There are many reasons to book a NYC Skyline Cruise. If you’re looking for a fun memorable night out, our 3-deck cruise ship the Skyline Princess offers spectacular views of New York City’s most iconic sights. Skyline is the perfect way to impress your relative coming in from out of town. Or to entertain your new client. In fact, if you run a business, Skyline is perfect for that corporate outing or business meeting. We’re in our 25th season of giving our clients unique views of the world’s most famous skyline and we’ve hosted every type of event you can think of. So if you’re planning a wedding, birthday, anniversary, Sweet Sixteen, Quinceañera, or any type of event. Skyline will make it something that will last forever.
Skyline Makes Every Cruise Spectacular
A Skyline Cruise is perfect for any occasion. In addition to having unique views of the Empire State Building, United Nations, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty, we offer gourmet food as well. Whether you’re on a public cruise or planning a full-fledged wedding banquet, Skyline Cruises offers you incredible menu options for whatever you have in mind. But you may have questions about how to plan your outing or event, so we want to give you some information about planning and booking your Skyline Cruise.
Pre-Planning Your Event
The event website BizBash gives tips for people planning events on ships and which may be instructive to those who are unfamiliar with a venue at sea. One thing you need to know is the size of your group. If you’re booking with Skyline, there’s a very good chance we can accommodate. We’re Coast Guard certified to carry up to 450 people aboard the Skyline Princess.
You do need to make certain your guests know their arrival time because the ship must leave on time. The Skyline Princess is climate controlled and we’ll leave in all types of weather. All of our public cruises and many of our full ship charters leave from the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing, Queens. We even accommodate our guests with free parking. If it’s more convenient, our full ship charters can leave from ports in Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, and elsewhere across Long Island.
Skyline Offers the Amenities You Need
If you’re booking an event aboard the Skyline Princess, we want you to know that it is more than just a pretty view. We offer the amenities you need. All of our food is prepared by our onboard chefs. We offer choices from appetizers, carving stations, and entrees. The lower decks of the ship can be used as a dining area. You can use one deck for a cocktail party and another for a meal. You can use our middle deck for a business meeting, charity auction, or a fun activity like casino night. Our top deck, called the Skylight Deck has a dance floor and a DJ space. It can be left open-air or enclosed.
If you’re planning a wedding, we offer a bridal suite and we have a close relationship with our celebrant Captain Arnold, who will offer a unique ceremony at sea. If you’re having trouble finding a photographer, florist, or DJ, ask us! We’ll recommend someone.
Booking Your Skyline Cruise
If you’re planning an event for Skyline we recommend contacting Skyline’s event planners. We’ll let you know what types of packages we offer and try to find what’s right for you. If you have a smaller group we might recommend renting a private deck or a few tables on one of our public cruises. Then it’s as simple as setting a date. Contact us today.