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Boston's Phenomenal Funk Cruise on Northern Lights featuring City of Four
#Key points about this tour:
- 1.5-hours, boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure
- It’s time to get down with City of Four, our house funk band. Step aboard Northern Lights for a late evening cruise while enjoying the groovy musical styling’s of City of Four, the newest addition to our fleet of bands in residence. The stage is back lit with the glittering lights of the city as we gently cruise around the glassy waters of Boston Harbor.
- Guests will be welcomed aboard to the musical ensemble of City of Four. After a minimal boarding period, we will depart to join the harbor air at night. While enjoying the music be sure to catch a glimpse of the city, which does an excellent job lighting its buildings and bridges.
- During favorable weather our event will take place on the top deck of Northern Lights under our canopy with roped LED lights and disco ball. Guests are welcomed to dance to the music if they feel compelled or just enjoy the sound and sites.
-City of Four is a quartet that performs music inspired by a range of genres, including fusion, jazz, funk, pop/rock, and hip hop. Find samples of their music at Cityof4.com
Recently returned from a tour of the San Francisco Bay Area, the group has been presenting original music and fresh takes on classic songs in Massachusetts for the past several years. The quartet has experience playing concerts, parties, and weddings across New England.
When members of the band were all studying simultaneously at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, City of Four recorded an album of new music. The tracks from this record were recognized by DownBeat Magazine in the Outstanding Performance - Blues/Rock/Pop Category of their 37th Annual DownBeat Student Awards in 2014.
Saxophonist, Mike Caudill, received an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) for his composition Time to Go, which was recorded by City of Four. This track was also awarded second place in a recent “best master” contest in Mix Magazine.
Drummer, Lucas Apostoleris, received an award from the Jazz Educator’s Network (JEN) for his composition September Again, which was also recorded by City of Four.
Originally based in Amherst, City of Four now operates out of Boston, Massachusetts
- Beer, wine, mixed drinks, and pre-packaged snacks are available for purchase.
- On rainy or cold nights the event will take place in a climate controlled cabin. You are welcome to take a break and visit our top outer deck for fresh air and solace.
- Offered aboard Northern Lights (1920s inspired New England Commuter yacht)
- Our climate controlled cabins offers tables and chairs as well as a lounge area
- This event is popular for date night, 'after-work drinks,’ or girls night out (no young children please)
- 115-foot motor vessel featuring two decks, six bathrooms, and a bridal suite
Cruise with us for date night, an evening with friends and co-workers, and enjoy elegant funk tunes by City of Four!
##Highlights on this 1.5-hour cruise:
- This cruise will take you past the skyline of downtown Boston, East Boston, Charlestown, and Seaport District. Along the way we will view the Leonard Zakim Bridge, Mystic Tobin Bridge, and Northern Avenue Swing Bridge.
*See Boston’s iconic buildings (International Plaza, Prudential, Custom house tower, etc.) from the water.
* Cruise by the North End and catch a glimpse of the Old North Church made famous by the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.
*The Northern Lights offers bench seating in the open air on our top deck as well as a climate controlled interior cabin.
##What Is Not Included?
* Beverages and food are not included with this purchase. Please bring cash to purchase drinks from the bar on board.
* Gratuity for the crew is not included with the purchase.
* 60 Rowes Wharf (Boston, MA)
* Upon arrival, please go to the ferry terminal at 60 Rowes Wharf to obtain boarding passes in exchange for your confirmation.
**What exactly do we see on the cruise?**
>The cruise will head southeast past the airport and seaport district before turning and heading back into the inner harbor past East Boston and Charlestown. In Charlestown you’ll see the U.S.S. Constitution, U.S.S Casin Young, and Bunker Hill Monument. Here we will turn pass by the Leonard Zakim Bridge and head back toward downtown Boston. Get great views of the city lights all along the way.
**Do cruises sell out frequently? If a cruise is sold out, is there a waiting list?**
>Cruises do sell out from time to time. It is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance so we know to expect you. Check the website or call the week of the date you would like to attend and check availability for trips. A waiting list is kept for sold out trips and special events.
**Is there an age limit for these cruises?**
> It is recommended that parents only bring children 16 and older. All attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and everyone must have a ticket.
**Is there Parking and how much is it?**
>Limited metered parking can be found around Rowes Wharf. Regular daily rate at the Boston Harbor Hotel is $42. However, with a validation from Classic Harbor Line it will be $36. After 5PM weekdays and anytime on weekends the rate is $20, but with a validation it will be $14. Please be sure to ask our ticket representative for a validation when you check-in.
**Why doesn't the schedule list weekdays for more than the next couple of weeks?**
>Our boats are very popular choice for private events, so weekdays are added as they become available for the public, which may not be until just a week or two before the cruise date. If the date you are looking for is not currently listed in the schedule, please check back on this website. You may also contact Classic Harbor Line at firstname.lastname@example.org
**Is food served during the cruises?**
>Packaged snacks are available for purchase aboard; we will also have a complimentary cheese plate provided
**How about drinks? Should I bring those?**
>No it is illegal for you to bring your own alcohol on board.
**Is the M/Y Northern Lights safe?**
>Yes, the Northern Lights is a safe and gentle ship. Also, your captain and two crewmembers will make sure you feel comfortable and at home on the water. We are stocked with water, soda, blankets and life jackets, should you feel you need one. There are also four private marine heads (bathrooms) aboard.
**How steady is the cruise? Am I likely to get seasick?**
>The harbor is fairly calm on most days. Northern Lights is a very large and steady boat. She may experience a light rocking from wakes put out by other vessel traffic, however, it is minimal. That being said, it is very rare for our guests to experience seasickness. If you are sensitive to motion sickness you may want to consider light medication. However, we cannot officially advise you to take any medication.
**Is there a bathroom on the boat?**
>Yes, the boat is equipped with multiple bathrooms that are accessible at all times. We call them "marine heads.”
**Are pets allowed on board?**
>Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the cruises, other than service dogs.
**Where does the cruise finish?**
>Our cruise will end at the same wharf from which we departed, Rowes Wharf.
**What happens if it starts raining when we're out on our cruise?**
>Northern Lights offers a climate controlled cabin, so in the event of rain, we got you covered!
**Do you ever cancel cruises due to bad weather?**
>In the rare situation where we are forced to cancel the event, ticket -holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability), receive credit towards a future event, or receive a refund.
**Is gratuity included in the price of the cruise?**
>Gratuity is not included in the price of the cruise. Parties of 12 or more will be contacted directly by Classic Harbor Line within 48 hours of purchasing tickets to provide credit card information for an additional charge of 15% gratuity.
**Is the Northern Lights wheelchair accessible?**
>Unfortunately, the Northern Lights is not wheelchair accessible. Please feel free to call or email us and see if you have another way of assisting you.
**Is smoking permitted during the cruise?**
>No smoking is not permitted anywhere on the boat
**Can I book a private charter cruise?**
>Yes! Private cruises can be a unique and elegant event for your group. If you are interested in booking a private event, please feel free to call us at 617-951-0200.
**Are gift certificates available for this cruise?**
>No, gift certificates are not available. Please check out our other regularly scheduled public trips for fantastic gift certificate options!
**Non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled**
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.
**All participants are required to have tickets for this event.**
According to U.S. Coast Guard capacity rules, all passengers **including infants and toddlers** must have a ticket.
**Activity may be canceled due to severe weather**
The activity usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions, but the seller may cancel the activity up to an hour before the start time in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions. If the seller cancels the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule tickets (subject to availability), receive a credit for a future event, or receive a refund.
**Parties of 12 or more will be contacted for an additional gratuity charge of 15%**
Classic Harbor Line will contact you directly within 48 hours of your purchase to take your credit card information for the additional charge. You must be reachable at the telephone number and email you provided.
**Beverages and Coolers**
Outside adult beverage and coolers are not allowed aboard. Please bring valid identification with you. Identification is checked prior to boarding for guests interested in an adult beverage.
Upon arrival to our location please check–in with our ticket representative inside the ferry terminal to receive boarding passes.
##Classic Harbor Line
The Motor Yacht Northern Lights' design was inspired by classic New England 1920s style steamships. She is one of the most comfortable and versatile cruise vessels in Boston Harbor. With ample seating for up to 149 passengers, she was built and designed for taking groups of people on spectacular sightseeing adventures.
The Northern Lights is operated by Coast Guard Certified Captains and extremely friendly and talented crew. Known for their amazing hospitality, our staff is all professionally trained and experienced on our vessel. They're also very knowledgeable about all the sights you will enjoy.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself. With wind in your hair and amazing scenes in front of your eyes, everything is just breezy on the Northern Lights.