Easter Brunch and Sightseeing on the Hornblower NY Cruise

New York City is a place like no other. I grew up in NYC and believe that people should experience it to the fullest. We recently had the chance to experience New York City a bit differently. We took a Hornblower NY Brunch Cruise on Easter Sunday, and the experience is one that we will remember for a long time. My sister joined us as well and really enjoyed it.

Hornblower NY Cruise - The Hornblower Infinity

On Easter Sunday, we headed to Pier 40 to board the Hornblower Infinity. We arrived a bit early and as we waited to board, we were entertained by the Easter Bunny.  Once we boarded, we were ushered to the lower deck and seated at our table. Brunch was served as soon as we boarded and the food was plentiful. 

Inside HornblowerThe Hornblower Easter brunch was served buffet style and they also had an omelet station.  My son and I immediately made a beeline to the omelet station and ordered omelets. Champagne was also included. There was a bottle of champagne at every table along with orange juice so that we could make mimosas. Our server was very courteous and helpful.

The 3-piece jazz band played a nice mix of old and new music and kept us thoroughly entertained during the cruise. There was also a DJ on board who sup tunes when the jazz trio were on break.

As soon as we had finished eating, we headed to the upper deck to take in the views of lower Manhattan, The Brooklyn Bridge and The Statue of Liberty.  Although I’m originally from NYC, these sights never get old! We got very close and were able to take some great pictures. 

Z.E.N. Enjoyed the upper deck!

The Brooklyn Bridge

Me, Z.E.N., and Stephanie with the Manhattan Bridge in the background (1)

The Statue of Liberty

Taking a family selfie

The Easter Bunny (1)

Back on the lower level, they had a little Easter egg hunt for the kids and the Easter Bunny was on hand, dancing and taking pictures with the children. He even danced with my sister as you can see in this video.

 We really enjoyed our experience on board the Hornblower NY Cruise and can’t wait to take another one. 

Here is what my family had to say about the cruise:

My son: “I think the HornBlower was splendid. It had the best food and amazing views.”

Hubby: “The sailing on the yacht was smooth. I couldn’t tell if we were moving. The staff was extremely friendly and kept offering champagne and drinks.”

My sister: “Easter comes but once a year; a day meant to celebrate the love that Jesus gave for us and you spend it with family and loved ones. And what a great way it was to spend it sailing the Hudson River on The Hornblower Easter Brunch Cruise where there was more food for your eyes to crave for than you could eat, beautiful music by a jazz trio and a warm enticing environment that anyone could have enjoyed. If you were not filling up your plate with another helping of the well-spiced and tasty food choices, or dancing to the music blaring through the atmosphere, you were outside on the upper deck, taking photos of the beautiful sites that New York has in its midst. For those who missed the Easter brunch cruise, don’t fret because this event happens each and every Sunday and you are more than welcome to enjoy the many amenities. “

Want to experience a Hornblower NY cruise for yourself?  They have a Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise every Sunday. They are also offering a special Mother’s Day brunch cruise. You can learn more about upcoming cruises by visiting the Hornblower site.

Not in NYC? No worries.  You can find Hornblower cruises in San Francisco, San Diego, Marina Del Rey, Newport Beach, Berkeley and Sacramento.

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to facilitate my review.

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at dianenassy@gmail.com


Easter Brunch and Sightseeing on the Hornblower NY Cruise

by Diane time to read: 3 min