Pier 61, Chelsea Piers- New York, NY
Year-round, most weekends and some weekdays.
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Departure time is approximately 7:00 PM with boarding beginning at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
- Freshly prepared cuisine, lively 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 will remember for years
An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, fun entertainment and dancing under a canopy of stars.
You know you are in for a special evening the moment you step aboard the elegant decks and are escorted to a candlelit table.
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 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. You may also purchase juices, sodas, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and exceptional wines.
Rates are inclusive of taxes and gratuities, however beverages are not included. Rates do not apply for holiday, Valentine's Day and specialty cruises.
Up to 600 guests per dinner cruise.
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What to Wear:
For men, slacks and a collared shirt are recommended. For women, nice slacks, Capri pants or a dress is recommended.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.
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 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 celebrity chef, Eric LeVine, and his galley staff. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged. Other specialty menus are available for deck or full-ship charters.
Buffet Dinner Menu (subject to change):
Spirit Salad - mixed greens tossed with cranberries, chili almonds and apples, served with roasted garlic balsamic or apple bacon vinaigrette.
Classic Caesar - Romaine, parmesan cheese and herb croutons tossed in a house caesar dressing.
Salads are served with freshly baked bread, whipped and flavored butter.
Signature Spirit Short Ribs ? Asian-style short ribs and scallion mashed potatoes
Pan Seared Chicken ? Seasoned chicken breast topped with wild mushroom ragout, served over herb polenta
Baked Tilapia ? Herb-crusted tilapia atop tomato orzo and drizzled with lemon caper sauce
Cavatelli ? Pasta tossed with roasted vegetables and tomatoes in a fontina cream sauce
Mediterranean Stuffed Tomato ? Vine ripe tomatoes filled with couscous, feta cheese and basil pesto
Dessert Tasting Trio ? Malt ball mousse, chocolate fudge cake, mini apple crisp
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 the "Boarding Time" and "Cruise Time"?
"Boarding Time" is the earliest time guests may board the ship. Typically boarding begins 1/2 hour prior to the "Cruise Time."
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 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.
Are gratuities included in the price package?
Yes. They are included in the cost, however alcoholic beverages or any additional costs are not included.
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.
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 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.
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"We received a gift certificate for our anniversary. It was a very pleasant experience and the crew was great!"
"We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner cruise in "The Spririt of New York". The food was very good, the service was wonderful, and the music was at a level that allowed us to eat and talk at the same time. The DJ was also very good, and he helped create a wonderful atmosphere. It helped that he night was beautiful. All in all a great experience that I highly recommend!"
"The vessel is pretty much rundown and desperately needs to be completely re-decorated. and then there was the food..... What can I say to accurately describe the food and the buffet arrangements to do them justice???? I can only suggest that you, who sell these dinners, participate in one of these event, incognito, so as to experience this thing the way we, your customers, have experienced it. Beyond that I don't know how to describe the ice-cold plates on which we were supposed to put the barely luke-warm food. By the time one gets to the table, everything is cold. As for the quality.... diner food would have been a huge improvement over the stuff we were offered. Needless to say, we barely touched any of that stuff. As for the rest of the 2 and a half hours.... we found our selves suffering from incredibly high volume speakers, blasting music and announcements by the DJ. We had hoped to escape all that incredible noise but were prevented from going out on the deck because of the rainy weather. In short, the evening was a total disaster. We ask that you not try to justify any of this nor do we wish to receive any e-mail messages from you, trying to explain and/or sell us other "gifts". Below is how you describe this particular event.... Whoever wrote this...... "Quite simply, this New York dinner cruise is the perfect night out. A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and harbor lights. Freshly prepared cuisine, live music and dancing under a canopy of stars. Take in the... " "