Testimonials

Mr. and Mrs. Bermudez, NYC

“Thank you for everything…Everything was great, you and your crew were awesome, we really had a good time and everybody enjoyed it. We’ll see you next year for our first anniversary!!!”

Mrs. Truschke-Rehn, NYC

“Thane and I had a wonderful time on the yacht, as did all of our guests. In every way you did a fantastic job. Thank you so much for everything.”

V. Molinari, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

“Thank you both, it was awesome…”

J. Damone-Fabrizio, NYC

“You helped make an event that was difficult to put together truly beautiful and for that I will always be grateful…”

N. Missett, NYC

“We all had a blast! I have received the nicest thank you letters… Everyone seemed to like it all- even the cold but sparkly weather… Many thanks for all you did”

Dr. S. Menlove and S. Berger, NYC

“… Everyone had a great time. The boat was beautiful and the food was fantastic. I would be happy to be a reference for future clients…”

C. Williamson, NYC

“Regarding Robert’s 50th Birthday Celebration Cruise last night…Everyone had such a good time and the evening was perfect!”

LT, Director Marketing Communications, AMDOCS

“Thanks for the hospitality. We had a really great time. Everybody was extremely happy with the boat, the cruise, the food and the service”

ML, Deutsche Bank. NYC

“We had a fantastic time on the cruise. Staff, food and the yacht were all first class. I would not change a thing…”

SR, Yachting, Motor Boating and Salt Water Sportsman, NYC

“Thank you for everything. It was splendid!”

R. Dilenschneider, The Dilenschneider Group. NYC

“Our time on Saturday evening on the Noa Danielle was nothing short of spectacular. Thank you very much for all you did to make it a tremendous experience”

VT, Nickelodeon Special Events. NYC

“…thank you again for being so accommodating and we look forward to visiting the boat in the future.”

J. Eisen, Ohio

“The experience was absolutely great and we all thoroughly enjoyed it, especially my father-in-law…Your attention to detail is extraordinary and produced great results for us. I only hope we can do this again some time! Thanks for the really special birthday celebration.

G. Mangels, NJ

“Thanks, Dorit! It was a wonderful evening, despite the adverse weather conditions, and I can assure you that it was enjoyed by all who were in attendance…affirmative testimony for good service and a fine selection of wines and other potent potables.

C. Wittingham, NYC

“I know I speak for my whole family when I say we all had a marvelous time . You and your staff handled everything so elegantly and so professionally and we appreciate it. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone interested in a great day in the harbor… Thank you again for a marvelous experience.

M. Miller, NYC

“What a wonderful evening–that my husband and I – and all our friends will cherish forever. Everything was just perfect–from the weather to the fine cuisine to the attentive staff. And thank you for arranging the fireworks! Before we knew it, the evening was over!”

HB, Protégé Partners, NYC

“Thank you both for such a wonderful event. Everyone had a lovely time, enjoyed the boat, the trip up the Hudson & the wonderful food.”

J. Duran, Office Administrator, EED, NYC

“On behalf of EED I just want to thank you for the delicious Tapas, the great staff and fabulous treatment!! We loved everything and we all had an extraordinary time…thank you for all your help and attentiveness!!

JR, Booz Allen Hamilton, NYC

“Art called me at 1:41 am to tell me what a wonderful cruise they had had. He said the boat was beautiful (I am sure he told you he sails) and the dinner was absolutely fabulous. Everyone had a wonderful time.”

IK, Meeting and Convention Director, OK Travel, NY

“My client was very pleased with the dinner cruise. Their feedback was “Excellent Service”, “We had a great time”, and “Nobody even wanted to leave the boat”. They were very happy with everything and I was very happy with everything too”

Dr. M. Wallace, Pfizer, NYC

“The team thoroughly enjoyed the evening with you and the crew! I’ve received many positive comments including the vessel, the food, the crew and the fireworks. I really appreciate all of your assistance.

PW, Canon USA, NY

“Thank you for a wonderful event last night. EVERYONE LOVED the evening. Many commented that it was the best Canon event they had ever been to!!! You and your team did a fabulous job.”

AM, Ambassador, Acting Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations

“…The event was a success! Your boat is beautiful and the food served on board was simply delicious. I know a lot of my UN colleagues will be back on board…”

R. Kaslander, NJ

“I want to thank you and Michael for making my wife’s Ronnie surprise birthday party a smashing success. Your boat, the food, the staff and obviously the weather (which I’m sure you had control over also) were all just great and I appreciate all the effort that you put into our charter. Ronnie was totally surprised and from all the comments, everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly…. You made the whole affair very easy and attended to all my wishes…

S. McGowan, NYC

“Everything was wonderful. We simply had the greatest party we’ve ever hosted. Of course the rain was a drag, but even that was better than expected, since the guests were able to stay inside comfortably. The food was fabulous, the musicians were terrific, and Dorit and Michael were the most gracious hosts. I would recommend the experience for anyone looking to do a party of this size… our guests were having such a good time that we could well have extended the party another hour and it would not have felt like too much… The boat was the height of elegance, the crew was incredible, the service was perfect. I could go on and on, and I will to my friends!

A. Garfinkul, NYC

“Everyone of my guests just fell in love with you, the vessel, the impeccable service, fantastic food, the glorious interior, exterior, the vistas, the music, the fun and your never ending warmth and concern for our every need… Thank you again for making my day so memorable and for creating an everlasting, perfect sail on your exquisitely, perfect yacht.

I. Spinks, Connecticut

“Our 20th wedding celebration was great. Everybody had a fantastic time-feedback has been really glowing. People flow, serving of drinks etc all worked very well and the staff was good – friendly and on top of things. Dorit was very involved, runs a tight ship and was good to work with. Weather even worked for us!

We had a really excellent time and everything went very well. I think Dorit should enjoy a lot of success with this venture and I’m sure that Juliette or I would be happy to talk with potential future clients to recommend the yacht if you occasionally get asked for “references”.

P. Vicari, NYC

“Exquisite, Beautiful, Superb, Wonderful, Classy, Refined, Chic, Elegant and Sophisticated are all the words that have been used by my guests to describe their evening aboard the boat. I was so proud to be the host of the party, and take all the credit, but the truth be told, you and your crew made me look good. All I did was show up. Thank you for all that you did to make my husband’s Surprise 50th so successful and unforgettable. My husband and I are trying to figure out how to get on the invitation list of the next party you host so that we can sit back and enjoy the elegance of the service and the beauty of the boat without having to worry about mingling.

K. Kohlman, Skillman Doors, LLC, NJ

“Just had to write to tell you what a wonderful time we had aboard the yacht last Saturday night. The ship was absolutely beautiful inside and out, very comfortable (and immaculate!). The food was great, from hors d’oeuvres to desserts, and the crew was more than friendly, helpful and gracious. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip around southern Manhattan and now we are looking for more occasions to celebrate aboard. Thanks for making our outing so much fun.”

MR, American Consumer Shows

“It is my pleasure to let you know what a wonderful time we had on our cruise aboard the yacht last night. Everything was perfect…Your vessel was absolutely beautiful. The décor was spectacular and the cleanliness impeccable. The food was delicious and plentiful. The service we received from everyone on your staff was fabulous. You never had to ask for anything. They were always there ready to accommodate your every need. We all had a marvelous time. I hope that we can do this again in the future.”

MLB, Event Specialist, Norfolk Southern Railroad, VA

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful afternoon on the water for my corporate clients. I know everyone enjoyed the yacht the cruise, the crew, the food and of course the gracious service. Truly a remarkable combination.”

LK, Auto One Insurance, Assistant to the President & CEO

“…We were completely amazed at how beautifully elegant the boat was and the attention that was paid to all the guests on behalf of your staff. They were terrific…extremely attentive and professional. A class act in every way. We had a great time. It was a beautiful night – a full moon and calm waters with great food and atmosphere. Just perfect.”

DG, Kolmar Americas, Corporate Planner

“Thank you so much for everything! I am still getting compliments about what a fantastic party it was. You were so right! People are asking me how I am going to top it next year…..any ideas??? …the staff was nothing but the best. The food was amazing! Let the chef know that everyone loved everything.

J. Perkins, CT

“…I want to express how much we enjoyed our friends’ engagement cruise with you. You truly run world class operation that provided us with an evening we will never forget. I have sailed the East River in both directions during daylight hours but I have never been on New York harbor during the evening. Wow! rounding Battery Park and the watching the harvest moon fill the gap under the Manhattan Bridge was perfectly timed. And then to see our lady, the Statue of Liberty, from close up on the water was extraordinary. Add to this the excellent food prepared by your Chef and your attentive, attractive and engaging staff made a special evening all the more so. Thank you and congratulations on putting a great team and evening together. I will continue to tell my friends.

Yvonne Ford, Bride’s Mom, MI

“Just want to thank you for the fabulous job that you did on Mandy and Mike’s wedding. The food was terrific, and everything looked sumptuous. The show turned out great, and we all noticed your positive attitude, as a planner… The whole affair could not have been any better.
Thanks again for a most memorable affair.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, MI

“We haven’t done our official thank you yet, but please know how outstanding we felt everything was onboard during our ceremony and additionally, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the help you gave in preparing for our big day. Manhattan Steamboat is a stellar operation and we feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy it on the biggest day of our lives. All of the feedback we have received from our guests has been amazing. We haven’t quite come back to earth yet…

Mr. and Mrs. Karaoglu, NYC

“We wanted to thank you and the whole crew for everything you did to make our wedding a wonderful night for all. You were all so nice, attentive and helpful, which we greatly appreciate. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely and was very impressed with the professional service, truly gourmet food and the beautiful boat. It flew by like a flash and, in hindsight; we wish we booked a few more hours. All in all it was very romantic, memorable and the windy weather did not stop us from having a great time.”

Chris Wardwell, MI

“The wedding and reception aboard the Noa Danielle was picture perfect!!! Thanks for your great communication and organization skills… You both made our job a snap!!! The Noa Danielle is a real treasure for New York City!!! Good wishes to you both!! if you would like to use our name for a reference you may do so… Again thanks for all you did to help Emily and Nick’s wedding a most special event!!!
Forever Grateful”

S. McGowan, NYC

“Everything was wonderful. We simply had the greatest party we’ve ever hosted. Of course the rain was a drag, but even that was better than expected, since the guests were able to stay inside comfortably. The food was fabulous, the musicians were terrific, and Dorit and Michael were the most gracious hosts. I would recommend the experience for anyone looking to do a party of this size… our guests were having such a good time after the ceremony that we could well have extended the party another hour and it would not have felt like too much… The boat was the height of elegance, the crew was incredible, the service was perfect. I could go on and on, and I will to my friends!

Jeremy and Vanessa Spencer, New Mexico

“Jeremy and I are so happy with the decision we made in acquiring your services for our wedding. Our families and friends are still commenting on how wonderful the night was. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. The entire experience added the extra touch we both were looking for. It was amazing!

Dorit – Thank you for everything. I was not expecting anything less from you, your staff and the Noa Danielle. Hats off to the Chef – my mother still craves the food. And I just have to tell you…I just wished I had come back for a second plate. Thank you to the Captain and the staff for being so attentive. My friends keep telling me that your bartenders were so attentive and even remembered all of their drinks and making it easy for them to reorder. They even remembered my drink of choice…believe me. Please send my thanks to all the staff for all their hard work and for helping make that night unforgettable.”

James & Celeste McArdle, United Kingdom

“Going into our wedding day, as one of the single most important days of our lives, we could not have been certain how the Noa Danielle would serve as a platform for our dream day. We need not have worried; the boat, your crew, your attention to detail, and the wonderful food served throughout were second to none, and you delivered a day that neither we, nor indeed any of our guests will ever forget. It was perfect, and for that, we thank-you.
Now that we are back in the UK, we wish we had the chance to do it all over again…

Mr. and Mrs. Cirkle, NYC

“Thank you both so much for being our partners in planning our wedding. The Noa Danielle at first sight was our dream setting…a true gem in the waters… From the bottom of our hearts we thank you both and the entire crew of the Noa Danielle for making the first step in the continuation of our odyssey as one, a glorious and memorable event”

C. Fischer, Princeton, NJ

“We had such an amazing evening, Grandma is still talking about it! The boat is beautiful and the food was delicious- my grandmother really loved the cake. The crew is great; you guys are so nice to work with, thank you for helping to make grandmas 103rd birthday so special. Everyone is wondering how we are going to top this for 104!

Amy and Michael Lane, Woodbridge, CT

“Dear Dorit, Michael, Chef John and Fabulous Staff,
May 19th began with a thunderstorm and cleared about midday to a beautiful, sunny day. The bride happily made her way to SOHO for a little pre-wedding shopping and a make-up application at 4 pm, in preparation for the wedding cruise aboard the Noa Danielle. At about 3:55 pm the skies over Manhattan turned black – and it absolutely poured rain. The bride was having a small panic attack at the MAC store. Had I only realized that rain, wind, cold and storms could not possibly have affected the wonderful staff of Manhattan Steamboat – I would have been sipping champagne and putting my feet up! But hindsight is 20/20. From the moment we arrived on the boat and were greeted by your calm and gracious staff – I should have known it would be an amazing night!
First, the boat is absolutely impeccable (my new husband, the ex-boat captain says that it was “bristol” I think this is a boatie word for stunningly well maintained). Dorit, the little details that you have so obviously attended to, the oriental rugs, the teak furniture outside, the gorgeous settees inside – all I can say is…wow..One of my guests, a 20 year veteran of Congress says that it is the nicest boat he has ever been on!
Second, the staff – where did you get them? Wonderful, genuine service. These were not staff that kindly provided you what you asked for – they were proactively attending to all of our needs, before we were even aware a glass was empty or a plate needed to be cleared. They were pleasant, charming and seamlessly integrated with the party.
Onto the food – my husband is a big guy, and he was worried that there might not be enough food! The descriptions provided did not at all capture the quality, elegance and diversity of the food. My guests thought that the food stopped after the hors doeuvres, they were pleasantly surprised by the main courses – and everything was superbly executed, cooked, served and timed. Everyone was simply amazed that our incredible gourmet meal came out of that tiny galley kitchen!
The wedding cake not only looked gorgeous, and again exceeded expectations – but it was absolutely delicious! The mild chocolate with the canoli filling was very, very yummy!
Lest we forget the wines – although I would have tried to taste every wine (I think I did get to 3 plus the Prosecco), everything was fabulous! As you promised, Dorit – the Prosecco was fantastic – dry but not too, light, crisp and just wonderful!
In short, everything I set my eyes on, drank and ate so far exceeded our expectations – I cannot say enough! If I could do it all again, I would! It was just the most amazing memories for our wedding night. It could not have been more special for us, and our guests are all raving about the event. Michael provided us with a calm, steady trip – even though the water was not as flat as could have been, he really gave us the ride of a lifetime!
Thank you Dorit, for your kind unwavering optimism in the face of bad weather – the evening was a smashing success thanks in no small part to your management of details! I hope that you truly realize how delighted and grateful we are to have had our wedding aboard your beautiful yacht! You have helped “launch” our life with style, elegance and great fun!! All of the best success to you – and we hope to be on board with you again soon!

A. Hamilton, NYC

“I must give my highest recommendation for Dorit and the Manhattan Steamboat Company. We contracted to hold our wedding on their boat – no small event. From our first meetings with Dorit to see the boat and talk about options we began to get an idea for the level of service and professionalism we were dealing with.
First, the boat is in immaculate condition. Clean, beautifully cared for and tastefully decorated. A gorgeous representation of an old-fashioned steamboat, fashioned into a modern vessel.
Second, Dorit made us feel exceptionally comfortable from the beginning. When dealing with her, it felt like there was nothing she and the crew could not handle. After meeting her and looking over the catering options of her in-house chef, we didn’t even feel the need to taste or try anything. The selections offered were of such a high quality. Dorit also plans events with a military precision and a feather touch. Never did we feel pressured – but we felt guided in our decisions by Dorit.
Third, the event itself was spectacular. The staff were amazing – they catered to us as if they had known us our whole lives and the success of our party was of personal importance to them. As the Bride, I never once felt like I had to check on anything, ask for anything and my champagne glass was never empty. The yacht’s captain, Michael gave us a wonderful cruise despite somewhat choppy waters – the entire evening was a dream. It is rare that you can say that something exceeds your expectations. Absolutely, I can say that the Manhattan Steamboat Company threw the best party I have ever been to and I am still thinking of new events and reasons to go again!”

Mr. and Mrs. O’Neill, NJ

“Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know about our wonderful experience we had aboard. Er and I had a feeling from when we first started working with you that our Wedding Cruise would be a great success. You gave me complete confidence that you were in total control of everything from moving the boat to NJ, to the five star cocktail hour and the reception with the outstanding meal with the delicious baked red snapper and far-out rice. The wedding cake that everyone in our family kept asking me if I had a taste of it before we ordered it, was absolutely the best cake I have ever tasted and I assured my family that Dorit told me that I would not be disappointed. And one last detail about the deserts, all we can say is wow! They were simply fabulous, from the fountain to the little Italian pastries, everything was just great. I would also like to thank your wonderful and very caring staff. They really did an outstanding job making everyone feel so comfortable. As you know we had guests from around the globe and we were told by each and every one of them, that this was the best wedding they have ever been too. And this could not have been done without you and all your staff. Please make sure you thank your chef and also your husband the captain.”

L. Sternglass, NYC

“Arno and I really can’t say enough about the quality of our experience on May 13th. Our family and friends loved every moment, from boarding ‘til the end of the trip three hours later. They all wanted to go around again. They felt so comfortable with the seating on both decks and their ability to move around and talk to people they haven’t seen in year.
They said the wait staff would remember their individual favorites and bring them fresh supplies throughout the trip. We felt the service was both personalized and outstanding. It’s nice to have the owners on board, guaranteeing that excellence was maintained.

My family loved the food, the way it was presented and the generous quantities…Thank you for a day we’ll always remember.

J. Perkins, Connecticut

“…I want to express how much we enjoyed our cruise with you. You truly run world class operation that provided us with an evening we will never forget. I have sailed the East River in both directions during daylight hours but I have never been on New York harbor during the evening. Wow! rounding Battery Park and the watching the harvest moon fill the gap under the Manhattan Bridge was perfectly timed. And then to see our lady, the Statue of Liberty, from close up on the water was extraordinary. Add to this the excellent food prepared by your Chef and your attentive, attractive and engaging staff made a special evening all the more so. Thank you and congratulations on putting a great team and evening together. I will continue to tell my friends.

C. D. Brooks-Clausner, NJ

“Thank so much! Those words cannot begin to express how I feel about the party aboard the Noa Danielle. The pictures I viewed online don’t begin to do her justice. Being on board is the only true way to appreciate the beauty.
Your staff was the best. The food… was great. EVERY ONE of our guests made it a point to let me know how impressed with everything they were. Adjectives that were used were elegant, classy, beautiful, top notch, just to name a few. I agree. You went above and beyond all my expectations… The way I personally choose to describe the day was simply PERFECT!

J. Carusso, Los Angeles

“Words are inadequate to express my thanks to both of you for making Tom’s birthday party such a wonderful event. I can’t stop thinking about how everything far surpassed my expectations. The boat was even more gorgeous than when I saw it; the service and staff were extraordinary, and everyone was so nice and welcoming; the food was delicious and thanks to you both, the menu was perfect. I was so busy talking to people that I only tried one of the appetizers but everyone raved about all of them. I could go on and on, and I just keep thinking how I wish it didn’t have to end. You were both so great and professional to deal with. I would tell you if there was anything I thought could be improved upon, but there wasn’t. I continue to get emails from the guests saying how wonderful everything was. And possibly the hardest critics of all, my kids, thought it was fabulous. They want to plan another cruise right away.
Thanks to you both, everyone on board has wonderful memories of a great night. It was unforgettable. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope our paths cross again sometime. If either of you are ever in LA and have some time, please look us up.”

O. Kaufman, NYC

My family and I are all very pleased with our experience on boardNoa Danielle for my father’s birthday. The yacht was beautiful and the guests loved that there were different areas on it where they could hang out and mingle. Those that wanted to see all the great views of NYC stayed on the top deck, while those that preferred to enjoy the food and the bar stayed on the lower deck. Even though it rained for a part of the trip, it did not interfere with the enjoyment of the party because of the way the yacht is designed. The ability to use a microphone was also great for us because in the Russian culture people like to make short speeches when presenting presents and it helped in allowing for everyone to hear what was being said.
We also loved all the food, it tasted great and there was a great variety to choose from. The bar also had a variety to accomodate everyone’s tastes. The service was excellent, the crew was friendly and helpful, and those guests that did not speak English felt very comfortable to interact with them. At the same time, they were not imposing and did not get in the way. And, of course, you did a great job in organizing everything, we said what we wanted and you made it happen, so we are all very pleased.
Thank you!

O. Hamil, NYC

“Elegant and Sophisticated are all the words that have been used by my guests to describe their evening aboard the Star of America. I was so proud to be the host of the party, and take all the credit, but the truth be told, you and your crew made me look good. All I did was show up. Thank you for all that you did to make my husband’s Surprise 50th so successful and unforgettable. My husband and I are trying to figure out how to get on the invitation list of the next party you host so that we can sit back and enjoy the elegance of the service and the beauty of the boat without having to worry about mingling.

I knew from the moment I stepped on board and met you, that the Star of America was the boat for me. Should you EVER need a reference, please have them contact me. I would be very proud to share my experience, and sing your praises! Wishing you continued success.

MF, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, NYC

“I wanted to take the time to write you a personal thank you note, expressing our satisfaction with our entire evening aboard the yacht. We couldn’t have imagined a better night…Let me begin by again expressing how impressed we were with your boat… it provided us with multiple areas of congregation without feeling too large or too small. Each area is comfortable and conducive for conversation and/or relaxing. The food… rave reviews for all dishes, with the beef and the pasta garnering extra special praise. Far above our expectations and collective experiences on similar excursions. Wine matched well to food. The crew and owners – we all felt welcome and comfortable – consistently well attended. Lots of smiles all around. The ride – can’t beat the Statue of Liberty at Sunset…. To you and all your of your staff – THANK YOU. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future.”