4 hours (including boarding time)Start time
Duration: 4 hours (including boarding time)
New York Bateaux Dinner Cruise departs from Chelsea Piers. Directions for reaching the start point are given in Additional Information.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the boading time. This is mandatory to ensure time to obtain boarding passes.
The cruise ends at the starting point
All these are yours to enjoy to the full when you take the New York Bateaux Dinner Cruise. From the piquant lobster bisque to the luscious cheesecake and from the attentive service to the delightful musical entertainment, every detail of this luxurious cruise has been honed to perfection.
Enjoy a romantic evening as a couple, come with a few friends or bring a party. However you choose to arrange the evening, you can be sure it will be full of enchantment and pleasure.
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.
Please contact the activity operator within 5 days of booking or at least 72 hours prior to your arrival into New York to confirm your cruise reservation. You will not be guaranteed a place on the cruise until you have contacted the activity operator to confirm.
Menu is subject to change.
You must print and present your voucher in order to redeem services purchased. Please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator ticket kiosk located dockside. You will be issued boarding passes at this time. Boarding begins 1 hour prior to cruise departure time.
Cruises go ahead rain or shine all year long. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, the activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements
Dress Code - Collared shirts for gentlemen (jackets requested). For women, cocktail wear, a dress or dressy-casual attire. Dark or dressy Jeans are acceptable. However, we strongly recommend no casual jeans, t-shirts, shorts, athletic shoes or flip flops at any time.
Safety Alert - Pursuant to an advisory issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, please power off Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices while onboard the ship.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Directions to Chelsea Piers:
Take Saw Mill Parkway south to West Side Highway.
Continue south to 23rd Street.
Bear right at the Chelsea Piers signs and proceed to Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
From Long Island:
Take Long Island Expressway to Midtown Tunnel.
Out of tunnel, go left for two blocks to 34th Street.
Go right on 34th to 11th Avenue.
Turn left on 11th Avenue and continue to 24th Street.
Turn right and proceed for one block.
Turn left onto the West Side Highway and continue for one block.
Bear right at the Chelsea Piers sign and proceed toward Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
From the Holland Tunnel:
Take Holland Tunnel to West Side Highway North.
From the West Side Highway bear right onto 11th Ave and continue for two blocks.
Turn left onto 24th street and continue for one block.
Turn left onto the West Side Highway and proceed for one block.
Bear right at the Chelsea Piers sign and proceed toward Pier 61.
From the Lincoln Tunnel:
When exiting the tunnel, follow signs to West Side Highway South.
Continue south to 23rd Street.
Bear right at the Chelsea Piers sign and proceed to Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
Take north/south route to 23rd Street.
Take the #23 bus west to Chelsea Piers (last stop) and walk to Pier 61.
Take C, E, 1, or 9 to 23rd Street.
Take the #23 bus west to Chelsea Piers (last stop) and walk to Pier 61
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