From the Bar: Four Cocktail Recipes to try this Summer

Celebrate the summer season with these tasty cocktail recipes! The summer is here, which means it’s time to relax outdoors and mix yourself up something cool and refreshing. We bring you a few of our favorite picks for entertaining your guests and you can enjoy some of them on a Mariposa Cruise. We make summer party planning easy with a varied selection of beverages available, from delicious pre-pours to welcome your guests aboard, to fun Caesar and Mix & Muddle beverage stations. Non-drinkers and designated drivers can still mix & mingle with a selection of mocktails too.  


Meet The Crew: Executive Chef Andrew Capone

Mariposa Cruises Executive Chef Andrew Capone

Executive Chef Andrew Capone in the kitchen.

Mariposa Cruises is delighted to welcome Andrew Capone as our new Executive Chef. Having previously been part of our culinary team on the Mariposa Belle, Andrew has accumulated an impressive culinary background. We are excited to see how his talent and passion will elevate our food offerings this season. As Executive Chef, Andrew will manage our hospitality cruise operation, leading two (floating) kitchens on The Northern Spirit and The Captain Matthew Flinders to cater for a fleet of six vessels. During the peak summer period, he could prepare up to 3000 meals a day, a logistical and strategic challenge for any Chef.


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Since the app was intended for Apple users, you’re able to efficiently convert a continuing call to a video call with no issues or difficulties at any particular time. The FaceTime app is completely free. Facetime app is cost-free to use the sole price of money people will need to endure the membership of their cellular network for their device that typically covers data insurance policy coverage along with their web expenses.

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What’s Cooking? The scoop on revamped menu offerings this season!

Andrew Vilhena, Director of Hospitality at Mariposa Cruises, talks about new onboard menu offerings this season. Our culinary team have developed a fresh take on our traditional buffet offerings.

Menu-wise, what can our guests anticipate in 2017?

We pay close attention to our customers’ requests, their preferences in menu selections, and the important feedback from post-cruise reviews and customer surveys. Buffets continue to be the most popular choice, however our Food Stations and cocktail style menus are becoming increasingly in demand.

Our 2017 menus consistently offer a vegetarian main, in addition to our traditional beef or chicken. We feature a variety of choices, different salads and sides for more vegetarian and vegan friendly options. Our delicious gluten-free tomato and edamame salad, or the cranberry and baby spinach stuffed tortilla (Gluten- Free & Vegetarian) with wild rice and butternut squash, are some examples.

Tell us about how Mariposa Cruises is revamping its cocktail-style menus:

We host a lot of cocktail style events for both our charter and scenic dining programs.  Our Sip & Sail Cruise program is a great alternative to a patio and a relaxed way to experience Toronto. We offer a variety of hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and platters on the menu. Guests can decompress from their work day, mingle, & take in the views and enjoy some food and cocktails.  (more…)

Fall Cruising Season on the Toronto Harbour!

cntower_flindersFollowing a summer of record high temperatures and booming tourism in Toronto, Mariposa Cruises looks forward to an exciting new season of Fall Cruising. Like New York and Chicago, cruising in Toronto continues right through to our popular New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise on December 31st. (more…)

Ein Prosit! To a memorable Oktoberfest feast on Toronto’s Harbour

Mariposa Cruises’ guest Adam Jackson retells his experience aboard the Showboat for the Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise on the Toronto Harbour.

Oktoberfest cruise aboard the ShowboatWhen you think Oktoberfest your mind could either imagine a classy evening with a German-themed menu, or a beer hall full of drunk people swilling beer. Thankfully Mariposa’s Oktoberfest cruise was the former, although secretly I would have been happy with either.

Upon boarding the “Showboat” with my brother, we were shown to our seats and a waiter took our drink orders. This wasn’t going to be a beer-hall type evening, but I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to get into the Oktoberfest spirit and swig from a stein so I ordered 1L of beer. It was a good deal because I even got to keep the stein which now sits above my television.


How to plan a Luau Party the Mariposa way

Hot summer weather is often a short-and-sweet memory for Canadians. That’s why it is so important to make the most out of our summer months. One of the best ways to celebrate great summer weather is by throwing a luau party.

We’ve hosted a number of luau themed parties and cruises over the years. It’s a favourite theme among many of our charters, not to mention we throw a pretty good Luau themed dinner cruise every August.


Here are some helpful tips on how to create your own Luau themed party this summer. (more…)

Lobster lovers go East Coast on the Toronto Harbour

Alexander Keith's Lobster Galley Party CruiseToronto lobster lovers can rejoice this week. On Thursday, July 23rd, Toronto’s love for lobster will be celebrated down on the Toronto Harbor.

Alexander Keith’s & Mariposa Cruises are partnering up to bring a little East Coast flavor to the Toronto Harbour with the maiden voyage of the Alexander Keith’s Lobster Galley Party Cruise aboard Mariposa Cruises’ flagship the Captain Matthew Flinders. (more…)

Celebrate Mardi Gras in May on the Toronto Harbour

Mardi Gras Cruise party on the Showboat#LetTheGoodTimesRoll at the party of the summer: Mariposa’s Mardi Gras Cruise!

Who doesn’t love a night of eating, dancing and dressing up N’awlins style? Best of all you don’t need to spend a small fortune to fly to New Orleans to experience the flavours & party atmosphere of a Mardi Gras celebration. Ditch the mainland patio on Friday May 29 and come aboard Mariposa Cruise’s Mardi Gras Cruise with your friends for a night of good times.


Behind the Bar – Making a Merry Mariposa Holiday Cocktail

Merry-Mariposa Holiday CoctailTis the season for celebrating with friends and family and getting into the holiday spirit. Winter is here yet we’re still cruising at Mariposa Cruises and giving the gift of delicious holiday inspired cocktails behind our bars. Our feature drink this month is certain to become a holiday classic when you serve it up to your guests.

Our Featured drink is the Merry Mariposa Holiday Cocktail.