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80’s Party cruise with the band Girls Just Want to Have Fun

This will be the fifth year of cruises on the Songo River Queen, and were only two scheduled this year – don’t miss this is the last one of the season. The Songo River Queen is a huge boat with a covered top and bottom deck and a bar, and it’s ready to party! Boarding starts 1 hour prior to the cruise at 6 p.m. and you need to be safely on the boat by 6:45 p.m. when the gate closes for boarding. Get there early so you can settle in and grab a drink and your spot on the dancing deck.  Food is allowed on the boat and there is a snack bar on the dock to grab something before you board. There is absolutely no smoking! 80’s attire encouraged. Fans love to dress 80’s and earn a chance to come up and sing with the band! Tickets are $25 and will be sold only prior to the event, no refunds, and the cruise will go on rain or shine due to the covered deck. 

Boat capacity for band cruises is 100 right now due to COVID, so get your tickets immediately.  This will sell out quickly! 21 plus cruise! The bar is cash only, so make sure you’ve hit the Atm=M!

Anyone who does not get a ticket before the event sells out can be put on a waiting list to try to get on the boat the day of the cruise if there are no shows. 

Parking is on the street, you can also park behind the credit union across the street, and if you can’t find a spot in either place take a left onto 114 and there’s a church on the right you can park at or on the street. Parking is always busy in the summer so either get there early and grab a drink locally, or plan to give yourself some time to find parking. 

After discussion with the boat owner, there are COVID procedures that will be followed. If you can’t comply, don’t want to comply, or are at all nervous about attending contact for a refund. Also do not buy tickets from anyone advertising tickets. There have been a lot of fraudulent posts claiming people have tickets when they do not. Refunds are only available till 48 hours before the cruise.

The COVID procedures are:

1. The band will set up 8 feet from the dance area and put up caution tape so that the lead singer is 8′ away from any of the patrons. Also, the band will wear masks when not performing or moving about the boat.

2. Patrons will be required to wear masks while boarding and checking in, and when at the bar, bathroom, or moving about the boat. Once you are at your spot with your group, whether that’s on the dance floor, sitting on benches, or downstairs in the seated area or on the railing you are not required to wear your mask as you will be drinking and taking it on and off every time you take a sip is not effective.

3. Be courteous and do your best to not crowd people you didn’t come with, give them space so everyone feels safe. The capacity is limited to 100 people and the capacity of the boat is 350 so there should be plenty of space to find your own area. Also, the state mandates 50 people per area, this will likely be observed on its own because the bar and bathroom are downstairs, and people generally spread out on their own. There are lots of “areas” to be in.

4. Remember everyone is still in the middle of a pandemic, and being able to hold this cruise is a privilege. Please do not ruin it for others. Follow the rules, and please be discreet when posting photos of you and your friends. All masked photos are encouraged, however, and photos of the band are also encouraged. Show us following the rules so that other cruises can happen and more people like you can have fun!

There will be a special prize to the person with the best 80’s themed face mask!

This event takes place August 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Songo River Queen II, 841 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, Maine. For more information visit

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