Treat yourself and your guests to the delights of an elegant New York Bateaux Dinner Cruise.
This marvelous experience offers a delicious dinner enhanced by attentive table-side service and spectacular views of New York at night through the all-glass exterior of the European style boat.
The moment you step aboard, an acoustic trio of a baby grand piano, acoustic bass and classical guitar sets a melodious mood for an elegant evening of sophisticated delights.
Your 3-hour cruise takes you along the Hudson and East Rivers past the skyscrapers of Manhattan, offering stupendous views of some of the world’s most celebrated landmarks.
On the way, you will be served a gourmet dinner. Menus are subject to change but the selection could include the following:
Find the sample menu. Download the dinner menu
Drinks are not included with your ticket but can be purchased from the bar or the excellent wine list.
While you sip fine wine and appreciate the gourmet cuisine, jazz, blues and classical favorites will provide the perfect ambience.
As you cruise the tip of Manhattan, a talented vocalist sings satin-smooth melodies that delightfully complement the spectacular skyline view.
After dinner and a short break, the singer returns to stroll the deck and stop by tables singing songs of Broadway and popular hits in an elegant, cabaret-style manner.
The evening reaches a crescendo as the trio breaks into upbeat dance music from the Big Band era, Motown and light pop favorites, as well as romantic ballads for intimate cheek-to-cheek moments.
If you can’t resist the music, then please feel free to get up and dance. The musicians are only too happy to take requests and dedications.
Here is a list of some of the sights you will pass on your delightful cruise:
Chelsea Piers: Completed in 1910 as a passenger ship terminal, it was supposed to be the destination of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic. After years of disrepair, it was turned into a sports and entertainment complex in the mid-1990s.
Empire State Building: This impressive 1,250-feet tower opened in 1923 and was the world’s tallest building for 30 years.
World Trade Center Site: Built between 1966 and 1976, the World Trade Center’s twin towers were once the tallest buildings in the world at 110 stories each. They were destroyed by an act of international terrorism on September 11, 2001.
Battery Park City: This office and apartment community was built on the landfill from the excavation of the World Trade Center in 1977.
Battery Park: Called ‘The Battery’ by New Yorkers, This 20-acre park at the southern tip of Manhattan was originally the site of early Dutch fortifications in the 1600s. Its name originated from the battery of cannons installed there by the British during Colonial times.
South Street Seaport: Dating back to the 1600s, South Street and its Seaport District were once the world’s gateway to New York City and America. After nearly a century of decay, the district was redeveloped in the 1960s into a vibrant commercial area filled with shops, restaurants, offices and the popular South Street Seaport Museum.
Brooklyn Bridge: Regarded as one of the greatest architectural achievements of all time, it was designed by John Augustus Roebling and was constructed between 1869 and 1883.
Brooklyn Heights: Considered New York’s first suburb when it was developed in the 1820s, this charming residential section across the East River from Manhattan was originally accessible by steam ferry. It was declared New York’s first landmark district in 1963.
Governor's Island: These 203 acres were under military command from the 1700s through 1996, making it the oldest continuously operated military post in US history.
Statue of Liberty: A gift to the people of America from the people of France, ‘Liberty Enlightening the World’ stands 300 feet above New York Harbor. She was built by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
Ellis Island: Nearly 17 million immigrants were processed here between 1892 and 1957.
Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal: Located at the north end of Liberty State Park, this beautiful 1892 structure was in operation until 1954. Over one half of the new arrivals at Ellis Island passed through this railroad terminal on their way to new lives across the United States.
Colgate Clock: This stately timepiece once graced the Colgate Palmolive plant. When the factory was demolished in the 1980s, the clock remained.
Your cruise ends at around 10:00pm and you will be dropped back at the starting point at Chelsea Piers.