NYC Cruise

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.

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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.



  1. Oh Monica, what an amazing opportunity for a date night. The pictures are just incredible. Lucky you (both of you). I used to work in NY now and then and if I ever get back there I would do this in a heartbeat.

  2. I have heard of Xperience Days, but did not know it led to moments like these!! How fabulous for you, and for your husband too. Your pics are fantastic!

  3. Monica, you are beautiful and so are these pictures! This whole experience sounds amazing. xoxo

  4. I’m shocked that you don’t post more photos of yourself on your blogs…you humble model you!!!! All of your photos are magazine worthy! I would LOVE to go on a date like this. I like the idea of having a company plan dates too.

  5. Wow, I really want to go to New York one day! Its so beautiful and your pictures and just beautiful. I’ve also used Xperience Days to book a fun thing for my husband. He was able to do a NASCAR ride along back in March. It was pretty cool. What a wonderful date you had with your husband! One for the memory books for sure!

    • That is so cool that booked a NASCAR ride for your husband! So many experiences were tempting to me – photography lesson, a couples cooking course, a salt scrub and many others! We needed a date and we certainly got one!

  6. Great pics…of you guys AND New York 😉

  7. Your photos of this date are exquisite!

  8. I love this post Monica. Some day I would love to visit New York. Maybe when our tuition bills go down hahaha but I’ll have to file this information away. I’m not a fan of being in bouncy boats because I get motion sickness too, but it sounds like I might be able to weather this kind. The sights are beautiful and I love hearing about your story as a couple. You guys are so handsome together.

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