Eastern Star Cruises

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Eastern Star Cruises
Docked at Chelsea Piers in NYC, Eastern Star Cruises offer a unique dining and yachting experience throughout the entire tri-state area. This 85 foot elegant private yacht has been serving New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester areas since 1998, and is perfect for all types of events – from weddings, birthdays and anniversaries to corporate functions and business dinners.

Enjoy fine cuisine aboard Eastern Star while your guests take in the unforgettable views of historical landmarks and the Manhattan skyline. Whether you're planning a casual brunch, elegant cocktail hour or an upscale sit-down dinner, the yacht can accommodate all your needs for up to 60 people. Its beautifully appointed interior represents the ambiance of a luxury yacht from a by-gone era. Polished brass, comfortable furnishings and fine mahogany details adorn the formal dining room, main salon and library. The enclosed, fully carpeted and heated upper deck offers the ideal setting for dining, relaxing or just enjoying the scenery. With its varnished mahogany cabinetry, brass lighting and two solid cherry tables, the buffet area offers elegant atmosphere and panoramic views; it leads to the upper deck via two French doors. For small and intimate events of up to 18 consider the beautiful dining room.

Eastern Star's professional staff will ensure that your wedding or other special occasion is truly unforgettable. They'll assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams and guide you every step of the way – from selecting entertainment and photographers to custom invitations, exquisite wedding cake options and floral arrangements. The award winning chef will create an elegant menu tailored to your guests' tastes.

Featured on Good Morning America and described by The New York Times as "a gourmet wining and dining mini-vacation", the New York yacht charter vessel Eastern Star offers upscale amenities, excellent cuisine and attentive crew. They have hosted events for celebrities and clients from all around the world, and will not only meet but exceed all your expectations.

Venue Amenities & Details
Seating Capacity
2 to 80
Price Range (per plate)
$125 to $250
Simultaneous Events
1
Business Events
Outdoor Area
Bridal Room
On Site Ceremony
Off Premise Catering Available
Kosher Menu
Overnight Guest Accomodations
Dance Floor
Coat Check
Live Music Permitted
DJ Permitted
AV Equipment Available
Must Use In House Liquor
Must Use In House Caterer
Air Conditioned
Kitchen On Premises
In-House Party Planner
Tables Chairs Included
Virtual Tour Available
Premium Liquor
On-site party planner

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

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Interview Q & A With Eastern Star Cruises

Q: What sort of different event packages do you offer?

A: We specialize in Corporate, Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Sweet Sixteen, Baby Shower, Brunch and custom events.

Q: What is your minimum and maximum capacity for an event?

A: 2-80 guests

Q: What is it that makes your establishment and location perfect for an event?

A: Nothing compares to cruising on the water and enjoying the ever-changing scenery - you and your guests will have a most memorable time aboard the classic yacht Eastern Star!

Q: How far in advance should someone interested in using your facility book it?

A: Depending on the date, the Eastern Star may be booked up to one year in advance - but we need as little as 2 days to pull an event together - best to call and inquire.

Q: What type of entertainment accommodations do you offer?

A: We offer DJs, bands, wine/beer tastings, tour guides, cigar rollers, characturists

Q: How many events can you have going on in a single day or concurrently?

A: Only one event at a time.

Q: What is your typical staff to guest ratio?

A: 1:7

Q: What can you tell us about accepted payment methods, deposits, or payment plans?

A: Cash, Check, Wire, and Credit Cards including Amex are all accepted. Typically, a deposit of $3,500 is required and the balance is due 3 weeks prior to the event.

Q: Are there incentives for using your house vendors, and what can you tell us about your house vendors?

A: Our vendors offer reasonable and competitive rates plus they are familiar with the yacht layout, acoustics, etc.

Q: Do you offer tastings or host any showcases?

A: Menu tastings may be arranged.

Q: Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about your facility?

A: The Eastern Star offers affordable luxury charters for individuals that wish to host an event aboard a private classic yacht. Owner-operated with a professional yet very friendly staff, we are all about the details - we look forward to working with you... making your event most memorable!

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