Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cruising The Boston Harbor With Odyssey

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I know I did.  The weather in Boston was picture perfect and I'm so thankful for that.  Another thing I'm thankful for. . . the opportunity to cruise the Boston Harbor on Odyssey while enjoying a delicious brunch with Blog and Tweet Boston.
 
I had never been on an Odyssey harbor cruise so I was very excited to check it out.  The boat was really nice and had a great outside top deck where you could see amazing views of Boston but first let's talk about the food.

The food. . . OMG the food.  Where do I even begin!?  The food was amazing.  I should know because I made sure to sample most of it.  Above are my plates and yes I like love bacon.  Any brunch with well done bacon and chocolate fondue is already a winner but in this case all the other food was really good too.  See for yourself below - I managed to get a few photos of some of the food.






The Odyssey has a new Bloody Mary Cart and it has all the fixings for garnishes.  Would you believe I've never had a Blood Mary!?  I'm more of a sweet fan than savory when it comes to drinks but I figured I would try my first ever while on the cruise.  Plus I need to take photos of a pretty drink to show all of you!

I had my choice of vodka (from 3 different top shelf options) as well as numerous garnishes.  I went with bacon, shrimp, celery, lime and some little caper thing that the bartender recommended.  And do you know what. . . it was pretty good.  It didn't taste like what I expected (tomato juice).  If you are a fan of Bloody Marys I'm sure you would enjoyed the ones on the Odyssey!

I stuck with my favorite brunch drink, the mimosa!  The Odyssey has their own personal twist on it and add a splash of St. Germain and a sugared ginger garnish.  It was delicious!

When we weren't drinking and eating we actually did explore the boat.  We enjoyed the top deck the most because you could see beautiful 360 degree views of Boston!  It was such a beautiful day with a bright blue sky and sun.  The photos below are unedited.  The sky really was that blue!






We were able to bring a guest with us to this event so I invited my cousin Katelyn to come with me.  We were hoping for a boat filled with single men but no such luck!  We had fun anyways! Haha!



I'm so glad I had the opportunity to attend this event and cruise the Boston Harbor with Odyssey.  The event was 12 to 3.  The boat departed at 1 so it gave you time to sit and eat while the boat wasn't moving and then get up and explore once it took off.  The buffet stayed open the whole time so we made sure to eat more once we had taken in the views for a little while.

There was a large extended family there celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary.  The adults and kids all seemed to have a lot of fun and I think it was such a good idea to celebrate/party on the Odyssey.  I will have to keep this in mind for future events!!

Oh and there was live entertainment on our deck.  The two singers (one male and one female) were very talented and sang both old and new songs.  I enjoyed them a lot.

All and all a great afternoon.  Thanks Odyssey for your generosity in allowing us to come on board for free.  Also thanks to Blog and Tweet Boston for organizing another fabulous event.

To learn more about the cruises that Odyssey offers go here.  There are several different options.  The brunch cruise we went on costs $62.90 which I think it a great deal for a full buffet and cruise around the harbor.

Have you been on a cruise around Boston Harbor?



 

5 comments:

  1. I'd totally pay $63 for that. It sounds so awesome! And what a beautiful day. I did the ferry to Salem and loved it. I'm a sucker for being on the water.

    Thanks for linking up for MMG :)

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  2. We had our Senior cruise on one of these for graduation and it was so much fun!

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  3. That looks like so much fun! I've never had a Bloody Mary either. I guess it's just not something I think of when I think of drinks. I'll have to try it sometime.

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  4. Sounds like a great time, except Id be tossing my cookies as soon as the boat started moving. Glad you enjoyed :-)

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  5. You had the perfect weather for a cruise. The food all looks so good and looks worth the price.

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