2.5 hours (including boarding time)Start time
The Spirit of New York 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 boarding time. This is mandatory to ensure time to obtain boarding passes.
The cruises end at Chelsea Pier.
Manhattan has to be seen from the water to be truly appreciated and this luxurious vessel affords unparalleled views of the world-famous skyline from its huge windows.
Spirit 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, and flexible seating arrangements.
Choose a lunch-time cruise option for a relaxing afternoon getaway.
The tour starts from Chelsea Piers and you can board your Spirit of New York Lunch Cruise 30 minutes before your sailing time.
A keepsake photo of you and your party will be taken upon boarding, so go ahead and smile for the camera! (You can decide to purchase or not, when you dock.) Welcoming staff will greet and seat you, and take your drink orders (payable direct). Please note that many tables are designed for cabaret-style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Feel free to get up and explore the ship – especially the outdoor strolling decks.
As the Spirit of New York pulls away from the dock, grab your streamers and drinks and join in a festive ‘Bon Voyage’ toast.
Once you’ve been invited up to the Grande Buffet, help yourself to whatever you like. You can even go back for seconds and thirds as long as the buffet is open!
The menu may vary from time to time but below is an example of the delicious fare you can expect to enjoy:
Please find the sample menu. Download the sample menu
Menu subject to change.
While you enjoy the meal, you will be entertained with a fascinating narrated tour of Manhattan’s breathtaking skyline, which can be clearly seen through the huge panoramic windows. Maybe you’ve seen the Statue of Liberty a thousand times. Maybe you’ve only seen it in a picture. No matter how you’ve seen her before, you’ve never seen her like this!
When lunch is over, why not stretch your legs? Head topside for the largest outdoor patio deck in New York and catch a breath of fresh air and an amazing view. Or hit the dance floor – from line dances to Top-40 hits, Spirit’s DJs know how to get everyone up and dancing, right to the end of your cruise.
Your 2-hour cruise ends at around 2:00pm at Chelsea Pier.
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.
Dress Code - These cruises are more relaxed and casual attire is fine. Unacceptable attire includes men's sleeveless shirts, cut-offs, torn clothing and clothing with offensive messaging.
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 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time.
Cruises will go ahead year-round, rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, your activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements.
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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