Cruise Lines - Maine Windjammer Cruises

Maine Windjammer

Maine and the windjammer fleet go hand in hand. Nowhere else in North America will you find such a large, historic fleet of traditional sailing vessels.

The Maine Windjammer Association includes 12 traditional tall ships, ranging in size from 46 to 132 feet on deck. Seven of the windjammers are National Historic Landmarks. All of the vessels are privately owned and operated by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains.

Each windjammer carries between 6 and 40 guests and 2 to 10 crew members. The windjammer fleet hails from the ports of Rockland and Camden, located in the mid-coast region of Maine.

Transportation is available via the Portland International Jetport, with limousine service to the Rockland/Camden area. Commuter air service to the area is also available from Boston. Bus and Amtrak train services are available from Boston and Portland. Parking is available.

“Schooner-cooked” meals are served family style. Menu items include fresh seafood, roasts, garden salads, chowder and homemade breads and desserts. A lobster bake on a Maine island is featured on every six-day trip and on most shorter cruises.

Accommodations are simple, consisting of single, double and triple cabins, all with comfortable mattresses, fresh linens and plenty of warm blankets. All of the vessels offer hot showers.

All vessels undergo rigorous U.S. Coast Guard inspections and carry ship-to-shore radios and other electronic navigational devices.

 Who Cruises with Maine Windjammer

Windjammer cruises are for people of all ages and guests may participate in all aspects of windjamming, including hoisting sails, taking a turn at the wheel, navigating, or helping out in the galley if they choose.

 Cruise Areas with Maine Windjammer

The Maine Windjammer vessels sail the coast of Maine from late May to mid-October. With more than 3,000 islands, the Maine coast is considered one of the best and most beautiful sailing areas in the world. Each night the windjammers drop anchor in a peaceful port or harbor where guests may go ashore and explore.

 Maine Windjammer Fleet

American Eagle – 26 guests

Angelique – 29 guests

Grace Bailey – 29 guests

Heritage – 30 guests

Isaac H. Evans – 22 guests

Lewis R. French – 21 guests

Mary Day – 28 guests

Mercantile – 29 guests

Mistress – 6 guests

Nathaniel Bowditch – 24 guests

Stephen Taber – 22 guests

Victory Chimes – 40 guests

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