industry as we know it, by allowing people...
6 Places To Visit In Cleveland, Ohio
6 Places To Visit In Cleveland, Ohio   1. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Cleveland was selected as the hall of fame’s home in 1986. Located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown...
Exploring The Thousand Islands: Waterways and Attractions
Exploring The Thousand Islands: Waterways and Attractions The Thousand Islands stretch 48 miles down the Saint Lawrence River between the United States and Canada. The area comes with a rich...
Bristol, RI Historic Fourth of July Celebration
Bristol, RI Historic Fourth of July Celebration   Every one of us can recall memories spending the Fourth of July with our families and friends, going to see fireworks and parades - all while...
NYS Canal System Designated a National Historic Landmark
NYS Canal System Designated a National Historic Landmark As New York State prepares to honor the bicentennial of construction of the Erie Canal in 2017, there is new cause for celebration. ...
BSSA Celebrates New Years in Belize
BSSA Celebrates New Years in Belize Kicking off a New Year and a return to Belize, BSSA welcomed travelers to paradise with a rocking New Years Eve bash! A costume party, fabulous dinner, ...
Blount Named #3 Best River Cruise Line
Blount Named #3 Best River Cruise Line  Awarded by USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Travel Awards 2017   The final results for the USA Today 10Best are in. In November, Blount Small Ship...
Basic Spanish For Your Cuban Cruise
Basic Spanish For Your Cuban Cruise         Before cruising to CUBA, we've put together a Spanish "cheat sheet" for your to review as a crash course before your cruise! From interacting with...
Niagara Falls: A "Bucket List" Visit
Niagara Falls  One of our favorite stops along our Great American Waterways cruise is the Niagara Falls Tour in Buffalo, New York. As a “bucket list” item of many Americans, visiting the...
Thankful for 50 Years
Thankful for 50 Years & the friends who have joined us along the way Concluding our 50th year in business, we are thankful for the captains, cruise directors, chefs and crew who have served...
Exploring Canals with Blount Small Ship Adventures
Exploring Canals with Blount Small Ship Adventures I have always been intrigued by rivers. The Hudson, Mohawk, and St. Lawrence Rivers made NYS the Empire State. The waterways were used by the...
The American Pride on American Waterways
American Pride on American Waterways  Hudson River, New York   Erie Canal Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls, NY Cleveland, Ohio    Beaver Island, Michigan Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, ...
5 Things to Expect When Visiting New England
5 Things to Expect on an Islands of New England Cruise The Land of Lighthouses: New England is known for its many lighthouses that stand against the coasts and welcome ships to shore. When...
Ideas that Changed the World: The Henry Ford Museum
The Henry Ford Mission: Preserving American Innovation   Henry Ford is known to most Americans as an inventor, industrialist, and founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford’s contribution of...
Exploring Door County, Wisconsin
Exploring Door County, Wisconsin  One of Wisconsin’s hidden gems is Door County. The county, set on a peninsula, has a rich history that is thrilling to explore. Named from a French phrase “Port...
North American River Cruise: A Photo Journal
North American River Cruise: A Photographic Journey My last trip on Grande Mariner was a locks and legends cruise, Montreal to New York City. Of all the different cruises I have lectured on over...
7 Amazing Sights on a Fall Foliage River Cruise
Amazing Sights on a Fall Foliage River Cruise    Fall foliage cruising is unparalleled, especially on a North American river cruise. As we navigate rivers, canals, and lakes, we get to see the...
Belize Announcement
BSSA Confirms 2017 Belize Cruise  There is nowhere quite like it in the world and we are thrilled to CONFIRM that we are running two Belize & Guatemala itineraries on December 30th, 2016 and...
A Dutch-Inspired Day in Holland, MI
Visit Dutch-Inspired Holland, Michigan As Blount Small Ship Adventure embarks on its popular Great Lakes cruise, a favorite stop on our 8 day journey is the quaint, dutch-inspired town of Holland, ...
Are single cabins available onboard?
Accommodations For Solo Travelers  Those who have traveled solo with us before know that a cruise with Blount is the perfect opportunity meet new people. People who share a thirst for adventure...
Afternoon Tea at the Mackinac Island Grand Hotel
Afternoon Tea at the  Mackinac Island Grand Hotel As Grande Mariner approaches Mackinac Island, the magnificent Grand Hotel can be seen sitting proudly on the hill with its lively yellow...
The Ghosts & Legends of Beaufort
The Ghosts & Legends of Beaufort, NC In a town that was once bustling with pirates, Beaufort, NC is now famous for their tales of ghosts and adventures of the past. With a rich history as the...
10 Must See's in Charleston, SC
Blount's 10 Must See’s in Charleston, SC Charleston, South Carolina is a Southern city with a lot to offer, voted the #1 Small US City for five years running. There is truly no end of what...
Exploring The Hudson River
Exploring the Hudson River  When John and I were on the last leg of our Blount Small Ship cruise it included a visit to Hyde Park and West Point. The scenery along the Hudson River was beautiful...
Sketches of a Small Ship Adventure
Sketches of a Small Ship Adventure "My wife and I greatly enjoyed our cruise with you and instead of taking pictures, I drew a few pictures of what I thought to be the highlights. I am sending...
 Montreal to New York with Blount
Montreal to New York with Blount Small Ship Adventures New York became the Empire State because of its waterways. The state is bounded by the St. Lawrence River, the Great Lakes and the Atlantic...
Just How Grand is Grand Manan?
Just How Grand is Grand Manan? As you sail the Bay of Fundy between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the quaint island of Grand Manan will immediately catch your eye. As the Shallow Tail lighthouse...
Meet Historian & Onboard Lecturer Fred Stonehouse
Meet Historian & Onboard Lecturer Fred Stonehouse Authoring over 30 books on maritime history, Fred possesses a wealth of knowledge about the historic waterways Blount navigates, bringing...
The Charm of Newport, Rhode Island
The Old World Charm of Newport, Rhode Island When you arrive in Newport, Rhode Island, you arrive in a town that thrives on summer. Sailors and socialites alike have all been drawn to Newport for...
Boldt Castle: The Heart of Heart Island
Boldt Castle: The Heart of Heart Island In the Thousand Islands region of New York along the coast of the St. Lawrence River lies the illustrious Boldt Castle. The castle was built by millionaire...
The Best Kept Secret in North America
Along the North Atlantic Coast, sheltered by scenic islands and beautiful bays, you'll find the best kept secret in North America - Coastal Maine and  the Canadian Maritimes. Unlike any other...
10 Reasons To Get There By Blount
10 Reasons To Get There By Blount    1. We go places the big ships cannot. Looking for a unique itinerary? We've got you covered. Our retractable pilot house allows us to navigate the Erie Canal. ...
Spotlight on Mackinac Island
Considered a scared island by it's first residents hundreds of years ago, Mackinaw Island in many ways tells the story of America itself. Add to that the natural beauty and this is a destination...
Luz Hunter – Naturalist Guide at BSSA
WAVEJourney.com is a women's online travel magazine that provides valuable first-hand travel tips, tales, steals and deals to a world-wide audience. Here they blog about our Outer Bahamian Islands...
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