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Friday, September 30 2016 @ 09:28 AM EDT

The Spirit Of New Jersey Leaves From Weehawken

 was invited to partake of a cruise on the Spirit Of New Jersey on Wednesday, April 17th from Weehawken. The invitation stated that it was a Spring Showcase cruise and that it was a festive yacht! Aye, that it is! It was a beautiful evening on which to sail the Hudson River and gaze at the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower construction. Then down to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. For the Showcase, this was the return point and we wended our way back to the Spirit Of New Jersey berth at 1500 Harbor Boulevard.

The Spirit Of New Jersey
Arriving early for the cruise, we were treated to delicious and distinctive hors d'ouevres served by attentive wait staff who also made sure that our choice of beverage was replenished. There was a bar there, but one need not exert the energy. With plenty of table seating room and a modern dance floor and appropriate lighting, a DJ played a variable choice of music; it was relaxing. There were two carving stations aft along with a pasta station. When finished, if one went to the upper deck, there was a display of mouthwatering desserts. To compliment the choice, a cupcake box was included and many a departing voyager was seen clutching their dessert boxes.

Staff came around and offered personalized tours of the ship. Director of Marketing Paul Owen welcomed the two hundred and thirty passengers just before the start of the river voyage at 6:30 PM. Most affable, he introduced your reporter to Melisia Douglas, the Marketing Manager who answered several poignant questions. Paul suggested the Spirit Of New Jersey as an apt place to hold a party, convention or a group get together. They even do weddings!

It was a satisfied group that disembarked from the ship and many were heard to be saying that they would return with their organizations. For information contact http://www.spiritofnewjersey.com/v or http://www.entertainmentcruises.com/city/New-York/home .

The Spirit Of New Jersey

by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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