Testimonials

What many people are saying about Smooth Sailing Celebrations

“Cruise went perfect, excellent weather, excellent food & service, I was very pleased. Thank you again.”
– NJ State Troopers, all day Training Session of 1,000 Troopers

Rutgers Semi-formal was an absolute success. We all enjoyed it and had a great time on the boat. Thank you for all your help and your input. Please pass on our gratitude to the rest of the staff and crew at the Cornucopia office. Thank you again!! And I hope to work with you again.”

“I found it necessary to send you a quick note concerning our Charter Tuesday night. I have been receiving such nice compliments from everyone who attended about the yacht, crew and staff. The food was superb and George and his staff were very professional. It was truly a lovely evening and I am so happy with the outcome.”
– BMW Event Planner, Employee Appreciation

“My team loved the cruise!The food was good and the staff was pleasant. They took excellent care of us. The music was fun & my team enjoyed it.Thank you for everything. Please forward my compliments to Alex and his boat staff . Very nice job..."
-American Express, Employee Team Building

“Thank you Camille for your help with this event, it was a great success and I look forward to future opportunities”
– Merrill Lynch, Employee Spa Party

“I just want to say it in one word that the party was awesome, everyone had the time of their life, dancing, enjoying the view, partying, drinking, it was an experience of a lifetime. Thank you so much!”
- HR Mgr, Employee Banquet

"Hope you are well. I am sure Laura will be in contact with you. She stated that June’s Project Graduation went extremely well. I am so pleased. I told her she will always be in good hands if she works with you.
-Caren, High School Guidance Counselor

"PERFECT!!!! Everyone absolutely loved the event. Thank you thank you for being so wonderful to work with and making sure we had an amazing event."
Fortune 500 Corporate Event Planner, Employee Entertainment

“Just a quick note to say thanks for all of your help. The hospital's Auxiliary Luncheon Cruise was a big hit and enjoyed by everyone. The staff was exceptionally friendly and that certainly added to the experience.”
- Lisa, Special Events Planner, Volunteer Appreciation

"I was the Minister at a wedding on board a cruise arranged through Smooth Sailing Celebrations. The atmosphere was gorgeous! All the guests raved about the elegance and food and services provided. Several months later, while officiating at another wedding, the guests were still talking about how everything was perfect on the wedding cruise. Camille Cerria is very detail oriented and it shows in how beautifully everything went! Very happy brides and grooms, as well as guests! I recommend Smooth Sailing Celebrations to every bride. It truly was Smooth Sailing!"
- Reverend Arlene Rich, Sparta, NJ

“The event went very well. I know everyone enjoyed themselves, and the food was fantastic. A lot of times when people have events, the food is normally not too fulfilling, but this time everything was great. Camille, I truly want to think you for everything that you have done for Montclair State University and my organization this year. You helped us out a lot and understood that we were a student organization and worked with us so, on behalf of the entire organization, I would like to Thank You.I do hope in the future we do business with you again.

“Thanks Camille - we had a great time and lots of good feedback!”
-Zenith Executive, Employee Recognition Cruise

“Smooth Sailing couldn't have been any smoother. Camille Cerria and her staff were absolutely wonderful to work with. The ship was gorgeous - I have been running Project Graduation for our high school for 13 years, and this was the best event ever! We’ll be back!”
- Caren C, Guidance Counselor, Project Graduation

“Our meeting went very well, and our cruise was also very nice. Our users were very happy and enjoyed NY scenery and the delicious food. It was a very nice experience. Thank you for your help in coordinating all the contracts and planning.”
- HLR Pharma Event Planner, Client Entertainment

"Thank you for working with me, and making my job so much easier. I was very happy with everything...the casino vendor was a big hit and the DJ was, too... the employees had a great time... I am sure we will use them again...You have been great to work with, Camille, and I look forward to working with you in the future.”
- Bovis Lend Lease Executive, Employee Recognition

“Thank you, Smooth Sailing Celebrations, for making our parents 55th WeddingAnniversary a momentous occasion. The food was a culinary delight and theentertainment was over-the-top. We had a delightful day and look forward to ournext sail.”
- Eileen & Mike

“My initial meeting with Camille was for 100+ sales and marketing employees. We booked the yacht because the ship gave the group flexibility to move around without feeling confined. Camille recommended choices for the buffet and beverage packages, which were perfect for our needs. The food was good, choices met all palates (meat-eaters, vegetarians, dieters and those who love to eat), and it remained hot. The ship itself was very clean and the staff was attentive. There is a short broadway show that the staff did a good job presenting, and this set the mood for dancing for the remainder of the cruise. My group had a great time! A yacht is a nice setting for a meeting. The cruise is about 3 hours and gives people enough mobility to walk around to get fresh air, but also be with their group to conduct individual or group meetings as needed. I would continue to book events through Smooth Sailing Celebrations. For my meetings I have high and strict standards, and I can tell you that Camille ensures my needs for each event are fulfilled.”
– Wyeth Executive Assistant, Sales Meeting & Entertainment

The food was nicely prepared, presented and served by very friendly waitstaff. Our entertainers added to our enjoyment and had us dancing with them as they sang "New York, New York". All of this at a great price, too.”
- Darleen D, Singles Club, Social Outing

"The Boat Cruise went Great…..Everyone had a very nice time….The accommodations were very good, good food, good hors d’oeuvres, DJ John worked great and the weather made the city beautiful….And the owner of the boat was very accommodating and flexible….All worked out well….We probably will ask another group to join us next year and end up as an even larger event….Thank you for all your assistance….We look forward to another event next year..."
President, Professional Association Networking Event

“Everything was wonderful. I could not have asked for a better turnout. Everyone was very pleased with the décor, the staff, the food… everything was close to perfect. Thanks a lot for your help with everything. We really appreciate it. P.S. Wayne, John, Mark, Ingrid & Mark #2 were great!!! Sorry, I can’t remember the other names of the staff members on board. I would definitely recommend it to others”
– Biovail Executive, Employee Morale Boosting Event

“Camille Cerria is a genuine person and great to work with on any corporate or personal event. Her professionalism, teamwork and dedication is outstanding. Camille has arranged several events for me over the years and each one was successful. Also, I had recommended her to a colleague, and I was told their event was very well-received and successful.Camille and I have worked together for about seven years, and initially when I booked my first event we made the deal without meeting. But it was her energy, honesty and professionalism that gave me the confidence to work with her and go into contract for my meeting. It was not until after the meeting that we finally met so we could put a face with the voice.I would recommend Camille for any corporate or personal event. She will provide you outstanding service, recommend packages for any size group and ensure you have all the essentials needed for a successful meeting. You can feel confident that she will do an outstanding job because she enjoys her work, but most of all she wants your success to be hers!”
- Wyeth Meeting Planner

“Hi Camille - I just wanted to say thanks for all your help with this event, the evening came off without a hitch and the weather held out for us (a little humid) and fun was had by all. Thanks again for all your hard work.”
- Executive Assistant, Thomson Gardiner-Caldwell U.S.

“At our last event, we had 150 guests on the ship, and we had one of the decks to ourselves.Camille was wonderful. She was attentive to our multitude of details, responsive to my many phone calls, and even showed up on the night of our event to introduce us to our maitre'd and make sure that everything was set according to plan. The ship was clean, the staff was friendly and organized, the DJ willingly took our requests, and the food was displayed in an appetizing way, and was actually better than we'd anticipated. Festive is the best way to describe the atmosphere. The event was everything that Camille had guaranteed.We plan to use Smooth Sailing and the ships again, because we know that all details are well-managed, there is very little for our planning team to handle, and our guests went home happy.”
- PR Director

“Just wanted to write to say that our group had a wonderful trip today. Everyone was delighted with the day – absolutely beautiful weather; the cruise staff was polite, attentive and very pleasant; the food was delicious and the floor show was fun. All went smoothly – Thanks again for your help. We’ll speak positively about the day for a long time to come! Please feel free to use my words. The remarks came from my heart.”
- Family Reunion

“Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you about our experience aboard the ship -it was FANTASTIC!!! Thanks so much for assisting me. The whole crew was very helpful, cheerful and celebratory. They did everything we asked them to in terms of food, decorations that I put up with their help, organizational tips, etc.My husband to be was shocked, amazed, surprised and absolutely happy. It was MAGICAL!He still raves about how I could organize all of that, but of course I had your help, and thank you again for everything. And if we need anything else in this area we'll know who to contact ;)
- Marina, Surprise Birthday Party