Take a cruise right here on New York City’s Hudson River with World Yacht, conveniently located on Pier 81 in Midtown Manhattan. The company’s four vessels carry you through the water for dinner cruises, private parties and events, like the upcoming Fireworks Cruise for July 4th. Last night, I got to tour one of World Yacht’s ships, The Duchess. With two indoor and one outdoor deck, the boat had a relaxed, lounge-like atmosphere. As we boarded, a DJ spun mellow tunes while the wait staff easily balanced drinks and hors d’oeuvres. They assured me if I stayed on board for a few hours, I wouldn’t notice the ship’s slight rocking either. Later on, the crew would serve dinner as the boat floated along the river. To book a cruise, check out worldyacht.com.