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Vessel Size
Length183 feet
Beam40 feet
Draft6.6 feet
Passengers100
Cabins/Staterooms50

Grande Mariner

Motor Vessel
Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

 

The Grande Mariner is the newest of a fleet designed exclusively for ACCL by founder Captain Luther H. Blount and was commissioned into service on June 27th, 1998. The fleet consists of 3 ships all younger than 1994. Captain Blount, shipbuilder and inventor of the many patented features on ACCL's small ships at 83 years old is still at the helm of this successful company.

GRANDE MARINER features all the special designs that have made ACCL cruises so successful, as well as some new designs. The patented bow ramp allows passengers to disembark without the need for docks or jetties. The shallow draft lets the ship sail through shallow waterways. The retractable pilot house is ideal for sailing under low bridges and locks. The ship also features a stern swimming platform and two launches (one of them with a glass bottom) which can be boarded from the stern. All cabins feature fresh air ventilation systems, which continuously feed in fresh air and remove "used" air.

TopVessel History

  • Registered in United States
  • Built in 1998 at Blount Industries, Inc., Warren, Rhode Island

TopVessel Specifications and Information

Passenger Capacity 100
Number of Cabins / Staterooms 50
Number of Passenger Decks 3
Currency(ies) On-board U.S. currency
Meal Seatings Open Seating
Number of Restaurants 1
Number of Bars and Lounges 1
Tipping / Gratuities Gratuities are not included in cruise fare and are at the complete discretion of the passenger at the end of the cruise.
Dress Code On-board/at Dinner Informality is the word; no special dress requirement on board
Language(s) Spoken on Board English
Passengers Mainly From America
Special Diets Guests are welcome to submit special dietary restrictions

TopCabins / Staterooms

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Inside Cabin

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Main & Lower Deck 

Outside Cabin with Porthole

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Main Deck 

Outside Stateroom

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Main Deck & Sun Deck. 

Outside Stateroom - With Sliding Window

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Sun Deck 

TopOnboard Facilities and Services

Other Amenities SPECIAL FEATURES
Dining Rooms / Restaurants 1
Lounges / Bars 1
Credit Cards Accepted US Currency

TopList of Cruises for This Vessel

Atlantic Coastal Waterways

Jacksonville to Warren | April to May | 15 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

The changing vistas between New England and Florida feature colorful and varied landscapes. Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway stopping to sample warm hospitality and historic sights.

Great American Waterways

Warren to Chicago | May to September | 15 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

This is arguably one of the most amazing itineraries, offering striking water views of Chicago, Cleveland and New York and contrasting panoramic views of rural areas along some of America's most historic waterways.

Reverse itinerary may vary.

Lake Michigan Getaway

Chicago to Chicago | June to August | 6 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

Circumnavigating Lake Michigan gives one the opportunity to truly explore the offerings of the only Great Lake entirely in the U.S. Marval at its natural beauty and friendly Midwestern cities and villages.

Northeastern Fall Foliage

Warren to Quebec City | October to October | 12 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

Poets write about it, artists excite to capture it: romantic autumn in the Northeast. There is no more relaxing way to see a variety of stages of color than by small ship along this region's waterways, including the historic Erie Canal.

Reverse itinerary may vary.

Cape Cod and Islands

Warren to Warren | August to September | 5 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

Discover charming coastlines and preserved main Streets as you island-hop like yachtsmen. Visit this world-class summer resort area once home to Native Americans, Colonists, Industrialists, and old Yankees.

Southern Antebellum

Jacksonville to Charleston | April to April | 7 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

Enjoy the rich history, natural beuty and southern hospitality of this fascinating segment of the Southeastern US Intracoastal Waterway.

The Classic Adventure: Erie Canal/Saguenay

Warren to Quebec City | September to September | 12 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

Journey through historic canals, lakes, rivers, and bays previously only accessible by private yacht. Our vessels were specifically designed by ACCL founder Capt. Luther Blount to traverse the narrow locks and low bridges of the Erie Canal along this signature itinerary.

Reverse itinerary may vary.

Skylines & Islands: New York City to Toronto

New York City to Toronto | August to September | 9 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

Enjoy a two-nation vacation on this 10 day adventure through American and Canadian waterways in the fashion that only a small ship can deliver. You’ll cruise where big ships cannot, traveling up the Hudson River, through the Erie Canal and into the St. Lawrence Seaway then Lake Ontario. Admire gorgeous natural scenery…

Bahama Beachlovers:  Caicos to Nassau

Caicos to Nassau, Bahamas | March to April | 11 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

The paradise of Mayaguana in the Bahamas, boasts stunning waters that change their shade from azure to turquoise to crystal-clear. Fantastic fishing and snorkeling abounds in a setting of beautiful coral reefs and historic shipwrecks.

Caribbean Spectacular: St. Maarten to Antigua

St. Maarten to St. Maarten | January to February | 9 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

Gems of the Virgin Islands

St. Thomas to St. Thomas | December to March | 8 Nights

On the Grande Mariner (Motor Vessel) | Operated by Blount Small Ship Adventures

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