This past mothers day I went for one hell of a trip on City Lights Cruises around the city with my boyfriend & his family to celebrate. It was one of those experiences when you have an ideal image of how it should be, & it turned out completely different. Most certainly not in a positive way. The weather didn't help with the situation, but it as bearable. We had to wait in a room that I wouldn't even call a ""room"" it was more like a storage closet, & everyone was packed like sardines. When it was time to get the tickets to board the ship everyone was pushing & shoving, & some how everyone in the back of the group managed to just cut everyone. The people running this portion of getting the tickets & everyone checked in were rude, screaming in peoples faces to get through, pushing & shoving the ""cruise"" guests. Be careful when boarding the boat especially if you have children or elders with you, the ramp leading down to the boat had gaps & was not sturdy & the ladder to get onto the ship was a plastic step stool that was not secured to the ground. After boarding the boat there was hardly any tables left, & so many people had yet to get on. When you finally have the chance to get settled in, & you're lucky if you do, there is already a line formed all the way to the back of the boat but you don't want to get up or you'll most likely lose your table because they over book their guests. Once you have found your table or the table you'll be sharing with other families & couples, you'll realize that you can barely see out of the windows because they are so dirty. They look like they haven't been cleaned in months, so at this point you arriving early to ensure you have a nice window seat, at a nice table with your family, wife, or girlfriend was nothing but worthless. I couldn't help but feel extreme pity for the families I saw that were standing because they didn't have a table & were told by the people running the ship ""there's nothing we can do, you're just going to have to find someone to share with you."" Like I stated earlier, they over book their guests. You receive two free drink tickets & one meal ticket. The free drink ticket is good for house wine, liquor, & sodas, for anything that isn't a house wine or liquor depending on the drink you would have to pay a fee of $2 or $4 dollars depending on the drink you request, oh, & this includes bottled water. Sitting down & trying to have a conversation with your family, or other guests was nearly impossible because the music was being played way too loud on their blown out speakers. The choice of music was horrible, & not kid friendly, they even played a song with the lyrics ""baby when we're grinding I get so excited,"" throughout the whole boat ride they played like maybe three good songs. After receiving a migraine for just being on the boat for five minutes, you can't help but hear everyone else complaining about how cheap & what a rip off this was for such an expensive cost. They don't provide you with real cups, plates or silverware, thats right! IT'S ALL PLASTIC! The meal wasn't ""dreadful"" but I wouldn't say it was amazing, it consisted of a salad, two pastas, 1 pancake, 1 piece of bacon, & a piece of chicken. The dessert wasn't bad if you received the apple pie, but if you got the cheesecake it was absolutely frozen. I'd rather dine at a Mcdonalds than board this boat ever again, & I highly suggest you save your family the time, migraines, & the money. Over all there was not one single ounce of organization on this boat & not one single person left with a positive thing to say about this, the only thing I can say I enjoyed was being around my boyfriend & his family the rest of it was the biggest waste of time.
Pros: was there any?