Blount Small Ship Adventures commemorates 45th anniversary in 2011

New Cruise Destinations and Expanded Itineraries Mark Year of Celebration

Blount Small Ship Adventures is commemorating its 45thyear of business in 2011. The company will celebrate this milestone all year long with new and enhanced cruise itineraries and onboard festivities for guests.

In 2011 the company is offering a menu of 22 cruise itineraries. New routes invite adventure-lovers to cruise the mighty Mississippi River and the majestic shores of New England and Canada. Many of the company’s most popular cruises will be offered again in 2011 with an expanded schedule of activities, including more excursions to exciting tourism destinations, guest lectures, wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, onboard naturalists, photography workshops and more.

All of the company’s ships have been refurbished for maximum guest comfort and relaxation. Guests will continue to be delighted by the company’s signature bow landings, allowing guests to step directly from ship to shore, and its retractable pilot houses, taking its ships below the lowest bridges of waterways like the Erie Canal, where larger ships cannot travel.

“When my father founded this company in 1966, his vision was to take our passengers to destinations that the big ships simply couldn’t reach,” said Nancy Blount, president of the company. “Last year, we changed our name to Blount Small Ship Adventures to honor my father and our company’s visionary, Captain Luther H. Blount. Today I’m so pleased that we can celebrate the success of his business with exhilarating new cruise itineraries and special onboard opportunities for our guests.”

New Itineraries for 2011 include:

Journey through Central America: Belize to Guatemala

Gems of the Virgin Islands

Caribbean Spectacular: St. Maarten & Antigua

Bahama Beachlovers: Caicos to Nassau

Skylines and Islands: New York City to Toronto

Discover Ontario: Scenic Georgian Bay

Charming Chesapeake Bay

Cultures and Traditions: Charleston to the Chesapeake

No matter where adventure beckons, from white sand beaches to the rocky cliffs of northern shores, 2011 is a special year to get away with Blount Small Ship Adventures. For more information, contact, visit or call (800) 556-7450.

About Cynthia Boal Janssens

Cynthia Boal Janssens is the editor and chief blogger for She is a former national president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She has sailed on over 40 cruises all over the world.

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