New Jersey Dinner Cruise

Weehawken, NJ

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Overview

Delight in a magical evening aboard the New Jersey Dinner Cruise, surrounded by delicious food, dazzling city lights, famous New York sights, and endless entertainment.

  • Float along the harbor under a canopy of stars, taking in unobstructed views of the city skyline and celebrated Manhattan attractions
  • Treat yourself to freshly prepared cuisine on the grand buffet, along with favorite beverages and cocktails from the Spirit of New Jersey's cash bars
  • Relax along the ship's remarkable decks and rooftop lounge area or go all out on the dance floor to the sounds of the city's hottest DJs
  • Celebrating a special occasion with family, friends or a special someone? There's no more perfect way to do it than with this unforgettable cruise around New York!
Lincoln Harbor Marina - Weehawken, NJ
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

April - November:
Friday through Sunday - 7:30 PM

*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day weekend and specialty cruises

Essential Information
  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages may be purchased on board: juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees
Duration
Saturday night dinner cruises will last approximately 3 hours. Sunday - Friday night dinner cruises will last approximately 2.5 hours.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 600 people.
Spectators
Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
Weather Dependent
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What To Wear
Slacks and a collared shirt are recommended for men. Dresses, dress pants or capris are recommended for women.
What type of food is served?

The cruise features all-you-can-eat dinner buffets with delicious choices prepared on board by the executive chef and their galley staff. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged.

Sample Buffet Dinner Menu
*subject to change

Fresh Salads:
Organic Mixed Field Greens
Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad
Roasted Red Beet Salad
Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad

Sides:
Roasted Broccoli Florets
Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Baked Ziti Pasta
Mashed Potatoes

Entrees:
Oven Baked North Atlantic Cod Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole-Roasted Pork Loin
Braised Beef Short Ribs

Desserts:
Seasonal Fruit
Lemon Pound Cake & Strawberries
Vanilla Bean Mousse & Raspberry Sauce
Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

What is the dress code?
For evening cruises, appropriate attire is business casual to dressy. Men traditionally wear slacks and sport coats, with or without ties. Women wear dresses or nice pants. T-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers are not recommended.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on cruises and children 3 years old and under cruise free. Please inform us at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 so that we can ensure seating.
Where does the ship go?
The ship cruises the Hudson and East Rivers past the skyscrapers of Manhattan including the Empire State Building. You will see the Intrepid Sea-Air Space Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge, the site of the World Trade Center, Battery Park City, South Street Seaport, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Governor's Island, Ellis Island and the Colgate Clock. Of course, the highlight of the cruise is the Statue of Liberty, one of the most celebrated landmarks in the world.
What type of entertainment is offered?
Sit back and relax on one of the climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Experience the view as your engaging DJ spins popular favorites and dance hits. Day or night, the ship is alive with vibrant entertainment.
Is the ship handicap accessible?
Yes, wheelchairs can be accommodated for boarding. The ship also provides handicap restrooms on the second deck. Please notify us of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so we can provide the appropriate assistance upon arrival.
Are gratuities included in the price package?
Gratuities are not included in the package price and are suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
Is there parking close to the ship?
Yes. Parking at Lincoln Harbor is free.
Can you tell me a little about your ship?

The three-deck, 600-passenger cruise ship 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 (or staging areas), spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.

Do you sail in inclement weather?

Absolutely. The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. It sails rain or shine year-round.

How is seating arranged on board?
Dinner cruises feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of tables accommodate four to eight people, and guests are sometimes seated with other parties in the tradition of ocean-going cruises. If you would like to upgrade to a private table for two or more, please see our enhancement packages.

Returns
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Exchanges
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be allowed.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 4.5
based on 14 reviews.
My husband and I went for his 45th birthday. The Captain of the boat was very polite and made sure to say hello to everyone. Everyone was very nice and helpful and our waitress Braidy was great. The weather was beautiful, food was plentiful and delicious and we had a really great time! We are hoping to do it again :)
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi there Michele,  A belated Happy Birthday to your husband from the entire Cloud 9 Living Team!  It sounds like your Dinner Cruise was a perfect way to celebrate his birthday! We expect the best for our customers, and are so excited to hear that the captain and crew made you feel right at home. Perfect weather and bountiful, tasty food seemed to make for a fantastic evening! So happy you both had a fun time. We look forward to getting you out on the water again soon! Best, Sophia
Only thing we didn't like was the DJ. Here is why: it's a mixed crowd, and all he played was hip hop -- nothing but hip hop. The DJ on second floor was playing a mixture of music, so that's where we had to go to dance. First-floor guy was also playing some racial hip hop, not very good .
So disappointed in the Spirit dinner cruise! This cruise is WAY over priced for the quality of food and service that we received. As soon as you get on the boat you are encouraged to get up and get your food. We wanted to order a drink, which took about 5 minutes to get. The boat is docked and rocking, so trying to get your food is a rocking experience!! The food is displayed cafeteria-style with small signs stating what is in each tray. There was a tray labeled salmon and tilapia, so I asked one of the girls (can't say server because there weren't any, you served yourself) which one was salmon, and I thought she replied "the fat one"!! Really, who puts 2 different fish in same tray? For $260.00 I would hope someone would be serving the food!! The food was mediocre, at best. The only positive was sitting on the top deck on a beautiful night cruising past the skyline of NYC! However, there were lots of guys smoking cigars, which was offensive and took away from the experience. When we were getting close to the end, we went downstairs hoping to get some dessert and coffee. The dessert set out was less than appealing! We did not have forks and when I asked for some, I saw them actually washing a couple of forks to give us!! Now the DJ was blasting LOUD Latin music, truly unbearable! Could not wait to get off the boat!! Unfortunately, we both spent the night in the bathroom!! We were a party of four and paid over $500.00, wished we went to the River Cafe instead!! Fine food and service was expected, along with the spectacular views of NYC! Not worth the price is an understatement!
Great experience, once in lifetime...
Took the Spirit of NJ Dinner cruise and was were happy with the event. The crew and waitresses were very friendly and made the experience very enjoyable.
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