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Five reasons why this cocktail cruise is the ultimate NYC summer experience

Looking for a way to cool off and let off some steam this summer? Whether you're a lifelong New Yorker or new to the city, a cruise across the Hudson on a Hornblower yacht is a must-do

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Searching for a way to see New York as you never have before this summer or a happy hour with a difference? It’s time to head aboard the Hornblower for an experience like no other. Setting sail from Pier 15 at South Street Seaport, there are a range of cruises to get onboard with—from daily landmark-crammed sight-seeing tours, through to sunset parties beneath the Manhattan skyline every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. And with tickets costing as little as $30.99, it’s one of the best value-for-money things to do in the whole of the Big Apple. Looking for even more reasons to book? Here are five to get you started – and a little video teaser, too.

See the city in a new light

Whether you’re a born and bred New Yorker or you’re just passing through, there will be sides to the city that you’ve never seen. All of the Hornblower cruises take in the sights of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline, so you can guarantee that, whichever one you choose, you’ll be left with memories (and enough selfies) to last a lifetime.

Choose the cruise that's best for you

Hornblower offers up a number of daily trips, so there’s sure to be an experience that is perfect for you. Visiting New York for the first time and have a list of landmarks as long as your arm you want to see? Tick them off aboard the NYC Sightseeing Cruise. Want to shake up your post-work happy hour drinks? The laid-back Alive After Five is the one for you. Or for those looking to push the boat out, the Rock the Yacht nautical nightclub is definitely a fun-fuelled party with a difference.
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Enjoy delicious food and drink throughout

All that gawping at New York’s sights can be hungry (and thirsty) work. Fortunately, there is a great selection of refreshments onboard to purchase, and if you opt for a slightly more premium ticket, it will all be included with your admission. So whether you want to party without sending your bank balance overboard or sample some Tex Mex dishes with your early evening drinks, there will be something for you.

It's super easy to book with a group

We’ve all been there—you’re trying to organise a group outing and things never go to plan. From people repeatedly asking for the ticket link, to the event selling out before everyone has secured their slot, the stress of planning a get-together can often make you wish you hadn’t bothered. It’s the complete opposite with Hornblower though, which makes the whole booking experience seamless. It’s possible to secure spots for up to 20 people at a time, and you can even specify if it’s for an occasion and the name of the celebrant(s) when booking. Easy!

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Get down with the killer entertainment

If the views of New York City from the Hudson weren’t enough, the Alive After Five and Rock the Yacht cruises also have a live DJ onboard providing a soundtrack to the sights. While the former is a chilled affair, you can expect to hit the dancefloor for three hours of smash hits and classic throwbacks on the Hornblower’s seagoing shindig. You’d be cray to miss it.

To secure your spot aboard one of Hornblower’s cruises, RSVP by clicking this link here.

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