About World Yacht Father’s Day Cruises
Father’s Day is the perfect time to get away for the day and enjoy beautiful views of the city from the water. This year, World Yacht has two options for dads to celebrate the best parts of fatherhood-on-a-holiday: relaxation, food and adult beverages.
The Father’s Day Brunch Cruise, which runs from noon to 2pm on Sunday, June 15 (with a boarding time of 11:30am), includes a breakfast buffet from executive chef John Peper, alongside hot coffee and a complimentary mimosa. Food offerings include artisanal breads, individual parfaits, smoked chicken and apple sausages, Belgian waffles prepared to order, lemon and rosemary chicken, Atlantic salmon, banana bread, and assorted petit fours. Brunch is served on a yacht with a climate-controlled dining area and a rooftop lounge. That means your brunch comes with beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.
For a later-in-the-day cruise option, the Father’s Day Dinner Cruise (7–10pm, boarding time 6pm) is both relaxing and romantic. Cruisers can take a stroll on the outdoor upper deck for fantastic skyline views and dance the night away to an eclectic mix of live musicians and DJs. Guests have two options for the night’s menus (both crafted by chef Denis Weekes). The Gold Harvest Menu includes a four-course classic World Yacht dinner menu (which changes seasonally, but always includes spectacular selections). The Gold Premier Harvest Menu includes the same dinner as well as an open beer, wine and soda bar. All the while, the yacht is sailing down the Hudson, around the tip of Manhattan, under the Brooklyn Bridge, and north for a view of the United Nations Building. The ship then turns around to set sail for the Statue of Liberty and continues back up the Hudson to Pier 81.
Boarding begins 60 minutes prior to each cruise; the ships leave on time, so be sure to arrive early. Smoking is not allowed in the dining room areas of the ship but is permitted on the outer decks. The ships sail rain or shine, as the dining decks are enclosed and climate controlled. There is a strict dress code: jeans, sneakers, shorts, T-shirts, flip-flops, and tank tops are not permitted onboard at any time, and dress shirts are required for men (though jackets are optional). Elegant or business attire is recommended for women, particularly for dinner cruises. For brunch, "upscale NYC casual" is the suggested attire. Parking is available at the pier for $30 Mon through Fri before 3pm and $35 at all other times.
Brunch Cruise: 2 hours; Dinner Cruise: 3 hours
Did you know?
World Yacht has played host to some interesting NYC happenings. In 2008, it provided front row seats to Olafur Eliasson’s temporary public artwork, The New York City Waterfalls, and in 1985, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley married aboard a World Yacht Cruise.
According to Smithsonian Magazine, the word "brunch" had its first print appearance in an 1895 Hunter's Weekly article. In it, British author Guy Beringer argued against giant post-church meals in favor of lighter fare served later in the morning. According to Beringer, ''Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting.''
Families who want to celebrate Father’s Day a bit differently (and without the prep and cleanup) will love these cruises, which take care of everything so the focus is on what really matters: relaxing together as a team.
Good for kids?
Children are a happy addition to these Father’s Day cruises. There isn’t a children’s menu, but the brunch menu does include a number of selections perfect for kids. Dinner menus include desserts and a pasta option, which should suffice for most little ones.
World Yacht Location Information:
Pier 81 W 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E; 1, 2, 3; 7; N, Q, R to Times Square/42nd St.