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A New York City Wedding to Remember

Eastern Star Cruises was honored to have been chosen to host one of the most memorable weddings of our career this past year, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner we thought now was the perfect time to share this beautiful celebration of love with you!

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To participate in the exchange of their daughter’s vows, the bride’s family joined us all the way from Burkina Faso, West Africa. Of course, we wanted to make this incredible day extra-special for the bride and her family, who had traveled so far to take part in the festivities.

Special dishes were created as part of the dinner menu, and Captain Nick officiated the wedding not only in English, but in French as well! Since the bride’s family only spoke French, they were incredibly pleased with this sweet surprise!

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To begin the celebration, African drummers played while the passengers boarded the Eastern Star.

From the ship’s décor to the amazing menu, everything was customized for this beautiful wedding celebration. Throughout the evening the guests tasted some of the most incredibly unique dishes yet to be sampled in the NYC harbor.

Our talented chef customized the menu to include traditional specialties of West Africa, including oxtail and foo-foo. The meal was presented atop bold red silk linens on classic china plates detailed in silver, while guests sat at elegant cushioned white chivari chairs.

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Custom invitations and name cards designed in red, black and white to complement the evening’s bold color scheme.

The upper deck looked magical, with garlands of red roses draped about. Fresh, floral arrangements were dotted throughout the ship, adding to the wonder of the celebration’s backdrop.

We added a sentimental touch to remind the guests of their home country by creating the lovely throw pillows pictured below. Custom-made from traditional wedding fabric from the brides country, the pillows were given out to guests as favors; the perfect memento to remember this incredible day.

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But the celebration was just getting started. Live entertainment was followed by a light show after which our DJ got everyone on the dance floor as the evening continued onboard the ship until 2 a.m.! Everyone aboard the ship had an incredible time, and we at Eastern Star Cruises were so happy to be a part of this beautiful and unique wedding event!

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From the wedding vows to the after party, this was one of the most memorable events ever hosted aboard the Eastern Star. We were delighted to have been able to share this lovely couple’s special day with them.

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Special thanks to Andre Maier Photography for taking these breathtaking photos and also to City Blossoms for the incredible floral displays.

Advice for Planning a Celebration Aboard Eastern Star

Advice for Planning a Celebration Aboard Eastern Star

Yachting season is officially here in New York City and with birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and more setting sail Eastern Star Yacht Charters has a few words of advice for individuals planning their one-of-a-kind celebration with us. Choose Your Theme Once you have decided that you would like to host your special event on… Continue Reading

Host This Summer’s Corporate Outing Aboard Eastern Star

Host This Summer’s Corporate Outing Aboard Eastern Star

For business owners in New York City, the beautiful spring and summer weather offers an incredible opportunity to take your employees out and thank them for all they do for you each day. And while the typical corporate picnic is always enjoyable, why not do something spontaneous and unique this year? An afternoon or evening… Continue Reading

Plan a Surprise Party aboard the Eastern Star!

Plan a Surprise Party aboard the Eastern Star!

Throwing a surprise party is an exciting and sweet gesture to show a loved one how important they are to you!  Whether you want to plan an anniversary party, birthday party, or any other surprise event, Eastern Star Yacht Charters would love to help! Our private luxury yacht is an all inclusive, one-of-a-kind choice for… Continue Reading

Wendy Williams Enjoyed Luxury Cruising aboard the Eastern Star!

Wendy Williams Enjoyed Luxury Cruising aboard the Eastern Star!

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Wendy Williams and her guests stepped aboard the 85-foot luxury yacht Eastern Star. As they drank champagne and dined during a three-hour cruise, all enjoyed the spectacular sites of NYC, while celebrating Wendy’s husband Kevin Hunter’s birthday in style. The next morning, she sang praises on her show about her… Continue Reading

A Letter from Laurie Smollett Kutscera

A Letter from Laurie Smollett Kutscera

After such a difficult winter it’s hard to imagine a crocus ever breaking through the ground. But they do, managing to stun us all with their soft pastel hues and gracious lines. That’s the thing about Spring– its a time of renewal, and with that, perseverance. Webster’s dictionary defines renewal as “beginning something again, to make… Continue Reading

A NYC Wedding at Sea

A NYC Wedding at Sea

A wedding isn’t about the venue. It’s about your partner, your family, your friends, and the commitment you’re about to make. But your big day should be that. It should be yours. And there’s just not a more dramatic, intimate, idyllic setting than a yacht. Unless that yacht comes readymade with pristine views of the… Continue Reading

NYC Full Service Event Planner in Spring

NYC Full Service Event Planner in Spring

The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, initially thought to be completed by the 10th anniversary of the 2001 tragedy, is finally scheduled to open mid-May of this year after delays in construction and Hurricane Sandy. The museum is offering free admission every Tuesday 5pm-8pm to accommodate more visitors. The foundation has also approved free admission… Continue Reading

No Horse-Drawn Carriages? No Problem. Book a Private Yacht Charter!

No Horse-Drawn Carriages? No Problem. Book a Private Yacht Charter!

For generations, horse-drawn carriages have been a very popular choice for taking the scenic route around Manhattan, especially in the area near and around Central Park. The city’s new mayor-elect, however, will be putting a major damper on the future of these small businesses with plans to prohibit this kind of sightseeing tour in the… Continue Reading