New Jersey Dinner Cruise

From: $144   Region: New Jersey (View all 41 New Jersey experiences)
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Lincoln Harbor Marina - Weehawken, NJ


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*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's day weekend (Feb 13 and 14) and specialty cruises

Quite simply, the New Jersey Dinner Cruise is the perfect night out. A magical evening on the water enhanced by dazzling city sights and harbor lights!
  • Freshly prepared cuisine served buffet-style, lively DJ entertainment and dancing under a canopy of stars
  • Take in the famous New York skyline through panoramic windows or outside on Manhattan's largest outdoor deck
  • Enjoy dancing to the music of New York's hottest DJ's
  • A romantic evening you'll remember for years!

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An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, fun entertainment and dancing under a canopy of stars!

You'll know you are in for an exciting evening the moment you step aboard the festive decksand are escorted to one of the lively dinning rooms.

Your waiter will invite you to the Grande Dinner Buffet, where you can sample a little bit of everything, or just select your favorite fare. Everything is freshly prepared in the shipboard galley and served in the true manner of an ocean-going cruise buffet.

Savor your culinary selections over perfectly-paced dinner music and a never-ending view of Manhattan's breathtaking skyline seen through our huge panoramic windows. Truly, a sight you won't soon forget!

After relaxing over coffee and dessert, take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor patio deck in town while Manhattan's magnificent skyline spreads before you in all directions. It's a wonderful pause before the music entices you onto the dance floor. The perfect end to the perfect night!

Upgrade Packages:

The Romance Dinner Package - A romantic getaway for you and someone special. This package includes a table for two, a half-dozen roses, one bottle of sparkling wine, and two souvenir champagne flutes.

First Class Dinner Package- This premier package includes superb personal service throughout the cruise, table for your party size, welcome aboard glass of champagne, amuse bouche palate teaser, and premium open bar mixed drinks, house wines, domestic and imported beer and soft drinks.

*Must be 21 or older, with a valid ID, to purchase alcohol.

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages may be purchased on board: juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and gratuities
*Please note, gratuity is not included for additional purchases made on board. Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day or specialty cruises.

Saturday night dinner cruises will last approximately 3 hours. Sunday - Friday night dinner cruises will last approximately 2.5 hours.

Maximum Participants:
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 600 people.

Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.

Weather Dependent:
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Slacks and a collared shirt are recommended for men. Dresses, dress pants or capris are recommended for women.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Rescheduling is subject to a $25 per person transfer fee. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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View FAQ's >

  1. What type of food is served?
    The cruise features all-you-can-eat dinner buffets with delicious choices prepared on board by the executive chef and their galley staff. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged.

    Sample Buffet Dinner Menu
    *subject to change

    Fresh Salads:
    Organic Mixed Field Greens
    Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
    Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad
    Roasted Red Beet Salad
    Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad

    Roasted Broccoli Florets
    Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
    Baked Ziti Pasta
    Mashed Potatoes

    Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
    Honey & Sesame Chicken
    Whole-Roasted Pork Loin
    Braised Beef Short Ribs

    Seasonal Cut Fruit
    Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
    Cheese Cake
    Chocolate Cake
    Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
    Apple Cobbler

  2. What is the dress code?
    For evening cruises, appropriate attire is business casual to dressy. Men traditionally wear slacks and sport coats, with or without ties. Women wear dresses or nice pants. T-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers are not recommended.
  3. What is "Boarding Time" and "Cruise Time"?
    "Boarding Time" is the earliest guests may board the ship. Typically boarding begins 1/2 hour prior to the "Cruise Time."
  4. What is typical cruising time?
    Cruising times are typically 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Departure times, occasionally, are subject to a slight change. Specialty cruises, such as holidays, may be subject to additional fees.
  5. Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
    Reservations cannot be held without payment.
  6. Are there any age requirements?
    Children are welcome on cruises and children 3 years old and under cruise free. Please inform us at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 so that we can ensure seating.
  7. Where does the ship go?
    The ship cruises the Hudson and East Rivers past the skyscrapers of Manhattan including the Empire State Building. You will see the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge, the site of the World Trade Center, Battery Park City, South Street Seaport, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Governor's Island, Ellis Island and the Colgate Clock. Of course, the highlight of the cruise is the Statue of Liberty, one of the most celebrated landmarks in the world.
  8. What type of entertainment is offered?
    Sit back and relax on one of the climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Experience the view as your engaging DJ spins popular favorites and dance hits. Day or night, the ship is alive with vibrant entertainment.
  9. What kind of dance music do you play?
    Dinner cruises feature a full range of popular dance tunes spun by some of the city's hottest DJs. Selections may include Rock, Blues, Line Dances, Motown, Oldies, Salsa, Hip Hop, Country, and current chart-toppers from every musical genre.
  10. Is the ship handicap accessible?
    Yes, wheelchairs can be accommodated for boarding. The ship also provides handicap restrooms on the second deck. Please notify us of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so we can provide the appropriate assistance upon arrival.
  11. Are gratuities included in the price package?
    Yes. They are included in the cost, however alcoholic beverages or any additional costs are not included.
  12. What do drinks cost?
    Mixed drinks start at $9, beer starts at $8, and wine begins at $7.50 per glass. Soft drinks are $2.50 each. These prices do not include tax and gratuity. Coffee and tea are included in your ticket price. Prices are subject to change.
  13. If my party is not able to make it or we miss the ship will we receive a refund?
    Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.  Please call Cloud 9 Living at 866.525.6839 to re-schedule your Dinner Cruise.
  14. Is there parking close to the ship?
    Yes. Parking at Lincoln Harbor is free.
  15. Can you tell me a little about your ship?
    The three-deck, 600-passenger cruise ship is spaciously designed with climate-controlled interior decks, outdoor strolling decks at the bow and stern, and the largest outdoor patio decks on New York Harbor. Amenities include full service bars, dance floors (or staging areas), spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.
  16. What is your smoking policy?
    All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.
  17. Do you sail in inclement weather?
    Absolutely. The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. It sails rain or shine year round.
  18. How is seating arranged on board?
    Dinner cruises feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of tables accommodate four to eight people, and guests are sometimes seated with other parties in the tradition of ocean-going cruises. If you would like to upgrade to a private table for two or more, please see our enhancement packages.

Customer Reviews:

  • New Jersey Dinner Cruise

  • October 20, 2015

  • 5

  • New Jersey

"Only thing we didn't like was the DJ. Here is why: it's a mixed crowd, and all he played was hip hop -- nothing but hip hop. The DJ on second floor was playing a mixture of music, so that's where we had to go to dance. First-floor guy was also playing some racial hip hop, not very good ."

  • New Jersey Dinner Cruise

  • September 29, 2015

  • 0-half

  • New Jersey

"So disappointed in the Spirit dinner cruise! This cruise is WAY over priced for the quality of food and service that we received. As soon as you get on the boat you are encouraged to get up and get your food. We wanted to order a drink, which took about 5 minutes to get. The boat is docked and rocking, so trying to get your food is a rocking experience!! The food is displayed cafeteria-style with small signs stating what is in each tray. There was a tray labeled salmon and tilapia, so I asked one of the girls (can't say server because there weren't any, you served yourself) which one was salmon, and I thought she replied "the fat one"!! Really, who puts 2 different fish in same tray? For $260.00 I would hope someone would be serving the food!! The food was mediocre, at best. The only positive was sitting on the top deck on a beautiful night cruising past the skyline of NYC! However, there were lots of guys smoking cigars, which was offensive and took away from the experience. When we were getting close to the end, we went downstairs hoping to get some dessert and coffee. The dessert set out was less than appealing! We did not have forks and when I asked for some, I saw them actually washing a couple of forks to give us!! Now the DJ was blasting LOUD Latin music, truly unbearable! Could not wait to get off the boat!! Unfortunately, we both spent the night in the bathroom!! We were a party of four and paid over $500.00, wished we went to the River Cafe instead!! Fine food and service was expected, along with the spectacular views of NYC! Not worth the price is an understatement!"

  • New Jersey Dinner Cruise

  • September 09, 2015

  • 5

  • New Jersey

"Great experience, once in lifetime..."