Partying outside of the house means you won't have to articulate to the landlord what inspired you to dye the carpet an uneven sangria. Paint the town red with today's Groupon: for $39, you get admission to an evening party cruise that includes two drinks, a dinner buffet, and a live DJ from Above All Cruises (a $79 value).
Above All Cruises launches party-goers into a whirlwind night of dinner, drinks, and dancing with staggering views of the city's skyline aboard their fleet of soiree vessels. The sleek Harbor Lights cutter and the classic Paddle Wheel Queen both sport multiple decks, handsome dining rooms, and bars serving wine and beer. Power up for three hours of shimmying and sashaying by harvesting eats from the hot buffet, which typically serves pasta, mixed green salad, fresh rolls, and marinated stilettos. A live disc jockey spins top 40 jams all night and accepts requests for prancers to get their ankles swerving to vintage disco, simmering salsa, and classic crooners. The on-deck barkeep kindles carousal with an array of wines, sodas, and beers such as Corona, Guinness, and Red Stripe.
Since the ships are entirely enclosed, passengers can catch a groove regardless of the weather and feel comfortable to don whatever evening wear inspires the mood for revelry, whether that's casual togs, a nightclub getup, or a costume from Cats. Cruises conquer the harbor on most weekends, but savvy sailors should consult the schedule before planning a trip.
Above All Cruises
The advocates of ocean-based travel at Above All Cruises unveil awe-inspiring views of New York City's sprawling skyline during weekly and holiday cruises that set sail out of Skyport Marina or World's Fair Marina. Rather than engaging in terra firma's exhausting recreational activities, such as hiking or the Running of the Taxis, visitors can while away the evening in one of three luxury ships: Lucille, Paddlewheel Queen, and Harbor Lights. Although each vessel flaunts its own personality and design, all three sport dance floors, flat-screen TVs, and hunger-quelling dinners. Experienced captains ensure that cruises always stay on course, and equally experienced DJs keep dance floors afloat with energetic songs.