Anything aboard a luxury yacht gains an added sheen of elegance, whether it’s friends sharing an after-work drink or a room filled with luncheon meat. Sip amidst outlandish scenery with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one general-admission ticket to a Thursday After Work Cruise on the Hudson River from On Cruises (a $23 value). Cruises depart from the Skyport Marina every Thursday at 8:15 p.m. throughout the summer; this Groupon can be redeemed for any Thursday July 7–September 1.
On Cruises offers passengers a fresh perspective on their hometowns through a suite of elegant themed cruises. Hop aboard the Thursday night cruise's water-skimming yacht to unwind after a stressful day spent in meetings or trapped in the stairwell. Seafaring passengers can board from 7:15–8:15 p.m., and then enjoy spectacular nighttime views of the New York skyline from the gently roiling decks. Though this Groupon is only valid for admission, guests can sip cocktails from the full bar while regaling new acquaintances with riveting reenactments of childhood spelling-bee triumphs. After a few hours of opulently smooth sailing, the ship returns to port promptly at 11:15 p.m. each night.
Determined to convert waterways across North America into party corridors, On Cruises deploys its fleet of festivity-ready ships along the rivers and lakes of major cities under the helm of experienced skippers. A host of themed cruises—including a haunted Halloween ghost-ship cruise populated by costumed guests and phantoms in their regular clothes—facilitate floating celebrations, and after-work cruises enable guests to unwind offshore.