Today Allison, Eva, Andrew and I went into Boston to take the Father’s Day lunch cruise on the Spirit of Boston. I was approached by The Spirit of Boston to go on the cruise as well as do a giveaway on the blog. I knew that I had last night off because of Eva’s Recital and so I would have time in the morning to go and do something like this. So I said yes and the family go ready to go. I was excited because we haven’t been on a boat as a family before. I also knew that we’d have fun because there were many activities for kids on the cruise.
I took a bunch of photos on the cruise and posted them to Google +.
Driving in to the seaport was super easy. We left two hours early and it only took us an hour to get there, so we were early but it worked out well. We got our tickets and I purchased a couple of upgrades, the photo package was only $20 so that was decent. Drink tickets were $7 per drink and that was not decent. I can understand more money for beer and wine but $7 for a Diet Coke, not a fan but if I wanted a Diet Coke I was going to have to pay.
We got in line and had our photo taken. They got a really nice photo of us, too so it was very worth it to buy the photo upgrade. Buy it at the ticket counter because it is $5 more on the boat.
The entire crew was excellent. Our server Ari was wonderful. She was great with Andrew and Eva and helped us out with some special dietary needs. Allison is not having dairy because it effects Andrew very much. So Ari was able to tell us what foods had dairy and she also got Erica the restaurant manager to come over and explain more plus she offered to have the chef make Allison some Tilapia without the cream sauce. They were so accommodating that it made us feel welcome and valued as customers.
The food on the boat was very good. There were slices of pizza and chicken fingers for the kids. There was a Tilapia in a lobster sauce, grilled chicken, sliced beef sirloin and pork sirloin for the adults. Rolls, mac and cheese, salad, mashed potatoes and more. The food was tasty and plentiful. Ari got Allison her own Tilapia too and it was a huge portion. Food got good marks.
Throughout the cruise we had plenty of entertainment. We cruised around Boston Harbor and saw great views of the city and an audio tour explaining many of the things we were seeing. There was a DJ but also some of the crew did live singing performances. Eva enjoyed getting up and dancing to everything. I think she was the first on the dance floor too.
There was plenty for the kids to do. Each kid got a special bag on the way in with a necklace, crayons, candy, and a fun coloring page. Eva and I worked on the coloring page together and it was nice because it was a Spirit of Boston coloring page with so much happening on the page. There were also balloon makers, an ice cream bar and a place where the kids can color wearable ties for their dads.
Things moved quickly and the trip went was over before we knew it. We had a wonderful Father’s Day together and it was nice not having to think about doing anything but instead letting it happen and enjoying the ride, literally.
Disclosure: The Spirit of Boston provided us with a family four pack of tickets to the Father’s Day Lunch Cruise. I was able to give away an additional family four pack of tickets as well I purchased the photo package and four drink tickets as well as parking. Opinions about the trip are 100% my own.
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