Although tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it's the esteemed members of land-society who dine atop the fishes. Merge seafaring and supping proclivities with today's Groupon from Queen of Excelsior. Choose from six options:
- For $17, you get a Day Picnic cruise, valid Saturdays in June (a $35 value).
- For $18, you get a Brunch cruise, valid Sundays in June (a $37 value).
- For $18, you get a Margaritaville cruise, valid Fridays in June (a $37 value).
- For $18, you get a Hawaiian Luau cruise, valid Thursdays in June (a $37 value).
- For $18, you get a Taste of Tuscany cruise, valid Wednesdays in June (a $37 value).
- For $23, you get a Sunset cruise, valid Saturday nights in June (a $46 value).
This Groupon must be redeemed by June 30.
Weekly themed cruises ferry sightseers around scenic Lake Minnetonka on the amenity-laced Queen of Excelsior I & II. Perfect for a romantic date or an aggressively platonic outing with an attractive friend, the cruises offer passengers a changing food menu as well as drink specials at the cash bar. Feast on Italian specialties such as crostinis and pasta while sipping on wine on the Taste of Tuscany cruise or delight mouths with roasted pork and mai tais on the Hawaiian Luau cruise. The Margaritaville cruise tickles ears with the tunes of Jimmy Buffett and Caribbean music while mojitos, rum flights, and margaritas loosen up jawbones for parrothead harmonizing. Grilled fare such as hot dogs and burgers fills tummies on the Picnic cruise, and the Brunch cruise blends morning and afternoon appetite killers such as waffles, chicken, and fresh fruit. Mix dusk's soft elegance with a luxurious, four-course dinner on the Sunset cruise, which pampers the tongue with delicacies such as jumbo shrimp and filet mignon as the sun changes from yellow to red to purple, like an immature Pac Man holding his breath to prove a point.
All cruises depart from the Excelsior Municipal docks; the Brunch, Taste of Tuscany, and Picnic cruises also depart from the Wayzata Depot docks.