Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry, due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable river otters. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one admission to a three-hour yacht party cruise from City Lights Cruises (a $59 value). The value of today's deal does not include the two-drink minimum.
City Lights Cruises set sail on the East River aboard the USCG-certified, 110-foot Majestic Princess, which boasts unobstructed three-dimensional views of the New York City skyline and its scenic landmarks. During the three-hour yacht party cruise, adventurers journey south into the bay and feast their starving eyes on historic sights, such as the Statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom, democracy, and copper oxidation, as well as several famous bridges. Throughout the trip, guests can enjoy eats from the onboard appetizer buffet, which typically includes an endless supply of fresh rolls, mixed-greens salad, and hot pasta with chicken.
The bar stocks an array of libations to help sippers meet the two-beverage minimum before they hit the dance floor to bust a move to the live DJ's hip-hop, disco, reggae, and salsa tunes or the beats of one's own fluttering sea legs. Trips leave from Skyport Marina on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and select holidays throughout the year. Whether day or night, the voyage makes for a picturesque escape for city dwellers or a pleasant respite from the daily doldrums of landlocked living.
Yacht Party Cruises
The party-loving minds behind Yacht Party Cruises wanted a creative way for locals and tourists to explore a city's late-night atmosphere. Eventually they launched a fleet of luxury yachts into the waters of eight of North America's most lively urban waterfronts. On each vessel, festivities abound as DJs spin everything from hip-hop to Sinatra, inviting passengers to shake a leg in between trips to the full bar or buffet lined with hot appetizers. All yachts boast extravagant details such as wraparound decks, fireplaces, or a glass atrium that hangs above the dance floor offering dancers a direct view of the man in the moon's game of solitaire. Guests can also step onto the decks for fresh air or panoramic views of city's skyline.
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