Captain Fred Ardolino
Master Captain & President – 26 years
Captain Fred Ardolino founded New York Cruises. The Atlantis began with a dream from Captain Fred, from which he envisioned an elegant, luxurious, floating catering hall on the water. After 5 years of delicate planning and building, he was proud to deliver The Atlantis. The Atlantis captures and displays Captain Fred Ardolino’s 40+ years of boat building and marine experience. Today, Captain Fred currently fulfills his duty as the Master Captain and Company Security Officer for The Atlantis and President of New York Cruises.
Captain Richard Ardolino
Captain in Command & Chief Engineer – 16 years
The safe navigation and careful handling of the Atlantis while sailing, lies upon the seaman ship and expert experience of Captain in Command, Richard Ardolino. Captain Rich is solely responsible to undertake the safety of each guests and his crew foremost, while operating the mega yacht, The Atlantis. Captain Ardolino has more than 18 years of experience piloting vessels from 35 to 175 feet in length. Captain Rich also holds a degree in diesel mechanics, therefore he is able to train others, as well as repair all vital equipment on the vessel himself. He continually improves and builds innovative systems for The Atlantis to operate efficiently and is a core factor to the success of this NY cruise company.
Captain Christine Pellegrino
Operations Manager – 15 years
Captain Pellegrino has held her Master Captains license for 15+ years. She has been in the boating world all her life and also holds a degree in Hospitality Management. Captain Christine brings a wealth of knowledge and seamlessly integrates the boating world with the hospitality world. In return, clients are able to experience the nature of planned events aboard a private Yacht amid the greatest city in the world! Captain Pellegrino oversees our office and is essential part of the New York Cruises Company. We are proud to have her as our New York Cruises Operations Manager.
Special Events Coordinator – 8 years
Clients know that when Sales and Event Specialist Jamie Miller is in charge they can rest easy. With more than eight years of applied experience in our office, Jaime’s attention to detail offers each client the level of personal attention and professionalism that they deserve. Jaime is a large part of what makes our office run effectively while holding the utmost service to our clients.
Yacht Manager & Maitre’D
Ms. Brown has been a part of our team for more than ten years and is responsible for the overall organization and execution of our New York cruises. Amanda offers each client the personal care that makes his or her event truly special. After your first meeting with Amanda, you know that she will go the extra mile to make sure your event is everything you ever imagined it would be.
The Atlantis Marine & Maintenance Crew
We would not be able to endure satisfied and repeat clientele if we did not have a crew who cared for the success of each yacht charter. Most of our crew has remained active with us for an average of 4+ years. Our crew is responsible for a large contribution to the kindness and satisfaction of you and your guests. Our crew has been trained in the implementation of First Aid, CPR and the use of an AED. Our crew is also trained in certain areas under regulations of the United States Coast Guard and Homeland Security. The marine crew is also responsible for maintenance of the Atlantis, under the direction of Captain Richard Ardolino. Therefore, they are trained to operate all equipment and systems on board to ensure our guests safety.
The Atlantis Event Staff
The Atlantis’ Event Staff works under the direction of Amanda Brown to ensure that every detail is attended to and each guests needs are addressed. Our goal is for each guest to have an experience of a lifetime. Our staff is chosen based on their qualifications and ability to provide a positive guest experience. Our staff to guest ratio is about 1 to 20, warranting first class service!
Family Owned & Operated
New York Cruises is a family owned and operated business, and with more than30 years of experience, they have listened to the needs and wants of their clients. The end result of their research is The Atlantis. The Ardolino family takes great pride and personal interest in their work, and their clients. From the time you make that first phone call or e-mail to the office to the day of your event, you will be treated with the utmost consideration as well as professionalism. You will find that any and all needs can be accommodated. We will be glad to assist and guide you while planning your special event. No question is too big or too small.
At New York Cruises your luxury yacht charter will be an event that you will remember for a lifetime. Aboard our private yacht Atlantis we elevate your boat charter to an elegant affair complete with gourmet dining, impressive cityscapes, and all of the hospitality found in a five star hotel. The Atlantis is a New York cruise yacht that is a cut above the rest. She is exclusive, elegant and offers her guests a superior alternative to hosting an event with taste and class. Atlantis was delivered in the spring of 2004 after four highly anticipated years of development. She was built from scratch based on the raw vision of Captain and Company President, Fred Ardolino. In the boating world, the Atlantis is considered young in boating years. Captain Fred was convinced that the NYC yacht rental industry was missing a large luxury vessel where a Manhattan bride or a Wall Street firm could host an event. Captain Fred’s forward thinking is the driving force behind the success of the Atlantis. With more than 30 years of experience in New York cruises, Captain Fred and the Ardolino Family have listened to the needs and the wants of their clients, and the result in their research is The Atlantis.