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The historic Hudson River is abundantly beautiful and the best way to see it this summer is by hopping on one of the Valley’s premier cruise lines. Some cruise lines offer DJs, drinks, and dancing; others provide more relaxing activities.

Empire State Cruise Lines Poughkeepsie
When the sun sets, you set sail. Every first and third Friday of the month, Empire State offers an evening wine cruise, giving each guest a complimentary glass of New York’s finest. But you can also enjoy a typical, two-hour sightseeing cruise upon the 60-foot, double-decked Mystère. 845-478-6396; www.empirecruiselines.com

Hudson Cruises Hudson
Climb aboard the 100-foot Marika or the Spirit on the Hudson for both public sightseeing cruises and private charters. The cruise line also offers ferry service between Hudson and Athens. 518-822-1014; www.hudsoncruises.com

river rose cruise
The River Rose

Hudson River Adventures Newburgh
Enjoy a two-hour narrated sightseeing cruise, as well as two cash bars and light snacks upon the deck of the Pride of the Hudson. Take a ride past Pollepel Island, Bannerman Island, and Cornwall as you while away an afternoon aboard. Sunset cruises are also offered. 845-220-2120; www.prideofthehudson.com

Hudson River Cruises Kingston
The Rip Van Winkle, the cruise line’s noble watercraft, offers several different experiences. Beginning in June, sightseeing cruises run Tuesday through Sunday; guests can also experience what the Rip Van Winkle is like at night, with live music, deejays, dancing, and drinks. 845-340-4700; www.hudsonrivercruises.com

River Rose Tours and Cruises Newburgh
Enjoy the great outdoors on this authentic Mississippi paddle wheeler. River Rose offers a variety of cruises, including Sunday brunch, dinners, and dance parties. 845-562-1067; www.riverrosecruises.com

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