Smooth Cruise: Will Downing with special guest Talent

The Hornblower Infinity – Pier 40, Houston St @ West Side Hwy

July 24th, 6:30PM
July 24th, 9:30PM


SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT Standard: $55 ($65 at door day of show,if available)
Standard w/Buffet: $80
Note: Deluxe Ticket Packages are SOLD OUT


Join us for the ALL NEW Smooth Cruises, now sailing into our 17th summer season!

It’s a NEW night (Thursday), on a NEW boat (the fabulous Infinity), and a NEW departure point (Pier 40 at Houston Street @ the Hudson River/West Side Highway, at the north side of the pier.)

Come aboard THURSDAY, JULY 24 for a Smooth Cruise featuring acclaimed vocalist Will Downing with special guest stand up comedian Talent

Cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins: 5:30pm & 9pm)

Cruise Departure Info

The Hornblower Infinity departs from Pier 40, located at Houston Street @ West Side Highway. (Take 1 train to Houston St. or M8 or M21 bus)

Click here for driving directions, public transportation details, and parking information.

Optional Food, Beverage & Package Info

- Buffet Dinner may be purchased for an additional $25 in advance or at venue.
- Cash Bar available.
- Limited Number of Deluxe Packages priced at $135 per person include: separate boarding line, Premium Buffet on a private dining deck, premium open bar, and reserved seating section.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are available online or by phone. NEW: THURSDAYS ONLY starting July, there will be advance ticket sales at the reception area at Pier 40 for STANDARD tickets only to upcoming cruises from 4:30pm-9:30pm on the nights of the show.(There are no sales or pick ups at Hornblower’s offices at any other times.) Additionally, limited day of show tickets will be sold on site the evening of the show (for that night’s only) after 4:30pm. Deluxe Ticket sales (if still available) end at 3pm on the day of the show and are not available at the dock.



Will Downing has established himself as one of the most consistent, soulful singers of his era. For 2 decades, the Brooklyn native has had a solid career as one of the leading purveyors of unapologetic, unabashed romantic music. Will found his musical identity in the early 1990s, and as a result, released the first of a string of successful albums that focused on smooth, romantic music, mostly ballads. At times unfairly lumped with his friend Luther Vandross, Will was actually creating his own brand of romantic music that was less urban and much jazzier. Though his songs were also more sensual than Vandross’s, he shared Luther’s sensibilities, singing to women on a truly romantic level that went beyond the physical. In the 1990s and 2000’s, Will became a regular at the top of the contemporary jazz charts, releasing a number of solid, well received albums.


You’ve seen comedian Talent in the movie “Sunset Park” (as"Butter"), on major TV comedy shows and in music videos. He is currently the host of the “Boston Comedy Club” in NYC. Get ready for this gentle giant to tickle your funny bone!

Recently remodeled with a bold design, the Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises! The open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Guests will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sundecks. (Note: The yacht is handicapped accessible.)_