We ❤ NY Manhattan Boat Cruise

How it all started...

The German American Chambers of Commerce New York along with the French American Chamber of Commerce jointly organized the first “German-French Manhattan Boat Cruise” on May 29, 2013.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty - the Treaty of Friendship between our two European nations – both J-1 visa sponsor organizations invited their Exchange Visitors to take part in the festivities. The sold-out event was marked by wonderful weather and a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline. In the true spirit of international cooperation and transatlantic friendship, this event has been taking place ever since, and has become more popular with each passing year.

Our two organizations are proud to live the tradition of public diplomacy, and we have invited even more J-1 visitors each year from a large number of local sponsors. As the boat cruise event has grown and expanded, we have hosted special guests from the U.S. State Department, the Consulate of Germany and the French Embassy Cultural Services. We look forward to more success and to seeing you on board in the years to come!