Pier 61, Chelsea Piers - New York, NY
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*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's day weekend (Feb 13 and 14) and specialty cruises
- 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
- An entertaining evening you will remember for years!
An evening filled to the brim with creative cuisine, fun entertainment and dancing under a canopy of stars!
You'll know you're in for a fun evening the moment you step aboard the festive decks and are escorted to your table.Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off for a memorable night on the Hudson River.
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 the 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 is a wonderful pause before the music entices you onto the dance floor. The perfect end to the perfect night!
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.
- 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.
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 600 people.
Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
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.
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 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.
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
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 Entrees:
Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole-Roasted Pork Loin
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Seasonal Cut Fruit
Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
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.
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.
Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
Reservations cannot be held without payment.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on the cruise, and children under 3 years old 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.
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.
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.
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.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. 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?
Yes, gratuity is included in the cost. However, it is not included for additional purchases made on board (e.g. alcohol beverages).
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. Prices are subject to change.
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.
Is there parking close to the ship?
Yes. At Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, there is ample paid parking available just steps away from the ship. It is a covered lot with security. Prices vary depending on the amount of time you are parked.
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.
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.
Do you sail in inclement weather?
Absolutely. Ships are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. They sail rain or shine year round.
How is seating arranged on board?
Dinner cruises feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of tables accommodate 4 - 8 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.
What is the difference between boarding and departure time?
Boarding time is when guests are able to board the ship. Departure time is when the ship leaves the dock. Boarding occurs 30 minutes prior to departure.
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