Eat Well and Dance All Night on This Local Leisure-Cruise

It’s only smooth sailing with this leisure-cruise company that launched in Yonkers.

They say that the only two sure things in this world are death and taxes, but for Westchesterites, there is a third certainty: You also love the Hudson River. Now, thanks to Vista Yacht Cruises out of Weehawken, NJ, you can enjoy the Hudson like never before – on the 110’ Majestic Princess luxury yacht, complete with gourmet food service, a full bar, and even a dance floor.

In May, Vista Yacht Cruises founder Victor Berger expanded the scope of his 30-year-old company to include yacht launches from Westchester (the only company that currently does so). Now, county residents can depart from the Science Barge in Yonkers on a 3.5-hour round-trip cruise to the Statue of Liberty, carried on the sun-kissed waters of America’s most historic river.

Booking passage is a lot more affordable than you might think. For $75 per person, you get a ticket aboard the Majestic Princess, as well as a gourmet meal prepared on-site by Vista Yacht Cruises’ own chefs. The buffet-style dinner fare with maître d’ and full bar (not included in ticket price) includes entrees such as baked tilapia, chicken francaise, and roasted pork loin, with desserts from local favorite Homestyle Desserts Bakery in Peekskill. Vista also offers Sunday Brunch cruises for the same per-person price.

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For a little more, corporations, businesses, social organizations, nonprofits – and you, for that matter – can have the double-decked Majestic Princess all to themselves, as Vista Yacht Cruises offers private charters for parties, fundraisers, weddings, and other special occasions. For more info, visit

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