When you’ve been married for 11 years, spicing up things is always recommended. Even when it’s spiced rum. After celebrating with a dinner out on Saturday night, we were delighted to continue our anniversary weekend by attending a performance on The Imbible: Rum Drinks…And Pirates! on Hornblower’s Alive After Five Cruise in NYC.
We boarded at Pier 16 (by Wall Street) at 5 pm. Since we hadn’t had a chance to eat dinner, we were excited to find out we could upgrade for $18.50 each to get the buffet.
If you’re struggling to remember where you’ve heard the name The Imbible, it’s an off-Broadway show with a twist (literally). Created by mixologist, spirits educator, and author Anthony Caporale exclusively for multi-award-winning Hornblower Cruises and Events, “The Imbible: Rum Drinks…And Pirates!” tells the story of rum from its origins right up to modern-day. Featured on Hornblower’s Alive After Five Cruise, it runs for 3o minutes and you’ll be singing along. Note: While children are allowed on the Alive After Five Cruise, no one under 21 was allowed to watch Imbible: Rum Drinks.. And Pirates or be in the private party deck.
The cast of four was fun and engaging. We really enjoyed the show, which was a mix of info and singing (think a mixed gender barbershop quartet, which actually worked well). I found myself singing along (turns out I know the words to “What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor”. It totally made us want to see the whole Off-Broadway show.
Plus, they served wine, rum punch and spiced rum, as well as popcorn, fruit, and cheese in the private party deck. And did I mention there were pirates? Did you ever see a show where the cast ENCOURAGED you to drink and taught you about where rum came from? Genius.
What’s Included in the Imbible Package ($50)
- Access to the private pirate party deck (which is downstairs from the main dining area)
- 30-min off-broadway smash-hit “Imbible” show
- 3 complimentary craft cocktails (a rum punch and a spiced rum)
- Amazing 360-degree views of NYC
- Exclusive cash-bar (you get three drink tickets, so you may not want more).
What’s Not Included:
- We paid $18.50 each to get the dinner buffet, which was fine and cheaper than going to dinner afterwards.
- Bottles of water are $4. You cannot take your own on board.
- The upstairs bar did not take our drink tickets, only the bar in the pirate deck did.
Here’s a clip from the Off Broadway Show:
And while you’re cruising (the show starts at 7:15, so eat and sight see the beautiful views of lower Manhattan from 6-7PM), you’ll see lower Manhattan and the statue of Liberty.
For more info on the off Broadway Show, The Imbible: http://imbible.org/
For more info about the Hornblower Cruise with the Imbible performance: http://hornblowernewyork.com/cruises/the-imbible/
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The Mama Maven Blog recommends this as a fun anniversary, date night, or activity with friends. Especially if you like the taste of rum!
Thank you to the Imbible and Hornblower NY Cruises for comping our cruise and Imbible package, we paid for our dinner upgrade.