New Jersey Dinner Cruise

4-half
From: $144   

Location(s):

Lincoln Harbor Marina - Weehawken, NJ

Availability:

Year-Round:
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*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day weekend (Feb 13 and 14) and specialty cruises

Delight in a magical evening aboard the New Jersey Dinner Cruise, surrounded by delicious food, dazzling city lights, famous New York sights, and endless entertainment.

  • Float along the harbor under a canopy of stars, taking in unobstructed views of the city skyline and celebrated Manhattan attractions.
  • Treat yourself to freshly-prepared cuisine on the grand buffet, along with favorite beverages and cocktails from the Spirit of New Jersey's cash bars.
  • Relax along the ship's remarkable decks and rooftop lounge area, or go all out on the dance floor to the sounds of the city's hottest DJs!
  • Celebrating a special occasion with family, friends, or a special someone? There's no more perfect way to do it than with this unforgettable cruise around New York.


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Description:
Enjoy an evening filled with remarkable cuisine, vibrant dancing and entertainment, and unrivaled New York sightseeing — all rolled in to one aboard the New Jersey Dinner Cruise!

As its name implies, you'll know you are in for an exciting evening from the moment you step onto the festive deck of the Spirit of New Jersey  and are escorted to one of the lively yet elegant dining rooms. Sit in the lap of luxury, surrounded by the ship's comfortable, modern interior and impressive panoramic windows — perfect for capturing the stunning sights of this cruise around New York. And let the ambiance of colorful LED lighting spark a fire under your feet when the time comes to do a little dancing!

Relax at your table over a cocktail as your waiter invites you to indulge in the grande dinner buffet. Everything is prepared on the spot in the shipboard galley, and served in the true manner of an ocean-going cruise buffet. The New Jersey Dinner Cruise's scrumptious spread features a mouthwatering array of fresh salads, seasonal vegetables, potatoes, hearty pasta, and savory entrees (fish, chicken, pork loin and beef short ribs). And don't forget to leave room for dessert! A table full of taste bud temptations is sure to lure you in with its fruits, cannolis, cheesecake, apple cobbler, custard, and more.

Allow the sweet sounds of elegant dinner music to serenade you as you wine and dine, enjoying brilliant views of the NYC skyline and harbor lights through the huge panoramic windows of the Spirit of New Jersey.

All done dining? Sip a specialty cocktail on the ship's rooftop lounge. Or stroll along the outdoor decks, admiring the famed Manhattan attractions and skyscrapers that spread before you in all directions. The stunning views of renowned sights like Battery Park, Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge make for time well spent on this scenic cruise from New Jersey.

Care to kick the evening up a notch? Immerse yourself in the energetic beats of the New Jersey Dinner Cruise's talented DJs! Bust out your best dance moves to songs from a variety of genres, or request your favorite tune. Line dance, go freestyle, or share a romantic moment with your special someone over a slow dance.

And speaking of "special," your evening is already sure to be one for the books. But if you're looking to add some elegant extras, check out the Spirit's upgrade packages.

Sweet your favorite person off his or her feet with the addition of the Romance Dinner Package. Enhance your evening getaway on the water with a private table for two on this scenic NJ cruise. The table will feature half a dozen roses, bottle of sparkling wine, and two keepsake champagne flutes.

Celebrating a special occasion with family or friends? The First Class Dinner Package ensures a memorable night for all! This premier upgrade includes superb personal service throughout the cruise, a private table for your party size, welcome aboard glass of champagne, and amuse bouche palate teasers. Plus, the premium open-bar with mixed drinks, house wines, domestic and imported beer, and soft drinks keeps your party's whistles wet while you cruise around New York waters!

Give the New Jersey Dinner Cruise a go — and experience Manhattan like never before! Of all the things to do in NJ, this cruise is certainly second to none.

(*Must be 21 or older, with a valid ID, to purchase and consume 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.

Duration:
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.

Spectators:
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.

Experience ID:
WAT-NJE-0001



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

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

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

    Desserts:
    Seasonal Cut Fruit
    Cannolis
    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..."