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Very nice,good organized, would be good to put a street direction of the harbor where teh ship leaves, because tha taxi driver had no idee how to get us there
The name of this tour doesn't accurately reflect the tour itself - it suggests a relaxing time spent sipping champagne whilst seeing the sights. In reality the craft has very little in the way of seating and was a very uncomfortable way to spend a couple of hours. Just a small area has seating with cushions, the rest of the passengers have to perch on wooden boxes or sit on the floor (which then means you don't get a view of the surroundings). In fact it was so uncomfortable that for several days afterwards, the backs of my legs were bruised and painful from the edge of the wooden box I sat on the whole time. We sailed as far as the Statue of Liberty and then just going round and round the same area killing time until the 2 hours were up. Also, there was no form of commentary as to the surrounding sights and areas.
Sadly, the nearest you get to 'champagne' is a plastic cup of cheap Prosecco. I can't comment on the food for two reasons. Firstly, the sheer logistics of trying to balance whilst clambering over other passengers and holding onto a plastic plate on a rocking boat, proved impossible. Secondly, after seeing other passengers pick up food with their bare hands, examine it and then put it back again completely put us off eating! It would have been far better to have pre-packaged picnic boxes to avoid both problems.
There were quite a mixture of ages on the trip but I would only recommend it for groups of younger people, not anyone (who like us) was expecting a relaxing trip.