The other night, my mom invited me to a party with some of her coworkers that took place on a yacht that sailed up and down New York Harbor and the Hudson River. Although I had been on a Caribbean cruise ship with my family two summers ago, this was my very first dinner cruise! ; )
Of course, I have to show you guys what I ate at their buffet. :P My favorites from the photo above were the dumplings and mini egg rolls! I would have enjoyed the paella a whole lot more, though, if there wasn’t pineapple in it. I now regret not taking a photo of the shrimp cocktail, too – each individual shrimp was as large as my palm! :o
The plate above might look a little plain, but maybe that’s because I opted out of pouring gravy all over my turkey and sirloin beef. :P This experience has completely changed my mind into ordering steak medium instead of well-done, though. So tender, juicy, and delicious!
Anyway, since it was a 4-hour cruise, we had plenty of time to take photos outside with the lovely night scenery. I have no idea what bridge this is, but it looked really pretty. : ) Excuse my crazy, wind-blown hair!
The main attraction that our boat passed by was the Statue of Liberty. Nothing special for a New Yorker, but the view was something tourists would definitely love. I wouldn’t mind going on another one of these again, but only if I were a little older. I was probably the youngest out of the 200 people present – and what’s the point of an open bar if I can’t even order a drink? :P
Unfortunately, one-night escapades like these cost about $100 per person. I’m just grateful that I was able to experience this for free! But if any of you guys are interested in doing something special for your anniversary with your sweetheart, this is definitely a romantic setting worth looking into. Who says that only Paris is for lovers? New York City has plenty to offer, too.