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Embark on a Culinary Journey Along the Hillsborough River with Craft

Embark on a Culinary Journey Along the Hillsborough River with Craft

Next month, Tampa's culinary scene is set to welcome an unparalleled dining experience with the launch of Craft, a European-style river cruise that promises to redefine waterfront dining. Yacht Starship Dining Cruises is thrilled to announce that reservations are now open for this unique adventure, set to commence on March 8.

Craft is not just any vessel; it represents a significant multimillion-dollar investment and stands as the largest ship to grace the Hillsborough River. This new addition to Tampa's dining options brings a host of firsts to the city and the passenger vessel industry at large. For the first time in the U.S., diners aboard Craft will enjoy the spectacle of an open kitchen and a cook-to-order galley that utilizes gas cooking equipment, a departure from the traditional electric setups. This innovation ensures that every dish served is as fresh as the views.

Moreover, Craft distinguishes itself as Florida's first low-profile river dining cruise vessel. It features a unique "boat within a boat" concept, housing the Bow & Stern bar, a 1914 vintage wood cruiser that has been lovingly reclaimed and integrated into the ship's design. Guests have the flexibility to choose their dining setting: indoors for a cozy atmosphere, outdoors to bask in the scenic views, or at the bar for a more casual experience.

Spanning 130 feet and with a capacity to welcome 150 passengers, Craft sets sail from the Channel District at the StarShip dock, adjacent to Sparkman Wharf. The two-hour cruise offers guests a unique opportunity to explore Tampa’s picturesque waterways, including the Hillsborough River and the downtown channels, all while indulging in exceptional culinary offerings.

Troy Manthey, President and CEO of Yacht Starship, expressed his excitement about the upcoming launch: “As we get closer to launching Craft, the river cruiser far exceeds our expectations and vision. I am confident locals and visitors will be equally impressed with the culinary and cocktail river journey we’ve created.”

Yacht Starship Dining Cruise is no stranger to providing exceptional waterborne experiences in downtown Tampa, with a fleet that includes the Pirate Water Taxi, Lost

Pearl, Bay Rocket, Tampa Riverwalk Rentals, and Yacht Starship itself. Craft is poised to become the crown jewel in this impressive lineup, offering a dining experience that is as memorable as it is delicious.

Whether you're a Tampa local or a visitor looking to explore the city from its beautiful waterways, Craft offers an innovative way to enjoy gourmet dining with a view. Prepare to set sail on a culinary adventure that promises to delight your senses and create lasting memories along the scenic Hillsborough River.

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