Evening dinner cruise shows Naha from new perspective
The holiday season is the time for entertaining new experiences, and one often overlooked is a relaxing dinner cruise in the harbor areas of Naha City.
Island Life Concierge oversees twice daily dinner cruises aboard the 300+ passenger Moby Dick, which sails from Naha Wharf in downtown Naha. Reservations are now being taken for the romantic Christmas Dinner Cruise by email: Islandlifeconcierge098@gmail.com, or by telephone at (098) 916-8593 in Japanese, or 090-1946-7593 in English.
The cruise’s assembly point is Naha Wharf at 4:30 p.m. for the sunset cruise, and 7:15 p.m. for the night cruise. Each cruise is 1 hour 45 minutes round-trip, providing guests an opportunity to see Okinawa’s capital city from a different perspective. There’s the excitement of sailing, and then there’s the food!
Executive Chef Chiba is the man behind the gourmet offerings aboard the Moby Dick. After returning from seven years of training at Michelin-starred restaurants in France, he worked for Hotel de Mikuni and several other premier French restaurants around Tokyo before moving to Okinawa in 2010. Under his eyes, a variety of French dinner courses are served in the second deck restaurant accompanied by live entertainment. During the months May through September, there’s also a BBQ dinner on the open third deck.
sland Life Concierge has many unique touches to make a cruise aboard the Moby Dick something really special. Guests who are on board for their birthday, wedding anniversary or engagement will receive a free framed photograph. In addition, “Happy Birthday” sung by the ships entertainer can be requested. For this, Island Life Concierge asks that the guest request free anniversary/birthday service at time of booking.
Special meals can be prepared for vegetarians and passengers with food allergies or any other special dietary requirements. Island Life Concierge asks guests to let them know of any food allergies or special dietary needs at least four days prior to the service date. Other services to help celebrate those special occasions include cakes ranging from 4 to 6 inches in size, Full/Half bottles of Sparkling wine and floral arrangements that can be delivered to the ship.
Full information on gourmet meals choices is available at www.Islandlifeconcierge.com. Parking for the dinner cruises is available at Naha Wharf for ¥200. Reservations should be made well in advance in order to ensure they have the space needed. If individuals book larger parties they will be seated with other guests unless they book the entire ship. Christmas season bookings are on a first-come, first-served basis.