Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Corporate Cruises’
Friday, February 28th, 2014
It appears that winter is not leaving easily this year. Although the days are definitely longer and it’s still light after 5:30 (hooray!), the weather forecasts seem to be stuck in the low digits. Sigh.
But at Free Spirit Yacht Cruises, the excitement is building. We’re shaking off the frosty forecasts and planning for the upcoming boating season. Cause we are launching the yachts in April, and it can’t come soon enough!
Captain Joe is all set for his annual top-to-bottom inspections on our Gypsy Spirit and Free Spirit luxury yachts to make sure everything is immaculate and in perfect working order. I’m busy booking charters from clients who are as anxious as we are to get out on Lake Michigan. Lots of parties, meetings and company outings on the horizon.
Speaking of Lake Michigan and horizons……we thought you’d enjoy watching this video we put together. Sort of a taste of what’s to come as we all look forward to another spectacular Chicago summer. Feel free to share it with your friends and colleagues who might not know about us.
Keep thinking warm thoughts. March is next week!
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
We’re still recovering from Thanksgiving dinner (aren’t you?). But articles on dining and entertainment trends always catch our eyes…..no matter how much stuffing we’ve consumed.
So we read Lewis Lazare’s article in the Chicago Business Journal, The biggest corporate party trends in Chicago for 2014, with interest. Lazare interviewed the CEO of Kapow Events who shared his predictions for the top five corporate entertainment trends in the coming year: ethnic parties, entertaining locally rather than client trips, unique venues, experience-themed events and shorter planning periods.
If, in fact, these trends do pan out, we’ll be happy. It’s hard to top a private luxury yacht on Lake Michigan when you want to entertain clients in a very special venue. And we’re all for staying in town to entertain…..especially if that town is Chicago and it’s summer! We don’t need to tell you how special Chicago summers are. Especially right about now when the winds are howling and the temperature’s dropping.
If you’re starting to plan corporate….or private…events for next year, now’s a good time to mention that our rates will go up on January 1st. But you can still lock in 2013 rates if you book a 2014 charter before the end of the year. After all, who doesn’t like to save money and still get a stellar experience!
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Thanksgiving always makes us stop to think about all the things we’re grateful for – our health, our family, our friends. And right at the top of that list are clients and friends like you. And feedback like this:
Just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the wonderful cruise this Sunday! We got so many compliments from our guests – everyone enjoyed it. The boat was wonderful, very comfortable. We loved the food! And of course we were so lucky with the weather.
We won’t hesitate to recommend you if anyone is looking for cruises around the lake or the river in the future.
Thanks again to yourself, Captain Joe and the entire crew!”
People like Steve and clients and friends like you are the reason we love what we do at Free Spirit. Few things are as rewarding as knowing that your work is making people happy.
So this is the time of year we like to thank you for your business this past season. You make our days full and our work fulfilling.
We wish you tantalizingly tender turkey and scrumptious stuffing. Sinfully sweet pumpkin pies. And a warm happy holiday with your families and friends.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Labor Day is just around the corner. Kids have started back to school. Backpacks have replaced beach towels as another summer draws to an end.
This has been a spectacular Chicago summer! Blue skies, sunshine, strings of perfect 70-something temperatures. “Like San Diego” we keep hearing people say.
The good news is that there’s still another month of boating season on Lake Michigan. And you better believe that a September afternoon…. relaxing on a private yacht taking in Chicago’s breathtaking skyline…. is pretty wonderful.
So If one of those “meant to do’s” that you never got around to was to book a yacht charter, you’ll be happy to know there’s still a little time before season officially ends. You just might be able to squeeze in a fun family gathering, a get together with friends, or a company party before the boats go to bed for the winter.
To check dates, give us a call at 708.361.2220 or email email@example.com.
We wish you a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Who’s ready for summer? Besides us!
We know it’s a tad cold out, but we’ve already started getting calls asking about open cruises (can you believe!). So we want to share what we’ve got planned for 2013.
Back by hugely popular demand, our Merlot & Massage Cruise will be on June 18th.
2-1/2 hours of pampering, relaxing, enjoying a yummy light buffet and hanging out with your friends. It’s the ultimate tranquil treat. But it books up fast (hint: don’t wait to buy your tickets).
Equally high on our clients’ lists of Chicago Summer Must Do’s is our annual Mother’s Day Cruise. This year, it falls on Sunday, May 12th. Want to give your mom (wife, daughter, significant other) something truly special? It’s hard to top an afternoon on our luxurious Free Spirit yacht. Just think: 3 hours with family (or friends) basking in the view of our glorious Chicago skyline, enjoying mimosas and a delicious brunch buffet. This cruise fills up quickly as well, so check with the rest of the family and book fast.
And here’s a shameless plug…..speaking of booking up fast, we book private charters all year long…both corporate (office parties, client entertaining) and celebrations (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, bachelorette parties, showers). If you’ve got a date in mind for a private charter, call us…..before someone else books your date.
To check dates, give us a call at 708.361.2220.
We’re excited to welcome you aboard in 2013!
Saturday, September 8th, 2012
We probably say it every year, but this summer flew by awfully fast.
Probably cause this was a super season for yacht charters. Those sweltering 90 and 100 degree days are just a whole lot cooler out on Lake Michigan. So Joe and I and our crews were happy campers (well….cruisers).
If you didn’t get a chance to hang out on Lake Michigan, you still have a little time before the snow hits. And if you were meaning to book a charter but never quite got around to it, you’ll be happy to know there are still a few openings before season officially ends.
Free Spirit cruises through mid-October. You just might be able to squeeze in a fun family gathering, a get together with friends, or a company charter before the boats go to bed for the winter.
To check dates, give us a call at 708.361.2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Yes, we’re talking about our annual summer hit, the have-we-died-and-gone-to-heaven Merlot and Massage Cruise. Probably the most talked about Free Spirit Yacht cruise we do all year.
And why not? Who doesn’t crave 2-1/2 hours of soothing, relaxing, oh-so-indulgent R&R. The ultimate tranquil treat. And especially fun if you come with a few of your best gal pals.
You’ll enjoy deliciously soothing chair, hand and foot massages from Lincoln Park Massage Spa, one of Chicago’s top rated massage salons. Dine on a scrumptious light buffet with a wine, beer and soda bar. And soak in Chicago’s spectacular skyline from a Lake Michigan vantage point – on a luxury yacht. Best view ever!
We’re almost sold out, so don’t wait to sign up. And tell your best friends so they can join you.
Merlot and Massage Cruise
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
5:30 – 8p
Book reservations now! Merlot and Massage Cruise Details.
Questions? Reach us 708.361.2220 or email: email@example.com
And yes, we do offer private Merlot & Massage Cruises if you’d like to book one for your office outing or Girls Night Out party.
Monday, December 12th, 2011
We’re crossing our fingers as we say this. Cause we all know how tricky Chicago weather can be.
But so far, the Winter of 2011 has not been too bad. Yes, we’ve escaped a bit down in Florida….and it was lovely to be out on a boat though it wasn’t like being aboard a Free Spirit yacht on Lake Michigan. But we’re home, staying warm inside and busy getting ready for the holidays.
Speaking of holidays, we’ve got the perfect gift for family, friends and colleagues. Enough with the sox and scarves and mittens! Give something truly special this year. Something to look forward to. A gift of relaxation and fun. Yes, we’re talking gift certificates for our Merlot & Massage Cruises.
Who wouldn’t love a 2-1/2 hour cruise, relaxing on a Free Spirit luxury yacht, cruising Lake Michigan, dining on a scrumptious light buffet, drinking wonderful wine and enjoying soothing hand, foot and chair massages from Chicago’s Lincoln Park Massage Spa?
We’ve got two dates to choose from (or pick both): Tues, June 5, 2012 or Tues, June 19, 2012.
If you’ve never enjoyed one of these cruises, check out the video and see what you’re missing.
To watch it, get more info and purchase gift certificates, click here.
In the meantime, Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Free Spirit Yacht Cruises.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Today’s weather forecast: sun and 70’s for the next week. No kidding! We can’t believe it either.
Unusual to have such fabulous fall weather in our windy city. And windy it was this summer. Not to mention rainy and cool. So this is a treat!
We’re delighted to have a week of glorious “what city are we really in?” weather. Especially since we’re busy with corporate charters all week.
Tonight, the Lincoln Park Chamber is hosting their annual cruise. This weekend, we’ve got a business group in from China for their first Lake Michigan cruise. And there are a few other corporate charters sprinkled into the mix.
Wherever you are this week….on land or sea (well…lake), get out and enjoy the sun and warm temps.
And good luck to the runners who are doing the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. We’re cheering for you!
Happy fall, All!
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Book a Corporate Cruise With Free Spirit Yacht Cruises. Summer may be over but look outside. This is the kind of weather that gets Chicagoans through the rest of the year. The forecast: bright little sun icons all week. Not a rain cloud in sight!
So if you’ve been thinking of a Last Hurrah before that white stuff falls, this may be the perfect opportunity. September is a fabulous month to cruise Lake Michigan.
Thought we’d share some recent feedback from our corporate charter clients:
“I cannot thank you enough for such an amazing event. It was incredible and we intend to make it an annual party!”
New York Stock Exchange
“I wanted to let you know that everyone had a fantastic time yesterday. Everything was great, especially the food. I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful cruise.”
Gloria Linda Williams
The Boeing Company
“Our group from Bain & Company thanks you for a wonderful evening on Friday 8/19!”
From Joe and I and our entire crew, thank you for this wonderful feedback! It’s what makes our work worthwhile…..seeing guests relax, unwind and enjoy the spectacular Chicago skyline as we cruise on Lake Michigan.
If your staff could use a Last Hurrah, call us. Or click here for more info or to book a charter for your group.