The Reviews Are In!

Leah S. (Wedding on The Espirit) | March 2018

I was so lucky to have Francesca help me plan my wedding.  She made everything so easy!  I am so grateful that she took the time to really understand the experience I was looking for and made sure it came to life perfectly.  Her attention to detail was amazing and her staff (Allen rocks!) were extraordinary.  We were hoping to have a super fun party where we also got less than 10 weeks Francesca was able to plan the greatest party I've ever been husband and I and all our guests truly had the time of our lives!  I'm trying to find an excuse to work with Francesca again soon and throw another amazing party........with Fran at the helm, you are guaranteed to have an AMAZING experience.

Janna (Indian Doctors Alumni Association) | September 2017

We had a wonderful time on the cruise. The ATLANTIS was  so  much better  than the other yachts we have chartered in the past. And  the food  was better,too --- there was plenty of it!  Allen was very helpful and was always there to facilitate things for us. The PA system was absolutely perfect and I was able to use it well, thanks to Amanda.


All in all --a truly amazing experience and everyone loved it. 


Thanks so much for setting this up for us, I hope we can do it again, soon.

Dr. Ellen (90th Birthday Party on the Espirit) | August 2017

I was hoping to hear from you for follow up. We had dinner with a couple last night who were at the party and could not stop talking about what a wonderful party it was. People are still talking about it. It is a fabulous venue and it was a magical night. Allen was terrific, as we all expected him to be!   Everything looked beautiful, just beautiful.


The food was wonderful and plentiful.  Passed and stationary Hors d’oeuvres were excellent. People didn’t stop eating which was great. Dinner food was excellent as well.


 I have to say once again, it was a beautiful party; the tables looked great, the flowers looked great, even the bathrooms looked great, the food was really, really good which frankly no one expects when the star is really the city and the views, and Reuben was very happy which was the most important thing. Of course I had to stop him from going downstairs when the staff was saying come down and look at the tables because I didn’t want him to see the hats!


Thank you for all your help and advice. It was a pleasure working with you and Allen and I am happy to serve as a first rate recommender which I am sure you don’t need.

Lauren C. (Sundancer Yelp Review) | July 2017

When I started investigating charter yachts for my sister-in-law's 80th birthday party, I thought that each agent represented different yachts. This was not the case, but I immediately felt a connection with Francesca. First of all, she was reachable.  If she happened not to be able to take the call, she got back to me quickly.  She was honest. She told me which boats were right our needs and which ones were not - and she was totally right!  She kept in touch with both my sister-in-law and myself throughout a year of planning, made perfect suggestions, and even kept my gift to my sister-in-law a secret.  If I were to charter a yacht again, there is no question that I would only use Francesca!

Tom M. (Yelp Review) | July 2017

Fran helped us plan our wedding aboard the Atlantis.  It couldn't have gone any smoother or been any better of a wedding. From the start of planning to the completion of the evening, everything was smooth and easy.  The staff aboard the Atlantis was wonderful, truly a professionally ran yacht. The food was excellent, drinks were excellent, staff was amazing, captain was great, Amanda was outstanding in every way.  We couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Fran and the staff of the Atlantis provided us along with our guests an evening to never forget.  It was a pleasure having Fran help and guide us in our special day

Arthur Gilman (Google Review) | July 2017

On July 4th 2017, Francesca arranged a yacht rental, the Manhattan Elite, for a cruise on the Hudson and viewing the Macy's Fireworks .It was in celebration of my wife's 75th birthday and our 50th wedding anniversary. Everything worked out perfectly to our delight and satisfaction. Our 40 guests were treated like royalty, by a knowledgeable crew overseen by her assistant, Alan Harris. They were particularly helpful to a couple of slightly handicapped guests.The food, using their Cocktail Menu, was excellent., We and our guests immensely enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience! Every detail played out as planned. from displaying our video Montage/Slide show and the DJ playing our music selection. Francesca made sure all of our concerns and wishes became reality

Mujin L. (Wedding on Affinity) | October 2016

Got a wonderful wedding on Affinity. Francesca is such a pro and gave us a lot of suggestions when we planned our wedding. She kept in touch with me which was diffidently relax me when I felt crazy during planning.She also helped to confirm details with Frank, the owner of the yacht who is also awesome and nice, very quickly and exactly. Her staff Alan and Laurence  are sweet and helpful too. BTW thanks for your gift!

Noelia Santelli (WOR Radio) | September , 2013

You guys did a phenomenal job! Everyone is talking about it, everyone had a wonderful time despite theweather. Just like Capt. Fred said it’s the people, everyone had a great time!Thanks for all your hard work and prep. It was seamless and you staff is lovely!

Mona & Sandeep | Majesty | September , 2012

Thank you so much for all of your help and for everything that you did to make our event run smoothly and easily this past weekend! We could not have done it without you and we are so grateful for everything! So many people told us that our reception was one of the most seamless & well organized events they had been to and a large part of that is due to you and your staff. Everyone loved the cruise & had so much fun dancing and enjoying the amazing NYC skyline & view .Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and we will definitely recommend you and your team to any friends of ours who plan a wedding or big event in NJ! Mona and Sandeep

Diana Koppenaal (NY Chapter IPMI) | August  2012

From the entire Board of Directors and members of the NY Chapter IPMI, I would like to extend our sincere thanks for the first class experience aboard the Atlantis. The NY Chapter IPMI has been using Francesca's Touch of Class for the bookings of our NY Chapter IPMI biannual dinner cruises for the past 15+ years and the Atlantis has been one of the best experiences and one of the best ships we have sailed thus far. Not only did we also find the Atlantis to be the nicest we've sailed, the atmosphere, cuisine and staff were also first class. 

The NY Chapter IPMI is looking forward to having Francesca's Touch of Class make all the arrangements for our next cruise in 2014, as we can always count on Francesca's recommendations and attention to detail. 

We would not hesitate to recommend or use Francesca's Touch of Class for any future events we may have. 

Willa's Bat Mitzvah | Atlantica | October, 2010

I am just starting to put my life back together. I know I was somewhat stressed throughout the process and even at the event, but it seems like no one noticed but you Alana and some crew. I've gotten rave reviews about the food service and spirit of the event. Upon thinking about it, I realized how much work all of you put in to make the event appear to seamlessly happen. Thanks again for your skill time and patience in pulling off this event.

Jen Buckley, Jerry Crowley (WOR Radio) | Romantica | September , 2010

On behalf of all of us I have to say that was the most FANTASTIC night to date. Truly our best client appreciation cruise. The boat was spectacular and you and your staff made it even more beautiful. I can’t tell you how many wonderful notes we have received today telling us it the best night of the year for them. I hope maybe you got some clients out of it too. Thank you for everything that you do, without you we would be lost.

Christine and Larry | Lexington | December, 2009

Reviews are all in, pictures and video clips have been going back and forth, people are all saying Great Ship, Jack & Lucy founda Great Broker to put this all together. Your business card is my Rolodex, thank you and Alana for making this a wonderful event for all of us to remember.

Doris Applebaum (Bat Mitzvah on The Atlantis) | September, 2009

I can not begin to tell you how much we all loved our experience aboard The Atlantiis  yacht for Brooke’s Bat Mitzvah.  Even though  a few months have past, I am still getting calls and notes from friends and relatives who were on board.  They can’t stop raving about the entire experience—the fine food, superb service, exquisite yacht and all the attention to  detail provided by your team of fine professionals.  I can truly appreciate all the preparation  time you  put in  prior to the actual charter date—you did not miss a beat. Everything  worked with such precision.  We were not rushed—we had time to eat, dance, do the candlelighting and spend time with our guests.  Thank you for all your suggestions—you really know what you are talking about and we are so glad we found you.  We could not have done it without you and your professiona l team.  Please extend our appreciation to Alana  who worked tirelessly  on our behalf.


Brooke has been the talk of her school  as her classmates continue to rave about their cruise experience.  I would be happy to be your reference  for any client who requests one.  The name of your company truly reflects what you do—you do add that EXTRA TOUCH OF CLASS  without question.

Jack & Lucy | Star of America | September, 2009

Reviews are all in, pictures and video clips have been going back and forth, people are all saying Great Ship, Jack & Lucy founda Great Broker to put this all together. Your business card is my Rolodex, thank you and Alana for making this a wonderful event for all of us to remember.

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