A private dinner cruise is a wonderful way to organize a get-together. Whether you’re throwing a bachelor/bachelorette party, having a birthday bash, or splurging to have some private time with your partner, dinner cruises are a great alternative to renting out halls. Not only do you not have to worry about decorating, but you can enjoy a lovely view of the sea with the people you care about most.

Curious about what you can do for your evening on the water? Here are three different things you can do to get the most out of your private dinner cruise.

1. Eat Gourmet Meals

This might seem obvious, but eating is a huge perk of a dinner cruise! For once you don’t have to cook or order cheap takeout. You can enjoy freshly made food that you wouldn’t normally be able to eat at home. Many dinner cruises have gourmet meals and dishes inspired by international cuisine; you’ll likely have a chance to sample high-quality French and Italian meals and be able to wash it down with delicious cocktails and coffee. Be adventurous and order something you’ve never had before – and don’t be afraid to splurge and get a nice dessert to finish it off!

2. Drink Your Favorite Beverages

As mentioned before, dinner cruises have a wide range of drinks and cocktails to choose from. From red and white wines to mimosas and Bloody Marys, you’ll be able to taste professionally mixed drinks designed to complement the food items on the menu. Dinner cruises also often come with cash bars, as well as the option to order wine bottles and premium drinks for your table. Not only can you relax with a drink or two, but your taste buds will thank you for having something besides supermarket beer.

In addition, if you’re an amateur brewer or have your own wine collection you’d like to dip into, many cruises offer the option for your to bring your own drinks – all you have to do is pay the corkage fee. This is the perfect way for you to show off your concoctions to your friends and guests.

3. Socialize With Friends

With the drinks flowing and the kids with the babysitter, it’s a good time to really connect with your friends! The solitude of a cruise gives you the perfect opportunity to chat like you normally wouldn’t, all under the umbrella of a beautiful evening sky. Some dinner cruises also have some time scheduled for guests to enjoy music and dancing, often with live music or DJs. They’ll play a selection of songs from a variety of genres, depending on the theme of the evening, which will continue until the cruise is over. No need to worry about spending any part of the evening without entertainment!

You also don’t have to restrict yourself to just sight-seeing and dancing. If you’re at a birthday or wedding shower, take this time to exchange gifts or serve cake! Don’t think about restricting certain parts of the party for when you’re off the boat.

With these things on your dinner cruise to-do list, you’re sure to have an unforgettable evening with family and friends!