New York City is quite likely the most famous city in the world and at Skyline Cruises we like to believe it’s the greatest city in the world. Even if you’ve never lived here, or even visited here, there’s probably a lot you know about the city already. You may have heard the phrase, “The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down.” That means the borough of The Bronx is uptown, on the northern part of the city while Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan is on the downtown side. You’ll probably also instantly recognize the Manhattan skyline but how much do you know about it?
Skyline Cruises Will Show You the Iconic Manhattan Skyscrapers
You’ve certainly come to the right place. There’s a reason we’re called Skyline Cruises. We’ve been showing clients the iconic New York City skyline since 1993. And we offer full ship charters from our home port at the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing Queens, as well as many other ports in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut.
You can charter our 3-deck luxury yacht, the Skyline Princess for all types of events from corporate parties to weddings presided over by our longtime friend Captain Arnold. We’re the perfect venue for celebrations from birthdays and anniversaries to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and engagement parties. In addition to full ship charters many of our guests take advantage of the excellent value of chartering a full deck of the Skyline Princess on one of our public cruises. For smaller events we can set aside a table or two. Some of our most popular events involve small weddings with just a few people in their party. We’re used to working with all types of groups and all types of budgets and it costs much less than you think!
A Look at the Famous Buildings You’ll See
No matter what your reason for boarding the Skyline Princess, we’ll show you some of the most amazing buildings in the world. Let’s take a look at some of them:
- The Empire State Building: Built in 1931, it was the tallest building in the world until 1972, according to NYC & Company. It is noted for its art deco architecture and for being scaled by a giant monkey and Fay Wray in the classic 1933 film King Kong. At night the tower is often lit to honor events and organizations.
- The Chrysler Building: First time visitors often mistake it for the Empire State Building and it was also the tallest building in the world until it was surpassed by the ESB. Built to serve as headquarters of automotive giant Chrysler, its design is noted for the stainless steel cladding that makes the top of the building shine in the sunlight.
- United Nations Building: Officially known as the United Nations Secretariat Building, this rectangular glass building reflects the East River. Finished in 1952, the building serves as the headquarters of the world body. The architect’s use of green glass and marble created New York City’s first modern glass tower.
- One World Trade Center: Sometimes known as the Freedom Tower, this 1,776-foot glass tower’s footprint is the same size as that of each of the Twin Towers of the original World Trade Center. The eight-sided tower is composed of isosceles triangles.
- Woolworth Building: One of the classic New York skyscrapers, The Woolworth building was the tallest building in the world from 1913 when it opened until 1930. Built as the headquarters of the famed “Five and Dime” store retailer the F.W. Woolworth Company, the building now houses luxury apartments.
Skyline Cruises Will Make Your Event Memorable
We promise memorable sights if you book a Skyline Cruise. We’ll also make your events memorable for gourmet food prepared by our in-house chef to our fabulous 3rd-floor Skylight deck which can be open air or enclosed. It includes a dance floor and DJ space. We cruise year round in all weather. To learn more, contact us today.