Enjoy the Comfortable Accommodations Aboard Schooner Mary Day on Your Maine Windjammer Vacation
If you thought you‚Äôd have to sacrifice comfort to take a windjammer cruise, think again. Aboard the Schooner Mary Day, the first schooner built with passenger comfort and safety in mind, you‚Äôll find spacious cabins, an inviting main salon, and an open, uncluttered deck. The captains and crew take great care in ensuring that your vacation on the Maine coast is comfortable and relaxing.
Cabins have skylights and windows that open, providing plenty of fresh sea air and sunlight ‚Äî comfortable mattresses, crisp sheets, and cozy woolen blankets ensure a satisfying night‚Äôs sleep. ¬†With 9 feet of headroom they feel cozy, not cramped. And, although space is at a premium, they each have a sink with fresh cold water for washing and a hot water radiator (tapped into the salon‚Äôs fireplace) to stave off an evening chill.
The schooner‚Äôs main salon, accessed easily via a wide staircase from the deck, is a favorite gathering spot for meals, games, music, and conversation. There‚Äôs often a fire in the fireplace and hot beverages to warm you from the inside out. There‚Äôs even a parlor organ for impromptu musical events. The galley is adjacent ‚Äî feel free to pop in and see what‚Äôs cooking!
Speaking of the galley, the generously-portioned meals on the Schooner Mary Day are all made from scratch and cooked its antique wood cook stove. Good old-fashioned Down East fare including mouth-watering pies, cookies and brownies; tasty soups and chowders; and baked ham and turkey dinners satisfy the healthy appetites that the sun and sea air seem to cause. ¬†If you‚Äôd like to try your hand at cooking on a wood cook stove, you‚Äôre welcome to stop in and lend a hand.
On the spacious deck there‚Äôs plenty of room to relax in one of the many deck chairs, read a book or take a nap. With no inboard engine all you‚Äôll hear is the wind in the sails, the gulls, and the sea ‚Äî all you‚Äôll feel is the sea breeze, the warmth of the sun and the gentle swell of the waves. At night, the deck is your destination for viewing spectacular sunsets or the moonlit sky, unobstructed and away from bright city lights.