Chelsea Piers - New York, NY
Saturdays - 12:00 PM
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Marvel at Manhattan attractions from the supreme comfort of a luxury yacht. Experience elegant dining and entertainment, coupled with breathtaking scenery, aboard the Bateaux's Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise.
- Escape to the serene waters of the Hudson and East Rivers for unbeatable views of the city skyline, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, and much more.
- Wine and dine in style as a 3-course plated meal is brought to your private table by a first-class wait staff.
- Relax to the tunes of a baby grand piano, accompanied by engaging facts and narratives about the city and its celebrated landmarks.
- Enjoy a sophisticated yet laidback afternoon with family, friends or a special someone perfect for both locals and visitors alike!
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When it comes to classy things to do in New York City, a Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise aboard the glass-enclosed, European-style Bateaux is a must. Whether you're a local looking for a unique afternoon outing, or a visitor wishing to take in all of the charm that New York City attractions have to offer this scenic cruise is the perfect way to enjoy a couple hours of your day.
Let the soothing sounds of music floating from the ship's baby grand piano set the perfect ambiance for an elegant meal. Your wait staff will come around with beverages you may wish to order from the cash bar, as well as three courses for you to indulge in, ranging from savory to sweet on this delectable New York cruise. Start with a salad, and move on to a mouthwatering entree. Then tantalize your taste buds with a most tempting dessert.
Sip a cocktail, coffee or tea while listening to the live entertainment with your party. The Bateaux's magnificent glass windows allow it to double as one of the most scenic cruises out of New York. With almost entirely unobstructed views, you're able to marvel at famous Manhattan attractions right from your table, while also enjoying narratives and fascinating facts about the city and its hot spots.
And with the ship's spacious decks, the Bateaux Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise wouldn't be complete without a stroll or two outside. Soak up some sunshine and unrivaled NYC sightseeing from the water while gently gliding past the city's most celebrated landmarks. Capture unforgettable moments on camera as the brilliant NYC skyscrapers provide you the perfect backdrop! And enjoy a unique perspective of New York attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Colgate Clock, Battery Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and more.
With a chic but comfortable dress code encouraged, paired with the stylish ambiance of the Bateaux's amenities and the awe-inspiring backdrop of the city's skyscrapers this New York Gourmet Sightseeing Lunch Cruise is, by far, one of the finest things to do in NYC. So sail down the Hudson and East Rivers, take in the magnificent sights, and make more than a few lifelong memories all in one stunning afternoon.
Upgrade Option: Premier Package - This package includes a window table for your party size, welcome aboard glass of champagne, keepsake champagne flutes and a platinum open bar package with unlimited beer, wine, premium brand liquors, soda, and juice.
- This is a 2-hour upscale dining cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers
- Includes a 3-course plated lunch and curated music performed by a live pianist
- Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
- Additional beverages may be purchased on board such as juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
- Must be 21 or older with a valid ID to purchase alcohol
- Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees
The cruise lasts approximately 2 hours. Boarding begins 30 minutes before cruise departure.
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 300 people.
Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
This experience 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.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.
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 lunch 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.
What type of food is served?
This cruise features a 3-course plated meal featuring a seasonal salad, gourmet entree and dessert. The menu will rotate seasonally.
Why is typical cruising time?
This cruise is typically 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, departure times are subject to change. Boarding time is approximately 30 minutes prior to departure.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on the cruise and children under 3 years old cruise free. Please indicate at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 to ensure adequate seating is available.
What type of entertainment is provided?
A live narration by one of the crew members will help you discover the sights of New York City throughout the cruise. You'll also enjoy live music from a pianist on board.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Yes, wheelchairs can be accommodated for boarding. The ship also provides wheelchair accessible 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.
Are gratuities included in the price package?
Gratuities are not included in the package price and are suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
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. Please note, drink prices are subject to change.
If my party is not able to make it or we miss the ship will we receive a refund?
No refunds will be given. Rescheduling your lunch 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 or to 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 reschedule your cruise.
How is seating arranged on board?
The ship features cabaret-style seating. The majority of tables accommodate four to eight people and guests are often seated with other parties in the tradition of ocean cruises.
What is the ship like?
The 300-passenger Bateaux is Manhattan's most luxurious dinner cruise ship featuring panoramic glass windows and a glass ceiling. It is spaciously designed with climate-controlled interior decks and two outdoor strolling decks.
What is the smoking policy?
All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.
Does the cruise sail in inclement weather?
The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. This experience will run rain or shine.
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"Cancelled our reservation twice because not enough tickets were sold."
"Everyone on the boat was very nice, but the service was slow and the air conditioning was not working properly. It was a 90 degree day, so it was extremely hot and uncomfortable. I actually felt faint and nauseous due to the heat and being on the water. It was not a good experience at all unfortunately. "
"This was fun, the food on the cruise was top notch. Our waiters were very friendly. Some of the servers handing out rolls and salads could have cared less, but they weren't impolite. The piano player wasn't that great, simple background music without the banter and improvised song parodies would have been better. Boat left and returned on time, everything was clean. Parking at the Piers is expensive: place on 22nd was $25 for the time we were there. This would have been better if we planned more time or other activities in the City. We spent a lot of time driving from CT just for lunch. One tip: know the name of the boat -- Pier 64 gets you close, but there are several tours in the area."