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University Event Cruises on Boston Harbor

Host Your Next Event on the Water

Cruising takes an orientation, graduation, rush week, or alumni event from average to amazing. Hornblower offers dynamic, engaging venues for university events of all types. Come aboard and experience the most breathtaking skyline views, delicious food, and attentive service, all while cruising Boston Harbor.

Stunning views
Custom packages
Large groups
Myriad amenities
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Our Event Venues

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An Odyssey Venue on the Harbor

Enjoy a three-course plated menu aboard an elegant vessel designed to showcase the city's iconic skyline. With creative plated dishes, refreshing cocktails and live music—it's Boston, served tableside.

Up to 400 guests
Live band & dance floor
3-course plated meal

An Odyssey Venue on the Harbor

Enjoy a three-course plated menu aboard an elegant vessel designed to showcase the city's iconic skyline. With creative plated dishes, refreshing cocktails and live music—it's Boston, served tableside.

Up to 400 guests
Live band & dance floor
3-course plated meal
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All About Odyssey Boston

All About Odyssey Boston

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Ship Details
Sample Menu for Odyssey Boston

Our freshly prepared, three-course plated menu is included in the base ticket price for all Odyssey dining cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your event planner.

Core Odyssey 2019 Dinner Plated

Freshly prepared and seasonally inspired, our signature plated menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dining cruises.

Choice of one

Caesar Salad
Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley

Lobster Bisque
Brioche Croutons | Scallions

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Bourbon Cocktail Sauce
available for an additional charge

Seafood Tower
Maine Lobster | Alaskan King Crab | Jumbo Shrimp | Bay Scallop Ceviche | Bourbon Cocktail Sauce | Parsley Aioli
available for an additional charge

2.5oz or 1/2 Lobster Tail
available for an additional charge

Choice of one

Jumbo Forrest Mushroom Ravioli
Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallots | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Pesto

Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast
Fingerling Potatoes & Chives | Haricot Verts | Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce

Oven Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet
Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Citrus Dill Sauce

Braised Beef Short Rib
Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce  

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes 
Sweet Corn, Red Bell Pepper & Thyme Succotash | Cajun Cream Sauce 

8oz USDA Choice Filet Mignon
Truffle Potatoes | Glazed Baby Carrots | Haricot Verts | Carbernet Sauvignon Sauce
available for an additional charge

Two 5oz Broiled Maine Lobster Tails
Truffle Potatoes | Glazed Baby Carrots | Corn on the Cob | Herb Butter
available for an additional charge

Choice of one

New York Style Cheesecake

Duo of Sorbet
Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Cut Fruit

Freshly Cut Fruit and Fresh Strawberries
Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Sauce | Fresh Mint

Chocolate Decadent Cake
Mixed Berries | Raspberry Sauce

Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce

Coffee & Tea Included
 

Rowes Wharf Cruise Route

Rowes Wharf

Ships departing from this dock

Rowes Wharf

Address

60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02210

Fun From Start to Finish

Great for parties of all sizes, a Spirit cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance and see the Boston skyline like never before. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, a freshly prepared buffet meal and attentive service as you leave land behind.

Up to 449 guests
DJ & deck games
Multi-course buffet meal

Fun From Start to Finish

Great for parties of all sizes, a Spirit cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance and see the Boston skyline like never before. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, a freshly prepared buffet meal and attentive service as you leave land behind.

Up to 449 guests
DJ & deck games
Multi-course buffet meal
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All About Spirit of Boston

All About Spirit of Boston

Find directions, parking information, plus photos and virtual tours.

Ship Details
Sample Menu for Spirit of Boston

Our freshly prepared, three-course buffet menu is included in the base ticket price for all Spirit dining cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your event planner.

Core Spirit 2019 Dinner Buffet

Freshly prepared and seasonally inspired, our onboard buffet-style menu is the perfect sampling of flavors to satisfy all tastes. Our signature menu is included in the base ticket price for all standard dining cruises.

Organic Mixed Field Greens
Red Onions | Grape Tomatoes | English Cucumbers | Carrots | Corn | Herb Croutons | Ranch Dressing | Low-Fat Italian Dressing

Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Red Bell Peppers | Red Onions | Lemon & Oregano Dressing

Green Bean Salad
Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Mint | Toasted Garlic

Kidney Bean, Black Bean & Chickpea Salad
Scallions | Italian Parsley | Cumin & Paprika Vinaigrette

Red Beetroot Salad
Shallots | Fresh Mint | Italian Parsley

Bow Tie Pasta Salad 
Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

Roasted Broccoli Florets
Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro

Baked Ziti Pasta
Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce

Mashed Potatoes
Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

Oven Baked Flounder Filet
Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

Honey & Sesame Chicken
Scallions | Fresno Chilies

Italian Beef Meatballs
Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley

Braised Beef Short Ribs
Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

 

 

Seasonal Fruit
Lemon Pound Cake & Fresh Strawberries 
White & Dark Chocolate Mousse
Coconut Vanilla Cake

Carrot Cake
Peach & Raspberry Flan Pie

Spirit of Boston Cruise Route

Seaport World Trade Center

Ships departing from this dock

Seaport World Trade Center at Commonwealth Pier

*Seaport Elite can board and disembark from many locations in the Boston area including The World Trade Center, Marina Bay, Charlestown, Rowes Wharf and Fan Pier.
 

Address

200 Seaport Boulevard, Commonwealth Pier, Boston, MA 02210

The City’s Most Distinctive Event Venue

The refined Seaport Elite is ideal for celebrations on Boston Harbor. With an elegant enclosed dining area, cocktail lounge and skydeck, you won’t find a venue like this on land.

Up to 140 guests
Onboard sound system
Plated & buffet options

The City’s Most Distinctive Event Venue

The refined Seaport Elite is ideal for celebrations on Boston Harbor. With an elegant enclosed dining area, cocktail lounge and skydeck, you won’t find a venue like this on land.

Up to 140 guests
Onboard sound system
Plated & buffet options
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All About Seaport Elite

All About Seaport Elite

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Ship Details
Sample Menu for Seaport Elite

All menu selections are prepared freshly on board for Elite private charters. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your event planner.

Boston/Seaport Elite Dinner Buffet

Assorted Gourmet Cheeses | Fig Jam & Stone Mustard

Assorted Crackers | Baby Carrot | Grape Tomato | English Cucumber

Pre-select one

Kale & Spinach 
Feta | Grapes | Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes | Pickled Shallots | Fresh Baked Crouton | Dijon Champagne Viaigrette

Organic Field Greens
Heirloom Carrot | Roma Tomato | English Cucumber | Shaved Parmesan | Lemon Vinaigrette

Pre-select two

Roasted Chicken 
Mushroom Madeira 

Spinach Ravioli 
Charred Fennel | Roasted Tomato | Spinach

Baked Chicken
Spiced Mandarin Relish

North Atlantic Haddock
Panko Encrusted | Pinot Blanc | Lemon Créme

Scottish Wild Salmon 
Dijon Cream Sauce
Available for an additional price

Vegetarian option available upon request

with attendant

New York Strip Loin
Dijon Créme Sauce
Additional $15 per guest

Beef Tenderloin
Shitake Demi
Additional $20 per guest

Prime Rib 
Au Jus
Additional $25 per guest

New Zealand Rack of Lamb 
Garlic Encrusted | Mustard Shallot Cream Sauce | Mint Chimichurri
Additional $30 per guest

Pre-select two

Roasted Asparagus
Olive Oil | Lemon | Cracked Black Pepper

Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes 
Thyme | Rosemary

Parmesan Encrusted Cauliflower 
Aged Reggiano Parmesan 

Jasmine Rice
Cilantro

Charred Broccolini
Himalayan Sea Salt | Olive Oil

Assorted Cakes, Tarts and Pastries

Spirit of Boston Cruise Route

Seaport World Trade Center

Ships departing from this dock

Seaport World Trade Center at Commonwealth Pier

*Seaport Elite can board and disembark from many locations in the Boston area including The World Trade Center, Marina Bay, Charlestown, Rowes Wharf and Fan Pier.
 

Address

200 Seaport Boulevard, Commonwealth Pier, Boston, MA 02210

Elevate Your Event Experience

Sleek and modern, Boston Elite is the perfect canvas for bringing your elevated event to life with two spacious decks for weddings, corporate events, private celebrations and so much more.

Up to 150 guests
Onboard sound system
Plated & buffet options

Elevate Your Event Experience

Sleek and modern, Boston Elite is the perfect canvas for bringing your elevated event to life with two spacious decks for weddings, corporate events, private celebrations and so much more.

Up to 150 guests
Onboard sound system
Plated & buffet options
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All About Boston Elite

All About Boston Elite

Find directions, parking information, plus photos and virtual tours.

Ship Details
Sample Menu for Boston Elite

All menu selections are prepared freshly on board for Elite private charters. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your event planner.

Boston/Seaport Elite Dinner Buffet

Assorted Gourmet Cheeses | Fig Jam & Stone Mustard

Assorted Crackers | Baby Carrot | Grape Tomato | English Cucumber

Pre-select one

Kale & Spinach 
Feta | Grapes | Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes | Pickled Shallots | Fresh Baked Crouton | Dijon Champagne Viaigrette

Organic Field Greens
Heirloom Carrot | Roma Tomato | English Cucumber | Shaved Parmesan | Lemon Vinaigrette

Pre-select two

Roasted Chicken 
Mushroom Madeira 

Spinach Ravioli 
Charred Fennel | Roasted Tomato | Spinach

Baked Chicken
Spiced Mandarin Relish

North Atlantic Haddock
Panko Encrusted | Pinot Blanc | Lemon Créme

Scottish Wild Salmon 
Dijon Cream Sauce
Available for an additional price

Vegetarian option available upon request

with attendant

New York Strip Loin
Dijon Créme Sauce
Additional $15 per guest

Beef Tenderloin
Shitake Demi
Additional $20 per guest

Prime Rib 
Au Jus
Additional $25 per guest

New Zealand Rack of Lamb 
Garlic Encrusted | Mustard Shallot Cream Sauce | Mint Chimichurri
Additional $30 per guest

Pre-select two

Roasted Asparagus
Olive Oil | Lemon | Cracked Black Pepper

Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes 
Thyme | Rosemary

Parmesan Encrusted Cauliflower 
Aged Reggiano Parmesan 

Jasmine Rice
Cilantro

Charred Broccolini
Himalayan Sea Salt | Olive Oil

Assorted Cakes, Tarts and Pastries

Spirit of Boston Cruise Route

Seaport World Trade Center

Ships departing from this dock

Seaport World Trade Center at Commonwealth Pier

*Seaport Elite can board and disembark from many locations in the Boston area including The World Trade Center, Marina Bay, Charlestown, Rowes Wharf and Fan Pier.
 

Address

200 Seaport Boulevard, Commonwealth Pier, Boston, MA 02210

Customize Your Event with Onboard Enhancements

Photo Packages

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Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer

Entertainment Enhancements

Odyssey Boston - Live DJ

Live band, rooftop DJ

Bar Packages

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Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar

Menu Enhancements

Odyssey Dining 30

Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.

Bar Enhancements

Chicago Cruises 38

Signature cocktails, outdoor bars, and coffee stations.

And Much More

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Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!

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Important Information

Groups of 20 or more require an event proposal so we can craft your ideal event.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
Take virtual 360 tours and view more photos of all our Hornblower vessels.
We dock at Rowes Wharf and Commonwealth Pier
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Meet our Fleet

Discover the perfect event venue on the water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 307-2469.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.

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Review

From the initial contact booking the event cruise to the time our team boarded, everyone was professional, friendly and very accommodating. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, everything was perfect!

Author
Ruth O - aboard Boston Elite
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