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Maine Windjammer Association Cruises

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About Maine Windjammer Association Cruises

The Maine Windjammer Association is made up of individual ship captains dedicated to preserving Maine's maritime history. Collectively, the fleet's eight ships, all independently owned and operated, welcome more than 4,000 visitors each sailing season.

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Who goes on Maine Windjammer Association cruise ships?

Ships that belong to Maine Windjammer Association draw a wide range of passengers; you'll meet honeymooners, retired couples, families with tween and teen children, and solo travelers. Each Windjammer ship has a minimum age requirement, with most vessels setting theirs between 12 and 16. Cruisers with mobility issues can rarely be accommodated, as most ships use ladders to move between decks.

Do I have to dress up on a Maine Windjammer Association cruise?

No. There is no dress code on any of the Maine Windjammer Association boats, and virtually everyone goes casual day and night.

Is everything free on Maine Windjammer Association cruises?

Your cruise fare includes all sailing-related activities and meals. There are no shore excursions provided or offered, so you'll need to make your own plans on land. Beverages are also not provided; you'll need to bring your own (with Stephen Taber and Ladona as exceptions). There's no Wi-Fi. , Tipping is at your discretion, but 10 to 15 percent is recommended.

What are Maine Windjammer Association’s most popular activities?

People choose Maine Windjammer Association because they love sailing, so you'll find most passengers participating at one time or another in helping to sail the ships. You'll also find people helping to cook, set the table and wash dishes. At other times, people find a cozy spot on deck to read a book or just soak up the sun. There are neither organized activities onboard nor any shore excursions; people explore landside on their own time in the evenings doing whatever interests them.

Why go with Maine Windjammer Association?

  • Fleet of "tall ship" schooners offer sailing cruises
  • Passengers can learn to hoist sails or steer the ship
  • Intimate size ships, focused on the best of New England

Best for: Sailing enthusiasts, anyone who wants to explore New England's charming coastline

Not for: Families with children under 10, anyone who doesn't want to spend full days at sea and cruisers looking for organized activities

Maine Windjammer Association Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Sailing.... the way it should be.

Blissful days and nights of pure sailing, no stinky loud diesel motor in the ship, just pure wood, canvas, rope and rigging.No cheap fiberglass and impersonal steel, just pure wood slicing through the water.Read More
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Facilitator of Faciities

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The Canvas Can Do Miracles

We can't say enough good things about this experience.Peaceful, world class views, great grew, good food (prepared on a wood stove in the galley), and some exciting stops (like the Swan's Island Music Festival and our lobster boil on the beach).Read More
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revgrid

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Beautiful Scenery, amazing Food and fabulous crew

This was my first cruise on the boat and had heard such amazing things about the boat and the crew.Every crew member was welcoming, entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable.Read More
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Kat6488

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Sail back in history on a Maine Windjammer!

The crew and captain are fabulously accommodating and will let you do as much or as little sailing as you like.The food is second to none- you will scratch your head wondering how such a cutting-edge culinary feast can be prepared solely on a wood burning cast iron stove in a tiny galley kitchen.Read More
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MA Chair

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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