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Thursday, September 28, 2006

A few weeks ago my cousin sent me the kind of email that anyone would like to go.

"Hey Sarah, my company may be having our holiday party on the Odyssey, so the sales team invited us to for a free dinner/open bar night on the boat to test it out. My coworker and I can each bring one friend. Are you in?"



Oh Hell Yes!

And so last night we went over to Rowes Wharf to board the fabulous Odyssey for a night of wining and dining.

There were several other groups on board as well, some business types enjoying a company party, some couples our for a dinner on the sea, other small groups out celebrating. We settled on the Horizon deck with our cocktails and passed appetizers (did I mention it was open bar for us?). One of the marketing girls was nice enough to give us a tour of the whole ship and it was GORGEOUS. Lovely views, and it was a lovely night for a dinner cruise.



We then settled in for our meal (at the Captain's table!) and enjoyed several courses including salmon mousse and caviar, duck confit, and roasted chicken with boursin stuffing. The martini list was extensive and fabulous. And do not get me started on the desserts.


When we were touring the boat, we joked to the captain about the possibility of getting two desserts. He took us very seriously and upped the ante by sending over one of EACH dessert. Not too shabby. We only managed to get a bite of each, having just finished dinner, but it was DELICIOUS.

And Minda and Cathy, who I had never met before, were awesome girls. Minda won a special place in my heart early in the night when I remarked that we were clearly going to be "the rowdy table" given our mutual penchants for cocktails and innapropriate conversation topics, to which she replied "So what? At least we 're not paying for this like these chumps" motioning to the people sitting around us.

Chumps = a word that should be used more often, in my opinion.

So really, it's a great deal! Thinking about having a party on the Odyssey? Call them up and get a free dinner cruise so you can consider it over caviar and martinis!

So all in all, a fabulous way to spend an evening. If I had my way (and, oh an extra $10,000 lying around), I would throw a party there myself.

14 comments:

Jenny said...

haha we almost had our company holiday party on the Odyssey .. except the minimum = $30,000. We were like "Um, it's pretty, but we're poor."

Looks like a lovely time.

kim said...

i would just get all my friends to "think about having a party" there and take ME to each and every one of the free dinner cruises. it looks so cool! i wanna go out for dinner, but for me, it just ain't happenin...

Sarah said...

jenny: totally. some people have their corporate holiday party on a luxury ship? we're having ours in south boston. not that there's any thing wrong with that!

kim: EXACTLY!

ka-rista said...

HAHA! I thought about having my wedding on there.

Amanda* said...

Um, yeah...one of my roommate's bridesmaids (there are 8 of us) suggested giving her a little bachelorette dinner cruise sort of thing...she suggested this BEFORE checking prices. I didn't even need to check prices to know that our little group couldn't afford that. I'm way jealous that you go to go, though!! I LOVE little cruises like that.

Sarah said...

that would be a great place to do a bachelorette party/bridal shower! it's too bad its so much $$.

Samantha said...

yeah, it is heartbreaking that it costs that much, but...eh...what can you do.

and yes. this is the california samantha. :-) i've been reading, but just not commenting (lack of insipration, maybe?). i've been thinking about getting back in the blogging game, but not sold on it yet. :-)

Sarah said...

yay! i miss reading about your antics. if you do decide to get back into the game (and you should), please let me know!

Anonymous said...

For my best friend's mother's 60th birthday, they hired the Charles Riverboat Co. for a Charles River cruise. They leave from the Cambridgeside Galleria. Their prices look much more affordable (as in, actually affordable). Maybe for next year's Blogtoberfest??? :)

Sarah said...

a ha!! stacey, i like how you think.

Lys said...

Again - Orlando doesn't have anything as swanky as that *sigh* Hey - martinis, cocktails AND desert along with a dinner to die for.. hot damn!

And Chumps - totally appropriate word that is not used enough in the English Language ;)

san said...

maybe you can get a free dinner cruise if you call them up and tell them you will bring two hot girls from Germany [... kim and i :)] next time :)

Sarah said...

haha!! if you girls come here, i will definitely get us on that boat!

san said...

I'll take your word!