Monday, March 27, 2017

Classic Harbor Line Fall Brunch Cruise

My first time to Chelsea Piers was last fall. I had so much fun enjoying my first cruise on the Hudson River with Classic Harbor Line. Cruises are run all year, and are really a fun experience! They have 5 different 1920's style yachts, which are just gorgeous. My friend who lives in the city wanted to do a tour, so she asked me to join her. I am so glad she did! 
I stayed at the Maritime Hotel for this cruise as it started at 11am. This hotel was a perfect location as I ended up walking back to the hotel after the cruise was finished. 
Chelsea Piers is a very cool place, this was something totally different than what I have ever done in the city, so there was much excitement in the air! 

One of the gorgeous yachts! 

This was our yacht! Gorgeous no? 
The inside is just beautiful. It is climate controlled inside if weather outside is too hot or cold. 
That is our Captain steering the ship! 
Oh and the views. Yeah, they are pretty amazing! 
This was their Champagne Brunch Cruise, which can be purchased with or without food, and it was really so relaxing. 

You cannot put a price on these views. 

The food was okay, I wouldn't say it knocked my socks off. There was plenty of it, and you can eat as much as you wish. You do not leave the cruise hungry in any way. 

By the time they brought out the ham, I was done. Pretty stuffed, but many folks enjoyed it. 

I was glad to see biscotti served with coffee.

Key points about this tour:

2.75 Hours Long
Offered aboard Manhattan or Manhattan II (1920s inspired yachts)
Offered Every Saturday & Sunday
Fully Circumnavigates the Island of Manhattan
Lightly narrated tour by the captain
Features a four-course brunch buffet
(Fresh bakery and pastries, bagles & lox, gluten-free waffle station, house-made quiche, sausage, kale salad, glazed sprial ham, fresh fruit and desserts)
Includes a complimentary Bloody Mary, mimosa, beer, wine or Champagne
Additional beverages available for purchase
Indoor climate-controlled seating and outdoor seating available
Tables are often assigned based on volume of guests

This just took my breathe away. 
These photos were taken from the deck of the ship. 

If you are looking for something "different" to do in New York City, this would be a perfect idea! They run these cruises throughout the year, and you can even rent a whole yacht for a private party. 
I am very anxious to do another type of cruise, possibly in the Spring. It truly was a most magical day, with friends to enjoy this glorious city in a unique manner. 


Classic Harbor Line

If you are into comfortable cruising or the gilded era of yachting, be sure to experience our 1920s-style "commuter" yachts, Manhattan and Manhattan II!
Both the Yacht Manhattan and Manhattan II were constructed right here in New York State by Scarano Boat Building. We take great pride in their New York heritage as well as in serving the very best of New York beers, wines, cheeses, produce and local baked goods aboard their decks.
Edible Manhattan wrote that we are “not your mother’s Circle Line.” We strive to surpass any “tourist” expectations of what a harbor cruise entails: We include a “taste of New York” in our menus and maintain an unprecedented level of hospitality aboard a special, beautiful, intimate yacht built by NY craftsmen.
Classically-lined and comfortable with teak decks and mahogany rails, these vessels can accommodate up to 110 guests. They feature an enclosed, cushioned observatory surrounded by large windows and skylights. They are equipped for all weather with a/c & heating and thus operates comfortably from early spring through New Year’s Day.

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