Maine Schooner

An especially intimate experience of the Maine coastline is available to clients who sign on for a three-, four- or six-night sailing aboard the Victory Chimes, a historic three-masted schooner based in Rockland.

Unlike other cruise experiences, the focus of this adventure is sailing. The 40-passenger Victory Chimes sails for four to six hours daily, traveling among some of the 3,000 islands that dot Maine's coastline.

The 170-foot Victory Chimes was first launched in 1900 and spent her first 45 years hauling cargo on the East Coast. Now fully restored, the vessel has operated passenger cruises since 1991.

Prices for Victory Chimes' cruises, which operate from June to September, range from $400 to $750 per person, single or double occupancy, depending on cruise length and time of year. Prices include three meals daily. Home-cooked New England-style cuisine featuring fresh local products is featured.

Victory Chimes pays 10% commission to agents. For more information or reservations, call (800) 745-5651. n

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