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We are used to seeing large cruise ships from NCL, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival in the Port of Key West, but today we were surprised when we spotted the Grande Mariner from Blount Small Ship Adventures.

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The ship was docked on the 22 and 23rd of December in Stock Island, a neighborhood of Key West, that doesn’t see large cruise ships – thus sticking with Blount’s slogan “go where the big ships cannot.” The Blount Small Ship Adventures Facebook Page indicates they may be heading to Belize and Guatemala next (but we need to confirm the itinerary).

Blount was originally called American Canadian Caribbean Line, and was started in the 1960s and remains a family-owned operation. Their ships carry no more than 100 passengers and they specialize in small ports and waterways of New England, although they traverse the East Coast and into the Caribbean and Central America.

For More Information: visit BlountSmallShipAdventures.com.

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