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Entertainment Cruises Unveils The New York Metro Area's Newest Private Yacht

Manhattan Elite Joins Distinguished Fleet of Cruise Ships Sailing the Famed New York Harbor

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Cruises, the largest harbor cruise company in the United States, today introduces The Manhattan Elite to its fleet. The brand new private charter yacht offers space to host distinguished events on the Hudson River – complete with endless options for food and beverages, entertainment, flexible boarding and breathtaking views of the New York City skyline. This prestigious vessel launches just in time for the holiday celebration season.


An innovative and accommodating yacht, The Manhattan Elite features two-levels of event space. Featuring a VIP and bridal suite, an indoor/outdoor lounge area and a large bar on the upper half of the ship, the vessel is sure to meet the needs of a variety of corporate and social outings. With a capacity of 75 guests for cocktail events and 68 for seated celebrations, the ship offers great options for intimate gatherings. Other convenient and notable on board amenities include a large flat screen television, a fireplace, patio seating and two accessible restrooms. These features are sure to make the cruise route from the Statue of Liberty to the George Washington Bridge, a truly memorable and comfortable experience.

"We are thrilled to add this private vessel to our fleet of harbor cruises, expanding our presence in the New York Metro area," said Christine Metivier, vice president and general manager of Spirit Cruises. "It's important for us to deliver inventive and unique experiences to area residents. The Manhattan Elite offers one of the most enjoyable and personalized New York experience on the Hudson."

The Manhattan Elite is an ideal choice for those looking to host a distinctly New York event. The yacht can be used for gala receptions, product launches, client and employee entertaining, corporate meetings, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. The ship offers packages that include customizable menus, open bar packages and adjustable sail times that are perfect for a variety of gatherings.

The Entertainment Cruises fleet includes Spirit of New York and Spirit of New Jersey, each featuring vibrant dining, dancing, an interactive DJ and views of the Manhattan skyline. Additionally, the collection features Bateaux New York, an upscale, glass-enclosed European-style dining cruise, complete with entertainment from a live band. The company also sails the Atlantica by Bateaux New York and now the Manhattan Elite, both elegant private yachts. Entertainment Cruises sail daily and year-round from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, N.J.

For more information and a full list of cruises, visit

About Entertainment Cruises
Entertainment Cruises, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, IL., was formed in 2006 when Spirit Cruises LLC ( and Premier Yachts ( joined forces to become the nation's largest family of entertainment cruises. Entertainment Cruises operates 24 ships offering a variety of lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruise experiences in Baltimore, Md., Boston, Mass., Chicago, Ill., Philadelphia, Pa., New York, N.Y.; Weehawken, N.J., Washington, DC, and Norfolk, Va. Its brand portfolio includes Spirit Cruises, Bateaux New York, Odyssey Cruises, Mystic Blue Cruises, Elite Yacht Charters and Seadog Cruises.  For more information, please visit

SOURCE Entertainment Cruises

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