New York Harbor Lunch Cruise

Enjoy the Sights of the New York City Skyline on this Scenic Cruise

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$147

New York Harbor Lunch Cruise

Enjoy the Sights of the New York City Skyline on this Scenic Cruise

4 stars rating 31 Reviews
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All aboard for an afternoon of fun during this experience gift! You and your guest are in for a Big Apple treat during this two-hour Lunch Cruise.

The fun begins at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan where you will be greeted by the friendly Captain and Crew. Once aboard, you will be escorted to your table and you may order a drink from your server or take a chance to explore the vessel as the Captain navigates the boat south down the Hudson River. Upon departure, you will be served fresh salads accompanied by warm rolls. When your table is invited to the buffet, you may enjoy as much as you would like before heading back out to the deck where you will be able to take in the views of the Manhattan Harbor. Highlights include Battery Park, the Financial Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, Governor’s Island, Ellis Island and of course the Statue of Liberty!

Throughout the cruise you will enjoy a narrated tour of New York’s most spectacular sights. So whether you are looking for a unique way to take in the NYC Skyline or fun things to do in New York, this NYC Lunch Cruise is the ticket and makes a unique gift for friends and family.

Who Who
The New York Harbor Lunch Cruise Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There may be up to two hundred additional participants on the cruise.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
New York, New York

When When
The NYC Lunch Cruises are offered on select dates year-round, subject to availability. Cruises typically depart at 12:00 PM.

duration Duration
The NYC Lunch Cruises have a sail length of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2½ hours.

Weather Weather
The Manhattan Harbor Lunch Cruises may be held dockside by the Captain or the Coast Guard due to severe weather conditions.

What to wear What to wear
Business Casual attire is suggested. Please do not wear jeans or sneakers.

Additional Information Additional Information

Buffet Lunch Cruise Menu

The Salads, Served with freshly baked bread, whipped and flavored butter

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 our house caesar dressing

The Entrees
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 a lemon caper sauce

Cavatelli
Pasta tossed with roasted vegetables and tomatoes in a fontina cream sauce

Grilled Vegetables
Cilantro & lime infused seasonal vegetables

The Dessert
Dessert Buffet
Mini desserts, cakes, pastries and cookies

*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Price includes tax and service charge. Beverages other than water, coffee and tea are additional and can be purchased on board.

Limited paid parking is available at the boarding location.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  04OR11000F

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the New York Harbor Lunch Cruise Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $147


Who Who:
The New York Harbor Lunch Cruise Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There may be up to two hundred additional participants on the cruise.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The NYC Lunch Cruises are offered on select dates year-round, subject to availability. Cruises typically depart at 12:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The NYC Lunch Cruises have a sail length of 2 hours and a total duration of approximately 2½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The Manhattan Harbor Lunch Cruises may be held dockside by the Captain or the Coast Guard due to severe weather conditions.


What to wear What to wear:
Business Casual attire is suggested. Please do not wear jeans or sneakers.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Buffet Lunch Cruise Menu

The Salads, Served with freshly baked bread, whipped and flavored butter

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 our house caesar dressing

The Entrees
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 a lemon caper sauce

Cavatelli
Pasta tossed with roasted vegetables and tomatoes in a fontina cream sauce

Grilled Vegetables
Cilantro & lime infused seasonal vegetables

The Dessert
Dessert Buffet
Mini desserts, cakes, pastries and cookies

*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Price includes tax and service charge. Beverages other than water, coffee and tea are additional and can be purchased on board.

Limited paid parking is available at the boarding location.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  04OR11000F


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the New York Harbor Lunch Cruise Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 I thought it was terrific, maybe a half hour or so longer. The staff was excellent. My only problem was that in the Drink book a couple items were very expensive ($10 for bottled beer) no price for soda but I was charged $2.50 for a small glass full of ice (3x). I was charged and paid with tip for the sodas. When I saw the manager (young latin fellow sorry but I don't remember his name), he said that soda is normally $2.50 but he was not aware of, there not being a price in the book. He was very gracious and apologetic and said I would be credited back to my card. That was a nice gesture with no arguments. I also like the fact that the whole staff comes out after disembarking with smiles and a thank you. 

- - Chelesea Piers

Evaluation of Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 All was very nice. Very good people tending to us. Service, scenery, food (Except for the parking...should have been included in the price of the cruise...VERY EXPENSIVE...$36.00). The trip was a gift to us. The parking fee put a damper on the day. 

- - Calverton, NY

Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 Outstanding. Food great, service exemplary, maitre-d exceptional. With good fortune of a beautiful day the City was at her grandest and it was a magical day. We will not only do again but have found a terrific gift idea for our friends and family as well. 

- - New York City

New York Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 The boat was nice and the crew was extremely nice, but my certificate said there would also be a small broadway play on board this boat and there wasn't one, also I though all of the landmarks besides the statue of liberty would be announced and talked about but that also did not happen. And I though we would be riding up the east river as well as the Hudson and we only rode part way. Over all we had a good time. Thank you 

- - Warminster PA

Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 Had a great time. Staff was very friendly / singing music fantistic. Our son David and daughter in law Noelle are going on the nite cruise soon. 

- - Clark NJ

Lunch Cruise Review 

4 stars

 We had a great time. Good atmosphere, good choice of music. However, the cruise was cut short. We were back at the pier before 2:00. We stayed on for another half an hour, would have preferred to get back to the pier at 2:30. One other thing could use improvement is food, to add more vegetarian entries. Otherwise, we had a blast of a time. 

- - United States

NYC lunch cruise 

5 stars

 It was what I expected. 

- - NYC

Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 Very nice experience. Had a great time. 

- - Haskell, NJ

A very nice time 

4 stars

 I was really impressed with the staff of the cruise - their professionalism *and* their musical talent! The dance floor was a little overrun with kids, so I actually felt awkward dancing with my boyfriend also the weather didn't really cooperate, but other than that... it was a fantastic afternoon. Good music, good food, good entertainment. I would definitely do it again - but maybe try the dinner cruise to avoid all the young ones. 

- - New York, NY

NYC Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 My company & I really had an awesome time, the service& the organization was really great, especially the magaritas, yum! big up to the bartender, we also loved the food & the music, would do it again. thank you. 

- - New York

Loved the Cruise! 

4 stars

 My husband and I received the cruise as a Christmas gift. We weren't sure what to expect but once we arrived, we really enjoyed ourselves. The cruise wasn't crowed at all, the staff was great, the food was good. Our only complaint was the price of drinks and after three drinks a piece the waitress finally tells us they're $15/drink. Other than that, we had a great time. 

- - Pennsylvania

Lunch Cruise 

3 stars

 Got the gift certificate for lunch cruise as a birthday present. It was enjoyable, friendly staff, the food was ok. the only problem was it started to early and the parking was overpticed. 

- - Brooklyn

New York Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 I took my wife on the cruise as a Birthday present and she absolutely LOVED IT!!! The staff was great, the entertainment was great, the food was great and the dancing was great. We would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone as a special occassion. The only problem we had was there were small kids (i.e. it was not exclusive to couples) + there were people who decided to wear what they rolled out of bed with to the cruise... Other than that, great cruise! :) 

- - Toronto

DJ 

2 stars

 The DJ was so loud that you couldn't even talk to the person next to you, your head was pounding. We sat out on the deck whole time. The cruise was 3/4 empty. Thank goodness the weather was nice or couldn't have made the trip....the food was okay, not really sure what the meat was.
Our waitress was excellent. 

- - New York Lunch Cruise

NYC Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 We had a wonderful day on our New York Lunch Cruise. The staff was fantastic, food was very good, and the view spectacular. Thank you 

- - New York

Lunch cruise 

3 stars

 The cruise was overall good, the only problem was there were lots of kids running all over the place, too noisy. I personally did the dinner cruise previously and I recommend it for couples, where you can have some romantic time with the sunset and nice dinner, grab your drinks and go on the deck and watch the skyline at sunset. If I was to repeat this experience, I will definitely choose teh dinner cruise. S. Armani 

- - NJ

Mothers Day 

5 stars

 It was one great big beautiful experience!
althought it was windy outside and a little chilly my wife loved every minute of the time we spent on the ship! The crew was fantastic, the singing was great, and the people we sat next to had as much fun as we did! 

- - Manhattan

NYC LUNCH CRUISE 

2 stars

 You need to be aware of what it is you are buying here. I feel I was sold this as a romantic boat trip, it is not. The gift certificate tells you the dress code is business casual so my girlfriend and I got dressed up. On our arrival I saw the line for the boat was filled with people dressed in jeans, t-shirts and sneakers. As you enter the vessel tacky and loud pop music is blasted through the speaker system and the air con freezes you to your chair. The dinner cruise was full of tourists and kids birthday parties. My advice is do not book this if you are a native New Yorker, you will not enjoy it. It is not relaxing nor romantic. The food was so-so. 

- - NYC

New York Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 We enjoyed the New York Lunch Cruise very much. Eight of us attended. The show was fantastic, the food was good and the company was even better. We'll be back. 

- - Paterson, New Jersey

Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 My husband and I had a wonderful time. We would recommend the cruise for a delightful day. 

- - N Bellmore

NYC Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 We had a great time celebrating our 50th Bithdays. The staff was very attentive, food, drink and entertainment was good. It was a great way to celebrate. 

- - PA

lunch cruise in N.Y. 

5 stars

 We had a great time. Everyone was very welcoming. Our waitress was very personable and friendly. The food was good as was the entertainment. The weather was beautiful so we were out on the deck. I look forward to another cruise in the near future. I would like to try a dinner cruise. Thanks for a gteat time. Our three kids gave us the cruise for an anniversary present. Great gift Kerri Finkel 

- - New Jersey

NY Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 We had a great time celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary. The staff was very attentive, food, drink and entertainment was good. It was a great way to celebrate something so special! Kathy & Robert - NJ 

- - New York

lunch for 2 on the spirit of ny 

5 stars

 It's a very romantic ride on the hudson river also very informational on landmarks in NY & NJ, the food is decent and the entertainment entertaining. I loved the experience. 

- - bronx

NY Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 Had a wonderful time aboard the cruise and the meal was fab too , would recommend to this experience anyone. 

- - Nwe York

Experience Surve 

4 stars

 The experience of the NY cruise was great. The service was good, setup was great and the environment was just fabulous. 

- - New York

NY Lunch Cruise 

3 stars

 We had a nice time, but I'm not sure I would do it again. It was extremely hot in the cabin, the chicken was just so so (rather tough). Reading the other reviews, it looks like their was entertainment, but our cruise did not have any entertainment. Not sure it was part of our package. 

- - New York

NY Lunch Cruise 

5 stars

 Excellent food and entertainment. 

- - NY Harbor

NYC Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 It was very nice. It was a really nice way to spend a saturday afternoon. The food was pretty good, the drinks were a bit expensive, but the service was outstanding. The entertainment was pretty good too. But i would agree with Linda, a pair of binoculars would help. Overall a nice day. 

- - NJ

Lunch cruise 

5 stars

 Entertainers were good, food was good, our server was very good. The whole experience was very pleasant and would recommend it to friends. 

- - NYC

New York Lunch Cruise 

4 stars

 We had an enjoyable time on the lunchtime cruise. The food was good, although I was looking forward to the spinach lasagna and it was substituted but what was served was good. I would recommend bringing your binoculars if you go to get a better view of some of the sites like Ellis Island and the statue. The entertainment also was good. As Simon Cowell would say, It sounded like a cruise ship!'. 

- - Ocean Gate

Question: Will there be any entertainment on the New York Harbor Lunch Cruise?

Answer: There is a DJ on board as well as interactive games.

Question: Are beverages included?

Answer: Unlimited Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea and Water. Beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase?

Question: Will they accommodate us if we have dietary restrictions? My girlfriend is gluten-free.

Answer: The lunch on board is a buffet and they will have both gluten free and vegetarian options available. If you have any questions, especially if you have food allergies, be sure to ask a server and they can help point out some options.

Question: What is the seating like on this cruise? Will we have our own table?

Answer: The ship features cruise style seating. There are some tables for two, but most seat either four, or eight. The crew will do their best to get you you're own table but if it's full you may have to share a table with another party.

Question: Is the ship wheelchair accessible?

Answer: The ship is ADA compliant and one of the decks is 100% wheelchair accessible. Depending on the disability not all decks may be available. Be sure to put notes in the comments section, when redeeming your certificate, if anyone in you party uses a wheelchair or requires assistance.

Question: Do I need to know anything before I board? What are the procedures like?

Answer: You will need to show your confirmation when you board. You are also subject to a search. In order to expedite the boarding process they ask that you please do not bring any unnecessary bags on board and please make sure that all gifts are in gift bags or unwrapped for easy screening.

Question: What should I wear?

Answer: These cruises are more relaxed and casual attire is fine. Unacceptable attire includes men's sleeveless shirts, cut-offs, torn clothing and clothing with offensive messaging.

Question: Will there be parking near the docks?

Answer: There is paid parking at Chelsea Piers where you'll board the ship. Exact location details and directions will be provided in your confirmation email once your reservation has been made. Parking in Manhattan can be expensive so you may prefer to take a cab or make other arrangements.