Over the weekend my husband and I traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, to take a cruise along the Hudson River. The dinner cruise was sponsored by my husband’s work connection. The cruise set off from 14th Street Pier in Hoboken.
While I have gone on a few cruises on the Hudson River in the past, it was the first time for my husband. The views of Manhattan are stunning, especially on an evening cruise, as the city lights illuminate. We boarded and grabbed some drinks and appetizers, then made our way to the top level of the ship to chat with my husband’s associates and take in the views. We enjoyed listening to live music provided by a saxophone player as we sailed up, toward Manhattan’s Upper West Side, before turning around back to lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Dinner service took place on the ship’s lower level. After a few remarks from the event’s hosts, we enjoyed a buffet-style meal of Indian cuisine. Dinner service concluded as the ship sailed near the Statue of Liberty. We made our way back up to the main level to get a better view and enjoy dessert.
The ship got as close as possible to the iconic landmark, which I always find thrilling to see in person. After snapping a few more photos, we returned to the top level of the ship for the sail back to the pier.
A Sunday night dinner cruise around Manhattan isn’t normally on our schedule. We both remarked it was a fun and unique way to close out the weekend, and we were thankful for the beautiful weather that weekend.
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