Reunions are an incredible social event designed for people to reconnect with old schoolmates that you may have lost touch with or to gather family members together to celebrate. Reunions inevitably mean a walk down memory lane, but they can also be a chance to create new memories, especially if the Chicago-based reunion involves a luxury yacht.
For more than three decades, Anita Dee Yacht Charters has been providing cruises on private yachts in Chicago, IL. Our family-owned business has the hospitality expertise to deliver industry-leading customer service, so your reunion will be an event to remember.
Call Anita Dee Yacht Charters today at (312) 379-3191 and let us help you make your class or family reunion an unforgettable occasion for you and your guests!
Planning Your Class or Family Reunion
Once you’ve set a date for your family or class reunion, it’s time to start planning, even if the party is a year away. A budget has to be determined, invitations sent, a menu selected, and activities planned, not to mention deciding on decorations and party favors.
It can be challenging for one person to manage all the details that a spectacular reunion involves. If you’re in charge of organizing a class or family reunion, form a committee with friends or family members who can help you.
You can also turn to a professional with the knowledge and savvy necessary to bring your vision to life. Anita Dee Yacht Charters’s full staff of entertainment and hospitality specialists are ready to assist you in making the reunion unique for all of your guests. Let our team help you throw the most memorable class or family reunion.
As a family-owned business, Anita Dee Yacht Charters understands how important family is and what it takes to create an exclusive event for your loved ones. Are you concerned about finding a venue that can accommodate a large school class? We love helping friends and family reconnect, and can accommodate group sizes as large as 400 guests on our charters.
To make this event the finest, Anita Dee Yacht Charters prides ourselves in providing the creativity, flexibility, and versatility you need. We offer competitive pricing and can help you with any or all of the reunion details.
Selecting a Yacht for Your Family or Class Reunion
When Anita Dee Yacht Charters was started as a side business over 30 years ago by Tony Difiglio and his wife, Anita, Tony named the first yacht after her. The Anita Dee I was the vessel that brought the dream of offering Chicago a unique venue for celebrations to life. As their yacht charter business grew, Tony and Anita added a larger yacht to the fleet, naming it the Anita Dee II after the couple’s daughter, Anita Difiglio, Jr.
Over the years, Anita Dee Yacht Charters has set the standard for Chicago luxury private yacht cruises. When you choose one of our two yachts as the venue for your high school, college, or family’s event, you’ll set the standard for reunions.
For a more intimate atmosphere, the Anita Dee I can hold up to 135 passengers on two levels. Choose the Anita Dee II for larger groups, since this yacht has three levels and can accommodate as many as 400 people.
Both yachts are conveniently docked in downtown Chicago at the DuSable Harbor on breathtaking Lake Shore Drive. We also have many options in Illinois along the Chicago River should you need to anchor at a different location.
Each yacht charter event abroad the Anita Dee I or Anita Dee II is private and customizable, so choose the time of day that best suits your group’s needs. From enjoying brunch while taking in views of the city skyline to a sunset cruise, you’ll receive unmatched customer care on the date of your choice whether your class or family reunion is held in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
Our yachts have a state-of-the-art entertainment system, and the Anita Dee II even has a piano to provide music. Anita Dee Yacht Charters also has a list of pre-approved musicians that are available to set the night to music.
Select from Anita Dee Yacht Charters’s list of pre-approved caterers and entertainment providers for your reunion. Or feel free to choose your vendors and musicians (this will add an additional fee to the cost of your total charter).
Why Choose Anita Dee Yacht Charters for Your Class or Family Reunion?
For your reunion, you have the option of organizing the entertainment and food on your own, or selecting from one of our full-service packages that include catering. To provide you with outstanding service and food, Anita Dee Yacht Charters has hand-selected some of Chicago’s best catering services as partners.
For an array of cuisines and menus, full-service catered meals are available from one of six Chicago-area luxury catering services on all cruises. Your guests will enjoy unparalleled service, whether you choose a package that includes a savory casual buffet or a gourmet sit-down meal. Anita Dee Yacht Charters also offers full-bar service (drink details can be arranged upon request).
When it comes to entertainment, both the Anita Dee I and Anita Dee II are equipped with a full-service galley and a state-of-the-art sound system, so the possibilities for your family or class reunion’s cuisine and entertainment are endless.
Whether you are planning a much-anticipated high school reunion or throwing a reunion for family members near and far, your group will adore cruising the river aboard one of our two sophisticated private yachts.
Contact Anita Dee Yacht Charters Today
Once you book your family or class reunion with Anita Dee Yacht Charters, our staff will work with you to customize and design an exceptional experience. Your guests will have such a fantastic time reconnecting, reminiscing, and making new memories that they will probably stay in touch until the next reunion!
At Anita Dee Yacht Charters, our goal is to offer a smooth experience, from signing of the contract to docking. And we are committed to providing any atmosphere that you can dream up for your nautical reunion party.
Contact Anita Dee Yacht Charters today at (312) 379-3191 to learn more about throwing a family or class reunion that no one will want to miss!