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VICTORY CHIMES

PO Box 1401
Rockland, ME 04841 
800.745.5651

info@victorychimes.com

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Boundless Welcome

2020

June Adventures

This year is Maine's Bicentennial!  Among all the celebrations taking place around the state, we'll be starring in three of the festivals!

 

Click on the dates to learn about these fun events. Then come enjoy them from the best seat in the house, the deck of our fine ship!

 
Photo courtesy of Cody Olson
  • Sunday, May 31- Thursday, June 4

4 Night Cruise 

Base Price: $786 per person

Season Premiere - featuring The Resonant Rogues

The season's first trip is always a tingly, exciting outing because we've been looking forward to it and working to make everything just right to start the season with the ship beaming, fresh, and ready for adventure.

 

And, this season, we’re starting - literally - on a high note. The Resonant Rogues will be aboard this trip, playing their wonderful “folk noir” after dinner that “weaves the threads of Appalachian folk, Swing Manouche, Vintage Country, and Euro folk together” into a wonderfully interesting fusion that takes the past into the future, just like we do with our ship. 

 

They craft “fresh songs from a variety of vintage folk styles, featuring vocal harmonies accompanied by accordion, guitar, banjo, fiddle, and upright bass “ It’s going to be a wonderful way to kick off the season!

 

We'll have new recipes to show off that've been tinkered with, tasted and tested; new routes to explore and coves to visit - and the whole area will be abuzz with the excitement of sailing season. 

If you're excited to kick off your summer, then there's no better way to do it than a sailing vacation with fine food aboard, explorations ashore, hospitality all around and The Resonant Rogues.

Click here to learn more and hear their music. 

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  • Friday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 10

      5 Night Cruise

Base Price: $905 per person

Gam Week - featuring Miners Creek

What is a Schooner Gam?

A Gam is where one boat ties up to the other so they create a small, floating world.

On this week the schooners will anchor in a harbor together one evening and you will be able to visit all the other boats and meet your fellow windjammers.

 

"Schooner Party" explains it nicely. Maine is one of the only places in the world where you can see 12 Schooners of this magnitude in the same harbor.

 

This gathering is to celebrate the unique living maritime culture of Maine; bringing the boats together so that you see them for yourself and celebrate with us, our sailor's life and the coast of Maine. 

Local band, Miners Creek will be aboard for this Maine sailing vacation and, for the "Schooner Gam," they'll likely be joined by musicians from other ships! It will be great fun and a literal gathering of fellowship!

 

Miners Creek play Contemporary Bluegrass at its best; they meld Bluegrass with pop, rock, jazz, folk, Latin, Appalachian, gospel and blues.  To learn more about them, click their picture.

 

The magical experience of gathering together on deck while the music wafts through the harbor is a truly unforgettable memory. Join us for this doubly-special trip.

  • Thursday, June 11 - Sunday, June 14

      3 Night Cruise

Base Price: $756 per person

June Zoom: Music Cruise

We've got numerous cruises featuring fine acoustic musicians. They travel with us for the whole cruise and play for us on select evenings after dinner.

We don't know yet who's playing on this cruise, but we want to let you know to get excited for it. These cruises are part of our Summer Concert Series that we call Sea Great Music.

To give you an idea of the talent and tone of Sea Great Music, click here to see the list of folks already set to perform. You can click their links to see their concert pages, to learn about them and hear their music. 

The performances are intimate and wonderful. Each is an hour or so, often longer because folks keep asking for more, but you can just as easily fall asleep to it from your cabin if you like. Either way, it's a lovely way to end your day after a sail, and a completely unique way to get to know an artist. 

  • Monday, June 15 -  Saturday, June 20

5 Night Cruise

 Base Price: $972 per person

Songwriting Music Cruise with Linda McRae

Last year's cruise with Linda was such a hit that she's back again for 2020!  We welcome you to bring your instruments and jam with Nashville artist Linda McRae. Performing on banjo, guitar and accordion her warm and world-weary voice, unforgettable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, make McRae a captivating and sought-after artist.

"It was fun, educational, picture worthy, emotional and exhilarating to be on the ship and then to engage musically as a songwriter with brilliant McRae and all the other writers and sailors from all over the continent... "

 

If you don't play, don't be shy, come anyway! There will be evening performances, and beautiful sailing and island exploring, something for everyone.

There will be limited spaces available for a songwriting course (+$200pp) led by Linda. If you are interested, please ask!

Click on the picture to learn more about Linda McRae and hear her music!

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  • Sunday, June 21-  Saturday, June 27

     6 Night Cruise

 Base Price: $1095 per person

Boothbay Windjammer Festival  

This gathering of ships is pure celebration. Boothbay has a real sweet spot for windjammers. It's a town that strives to honor its maritime history and enjoys celebrating the prominent role the culture still plays in the lives of so many who live here.

This festival is brought to fruition by volunteers and this year's event will be the 58th festival!

Conditions were right in the summer of 2019 to put us there for the first time in ten years and we were swarmed with an impromptu flotilla of welcoming boats and celebratory greetings! The flurry of greetings and well-wishers gliding by for pictures became a cheery little festival all by itself. 

 

Exploring the area, feasting along the way, and going ashore here and there like we do is going to be highlighted by the hearty welcome of this seaside town and it's annual festival. 

 

Boothbay Windjammer Festival is always special, but this year, as part of Maine's Bicentennial celebration, this gathering is going to have the shores ripe with long time fans and the first time curious. ​The best place to be will be right onboard with us, waving to fans and taking it all in as the belle of the ball. 

 

Keep Exploring

When we anchor for the day, your exploring can continue.

We carry rowboats and sailboats with us. 

If you don't know how to sail, one of our crew will gladly take you out to explore.