By Betty Taylor
If you want to sail away from it all while still celebrating the holiday season, you can book a private holiday cruise with Classic Harbor Line with your closest friends and family – you will have enough indoor and outdoor space for your whole crew – literally.
Enjoy a tasty Thanksgiving or Christmas cruise on either a daytime or evening charter which can last up to two hours. Take in the views – and some holiday themed libations, including a Mistletoe Manhattan, Gin & Tidings and Italian amaro hot chocolate. You can also enjoy wine, champagne, beer and other top-shelf premium bar options, as well as catered hors d’oeuvres. Ride around the Hudson River in style on a 1920s-style classically inspired motor yacht Manhattan which will be festively decorated for the holiday season. You and your guests will be able to take in the most iconic sites with 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline from oversized windows with impressive grand skylights.
Your very own captain will steer your yacht to any particular site requests or destinations, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy A-list amenities including surround-sound, plug-and-play stereo for your holiday music playlist. Their friendly and professional crew will also cater to your every need on the water. Rest assured that Classic Harbor Line has taken all health and safety measures, with everything from elegant plexiglass partitions between tables, heating system outfitted with MERV 13 HEPA filters, masks and hand sanitizer provided, contact tracing, limit of 25% occupancy means maximum of 32 passengers – ordinarily Manhattan is Coast Guard certified for up to 130 guests. Prices start at $1,488 for two or more people and go to $9,600 for the top-shelf premium open bar and catered hors d’oeuvres option.
In addition to private charters, this enchanting cruise line is offering four different holiday cruises for the public. Get into the holiday spirit as you set sail with house made hot cocoa along with a gourmet holiday cookie. In addition to house made cocoa – which can be spiked, if you please – beer, wine, sparkling wine and soft drinks are offered. The cruises are lightly narrated by the expert captain. From the sunset and holiday cocoa cruises to the statue and skyline holiday cocoa day cruise, to the New York City lights holiday cocoa cruise, experience the holidays on the harbor.
Get festive with one of Classic Harbor Line’s private charters or public holiday excursions.