My husband and I met during our first year of college when we were 19 years old. We often talk about our early years. Together, our meshed memories become crystal clear, but in many ways they feel like a lifetime ago. It’s important to give time and attention to marriage, and we were both feeling in need of quality time together. I’m so excited to share our Sunday date because we had the chance to take in New York City unlike we ever had before. We boarded Entertainment Cruises, Bateaux New York, a European-inspired, glass enclosed vessel for a gourmet brunch cruise along New York’s harbor.
This unparalleled experience was set up via Xperience Days, a company that makes booking dates and gifting unique experiences simple as they cater to a variety of price ranges and experiences. Although I was tempted to arrange something more adventurous, our date gave us the sort of respite that we were looking for – time together. We spent a great deal of time outside on the deck as we cruised the Hudson and East Rivers, past the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park City, The South Street Seaport, The Verrazano Bridge, Governor’s Island and Ellis Island. We cruised passed skyscrapers, enjoyed champagne, a delicious meal and stunning views. So many of our memory-making locations were incredibly different from our perspective on the water. I couldn’t help but tear up (which I pretty much do all the time) when we pulled right up to the Statue of Liberty. I hadn’t been that close to Lady Liberty since the 8o’s, and the sun was shinning on her in a way that felt purposeful. I’m happy to report that I didn’t once feel like I was going to get sick (I’m ridiculously prone to motion sickness) and the two hour excursion felt like the perfect time allotment. I don’t think that we would have considered a harbor cruise for a date on our own accord and are grateful to have had what now feels like a lasting memory.
Tickets were provided via Xperience Days. As always, opinions are solely my own.