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Celebrate July 4th New England Style, on Blount’s Independence Day Cruise

February 14, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

The Fourth of July is one celebration that New Englanders take very seriously- and it’s never just a day long.  This year Blount Small Ship Adventures is offering travelers the chance to enjoy the 4th like a New Englander with a 7 day cruise from June 30th– July 6, 2017.  On this trip, passengers will voyage through Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Block Island and Newport during one of the most celebrated holidays in the region.

Bristol, RI, the town next to Blount’s home port of Warren, is known for hosting the oldest 4th of July parade in the country.  Streets are painted red, white and blue all year long, and authentic colonial homes are adorned in American flags. But it’s not just Bristol that gets in the spirit – you will find it throughout all the New England Islands, weeks leading up to the Fourth of July.

“This is a great time to cruise to places like Block Island, Newport and Martha’s Vineyard,” said President Nancy Blount. “Cruising with us takes the hassle out of booking ferries and hotels, and travelers get to see the best of the New England Islands.”

Blount plans to keep the celebrations alive on and off the vessel. Hosting a red, white and blue themed party on the top deck, cooking up an old fashioned Yankee clam bake, lots of lobster, musical entertainment and a big firework display from the boat in Newport, RI. In addition passengers will be able to enjoy the “BYOB” policy onboard, where they can store their own beer, wine or liquor on the vessel without worrying about costly bar tabs. “This is a special cruise,” said Blount. “We have a local crew and New Englanders really know how to celebrate the 4th. Everyone is looking forward to celebrating together.”

The Independence Day Cruise will be the first of five Islands of New England departures in 2017, with the last departure date on August 19th.Blount Small Ship Adventures was recently named the #3 River Cruise Line by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice.  Each of Blount’s ships hold up to 84 passengers, and feature patented designs that allow them to go where larger ships cannot.  Retractable pilothouses mean the ships can go under low-hanging bridges, such as those found in the Erie Canal, making them the only overnight vessel able to do so.  A shallow draft and bow ramp enables docking at remote ports where private yachts dock. Access to these lesser trafficked ports gives passengers the chance to travel like explorers, immersing themselves in the local culture for a truly authentic and casual experience that feels like travelling on a friend’s yacht.

All Blount cruises include three meals daily with menus that are fresh, creative and often reflect the local cuisine, refreshments and snacks 24-hours a day, plus guest lectures and workshops

For more information, visit or call 1-800-556-7450. Follow Blount Small Ship Adventures on Facebook at Blount Small Ship Adventures, and Twitter at @BlountSmallShip.

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