People like to feel appreciated so events acknowledging and celebrating employees have grown in popularity. Our New York Harbor and Long Island Sound cruises are memorable events. Skyline Cruises has hosted numerous employee appreciation events and can recommend ways to make yours a success.
Set Your Event Goals
Choose a Tone or Style
Select Your Date, Time, and Itinerary
Before you can throw a successful event, you have to decide what success looks like. Are you celebrating the entire staff? High performers? Those who’ve been with the company the longest? A specific department? Retirees? The event goals and people being honored will affect all stages of planning.
Are you celebrating the entire company or just a few select people? Is the theme focused on the company’s future? Or how long its been around and its past? Do you want a formal event? Casual? Something in between? It all makes a difference when planning
Do you want a brunch-based event? Lunch? Or a formal black-tie dinner? Which of our port options do you want to depart from and return to? Depending upon the port, there will be different itinerary options for you to choose from. For private cruises, Skyline Cruises has 10 convenient port options in the Tri-State area including:
- The World’s Fair Marina – Flushing, Queens, NY (our home port)
- Chelsea Piers – Manhattan, NY (Private Cruises Only)
- Pier 36 – Downtown Manhattan, NYC
- Liberty Landing Marina – Jersey City, NJ
- Town Dock Park – Port Washington, NY, NY
- Ponus Yacht Club – Stamford, CT
- Veteran’s Memorial Park Marina – Norwalk, CT
- Municipal Marina – New Rochelle, NY
- Yonkers City Pier – Yonkers, NY
- Lincoln Harbor – Weehawken, NJ
Customize Your Menu
Whether you want a buffet or cocktail party-style event, a wide array of custom food choices can really personalize your employee celebration. If you need a specialty menu, such as kosher catering, Skyline allows you to bring in outside caterers.
Plan Your Event Schedule
Employee appreciation events usually involve speeches, award presentations, teambuilding exercises, etc. Make a schedule for what you want to happen when and allow time for people to mix and mingle casually.
Choose Skyline Cruises for Your Employee Event
No matter the type of business you have, an employee appreciation party on the Skyline Princess will keep your staff talking about it for year. Call today to find out how Skyline Cruises can help make it an outstanding occasion.
Many major companies have been holding corporate events and employee appreciation events aboard the Skyline Princess for decades. We can offer you a full ship charter or you can charter a private deck on one of our public cruises. Private charters can leave from ports in New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, New York City, and Long Island. Public dinner cruises leave from our homeport at the World’s Fair Marina in Queens. Find out more about Skyline Cruises corporate events and contact our experienced event planners today.