How was your experience?
The Grateful Dead tribute cruise was a decent value for the money (about $16.00 per ticket), but the boat was absolutely dirty. The tables didn't seem to have been wiped down for months. Also, because the cruise was WAY oversold, the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd was cramped, hot and constantly shoving each other to get around. What didn't help the situation was the SINGLE bartender at each of the 2 bars. Getting a beer was literally a 35-minute ordeal. Furthermore the sole food source seemed to be cold hot dogs, and because there was one personal, home-size hot plate heating them up, they were constantly out and after a 35-minute beer wait you had to wait another 15 minutes for hot dogs, which I took only slightly warmed, because my girlfriend and I were starving after 2 hours of standing in line. Even when we got them, they just left a big unopened tub of mustard on the counter, so I'm not sure how I was supposed to use that. Essentially, the theme of the night was standing in line: Stand in the will-call line, stand in the line to get on the boat, stand in line to get patted down by security guards who look like they might mug you, stand in line for beer, stand in line for cold hot dogs. We ended up finding the place to be up on the bow, where we could actually breathe a bit, and overall we had a pretty good time. Just be prepared to get what you pay for.