There are many ways to enjoy the magic of New York City during the holiday season. Along with the classic traditions of seeing the decorated storefront windows of Fifth Avenue and visiting the Rockefeller Tree, you can add a holiday cruise to the list. Untapped New York is excited to partner with Classic Harbor Line to offer a variety of holiday-themed sails around New York City this winter. These limited-time cruises will show you a side of New York City you can’t see any other way, besides on the water!
Onboard, each guest is offered a complimentary house-made hot chocolate (spiked if you want!) and every table is provided a light snack. There are multiple adventures to choose from when you set off for a holiday sail. You can cozy up to a warm cup of cocoa while listening to carols as the skyline passes you by, spend a sunny afternoon admiring the Statue of Liberty while you munch on holiday cookies, or enjoy an evening of jazz as the city sparkles on the shoreline.
Classic Harbor Line’s holiday cruises are conducted on modern vessels inspired by historic yachts. Built by the craftsmen at Scarano Boat Building of Albany, New York, the ships pair twenty-first-century amenities with classic style. For these special holiday tours, guests travel aboard the cozy and luxurious mahogany-trimmed Yacht Manhattan and Manhattan II. These boats were inspired by the glamour of the 1920s.
A brand new vessel has been introduced to the Classic Harbor Line fleet this holiday season for brunch cruises and more! Dubbed Northern Lights, this 2-deck classic yacht offers an open-air top deck and window-covered bottom deck from which you can observe the city views. Inside the enclosed glass observatory you’ll be surrounded by lighted garland, poinsettias, and mini-Christmas trees. The heated space is sure to keep you warm throughout the journey!
Untapped New York had the privilege of sailing on one of the first holiday cruises of the season. Setting off from Pier 62, at Chelsea Piers, we were treated to stunning panoramas of Manhattan as we sailed the Hudson and East Rivers and Upper New York Bay. We saw landmarks from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan like One World Trade.
Holiday Cruises Around NYC
Classic Harbor Line offers a variety of different tours throughout the year, from narrated architecture cruises with the Amerian Institute of Architects of New York to jazz brunches. You can see the year-round selection of tours here! Holiday cruises are happening now and will continue to sail through the first week of January 2024. Cruises set sail every day of the week. Book your spot aboard with the button above!