Blount Small Ship Adventures ceased operations in August 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The family run, American cruise line previously operates three small American-flagged vessels that cruised the US and Canadian waterways with an all-American crew.
Blount was a family run company that took guests on cruises “where the big ships cannot” since the 1960s. Their itineraries included the Caribbean, the New England Coast, the Great Lakes, and other mid-America waterways. In 2006, Luther Blount, the patriarch of the company, passed away leaving one of the Blount daughters to take the helm of Blount Small Ship Adventures.
In 2020, Blounts’ three ships (Grande Mariner, Grande Caribe, and Niagara Prince) were put up for sale.
Updated: May 30, 2021