Cayuga Lake Cruises
Customer Testimonials

October 10th, 2014
We went on one of your dinner cruises this summer. My husband & I both had the Vegetarian Lasagna with Ricotta, Mozzarella & Bechamel, and it was wonderful. It was the best lasagna we've had. We would definitely do this cruise again.

September 15th, 2014
Everything went very smoothly. The crew was great, the food was good and everyone had a wonderful time. We will definitely use your services in the future.

September 1st, 2014
Thank you very much for putting on a great cruise for us this year! It was very well received by all of the student attendees. Your staff was very helpful and resourceful, and we cannot thank you and them enough.

August 22nd, 2014
Once again, your staff was superb! We can have an unruly group sometimes and your staff handled us perfectly. Thanks again for a great night on the lake.

May 27th, 2014
I just wanted to write to you and tell you what an awesome time everyone had on Graduation weekend. The families were thrilled with the opportunity to visit together, enjoy the views and ride, and the food was delicious and spaced out just right. On behalf of everyone, thank you for making it such a pleasurable time together!

October 10th, 2013
Your crew was very gracious in thanking us last evening for the opportunity to serve at the Business After Hours under the tent at the Cornell Plantations while highlighting IPEI, KDT and ICSD.
I know you had to do special work to help us offer this special event in a unique venue. You are greatly appreciated!!

September 26th, 2013
We all had a great time and your staff were all very professional. We will do this again for sure!!!
Our whole experience was top notch from our original conversation through receiving the more than fair invoice today.

August 23rd, 2013
I'm a bit slow in saying this, but THANK YOU!! We so much appreciate your help with our 10th annual Women Swimmin' a couple weeks ago. I also appreciate the caution you and your captain had about the lake conditions. I'm relieved that it all worked out, and that no people or boats (yours especially) were injured in the process!
Thanks again to you and your crew. We're grateful for your support.

August 23rd, 2013
Once again, our crew had a great time on the cruise. Food was great and the drinks were flowing. Your staff members took great care of us. They were great.
Thanks again for a great experience.

July 16th, 2012
I would like to say thank you for a wonderful cruise on the lake. This was our second dinner cruise with you and both times seated downstairs and the folks we brought with us gave the cruise and dinner a big thumbs up. We had the chicken, salmon and steak (party of 6) and all were cooked to perfection. The staff was very friendly and accommodating so our hats off to them as well. Feel free to post this on your testimonial page. Other Ithaca tourists should be aware that this is a quality cruise event.
Thank you!

October 24th, 2012
Hi, I wanted to thank you for the great afternoon we had last Wed. on the cruise...the ladies enjoyed it very much...every one of them...We thought the food was great and the service could not have been better. Everyone on board was very plesant to us..The thing I appreciated most was your handling of the answered my questions in a very timely manner and made me feel like you really did want our business.
Thank you for everything.

August 25th, 2012
I just wanted to let you know that everything was wonderful yesterday, thanks for a flawless cruise. The food was great, your staff was very nice, and everyone enjoyed their time on the boat. I will definitely recommend that we start next year's fall term with another such cruise.

August 13th, 2012
Thanks Bj to you and all your staff. It turned out to be an excellent day and look forward to a cruise one of these days. Mad raves about the food everyone loved it.

August 12th, 2012
On August 11th I joined you for a dinner cruise and want to acknowledge the friendly, helpful staff who made me feel really welcome and comfortable when my husband missed the boat and I dined on my own. They even packed up his dinner for me to bring back. Thanks very much - I had a lovely time.

July 10th, 2012
Nate, thank you very much for the wonderful cruise and delicious food and beverages for our group last Friday evening. What a perfect sunny day and warm almost balmy evening for a marvelous ride up Cayuga Lake. Also, please thank Chelsea for her warm and welcoming service to our group. Most of the group were University Presidents from 5 Universities in Colombia. They were mesmerized with the cruise and the panoramic views of the lake and the homes on the shore line. Again, thanks very much.
Warm Regards,

June 20th, 2012
Just wanted to send a follow-up THANK YOU for a wonderful dinner cruise this past Monday evening! Everyone aboard had a great time—food was really great, ride was wonderful and the service was excellent! Kudos to all your staff! We look forward to going out again in the future
All the best,

May 22nd, 2012
I wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to you and your staff at Cayuga Lake Cruises! We had a wonderful time on Sunday at my sister's bridal shower! Ian and the rest of your staff were so helpful, organized, efficient and alot of fun! I also have to tell you that we have had to attend a lnumber of baby showers, weddings, funerals, etc. lately and you were by far the easiest person/group to work with. And most importantly, hands down, the most fun event we have attended!! You will be seeing us in the future for future parties and get togethers and I am voicing your praises around town! Thank you again, Nate for all that you did and make sure to thank your staff from the Bridal Shower Party last Sunday!!

May 22nd, 2012
We just want to express our appreciation for the wonderful dinner we had on Mother's Day. The food was full of flavor and very elegantly served. What topped of the evening was our waitress who was professional and refreshing. We have been away from family for 11 years, so it was so precious to have the private and quiet evening with my mom and our first granddaughter. Thank you for having the tour. We look forward to taking another in the future. We have already shared our experience on facebook and told others. Thank you!

October 16th, 2011
My wife and I were aboard for a dinner cruise on Saturday 10/15/2011. The temperature was in the mid-40’s, the rain just wouldn’t stop, the wind added to the wind chill, and it was in general a lousy night. I really was not looking forward to the cruise, but we felt that we needed to use the tickets we had purchased earlier in the year. I can tell you that even though the conditions were certainly less than ideal, the crew did a wonderful job accommodating everyone. They were efficent, very pleasant, and in general made us feel at home. The icing on the cake was the meal-one of the best I’ve had in quite some time. From my wife and myself, we thank you for an enjoyable evening-we will definitely be back!!
Thanks again,
Tom & Patsy

August 30th, 2011
Great, thank you! As always, the boat was fun, the food wonderful, and the weather was actually really nice too! Thanks for everything.


August 27th, 2011
Thank you so much for all the staff did to make this a special occasion for our families! It was a wonderful party, and more than met my expectations. The staff made a great effort to make the little changes I requested, and I was very pleased with them.
The service at the bar and during the cruise was excellent. Drinks were brought promtply when asked, and plates were cleared off promptly also. The food was delicious! Our guests were very enthusiastic about the boat ride and the unusual Rehearsal Dinner venue. It was fun and festive, just as we had hoped it would be.
During the planning process, I was also very impressed with Nate's prompt answers to my emails and his advice concerning the menu, musicians, drinks, etc.
You have a first class operation, and I congratulate you on that!
Thanks again,

June 19th, 2011
Thank you! We had a wonderful time, and everyone really enjoyed the cruise. You and your entire crew were great to work with! We were most impressed. Everything about the cruise was really perfect and we couldn't have been more pleased.
Thanks again!!

June 17th, 2011
On behalf of everyone at Kionix who participated in last night's dinner cruise, thank you for a lovely evening. The weather cooperated, the food and drinks were great, and the service was excellent. Our sales team from across the United States and Asia, as well as our engineers who work here in Ithaca at Kionix, all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was a pleasure to work with you; you were so very accommodating. I'm sure we'll be booking a trip again in the future.
Have a nice week-end and a great summer and again, my sincere thanks!
Many thanks,

August 2nd, 2010
To Thank you and your staff for the enjoyable brunch cruise on July 31st that helped to make my fraternity reunion a success.

July 22nd, 2010
Thank you for making our special day so great! We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to many more special moments to come.
Thanks again!
Hiliary & Cody

July 5th, 2010
Thank you so much for making our wedding a huge success- we had a blast!!!! Thank you so very much!!
Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!

July 5th, 2010
Everyone had an excellent time on the cruise, the food was delicious, the captain was awesome, and the staff very attentive. Thank you so much for helping us have a perfect wedding weekend. We'll be sure to recommend you to any friends and family having events in the Finger Lakes. And thank you for your patience in managing everything via emails.
With much appreciation,
Rebeka & Josh

May 5th, 2010
Thank you so much for everything, it was wonderful and everyone raved about it. Your servers were great and people were extremely happy. You guys did a great job, and everyone was totally impressed with the Captain's park job at the end. People were amazed that he turned like a car and pulled right in. :)
Thanks again for all your help.

October 12th, 2009
Just wanted to add a quick note of thanks for all of your hard work Tuesday. In a week of pretty great events, the cruise stood out as easily the best. The whole staff was just wonderful and their attentiveness and friendliness really made everyone's night, along with the beautiful weather.
Our best to everyone.

September 28th, 2009
I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous time on Sunday 9/27. The staff were wonderful and we felt like we had a private cruise. Everyone wanted it to last another 2 hours. Thank you to everyone involved.

September 26th, 2009
Our experience on your boat with your crew was fabulous. Everyone loved the food and the cruise. Our guests gave you many compliments and said it was the perfect venue to introduce the old south and western crew to the Ithaca area. Keith and I appreciate your professional and personal touch in helping us to make this occasion happen. Thank you very much,
Jackie and Keith

September 8th, 2009
Thanks for a wonderful cruise! It was just what I was hoping for!! Your staff was great, I hope they had a good time too. Thanks again,

August 18th, 2009
Many, many thanks for a successful cruise again this year. I received several compliments about the event and we all look forward to continuing the tradition next summer. Take care.
Doug, Oasis Dance Club

August 13th, 2009
I thought it was excellent...both the food and company! I really enjoyed being on the top level and I think everyone enjoyed themselves very much. Thanks for going a great job.

July 24th, 2009
Just wanted to add a quick note of thanks for all of your hard work on Tuesday. In a week of pretty great events, the cruise stood out as easily the best. The whole staff was just wonderful and their attentiveness and friendliness really made everyone's night, along with the beautiful weather.
Our best to everyone,
Kelly, Paleontological Research Institution

July 12th, 2009
On behalf of the Class of 1974 Troy High School, KUDOS! I surveyed the entire group for their satisfaction rating (food,service,etc.) and got an overwhelming two thumbs-up! We enjoyed the food, it was excellent. You made me look good, as the dinner cruise was my part of the day's activities. I will recommend your service to others. THANK YOU.

July 10th, 2009
Jack & I did not want another day to pass before letting you know how grateful we are for all that you did to make the Rehearsal Dinner so special. Our guests all had the best things to say about the cruise and the food and how attentive everyone was. You certainly went above and beyond the call of duty. It was so nice of you to help us decorate, on the boat and in Bliss Events Center. We also appreciate that you brought the food to the Events Center after the cruise. I was so happy to see how you had the Video Viewing room set up, making it possible foro everyone to be comfortable for that part of the evening. You even cut the cake!
Thank you for taking care of all those details while we were caught up in the joy of the moment. It made for a wonderful memory. All the best,
Jack & Sharen

December 14th, 2008
Everything was wonderful. Thank you so much. If you need anyone to ever give you a reference on how pleased we were with everything, count me in. Thanks again for making my day special.

December 12th, 2008
Thanks - it was a nice event. The staff was very lovely and attentive, and I appreciate them clearing the snow in the parking lot mid-party. Food was great. Thanks again!
Alternatives Federal Credit Union

October 27th, 2008
Our event on Oct. 25th was great. The preparation,food, service and venue all were excellent. Thanks, in addition for making the "music" happen. We've had numerous emails and calls telling us how great it was. Many have said they'll surely use The Bliss Events Center. Thank you,
Jill and Rich

October 20th, 2008
I did want to thank you for our event on October 4th. Everyone had a great time and we really appreciated all of your help planning this event! Thanks again!

October 9th, 2008
We had a Great Time. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Not only was the weather great but the Food, Service and the drinks were very good also. Tell all of your staff that they did a great job! We are even talking about doing something again next year.
Rick - Cayuga Medical Center

July 12th, 2008
Just wanted to let you know how absolutely wonderful the cruise was last night. Everyone was very, very pleasant. The young girl and young man that took care of all the passengers were amazing..always a smile, was quick to meets all passenger needs. Very impressed. The food was excellent as well. I will recommend this cruise to friends and family and we are already talking about taking our family on another dinner cruise very soon. Thank you again for this pleasurable dining experience.

June 30th, 2008
I just wanted to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed our cruise on the MV Columbia on Saturday evening. The boat is lovely. It easily accommodated a wedding and the other cruisers. Everyone was comfortable and had a great view of the lake. The meal was good and the service excellent. You've hired very capable and hardworking people to staff the cruise. Kudos to you and your staff!

June 9th, 2008
Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you guys for an enjoyable cruise last month. Also wanted to thank you again for all the help just getting us booked. You were very quick in replying to my emails which, between the last minute reservation and poor timing with graduations, helped immensely in getting everything set up.

May 5th, 2008
I just wanted to thank you all again for providing us with such a great experience, especially helping me plan everything out in such a short time before the actual event. Thanks so much!

June 24th, 2007
Just wanted to thank you again for teaming up with us for the Q-Cruise promotion. In case you didn’t already know it, your crew is the best! Even though the weather was bad when everyone arrived, your crew reassured all that the weather would be just fine on we started out and it was… calm and gorgeous. A good time was had by all.
Wendy - Cayuga Radio Group

June 26th, 2007
Dear Crew,
Just a short note to thank everyone on The MV Manhattan for hosting our group. On Wednesday, June 20th, 2007, the staff of Veterinary Medicine Information Technology department had a very memorable luncheon aboard your vessel. Nate and Chelsea make a great team! Their attention to detail showed as we also had a surprise birthday celebration for two of our programmers.
Planning this event with you was extremely easy and most enjoyable. The whole atmosphere of our cruise was superb! On behalf of the VMIT staff, thanks again for a most enjoyable time. We look forward to sailing with you again!!!
The VMIT Staff (Shinita)

May 8th, 2007
Wow I do have to say that you all run a very great business and whoever responds to my emails has been such a huge help and so professional. Thank you so very much! This will make her birthday so awesome.

July 3rd, 2006
Dear CLC,
I can’t thank you enough for accommodating our entire group on yesterday’s champagne brunch cruise. The seating was perfect and we all were thrilled with the lovely trip and delicious food. It was the final event in our 4-day family reunion and everyone felt that it was a wonderful ending. We look forward to doing it again!
Thank so much,

June 21st, 2006
The cruise was terrific. Everyone raved and definitely want it to be an annual event. Maybe even a cruise in the fall once school gets started and another at the end of the year! We certainly lucked out with the weather. The lake was sooo beautiful. Thanks for everything!

May 1st, 2006
Dear M/V Manhattan Crew,
The Singaporean Student Association would like to thank you for an excellent night on board the M/V Manhattan. We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly tonight, thanks to the great service and the fabulous food! Thank you also for being flexible about boarding and departure times, and for opening the holding room for us to hold our presentation.
I would also personally like to say its been a joy setting this up too – thank you for your prompt responses to emails and phone calls, as well as your willingness to help in any way you can. You can definitely use us as a reference anytime.
Once again, thank you for helping to make our Graduation Night a success!

September 26th, 2005
Cayuga Lake Cruise Line,
This summer I was on two cruises on your line. One was a private charter on July 13th and the other was last Saturday, September 24th on a champagne cruise with my family.
I would like to tell you how much all of us enjoyed the time. The food was great both times and the staff was outstanding. They were not only efficient but were friendly and very pleasant to be around. The staff represented the M/V Manhattan in a very positive way.

August 25th, 2005
My partner and I would like to extend a big THANK YOU for a most enjoyable evening.
Tony & Bernie

August 23rd, 2005
Wanted to let you know how much our group enjoyed our dinner cruise this past Saturday. Several people remarked how much they liked your crew’s friendly, but laid back approach… you were all there when we needed you, but not in our faces with rules and regs. Just perfect. Real pros.
Several people also told me how much they enjoyed the entire meal, and I know I certainly enjoyed mine.
Nice job… we’ll definitely be joining you again and won’t wait for another 50-year event to do so!
Thank you and best of luck for a prosperous rest of the season,


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