Smooth Cruise: Maysa

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

August 7th, 6:30PM
August 7th, 9:30PM


Standard: $50 ($60 at door day of show)
Standard w/Buffet: $75
Deluxe Ticket Package: $130



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, AUGUST 7 for a Smooth Cruise with Grammy nominated songstress Maysa! With a 2014 Grammy nod in the Best R&B Performance category for her single “Quiet Fire” (from her 10th solo album, Blue Velvet Soul.), Maysa returns to the Smooth Cruise headlining her own show.

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) Cruises sail rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges.

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.


Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Maysa Leak knew by age 6 that she’d be a musician. Blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-soprano and a magnetic stage presence, her alluring vocals, candor, humor and purity as an artist make her a rarity in the music industry. Having collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan to Incognito and Angela Bofill, she can hang with the best. Maysa is the recipient of Soul Train’s “Soul Approved Underground Singer” and recently received a Grammy nomination in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category for her single “Quiet Fire” (from her 10th solo album 2013’s, Blue Velvet Soul.) With the recent resurgence of soul singers, her organic, down-home, jazzy and bluesy approach is the essence of what people have been searching for. She is authentic and music is her truth. “I am a storyteller, a counselor and a friend that helps others through the good times and bad through my music. It’s important for me to connect with the audience because it’s my God given job,” she says. She met Stevie Wonder while still a student at Morgan State University (she holds a degree in classical performance.) After graduation, she moved to North Hollywood to join Stevie’s “Wonderlove,” with whom she performed for a year, appearing on the Jungle Fever soundtrack and TV shows including Oprah and The Tonight Show. In the early 90s, Maysa auditioned over the phone to become the new lead singer of the acclaimed British jazz/funk/R&B band Incognito and moved to London for 4-1/2 years. She has appeared on over 9 Incognito recordings and continues to appear as a featured vocalist with them from time to time.

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.)_