Whether you’re planning an intimate get-together of close family and friends, a party, a corporate event, a fundraiser or a celebration of a milestone event, or you’re simply “getting the band back together” for a reunion, it’s always a great idea to book a New York City charter cruise aboard, the Skyline Princess our premier NYC luxury yacht.
One call to Skyline Cruises at 718-446-1100 will connect you with our seasoned staff of expert event planners who will guide you through every detail of booking a NYC dinner cruise or brunch cruise.
They’ll ensure no detail is overlooked so you and your guests can take in panoramic views of the majestic Manhattan skyline while listening to the very best DJ entertainment and digging into delicious food and drinks prepared by our on-board chef and bartending staff.
Remember, at Skyline Cruises, we offer the perfect year-round venue for memorable family celebrations, business events and social get-togethers because we merge all of the perks of a catering hall and restaurant with the beauty of being out on the calm waters of New York Harbor!
Tips for Choosing a Day or Evening NYC Charter Cruise
The only question remains: should I choose a day or evening cruise for my event? Both have their advantages. Daytime gatherings are generally best suited for certain circumstances, such as showers, business mixers or casual brunches, while evening soirées are perfect other types of milestones, such as client appreciation galas, anniversary parties, weddings and rehearsal dinners.
In addition, NYC yacht parties planned for midday and afternoon offer excellent, detailed views of the water, landscape and skyline, while parties set at night feature elegance and a brilliantly lit skyline.
Here are some tips from the skilled event staff at Skyline Cruises to help you select the right time of day for your special occasion:
- Decide the Formality of the Event: Even though you’re on board a yacht, the formality of the event you’re planning still typically determines which time of day is best, just as it would if you were holding your event at a land-based venue. For example, daytime cruises are the way to go for more informal, kid-friendly, or family-oriented occasions such as birthdays, bar/bat mitvahs, engagements, family reunions and showers, and nighttime cruises are the right choice for more formal events such as weddings, sweet sixteens, quinceañeras, graduations and company holiday parties, corporate bashes and award ceremonies.
- Let the Guest List Take the Lead: If your guest list includes individuals with full-time commitments, then an evening or nighttime cruise would work well. It would allow them to take care of their work and family obligations so they have time to relax and take in the beautiful, sparkling scenery of New York City at night. Conversely, if your guests have a little more flexibility in their schedules, then a daytime cruise might work and would allow your guests to take in the subtle skyline details that become invisible as the sun sets over Manhattan.
- Choose the Food that Fits the Event: Midday or mid-evening events call for a more substantial meal for lunch or dinner while mid-afternoon or late-evening events lean more toward cocktail party offerings with hors d’oeuvres, so always keep the menu in mind when planning the best time of day for your event.
Contact Skyline today whether you’re planning a corporate cruise, fundraiser, celebration of a milestone in your work or personal life, or any other type of fancy or informal affair. Our experienced personnel can answer all of your questions about our NYC yacht charter cruise event packages, and work with you to make your event a memorable one aboard the Skyline Princess.