Hudson River & Coastal Fall Foliage

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DATES (2019): October 20

DURATION: 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

EMBARK: NEW YORK, NY

DISEMBARK: WARREN, RI

SHIP: GRANDE MARINER

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Hudson River & Coastal Fall Foliage

Come home with us! This 9 day itinerary finishes the Grand Mariner’s cruising season and we want you there to take her home. We set sail from the ‘city that never sleeps’ up the Hudson River stopping along in all the striking Fall towns along the way. Troy, Highland, Newburgh and Catskill are the ideal ports for getting one-of-a-kind fall foliage views. The adventure doesn’t stop there. Cruise back down towards New England on the Long Island Sound, where more brilliantly colored trees await you.

When in New England, you’ll find old-time charm at colonial ports framed by deeply hued flora and fauna. Cruise the scenic waterways that take you from scenic Mystic to our quaint home port in Warren.

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WATERWAYS NAVIGATED:

  • Hudson River
  • New York Harbor
  • East River
  • Hells Gate
  • Long Island Sound
  • Block Island Sound
  • Narragansett Bay
  • Mount Hope Bay
  1. Day 1 New York, NY

    Considered by many to be the cultural, financial and media capital of the world, board our vessel at Chelsea Piers. Spend the day exploring the city. Visit the eclectic markets and shops in Chelsea or venture to the acclaimed museums on the Upper East Side.

  2. Day 2 Newburgh, NY

    After cruising past the Hudson’s dramatic Palisades, tour the amazing U.S. Military Academy
    campus.* Take some time to explore this transportation hub. Situated between Albany and New York City, Newburgh was once an industrial feat that produced fabrics, tools, furniture and more. In fact, Newburgh was the second city to boast electric lights on city streets. After a series of prosperous years as well as unfortunate ones, today Newburgh is home to a slew of new local antique shops, galleries and bakeries.

  3. Day 3 Catskill, NY

    Once a town of only ten houses, explore the city on the other side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Home of Dutchman’s Landing, a port with access to the Hudson, Catskill has been home to some noteworthy historical figures. 8th president of the United States, Martin van Buren, was married here and congressman John Adams died here. Thomas Cole, who started the Hudson River School, was also a longtime resident. He is honored by the Cole House, where tours are available.

  4. Day 4 Troy, NY

    Famed for its 19th century architecture, the city is a gateway to the Erie Canal. Troy is noted for a wealth of Victorian architecture downtown and elaborate private homes in various neighborhoods. This city boasts several churches with a concentrated collection of stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Troy is also home to the world renowned ”Troy Music Hall”, formerly ”Troy Savings Bank Music Hall” dating from the 1870s, in this facility, there are nothing but superb acoustics. Troy is also famous for being a gateway to the Erie Canal.

  5. Day 5 Highland Park, NY

    Experience Walkway over the Hudson, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge with breathtaking views 212 feet above water. Having been remodeled in 2009, this industrial feat is now a National Park. While strolling on the Walkway, you may look North to the Catskill Mountains or South to the Hudson Highlands, both are major sights to behold.

  6. Day 6 Mystic, CT

    Explore the historical seaport village of Mystic, home to the nation’s leading maritime museum. This port is a major New England tourism destination. Mystic Aquarium, while also doing groundbreaking marine research, is a popular stop for all ages looking to engage with all kinds of wildlife.

  7. Day 7 Newport, RI

    It’s hard to day what Newport is best known for. From it’s famed bridge, celebrity sightings to historic mansions, Newport has a number of claims to fame. While you’re stopped here, enjoy a stroll around the city, take in the views of colonial era houses and maybe pass by one of the universities located here. You may opt to tour the Newport mansions or cruise by the summer homes of former presidents John Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower.

  8. Day 8 Fall River, MA & Bristol, RI

    Hosting the largest collection of World War II naval vessels, Fall River was also once the largest textile producing center in the U.S. Today, this city is better known for it’s Portuguese heritage and ghost stories. Head now, to Bristol, RI, home of the oldest celebrated Independence Day festivities in the U.S. The streets are lined with red, white and blue year round! Here is also where the university named for Rhode Islands founder, Roger Williams, is held.

  9. Day 9 Warren, RI

    Blount’s headquarters is in Warren, RI which is also known as one of Rhode Island’s eclectic antique and arts villages. Enjoy the local cuisine on Water Street or drive into Providence and take in the modest city scape.

Grande Mariner

Blount Small Ship experience is truly about creating an unscripted journey to places others can’t reach. We wrap new friendships with a value unsurpassed in small ship cruising. Being a family run business for more than 50 years, we welcome all of our passengers as members of our own extended travel family. This means our onboard and onshore activities are always entertaining – full of humor, learning, and designed to create the bond of memories only achievable through one-of-a-kind shared experiences.

The size of our ships affords numerous and tangible benefits. As we carry a maximum of 88 passengers, you will never stand in lines, never be lost in the crowds, and best of all, you step directly off our ships and right into the destination. We pride ourselves on creating insider experiences by educating our passengers through lectures and talks from noted experts and with spirited tales from our knowledgeable and friendly crew.

Due to the intimate nature of the Grande Caribe and Grande Mariner, your experience will be an exclusive and personal one. You’re never a number, you are our cherished guest, experiencing our unique form of hospitality and sailing amongst friends. One of the highlights of any adventure is gathering in the lounge or for a meal with friends both new and old and sharing the day’s adventures. Life onboard is extremely social as you are among like-minded adventurers who appreciate taking the road less traveled. A special bond soon develops through shared experiences and tales, one that stays with you in cherished memories long after your Blount adventure ends.

The unique size and design of our ships, with their bow ramps, retractable pilot houses, and shallow draft, allows them to take you to places other ships cannot. Imagine cruising up the Rio Dulce, off-limits to larger vessels, venturing deep into the lush jungles and rain forests past thundering waterfalls and through imposing, cavernous gorges. Marvel as your skilled Captain gently brings you right onto the beach in the Bahamian Out Islands where you easily and safely step right off the ship via our ingenious bow ramp. You’ll watch with amazement as the pilot house retracts to the deck level, affording our ships the enviable distinction of being the only cruise ships to traverse the historic Erie Canal which is a monument to ingenious American engineering.

WHAT SETS BLOUNT SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES APART?

• Exclusive Signature Series Adventures Provide Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences
• Charming And Friendly All-American Crew
• Open-Seating Dining
• Beer And Wine Included At Lunch And Dinner
• “BYOB” Bar Policy
• Unique Ship Design – Bow Ramp, Retractable Pilot House And Shallow Draft
• Stair Lifts Provide Ease Of Access Onboard
• Glass Bottom Boat – Provides A Diver’s-Eye View Without Getting Wet!
• Insightful Guest Lecturers And Destination Experts
• Photography Workshops
• Bike And Kayak Rental
• Spectacular Fall Foliage
• Snorkeling Adventures in the tropics