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Maine Windjammer Fleet Announces New Specialty Cruises for 2013

This year, the Maine Windjammer Association captains are offering a new roster of cruises that will feed the mind, tempt the taste buds and showcase Maine’s spectacular scenery.



Blue Hill, Maine, April 11, 2013 - Passionate about beer or birding? Always wanted to explore Acadia National Park or take a night sail during the full moon? This year, the Maine Windjammer Association captains are offering a new roster of cruises that will feed the mind, tempt the taste buds and showcase Maine’s spectacular scenery.
While relaxation is the number one goal of any windjammer cruise, now it’s possible to combine a few days of gorgeous sailing on Penobscot Bay with a wide array of fun activities, starting at $400 for an all-inclusive weekend cruise.  This year, Captain Thomas of the Isaac H. Evans is offering many new cruises including an amateur astronomy cruise with astronomer Roy Hewitt; a four-day cruise with Hank Cramer, one of the best-loved folk singers in the Northwest; and a cancer care fundraising cruise.




For food lovers, how about a sailing vacation that features wine tasting and gourmet food? Captain McHenry of Angelique is offering a cooking and wine cruise July 7-11. While every windjammer cruise serves award-winning food that’s been featured on the likes of Gourmet, Saveur, Rachael Ray and the New York Times, this 4-day cruise will focus on the culinary arts and wine appreciation. For beer connoisseurs, how about a June 17th “Craft of Ale” Sail aboard the Schooner Mary Day—you can even try your hand a brewing a batch of nut brown ale underway!
For nature lovers, Captain Wells of the Lewis R. French is offering a guided birding cruise where you might check off a puffin or other pelagic on your Life List. Twenty-nine lucky guests will get to explore Acadia National Park – one of the most popular National Parks in the US – when they sail aboard Angelique this August 18-22.  Ever wonder how Maine’s landscape got to be so spectacular or why the Earth is made up of layers?  Hop aboard a geology cruise with Captain Files of the Victory Chimes.




And what about the true old salts – people who love sailing so much they want to sail at night?  Now it’s possible aboard the American Eagle during a four-day sail in August, with a spectacular summer moon waxing toward full.  That’s sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
These new cruises join the tried and true roster of specialty cruises offered year to year including a beloved Pirates cruise for the young and the young-at-heart; a story-telling cruise where yarn spinning is the name of the game; whale and puffin scouting; knitting; and photography cruises featuring professional photographers who are on-hand to guide the amateur and capture that once-in-a-lifetime image.  Whether you love lighthouses, wild birds or chocolates, there’s a windjammer cruise sure to ignite your passion! 
For more information about specialty cruises aboard the ten vessels in the Maine Windjammer Association, visit or call 800-807-WIND.
Adventure can be found around every rocky turn of the Maine coast aboard the 10 ships in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet.  For three to six days, guests experience a simpler life in which technology is replaced with age-old sailing and navigation skills.  Instead of transporting cargoes of fish and lumber from port to port, common a century ago, these venerable old ships, now outfitted with comfort and safety in mind, retrace their coasting routes with passengers.
The Maine Windjammer season runs from mid-May to mid-October.  June cruises feature long days while “leaf peepers” can enjoy sailing in late September when the foliage turns flame-colored.
Each windjammer carries between 20 to 40 guests and 4 to 10 crew members.  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. Windjammer cruises are for people of all ages except small children although, if you charter an entire vessel, you can bring anyone you like.
Prices average $160 per day including all meals, which are delicious and bountiful for even the heartiest appetites.
For more information, contact the Maine Windjammer Association at P.O. Box 1144P, Blue Hill, Maine 04614, 800-807-WIND or check out the website at
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