WARREN, RI – Blount Small Ship Adventures has released its 2018 brochure and included in it 6 new itineraries as well as the return of an old favorite – Belize.
- Cuba: Experience Cuba by land and by sea as you spend 4 days docked in Havana, using the comfort of a Blount ship as your base to explore the city and countryside. Then, sail for 4 days to places like Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad.
- West Palm to Savannah: Travel from vibrant West Palm Beach through historic St. Augustine and into the pristine Sea Islands before continuing north into antebellum Savannah, GA.
- Savannah to Baltimore: The southern charms of Savannah and Charleston combine with coastal cruising and the historic cities of – Annapolis and Baltimore to create an unforgettable small ship adventure.
- Maine & New Brunswick: Cruise the gorgeous Northern Atlantic coast from historic Boston, MA through the quaint ports of Maine and into scenic New Brunswick Canada.
- New England Islands Escape: The charms of Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport come alive on this 4-day cruise getaway.
- Historic Massachusetts Sampler: Sailing in and out of Boston, visit mystical Salem; historic Newburyport and Plymouth; and the quintessential New England islands of Provincetown and Martha’s Vineyard.
- Belize: Back by popular demand, see undisturbed and remote areas of Belize and Guatemala. All departures include kayaking and snorkeling among stunning reefs and cayes and a visit to see Mayan ruins. Throughout the trip an onboard naturalist introduces you to marine and land wildlife.
Aside from the new programs, BSSA will continue to offer perennial favorites such as: The Saguenay; Locks, Legends and Canals of the Northeast; Islands of New England; Magical Lake Michigan; and Great American Waterways.
According to Nancy Blount, the small ship company’s President and CEO, small ship cruising is experiencing strong growth. “We have had double digit sales growth in 2017 and all indications are for 2018 to be even stronger. There has definitely been a surge of interest in small ships and in particular small ship cruising in the Americas. Plus, travelers are booking much further out than they have in the past 8 years.”
BSSA has been in business since 1966 and remains family owned and operated.
- A comfortable cabin with individual climate controlled air conditioning and a private bath
- 3 chef prepared meals a day featuring locally inspired cuisine
- Complimentary beer and wine with lunch & dinner on most itineraries
- A BYOB policy on most itineraries
- Snorkeling equipment, kayaks and bikes are available
- Onboard lecturers, naturalists and entertainment depending on the cruise
- Complimentary soft drinks, coffee, juice, and snacks
- A casual cruising experience
- Fewer than 84 passengers