A boat cruise is one of the more romantic ways to travel as it brings to mind a bygone age when grizzled sea dogs explored the oceans while slow dancing with each other beneath a whirling disco ball. Woo your sweetie on the water with today's Groupon: for $109, you get two tickets for a three-hour wine-tasting cruise from Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters in Newport Beach (up to a $240 value).
Pacific Avalon's fleet of three luxury yachts act as dreamy stages for magical moments, romantic dinner parties, and open-shore celebrations as they glide along the harbor shoreline of Newport Beach. On Thursday evenings, couples climb aboard the 100-foot Royal Princess, the 128-foot Ambassador, or the hulking 148-foot Majestic depending on how much leg room they need for drinking, dancing, and seafarer socializing. As the sun eases into the sea, like an old man into a bath, you and your date can sip an assortment of local wines while nibbling on trays of cheese and sausage. A live piano player will fuel the evening with sweet ballads and vamping vaudevillian show tunes as the ship gently travels through glistening waves and warm rays from the setting sun. A non-wine bar features alternatives for attendees interested in a break from vino sampling or looking to challenge fellow patrons to Shirley Temple stands.
Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters
The Royal Princess. The Ambassador. The Majestic—fitting titles for the regal fleet of Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters. For more than 33 years, the luxury vessels of Pacific Avalon have set sail for adventure, romance, and relaxation. Aboard each vessel, from the 150 foot span of The Ambassador to The Royal Princess's 100 feet of elegance, professional event planners dress the ship's interiors in inviting decor and fill the galleys with entertainment, dining, and service worthy of 5-star hotels. They specifically tailor every excursion, whether it's an intimate cruise for two, a corporate gala for hundreds, a wedding on the water, or even a burial at sea, all in custom built vessels whose quality exceeds even the stringent standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.