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Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner)

Blount Small Ship Adventures brings you the Locks, Legends & Canals Series! This Fall Foliage installment takes you through the Hudson River, Erie Canal and more on a one-of-a-kind, leaf lined adventure. See for yourself the brilliant hues that top the trees in the Northeast. A perfect blend of crimson, auburn and gold proves the majesty of nature at her very best.

This two-nation cruise includes it all from the glitz of the Manhattan skyline to the cobblestone streets and vintage charm of Quebec. Go where other ships cannot as we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do due to their design. Cruise through the Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence Seaway, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. The seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and wildlife habitats. Explore Quebec City, considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America, before concluding this amazing journey in vibrant Montreal.

05 October, 2019 to 18 October, 2019 (reverse) Make a booking request for Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner), departing on 05 October, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 3541 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 10 A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, private facilities. Cabin 11 C: Main Deck, two lower berths, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 20 A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. No window. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 2 £ 4619 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 30 A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31 A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 3 £ 4773 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 40 - 41 A, 42-44 A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40 B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41 B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 60 - 62 A: Sun Deck, two single berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 82 A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 4 £ 5312 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 50 - 57 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55 A). Cabins 70 A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Cabins 80 B, 81 B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, private facilities. Door to outside deck. Each cabin feature individual air conditioning, a private shower and bathrooms, and a fresh, smoke-free environment.
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Category 3 Solo £ 5928 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
12 September, 2020 to 25 September, 2020 Make a booking request for Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner), departing on 12 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 3545 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 10A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 11C: Main Deck, two lower berths, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. No window. Cabin 20A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. No window.
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Category 2 £ 4665 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 30A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth. Lower double berth, porthole, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway.
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Category 3 £ 4875 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 40A - 41A, 42 - 44A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 82A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, bathroom with marine shower. Door to outside deck.
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Category 4 £ 5315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 50 - 57A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55A). Cabins 80B, 81B: Sun Deck permanent double bed, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to outside deck. Cabins 70A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to outside deck.
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Category 3 Solo £ 6105 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
27 September, 2020 to 10 October, 2020 (reverse) Make a booking request for Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner), departing on 27 September, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 3545 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 10A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 11C: Main Deck, two lower berths, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. No window. Cabin 20A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. No window.
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Category 2 £ 4665 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 30A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth. Lower double berth, porthole, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway.
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Category 3 £ 4875 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 40A - 41A, 42 - 44A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 82A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, bathroom with marine shower. Door to outside deck.
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Category 4 £ 5315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 50 - 57A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55A). Cabins 80B, 81B: Sun Deck permanent double bed, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to outside deck. Cabins 70A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to outside deck.
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Category 3 Solo £ 6105 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
12 September, 2021 to 25 September, 2021 Make a booking request for Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner), departing on 12 September, 2021

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 3545 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 10A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 11C: Main Deck, two lower berths, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. No window. Cabin 20A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. No window.
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Category 2 £ 4665 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 30A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth. Lower double berth, porthole, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 4875 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 40A - 41A, 42 - 44A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 82A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, bathroom with marine shower. Door to outside deck.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 50 - 57A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55A). Cabins 80B, 81B: Sun Deck permanent double bed, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to outside deck. Cabins 70A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to outside deck.
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Category 3 Solo £ 6105 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
27 September, 2021 to 10 October, 2021 (reverse) Make a booking request for Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner), departing on 27 September, 2021

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 3545 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 10A & B: Main Deck, upper and lower berths, porthole, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 11C: Main Deck, two lower berths, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. No window. Cabin 20A & B: Lower Deck, upper single berth, lower double berth, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. No window.
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Category 2 £ 4665 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 30A & B: Main Deck, upper single berth. Lower double berth, porthole, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 31A & B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, porthole, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway.
view cabin photo
Category 3 £ 4875 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 40A - 41A, 42 - 44A & B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabin 40B: Main Deck, two single berths, fixed window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 41B: Main Deck, permanent double bed, fixed window, bathroom with marine shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins 82A & B: Sun Deck, permanent double bed, sliding window, bathroom with marine shower. Door to outside deck.
view cabin photo
Category 4 £ 5315 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)
Cabins 50 - 57A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to interior hallway. Cabins may be made up as double berths (except 55A). Cabins 80B, 81B: Sun Deck permanent double bed, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to outside deck. Cabins 70A & B: Sun Deck, two lower berths, sliding window, bathroom, shower. Door to outside deck.
view cabin photo
Category 3 Solo £ 6105 GBP pp (+ Port taxes £360 GBP pp)

Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner) itinerary:

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New York, NY
This two-nation cruise has it all, from the dazzle of the Manhattan skyline to the vintage charm of Quebec. The romantic contrast of the city scenes combined with the surging rivers, serene lakes and fjords makes this journey worthy to be in our ‘Signature Series’ portfolio. Embark today in New York City and prepare to cruise the most renowned waters of New York State and southeastern Canada.
West Point, NY
Begin your day with a morning sail through New York Harbor passing the Statue of Liberty before the majestic natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley. This afternoon, arrive in West Point, NY. An optional tour takes you to the campus of the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point and its awe-inspiring Gothic Revival style chapel. Continue to Kingston, NY.
Kingston, NY
This afternoon in Kingston, tour Hyde Park which includes a visit to "Springwood," the beloved estate home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt - now his presidential library and museum. Later, travel up the northern leg of the Hudson River to Troy, NY. The retractable pilot-house will be lowered to transit the famed Erie Canal.
Cruise the Erie Canal
Going where other ships simply cannot go, we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do because of their design. Enjoy a full day of cruising this historic waterway, widely considered to be one of the most important works of civil engineering in America. A local historian joins the cruise to narrate about the history of the canal.
Sylvan Beach, NY
A day to behold the beauty of the Catskill Mountains - where approximately 250,000 acres of the Catskill's pristine landscape has been designated "forever wild" thanks to the work of environmental visionaries. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Cooperstown, NY is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Tonight arrive in Sylvan Beach, NY on the shores of shimmering Lake Oneida.
Oswego, NY
Cruise the canal to Oswego, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Choose to take a shuttle on a loop around this charming area and view some of the highlights like the H. Lee White Marine Museum, the Richardson-Bates House Museum, or Fort Ontario. Witness the feat of Blount’s retractable pilot-house being raised up to its full height. Later, local musicians entertain onboard.
Clayton & Alexandria Bay, NY
Today, cruise to Clayton, NY in the gorgeous Thousand Islands region. You will visit the notable Antique Boat Museum for a glimpse of the world’s largest showcase of classic recreational boats. Spend the night in beautiful Alexandria Bay, NY with views of the famed Boldt Castle.
Cruise the Thousand Islands
Cruise through the stunning Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence River, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. Visit tiny Dark Island in Chippewa Bay and cruise by the stately and elegant Singer Castle. Built as a private home in 1905, the mansion was used for rum-running during Prohibition.
Cruise the St. Lawrence River
Crossing into Canada, cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway, the gateway from the Atlantic Ocean to the North American Great Lakes. The seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and amazing wildlife habitats.
Quebec City, QC
Quebec City, QC, with its distinctly French culture, is considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. Be sure to visit the Chateau de Frontenac and browse the shops and restaurants along the cobblestone streets of Old Town. This morning, an optional tour introduces the charms of Quebec City and the stunning view from Observation Towers before visiting Montmorency Falls.
Three Rivers, QC
Your port of call today is charming Three Rivers, QC, also known as Trois-Rivières in French. This morning select from two optional tours: “Churches of Trois-Rivières” to admire the stunning architecture, or a Heritage Walking Tour. This evening, enjoy a special opportunity to visit the Musèe des Ursulines, a short walk from the ship, and listen to a private organ recital inside the museum’s awe-inspiring chapel.
Montreal, QC
Famed for its thrilling cuisines, cobblestone streets, and world-class shopping, Montreal truly appeals to every sense of adventure. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal, Olympic Park, Mount Royal Park, and St. Joseph’s Oratory; or enjoy exploring this enchanting and historic city at your leisure. This evening enjoy a musical performance of the flute and guitar by local entertainers.
Please Note:
Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost. All itineraries including ports, activities and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions. Travel to West Point subject to availability.

Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost. All itineraries including ports, activities and routes are subject to change based on availability, weather, river, water levels and sea conditions. Travel to West Point subject to availability.
Famed for its thrilling cuisines, cobblestone streets, and world-class shopping, Montreal truly appeals to every sense of adventure. You may choose an optional city tour that includes Old Montreal, Olympic Park, Mount Royal Park, and St. Joseph’s Oratory; or enjoy exploring this enchanting and historic city at your leisure. This evening enjoy a musical performance of the flute and guitar by local entertainers.
Your port of call today is charming Three Rivers, QC, also known as Trois-Rivières in French. This morning select from two optional tours: “Churches of Trois-Rivières” to admire the stunning architecture, or a Heritage Walking Tour. This evening, enjoy a special opportunity to visit the Musèe des Ursulines, a short walk from the ship, and listen to a private organ recital inside the museum’s awe-inspiring chapel.
Quebec City, QC, with its distinctly French culture, is considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. Be sure to visit the Chateau de Frontenac and browse the shops and restaurants along the cobblestone streets of Old Town. This morning, an optional tour introduces the charms of Quebec City and the stunning view from Observation Towers before visiting Montmorency Falls.
Crossing into Canada, cruise the St. Lawrence Seaway, the gateway from the Atlantic Ocean to the North American Great Lakes. The seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels dotted with waterfront communities, scenic islands, and amazing wildlife habitats.
Cruise through the stunning Thousand Islands along the St. Lawrence River, part of the international boundary between the US and Canada. Visit tiny Dark Island in Chippewa Bay and cruise by the stately and elegant Singer Castle. Built as a private home in 1905, the mansion was used for rum-running during Prohibition.
Today, cruise to Clayton, NY in the gorgeous Thousand Islands region. You will visit the notable Antique Boat Museum for a glimpse of the world’s largest showcase of classic recreational boats. Spend the night in beautiful Alexandria Bay, NY with views of the famed Boldt Castle.
Cruise the canal to Oswego, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Choose to take a shuttle on a loop around this charming area and view some of the highlights like the H. Lee White Marine Museum, the Richardson-Bates House Museum, or Fort Ontario. Witness the feat of Blount’s retractable pilot-house being raised up to its full height. Later, local musicians entertain onboard.
A day to behold the beauty of the Catskill Mountains - where approximately 250,000 acres of the Catskill's pristine landscape has been designated "forever wild" thanks to the work of environmental visionaries. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Cooperstown, NY is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Tonight arrive in Sylvan Beach, NY on the shores of shimmering Lake Oneida.
Going where other ships simply cannot go, we transit the Erie Canal, something only Blount boats can do because of their design. Enjoy a full day of cruising this historic waterway, widely considered to be one of the most important works of civil engineering in America. A local historian joins the cruise to narrate about the history of the canal.
This afternoon in Kingston, tour Hyde Park which includes a visit to "Springwood," the beloved estate home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt - now his presidential library and museum. Later, travel up the northern leg of the Hudson River to Troy, NY. The retractable pilot-house will be lowered to transit the famed Erie Canal.
Begin your day with a morning sail through New York Harbor passing the Statue of Liberty before the majestic natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley. This afternoon, arrive in West Point, NY. An optional tour takes you to the campus of the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point and its awe-inspiring Gothic Revival style chapel. Continue to Kingston, NY.
This two-nation cruise has it all, from the dazzle of the Manhattan skyline to the vintage charm of Quebec. The romantic contrast of the city scenes combined with the surging rivers, serene lakes and fjords makes this journey worthy to be in our ‘Signature Series’ portfolio. Embark today in New York City and prepare to cruise the most renowned waters of New York State and southeastern Canada.
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Grande Mariner, the ship servicing Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage (Grande Mariner)

Grande Mariner

Vessel Type: Small Ship Cruise

Length: 56m

Passenger Capacity: 88

Built/ Refurbished : 1998 / 2010

She was refurbished in 2010, with totally new cabin configurations including new décor, new bathrooms, new furniture in the cabins, a renovated lounge, new décor, and brand new furniture. So if you want to take in a few rays on the sun deck, relax and enjoy the vista-view lounge, or just have a few quiet moments in your cabin as the sea drifts past your open picture window, the Grande Mariner is ready.

Cabin layout for Grande Mariner
• Ports Visited - New York, West Point, Kingston, Fonda, Sylvan Beach, Oswego, Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Quebec City, Three Rivers, Montreal, QC

• Waterways Navigated - NY Harbor, Hudson River, NY State Barge Canal, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River
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