The cruise was excellent! We chose this as a gift for visiting family members and my husband's Birthday celebration as we had enjoyed it so much in Oct. 2012. Everyone enjoyed the cruise and the dinner. The only disappointment was the absence of key sites being announced along the way. Unless from NYC it was easy to miss recognizing important and interesting NYC sites. During our previous cruise we took these sites were pointed out with a brief announcement that included the site name and significance. This was a great feature of the cruise that we hope you will restore for future guests. We will certainly look forward to treating our family and friends to this great experience in the future!
It was a wonderful evening! The highlight of our trip was the Statue of Liberty and the singing of God Bless America. Staff was so professional. They made us feel like we were the only passengers on the cruise. We are 'New Yorkers' but never saw the city from a water view. We will definitely do this again.
My wife and I went on this Dinner Cruise to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversay. We had an enjoyable time. The food was good not great and drinks were quite expensive. Our waitress was efficient and polite. The atmosphere were very romantic and so was the music. We very much enjoyed the beautiful view of the city and the Statue of Liberty. All in all we have a wonderful time.
Have to tell you we had a wonderful time. Going up and down the river was beautiful especially when we got to the Statute of Liberty (what a sight). The food was great and the service was impeccable. The staff (Holly) was very attentive and sweet. Will go back again with a bigger group and have the time of our life.
My boyfriend and I had a great experience on the dinner cruise. All of the tables had an excellent view, the food was very tasty and the entertainment was great. I would recommend bringing a decent camera, as our cheap digital couldn't properly adjust for the city lights and our pictures didn't turn out. While the price was a bit steep, this was the highlight of our trip to NYC.
The boat was lovely, the sunset and the weather were perfect, and the food was very good. Our favorite part of the meal was the lobster bisque. Whenever I go out for dinner, if lobster bisque is on the menu, I always order it. This bisque was among the very best! Also, the view of the Statue of Liberty at night should not be missed. Well done!
This was a birthday gift to my husband for the 2 of us and 2 friends. The ship, the ambience, the music and the staff were wonderful..the food however was so far from gourmet and so disappointing. I am in the travel field and have recommended this product to clients who candidly have never come back to say anything negative so perhaps we hit a bad night? The choices were not what I or my party would say 'gourmet'and everything came out cold including the bisque soup which was aside from the temperature very tasty. If not for the food, I would give this an excellent rating but from a price point perspective, it was not worth the cost. It would be better to serve nicely done oers doeuvres and champagne rather than the sitdown experience which was a letdown for us.
This was one of the nicest things I have ever done. The boat was so nice, the service was amazing. The food was great and the ride was smooth. I am so happy that I did this. It was a Christmas gift to my boyfriend last year and we only got to use it last weekend. Sorry we didn't do it sooner. Really am thinking of giving it to him again. What a nice time, plus the music and dancing. It was like a dream!
The cruise was my gift for my husband’s birthday, as I wanted him to experience something romantic and good. The dinner cruise was good, but definitely not worth the $$$. The tables were too close to each other and it was very noisy. The food was good, but not excellent. The stuff was very friendly, professional and willing to answer questions. The view was fantastic, and we did enjoy the views of the city, especially that we could go for a walk on the deck. If I ever advice someone to experience this cruise it would be for the view, especially when we went near the Statue of Liberty.
I purchased this experience to give to my boyfriend for his birthday. I didn't know what to get him because he has everything and has done it all so I decided to go with this dinner cruise because I had heard great things about it. I'm so glad that I did because he absolutely loved it! The boat and the sights were beautiful. The music was great, the staff was extremely friendly and attentive and the ambiance was very romantic. I was a little nervous about the food because my boyfriend is usually very picky about that and he loved it! Overall, we had a magical evening together. Thank you!
My wife and I received this cruise dinner from our kids for our 30 wedding anniversary. The cruise was great, views fantastic. I thought that the food was good, not great. It was nice having a choice. Service started out slow/nonexistant for 25 minutes before our waitress was found. After that it was very good. The music was good background music. Really enjoyed the stop in front of the Statue of Liberty, very moving. Overall, we had a great time and I would recommend this trip to my friends.
The cruise was GREAT!!! I wanted to do something different so I got the cruise as a birthay gift for my boyfriend and he definitely enjoyed it, so did I!!!The waiters were very courteous & polite, the ship was vey clean, service was very fast, good music, VERRY romantic, great views!! Overall, I think it was worth the $$$ & would definitely recommend it TO ANYONE..
This cruise was a gift.The ship was beautiful and very clean. The staff were attentive. However the food left a lot to be desired. The Salmon was served almost cold and had no flavor. Salad also had nothing in it but tasteless dressing. Overall I would not purchase this again. For $350.00 I can have a great dinner at a wonderful restaurant and view the sights on my own. Definitely not worth the $$$$$!
We received this cruise from our kids with extras, Champagne, Roses and a window seat. The food was good, with ample choices and attentive service. The view was spectacular, even after a heavy storm. Full moon helped. Alcohol was pricey but not for a NYC restaurant.
We decided to add our 12yr daughter onto our night. We were excited to see that the staff did not treat us any differently. We did receive the roses and champagne. The food was as good as could be expected and the service was sufficient. No one attended our table for almost 15-20mins of sitting, not even to offer water. We opened our champagne but realised my daughter had nothing to drink.
At the end of the trip, we did not receive our 'souvenir' glasses nor did we get the truffles as promised.
I do think this is an injustice to XD, since I've used this service quite alot for gift giving. I can only hope my recipients did not get the same services.
it saw very very very very nice and Romantic it can be a little longer. and the sits can be more apart from the other mamber in the rooms. but it was very good. a little to much money but it was very good.
We received this cruise as a gift. On the upside - beautiful and clean ship, friendly and curtious staff, food was wonderful and sights were enjoyable at night. Music was satisfactory (but even though they invited you to dance there was not enough room). On the downside - it felt claustraphobic, tables were very close together and noise level was high and it was hard to talk to each other - had to step outside many times, no fresh flowers or candles on our table, drinks were ridiculously over-priced and our generous tip was not acknowledged as if it wasn't appreciated and parking fee was outrageous. Overall - I wouldn't think of going again or giving it as a gift to anyone!
The ambiance & formal set up was beautiful...except for the dead flowers on our table. The music was good and i appreciated the variety of music. The ship crew & captain were top rate.**Our waiter was the worst server I've ever met in my lifetime-completely incompetant!!! The bread was 2 days stale & hard! My crab cake appetizer was served almost cold. The salad needs more ingredients. I was served RAW salmon for dinner. This was a wedding gift. If I had paid $350.00 of my own money, I would have certainly demanded a refund!The only people deserving a 5 star is the captain an the photographer.
The evening was very nice overall...the staff tried very hard and were very accomodating. The only thing we never received was the 'Xperience Certificate in your unique Xperience Days Gift Box. Otherwise I woould say it was worth the money..which isn't something you can say that often.
It was amazing! We enjoyed it so much. Staff was top notch, food was great, views were fantastic! Very recommendable!
The staff was efficient, courteous, and professional. We had perfect weather. We knew we were going to be enjoying the beautiful sites and the whole ambiance of the dinner cruise, and not for the food, as the main courses (filet mignon and salmon) left much to be desired. We would not discourage someone from experiencing your dinner cruse, but would advise they should not go expecting fabulous scenery and fabulous food.
The dinner cruise was not a good as I expected considering how much money I spent. I did enjoy the views of the city and the service was great....however, the food was awful! My appetizer tasted like it had be refridgerated for a week, my salmon was not hot and and had no flavor.
We had a good time on our dinner cruise.The food was ok. Filet mignon better than the salmon, which was mushy. Service was a little slow.Never received a refil on water. Music was very good. The sights were wonderful, close enough to really see the Statue of Liberty and the waterfalls recently constructed. Two complaints: we had our email confirmation and after waiting in line were told we had to get tickets at the ticket booth. Waited in line again. No place on the e-confirmation did it indicate we should pick up tickets. Also we had paid extra for window seats and the maitre'd had no record of that.They seated us and then moved us. Thankfully we had a duplicate printout showing the window seat option.
and we loved the food
We had an absolute wonderful evening. The wait staff was superb. The music was nice but awkward to dance to. The food was good, the presentation was certainly gourmet but the taste was not as good as expected. WE were informed that we would have an hour delay for dinner, maybe this is the reason. I am sure it was an oversite, but we didn't get truffels. Overall, we had a romantic evening, we were there for a special anniversary.
We had a cystal clear evening, with the moon reflecting on the water. At one point, near the Statue of Liberty, we paused and could see a complete circle of lights around us,starting in New Jersey, across the Narrows bridge, along the Brooklyn waterfront and the 'string of pearls' made by the bridges over to Manhattan. That moment alone was worth the trip.
We were two couples - very much enjoyed the dinner cruise and music. the only downside was that from our section, we could only hear, not see, the band and singer. We never knew if people were dancing or not. The views were great from the all glass interior and from the decks. Very friendly crew. Food was pretty good. Drinks and parking are definitely NYC prices! Would probably go again.
the service made our night- Judy was fantastic!
thank u for making our occasion such a memorable one.....my fiance was thrilled with the expirence thanks to your cruise....thank you once again.
I'm not sure you'll print this review but I wanted you to know what happened to us. Our children had given this certificate to me for a special birthday. I decided to use it to celebrate my 42ed wedding anniversary. When my husband and I were aboard the maitre'd came over to us and told us that he had no record of our being entitled to the champaigne, truffles, roses or glasses. We discussed it with him assuring him that the certificate did include such a package. He could not locate any record but was gracious enough to give us a bottle of champaigne on the house. So, we didn't have quite as romantic an experience as we had expected. However, after telling your team about the problem we were given the chance to choose between the Manhattan Harbor Cruise or the Schooner Cruise, on the house, to compensate for our loss of the whole romantic package. We thank you for being this gracious and look forward to the time we book the Manhattan Harbor Cruise for another exciting and enjoyable New York boating experience.
Mary & Tom Geskie
I would thoroughly recommend the dinner cruise as it is a totally different way to see the city. We spent the weekend in NY and saw it from ground level and helicopter but this was fantastic. We saw all up and down the river, you can stay in the comfort of your table inside or go for a walk on the deck which was really lovely when we went near the Statute of Liberty. The food was really great too. The staff were all really friendly and willing to answer any questions they could about the city. Highly recommended and also the helicopter flight too.