News Reviews About the MWA

Throughout time many travel writers, food aficionados, and ardent windjammer sailing fans have written wonderful reviews of the vessels, the sailing experience, life on board, and other topics, which have appeared in the news. We wanted to share these news snippets with you and take time to thank the writers for their time and spellbinding words.

 

6-Day Sailing Trip in Maine on the Schooner Stephen Taber
JohnnyJet, Georgie Jet, October 2020
Read about Georgie Jet’s October sail on Schooner Stephen Taber and the reasons he thinks you should book your own cruise.

Just Back From the Bubble: Cruising In Maine, On the Only Ship Sailing in the U.S.
Cruise Critic, Chris Gray Faust, October 2020
Just Back From the Bubble: Cruising In Maine, On the Only Ship Sailing in the U.S.

Sailing schooners, sales on ski passes, and safe water anywhere
Boston Globe, August 2020
Two boats in the Maine Windjammer Association fleet will take guests on overnight trips this summer beginning this month.

What is Maine Famous For?
TripSavvy.com, Kim Knox Beckius, August 2020
Looking for reasons to visit New England’s largest and northernmost state?

Two Historic Maine Windjammers Begin Sailing this Season
Moral Compass, Karen Rubin, July 2020
Two of the eight members of the historic Maine Windjammers fleet have opted to meet the stringent standards in wake of the COVID-19 health emergency and sail in 2020: the Stephen Tabor and the Ladona.

First Maine Windjammer sets sail in Rockland, most captains opted to cancel their season
WABI, July 2020
First Maine Windjammer sets sail in Rockland, most captains opted to cancel their season.

The first Windjammer schooner sets sail, as other captains choose to stay docked
WMTM, July 2020
The first Windjammer schooner sets sail, as other captains choose to stay docked.

The first Windjammer schooner sets sail, as other captains choose to stay docked
WMTM, July 2020
The first Windjammer schooner sets sail, as other captains choose to stay docked.

Maine’s Classic Windjammers Set Sail
Forbes.com, Everett Potter, July 2020
Captain Noah Barnes has decided to set sail this season with his two ships.

Rockland schooner captain prepares to set sail, testing the season
MaineBiz, Laurie Schreiber, July 2020
The owner of two Midcoast passenger schooners homeported in Rockland is getting ready to begin operations this weekend, while the rest of the Rockland and Camden fleet sit out the season.

Dreaming of your next cruise? You can sail the Maine coast as early as this weekend
The Points Guy, Gene Sloan, July 2020
Two small sailing vessels in Maine that do multi-night trips for vacationers are about to resume operations.

Where Will U.S. Cruising Resume First? Like Virus Spikes, It’s A Moving Target
Cruise Critic, Chris Gray Faust, July 2020
For U.S. cruising fans who want to sail somewhere — anywhere — this summer, figuring out where and when the first American ship will actually go has been as unpredictable as the virus itself.

Maine Opens to Overnight Cruises, Negative COVID-19 Test Required
Cruise Critic, Chris Gray Faust, June 2020
Small ship overnight cruising, in the form of windjammer sailboats, will be permitted in Maine after July 1, as long as tourists follow the state’s strict COVID-19 testing guidelines.

Putting a Toe in the Water: Cruising in a Time of Pandemic
Going Places, Near and Far, Karen Rubin, May 2020
It may not feel right to cruise on a mega-ship just yet, but there are wonderful alternatives, well adaptable to the “new normal” of travel at a time of concern for COVID-19.

How To Spend A Perfect Weekend In Rockland, Maine
TravelAwaits.com, Sean Conneely, May 2020
A windjammer primer from one of the newest skippers in Maine’s world-famous fleet, plus where to find the best Maine windjammer cruises.

Windjammer Cruises | New England from the Water
Yankee Magazine, May 2020
A windjammer primer from one of the newest skippers in Maine’s world-famous fleet, plus where to find the best Maine windjammer cruises.

French Lessons
Maine Magazine, Sandy Lang, May 2020
Three days on Penobscot Bay, under sail and under stars on Maine’s oldest working vessel, the 1871 schooner Lewis R. French.

Historic schooner fleet tries to get through stormy seas
VillageSoup.com, Stephen Betts, April 2020
The region’s windjammer fleet is facing its greatest storm as the COVID-19 outbreak has led to the cancellation of early trips, and the remainder of the sailing season is in limbo.

Ultimate Maine Bucket List: 12 Things Every Traveler Must Do
Travelocity.com, Mira Temkin, March 2020
We think you’ll particularly like number 3!

Celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial Aboard a Historic Maine Windjammer
ActiveTravels.com, Steve Jermanok, February 2020
Maine will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2020 and there’s no better place to enjoy the festivities than on the mid-Maine coast in Rockland on July 3rd for the Great Schooner Race.