New York Lunch Cruise

Manhattan, NY

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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  floats past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge
  • Enjoy DJ entertainment, dancing, fun facts about the city, and cash bars
  • Indulge in a lunch buffet 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 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  floats past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge
  • Enjoy DJ entertainment, dancing, fun facts about the city, and cash bars
  • Indulge in a lunch buffet 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!
Location
Chelsea Piers - New York, NY
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Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 3 days in advance.

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

    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.

    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
    • Delectable dessert station

    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 - stroll the observation decks, relax on the open-air rooftop lounge, visit one of the four cash bars for a cocktail, or cut a rug on the dance floor to the beats of the boat’s DJ!

    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.

    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
    Duration
    The cruise lasts approximately 2 hours. Boarding begins 30 minutes before cruise departure.
    Experience Provider Info
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    Maximum Participants
    The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.
    Spectators
    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 3 days in advance.
    Cancellation Policy
    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.
    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

    Entrees:
    Oven Baked North Atlantic Cod Filet
    Honey & Sesame Chicken
    Whole Roasted Pork Loin

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

    Desserts:
    Seasonal Cut Fruit
    Lemon Pound Cake & Strawberries 
    Vanilla Bean Mousse & Raspberry Sauce 
    Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie 
    Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

    What is the dress code?
    It is recommended to dress business casual, however casual attire is allowed.
    What is typical cruising time?
    Typically 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM *Departure Times are subject to change.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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. Please note drink prices are subject to change.
    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.
    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.
    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 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.
    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.
    This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
    based on 35 reviews.
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    Wasn't worth the money
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Thanks for writing in about your cruise. I'm sorry to hear that it didn't live up to your expectations. I hope you were at least able to enjoy your time with your friends.  Please note, that I have placed a credit of $25 in your Cloud 9 account to, hopefully, get you out on a more memorable experience.
    Food was good but alittle too spicy- waistaff was very attentitve- What was extremely disturbing is that from our table at the end of the cruise we watched the waiters throw out all the uneaten food from the buffet when CLEARLY this could have been donated to the many shelters/food pantries etc in Manhattan instead of being dumped in the garbage
    This was such a wonderful experience! The food was the best Ive had in New York and the service absolutely outstanding. I highly recommend this cruise for great pictures, great food and even some dancing!
    Excellent service and experience!
    We had a fabulous time. It was a great experience, everyone was polite.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    My wife and I had an unbelievable time. We were very pleased with our experience and will definitely be back for another tour.
    The ticket desk didn't have our group of 4 down as a premiere package and we had to wait while on board for the server to speak with management. We were not given a window seat or the arrival package that we were expecting. Overall the cruise was excellent, except for the hiccup on arrival.
    Pulled away from dock at 12:20 and back at1!:40. Hardly 2 hours. Food was mediocre.
    I got this as a gift for my husband. It was a great experience. There was really nothing negative about it. It was a nice way to see NY, even if you have lived there all your life. Afterwards there are so many things you can do at Chelsea Piers.
    Fun, friendly and professional staff helped to make my retirement lunch cruise very special. I would definitely recommend Cloud 9 Living and The Spirit of NY to friends and family.
    The DJ tried a little too hard. Mellow out dude. Why should we applaud the captain, and other people before the cruise starts? Maybe afterwards. I did enjoy the time of being out on the water very much. The waiter repeated much of what the DJ said. I'm not senile. Otherwise he was great. Thanks for the freebies! A little too much disco for my taste and, at 55, I was one of the younger people on board. The food was excellent; as a matter of fact, the pasta was possibly the best I've ever had!
    The food was awful, very disappointed. Wasn't expecting a wonderful dish but this really was disappointing.
    The Spirit luncheon cruise in NYC was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service first rate. A great experience!
    Photos and drinks were overpriced. Otherwise this was an excellent day out.
    Thought it was great, but didn't want it to end. If it was a day trip cruise, it would be perfect!
    Reasonable way to spend an afternoon in NY. Don't expect too much sightseeing or information (it's really not meant to be an in depth tour). It's a light-hearted lunch cruise and quite enjoyable.
    We were greeted by upbeat, friendly staff who made the experience a real occasion. The boat was clean and attractive. The food was wonderful and the dancing was great fun...the dj did an excellent job to get us up and dancing at lunchtime! The route took us past so many landmarks and the commentary was informative. A really memorable time - many thanks.
    We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend the trip.
    Everything was excellent! Booking to the cookies leaving the ship were perfect!! The food was delicious and plentiful the service was great, the music was good my age would say a few more oldies or slow songs but we danced anyway had a great time!! The day was perfect the views were great!! Can't wait to book my next spirit cruise!!!
    Our luncheon cruise on the Spirit was delightful! My husband and I booked the cruise for Christmas presents for his father and girlfriend but we decided to go also and Im glad we did! We all had a really nice time, from the minute we got there we were greeted so nicely, our waitress was delightful and friendly the food was good and the outside deck was nice and comfortable and we really enjoyed the ride! My father-in-law can't wait for his present this year! Thank you!
    We booked an NYC Lunch Cruise. We had a great time, great staff, great food. The only down side of the experience was the food. It was luke warm, very bland and there was not a lot of choice.
    Being native New Yorkers, we were a little blase about going on a tour of NY Harbor, but were very pleasantly surprised at the richness of the experience. We have already told many of our friends about it and would highly recommend it to everyone.
    Everything was wonderful for our anniversary. The food was delicious, the dessert was such a nice surprise with the message on the plate. Our glasses were a great remembrance of the day. However having the dance floor taken over by little girls doing acrobatic flips was alittle disconcerting and took away from the romantic experience . Other than that my husband and I had a memorable time and have recommended to cruise to family and friends. Karen Hawley
    We took the lunch cruise on the Hudson River in NY. The crew were so friendly and accommodating and met my dietary restrictions with a smile!
    We had a wonderful time would do it again
    Our daughter gave us the Spirit Luncheon Cruise around lower Manhattan for Christmas. We finally made our reservations. We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect, the food was delicious(especially the desserts) and the staff was helpful and pleasant. Most of all it made our daughter extremely happy that we enjoyed her gift!
    Our party would like to give a very special thank you to our cruise host, Ameera, who made sure that we enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. She was not only extremely friendly and had a great personality, but she was so understanding and made special accommodations to seat our party of 22 people together and make our mother's birthday extra special!
    We thoroughly enjoyed the luncheon cruise. The food was surprisingly good, which I was not expecting. It did get very crowded around the buffet table, but there certainly was plenty for everyone. I would take this cruise again, but in the evening. I am sure it is romantic and beautiful at night with the lights of the city sparkling. The Cloud 9 Experience was part of our Christmas Gift and I highly recommend giving a Cloud 9 Experience as a gift to friends and family for a special occassion. Thank you for a lovely day.
    We had such a great time!! We will be booking a nice lunch cruise in June.
    I originally purchased this experience (2 Hour NYC Lunch Cruise) as a 25th birthday present to my husband, but we were not able to take part in it. I gave the experience to my mother and stepfather as a present, all which they LOVED! Their experience was amazing and they could not stop talking about it for days. I will definitely book this same experience for my husband and I for the next time we go to NYC.
    Booking my experience with Cloud 9 was so pleasant and easy. One, two three I received my confirmation. I enjoyed my Spirit of New York lunch cruise so much. The food was fine, the dancing was fun and the crew was friendly and accommodating. I would so recommended Cloud 9 to anyone who will listen. Looking forward to booking another experience soon. Thank you
    My fiance and I had one of the best days of our lives attending this lunch cruise. I thank you very much for the experience and highly recommend it. The staff was extremely talented and friendly, food was delicious, the tour was spectacular. I have nothing but positive things to say about Cloud 9. Thank you!

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