New Jersey Dinner Cruise
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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.
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 menu (subject to change):
- Assorted salads
- Savory seasonal vegetables
- Pork loin
- Beef short ribs
- Fruits, cannolis, cakes, cobbler 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.
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.
Upgrade Option: 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.
Upgrade Option: 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, and a 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!
- Dinner buffetwith freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
- Lounge music and live DJ on inside decks
- Spacious outdoor rooftop lounges with fully-stocked bars and interactive games including table top shuffleboard, Fooseball, Giant Jenga and more
- 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 fees
DurationSaturday night dinner cruises will last approximately 3 hours. Sunday - Friday night dinner cruises will last approximately 2.5 hours.
Maximum ParticipantsThe cruise ship can accommodate up to 600 guests per dinner cruise.
SpectatorsOnly those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
Weather DependentThis experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What To WearSlacks and a collared shirt are recommended for men. Dresses, dress pants or capris are recommended for women.
Booking InformationFor this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.
Cancellation PolicyPrior 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
Oven Baked North Atlantic Cod Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole-Roasted Pork Loin
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Lemon Pound Cake & Strawberries
Vanilla Bean Mousse & Raspberry Sauce
Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
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.
Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
Reservations cannot be held without payment.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on our cruises 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?
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. 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 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 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.
Is there parking close to the ship?
Yes. Parking at Lincoln Harbor is free.
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?
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only.
Do you sail in inclement weather?
Absolutely. The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled, it sails 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.
- What type of food is served?