Last week I was invited to attend a showing of The Imbible: Rum Drinks… and Pirates! on Hornblower Cruise lines in NYC. The Imbible: Rum Drinks… and Pirates! is a 30 minute performance of the off-Broadway musical comedy “The Imbible” exclusive to Hornblower Cruise Lines. Attending was a no brainer – who turns down music, comedy, pirates and rum drinks? Not this girl!
Tickets to this exclusive show and cruise, called “Pirates-n-Rum Adventure on the High Seas” Include:
We arrived on Pier 15 at the Southstreet Seaport at 5:15 and were promptly checked in for our 6pm cruise by the very friendly Hornblower Cruise Staff. We were shown to the private pirate deck where we had a chance to order drinks and fill our plates with fresh fruit and an assortment of cheese and crackers before the yacht left the dock. Before long we were off, cruising on the East River and soaking in the beautiful sights of the city skyline and Statue of Liberty. We had ample time to see the sights as we sipped wine and wandered about the yacht, taking photos and enjoying the clear skies and gentle breezes.
About an hour after leaving the dock the show began. We were treated to a musical – and hilarious – history of rum by the extremely talented, pirate-clad cast. The show itself is about 30 minutes long and tells the very interesting history and science of rum from it’s conception to modern times. And we’re not only learning about rum – we’re drinking it too, as we enjoy three different complimentary rum inspired cocktails. Quite honestly, it doesn’t get much better than this – the cast kept us laughing and cheering the entire time, the drinks were delicious and we were enjoying all of this with the gorgeous panoramic views of New York City!
The Imbible presents the colorful history of rum in a lighthearted way, with musical numbers, banter and jokes from the lively cast, who make the audience feel like part of the show – not only with their delicious cocktails – but with their energetic performance as well. We learned about the discovery of rum, and the tale of how it rose – fell – and rose again in popularity. As the cast walks us through rum’s history they encourage us to enjoy the drinks we’re learning about as they are brought to our tables by smiling Hornblower staff members, quick to make sure out glasses never run empty! Of course, watching the show aboard a Hornblower Cruise just adds to the experience, making this a truly unique way to spend an evening in NYC. We really enjoyed our time aboard the yacht. The atmosphere is fun and the show is exciting – there is no doubt that we’ll be back soon to enjoy another cruise.
If you’re looking for an evening full of entertainment you really can’t beat catching The Imbible while enjoying the stunning NYC views aboard Hornblower Curise Lines. Tickets for the cruise and show run $50.00 each, and when you figure in the complimentary cocktails and the fruit and cheese platters, this is really a great deal! The cruises run Thursdays & Sundays, July 9th – September 6th, so don’t miss out on this limited performance! Must be 21+ to attend. Book your tickets here!
Follow Hornblower Cruises on Twitter for updates and deals!