Special Occasions

Planning a Special Occasion?
A floating ballroom is the perfect venue for your event!

Are you the party planner for an upcoming special event? Make it festive and fun and let us take the time and stress out of your party planning. Whatever the special occasion - big gala event or intimate social outing - we have the perfect yacht that fits your needs and budget.

Your guests will have a memorable event cruising along the New York Harbor with the Manhattan Skyline as the backdrop. If dancing the night away is what you have in mind, there is no better place to party than a yacht�s rooftop deck.

Enjoy fine dining and spectacular New York City views - the ultimate way to celebrate your special event. The menu selections are top of the line and the on-board freshly prepared cuisine by world-class chefs is a culinary delight. Most chefs on our recommended yachts are trained at the Culinary Institute of America or the French Culinary Institute.

Special Event Planning -
Make Your Gala Event Special with A Unique Party Venue

Smooth Sailing Celebrations loves to plan a successful party! From a buffet lunch to a cocktail party reception to a formal dinner, your event will be smooth sailing.

Some of the special occasions that we can help you with include:

Your personal cruise consultant will help you design the perfect special occasion with outstanding party options based on your goals, budget and type of occasion:
  • Yacht and Menu Selections
  • Event Concept Development
  • Logistics/Planning/Production
  • Musical Entertainment Selection
  • On-site Catering
  • Transportation
  • Printing services
  • Photography/Video
  • Favors
  • Centerpieces
  • Floral Arrangements
  • Unusual Entertainment Ideas from Casino Night to Cigar Bar to Wine Tasting

Points of Departure:
  • New York City, NY & Outer Boroughs
  • Weehawken, NJ
  • Hoboken, NJ
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Atlantic Highlands, NJ


�I have to say, you have made planning this party so easy for me. I can honestly say that I have never met another person as knowledgeable and dedicated as you are. No matter how many emails I have sent you, and probably repeated questions, you have never hesitated in getting back to me with the answers. I really appreciate all your time that you have spent on our party. Thank you, Thank you!� -Milestone Wedding Anniversary Party

�I got a lot of compliments about the food, the service, the boat and the view of the Statue of Liberty. My wife was totally surprised. Thanks again for all your help.�
-Novonordisk Planner�s Personal Surprise Party

�Everything was great. Our guests raved about the food, the staff was so helpful and the party ran very smoothly - truly "smooth sailing"! We appreciate all that you did for our daughter�s bat mitzvah.� -Repeat Client, Bat Mitzvah

�I would like to thank you for taking care and holding our hand until last to see that our important celebration is successful. Owner was there on yacht and was very cooperative. Our guests loved the party and told us that this party will be remembered for years to come. You definitely deserve our recommendation.� -Pradip & Dipika, Family Celebration

�The party was a HUGE success. All guests enjoyed the cruise tremendously�Alex was truly surprised and had a look on his face as if he�d been hit. It was truly an amazing experience. Thank you so much for your assistance. Please stay in touch, the best part of this was communicating with you. You are one classy lady!�
-Corporate Planner�s Personal Surprise Party for Spouse

�We had an absolutely WONDERFUL time and so did all the guests! Captain Nick and his crew were exceptional. Thank you very much for everything. I will be forever grateful.�
-Mary Duffy, Milestone Wedding Anniversary on Eastern Star Yacht