Thursday, 23 June 2011

Blount Small Ship Adventures Reports Record Bookings

Blount Small Ship Adventures said bookings have increased 23 percent this year over the same period last year. “Travelers in 2011 are searching for a great value and an even better experience,” said Nancy Blount, president of Blount Small Ship Adventures, “and we’re giving it to them in the form of great base prices paired with more included excursions, live entertainment, guest lecturers, and onboard workshops than ever before. I think it’s safe to say that small-ship cruising has arrived.”

Blount offers North American and Caribbean cruises from homeports that are less expensive to fly to than European destinations. “Our guests don’t have to spend half their vacation budgets on airfare,” Blount said. “They can embark near their home, sometimes even in their own city.”

The company is offering couples a chance to save up to $1,200 per couple on 2012 sailings when booked by Aug. 1. This early booking discount supports the launch of the company’s 2012 catalog, featuring eight new itineraries to destinations including the Galapagos Islands, Canada’s Bay of Fundy, and the Mississippi River.

Blount offers commissions on the cruise, protection plans, pre- and post-cruise stays and extensions, and special promotions.

The company’s most popular cruise itineraries include the 10-day “Gems of the Virgin Islands”; the 12-day “Best of Belize, the Barrier Reef and Guatemala”; the 16-day “Great American Waterways”; the six-day “Islands of New England”; and the eight-day “Magical Lake Michigan.” For more information, call 800-556-7450, email info@blountsmallshipadventures.com or visit www.blountsmallshipadventures.com.