New York Lunch Cruise

From: $80   


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

Make the most of an afternoon in the Big Apple! Set sail on a New York Lunch Cruise to delight in a grande buffet, stunning views of NYC, and plenty of on-board amenities.
  • Add a twist to traditional Manhattan sightseeing, as the Spirit of New York leaves Chelsea Piers to float past famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge
  • Enjoy entertainment like DJs, dancing, fun facts about the city, and four cash bars
  • Indulge in a lunch buffet unlike any other on this NYC cruise, featuring an assortment of salads and sides, hot entrees, and a rich dessert station
  • Celebrate a special occasion with family and friends, or surprise someone with a unique date on the water!

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Make a splash in your day and experience NYC in a brand, new way! The New York Lunch Cruise is your ticket to a classy yet casual afternoon of extraordinary sights, delicious eats and treats, and fun-filled entertainment.

When it comes to things to do in New York City, this Spirit outing is second to none. Whether you're just popping by for a visit or call the Big Apple home, this scenic cruise from NYC invites guests to experience Manhattan sightseeing from an entirely new perspective! Depart from Chelsea Piers and let the breathtaking views inspire you as the ship traverses past renowned New York attractions like Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and many more. A light narration of local hot spots offers fascinating information about the area. And the city's skyscrapers are an unbeatable backdrop for catching fun moments on camera with your party!

The New York Lunch Cruise aboard the magnificent Spirit wouldn't be complete if it weren't for the impressive grande buffet. The ship's mouthwatering spread of cuisine offers something for every sort of appetite on board (menu selections subject to change):

  • Assorted salads (kale, spinach, mixed greens, chickpea, and shrimp)
  • Chicken or fish dishes
  • Pork loin
  • Beef short ribs
  • Savory sides and vegetables
Don't even try to avoid the temptation of the dessert station. With rich picks like fruit, cannolis, cobbler, cake, custards and cheesecake to choose from, your taste buds will be dazzled with delight.

Extraordinary food and views aren't the only fantastic features available on this New York cruise. An array of entertainment is ready and waiting for your ultimate enjoyment! With community-style seating featured onboard, you can laugh and chat with others guests, if you wish. Stroll the observation decks with someone special, or relax on the open-air rooftop lounge. Visit one of the four cash bars for a cocktail. And cut a rug or two on the dance floor after lunch to the beats of the boat's DJ!

With a festive atmosphere, delicious dishes, and unique sightseeing opportunities this isn't just any old 'thing to do in New York.' The New York Lunch Cruise is the best way to take an afternoon wander on the water.

Upgrade Option: Premier Package - Includes a private table for your party size, welcome aboard glass of champagne, and keepsake champagne flutes. A platinum open bar tab completes the Premier Package with unlimited beer, wine, premium brand liquors, soda, and juice.

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • This is a 2-hour scenic cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers
  • Includes lounge music, live DJ on inside decks and a narrated tour
  • Enjoy a lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages may be purchased on board, like juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees

The cruise lasts approximately 2 hours. Boarding begins 30 minutes before cruise departure.

Maximum Participants:
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.

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

Weather Dependent:
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.

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 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.

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View FAQ's >

  1. What type of food is served?
    The cruise features an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet 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
    Roasted Red Beet Salad
    Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad

    Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
    Honey & Sesame Chicken
    Whole Roasted Pork Loin

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

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

  2. What is the dress code?
    It is recommended to dress business casual, however casual attire is allowed.
  3. What is typical cruising time?
    Typically 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM *Departure Times are subject to change.
  4. Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
    Reservations cannot be held without payment.
  5. 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.
  6. What kind of dance music do you play?
    The cruise features 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Is the ship wheelchair 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. If my party is not able to make it or we miss the ship will we receive a refund?
    No refunds will be given but rescheduling your lunch cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Reschedulings are 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. Please call Cloud 9 Living at 866-525-6839 to reschedule your cruise.
  12. How is seating arranged on board?
    The ship features 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.
  13. 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.
  14. What the your smoking policy?
    All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.
  15. 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.

Customer Reviews:

  • New York Lunch Cruise

  • June 27, 2017

  • 1

  • New York

"We had the premiere package and our drinks order wasn't taken until 45-50 minutes into the two-hour cruise after we had eaten. We didn't even have water. We also never received our champagne glasses. Very disappointing."

  • New York Lunch Cruise

  • June 21, 2017

  • 5

  • New York

"Great lunch cruise on NYC's Hudson and East Rivers. Accommodating staff, delicious food stylishly-presented, and a comfortable view of the NY and NJ skylines. The only thing lacking was sunshine, for which the crew apologized and compensated with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies as we disembarked."

  • New York Lunch Cruise

  • November 07, 2016

  • 4

  • New York

"Our reservation was upgraded to the premier package, but when we arrived we were not seated by a window. After speaking to two staff members, we were seated by a window and asked for the champagne and the keepsake flutes. The waiter was more than accommodating and also gave us each a drink on the house. The food was great, and the staff was excellent. My husband I had a wonderful time."