About the Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise
Every once in a while, it’s nice to switch things up and get a different perspective on the city, which is why natives and visitors alike will appreciate what the aptly named Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise has to offer. The 192 foot-long vessel, with its panoramic windows and luxe atmosphere, will make you feel like you’re in another world. Grab a cocktail and get an even closer look at the cinematic scenery as you explore the spacious topdeck -- New York’s largest outdoor patio.
The highlight of the cruise route is the Statue of Liberty, but as you wind down the Hudson and up the East River, you’ll see even more historic sights lit up along the harbor. Landmarks to look out for include the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport and Governors Island.
Whether you’re on the lower Mariner Deck or the upper Horizon Deck, you’ll be seated at a dining table set against the breathtaking views. The dinner starts with a garden or Caesar salad, followed by entree choices like short ribs with scallion mashed potatoes, pan-seared chicken with mushroom ragout, baked tilapia, cavatelli with roasted vegetables, and stuffed tomatoes with couscous, feta and basil pesto. Dessert is a tasting trio of malt ball mousse, chocolate fudge cake and a mini apple crisp. (Menu items are subject to change.)The talented waitstaff sing popular tunes while you dine, and after dinner, a DJ spins a genre-crossing range of hits. It’s not called “Spirit” for nothing.
Appropriate attire for men is a polo or button-down shirt with slacks. The dress code for women is slacks, Capri pants or dresses. Although you can purchase tickets at the dock up to an hour prior to boarding, reservations by phone are recommended.
The Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise runs three hours.
New Yorkers and visitors alike will appreciate this lively yet relaxing waterway excursion. This cruise has everything: dining and dancing under the sparkling Manhattan skyline and an excellent view of some of the city’s most treasured landmarks.
Good for kids?
Children age four and up are invited on board the Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise.
Spirit Cruises - Chelsea Piers Location Information:
New York , NY 10011
Spirit of New York Dinner Cruises begin and end at Pier 61, near W. 23rd St. and 11th Ave.
C, E to 23rd St. (Eighth Ave.); 1, 9 to 23rd St. (Seventh Ave.)