New York Dinner Cruise

Manhattan, NY

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Overview

Quite simply, a New York Dinner Cruise makes for a remarkable night out. Enjoy a magical evening on the water enhanced by dazzling city sights and harbor lights!

  • Whether you're visiting or call the Big Apple home, this NYC cruise offers a unique way to delight in the brilliant city skyline and famous Manhattan attractions
  • Enjoy freshly prepared cuisine served buffet-style, and sip on classy cocktails from the ship's four cash bars
  • Stroll the outdoor decks, relax on the rooftop lounge or dance to the beats of the boat's DJ entertainment
  • Dazzle up a night on the town with this unforgettable cruise from New York with family and friends!
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers - New York, NY
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 and Saturday - 7:00 PM
Sunday - 6:00 PM

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

Essential Information
  • Dinner buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
  • Lounge music and live DJ on inside decks
  • Spacious outdoor rooftop lounges with fully stocked bars and interactive games including table top shuffleboard, Foosball, Giant Jenga and more
  • 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
We recommend casually stylish attire such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Although allowed, we strongly discourage t-shirts, casual jeans, shorts, and sneakers.
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?

We recommend casually stylish attire such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Although allowed, we strongly discourage t-shirts, casual jeans, shorts, and sneakers. 

Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on the cruise, and children under 3 years old 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 kind of dance music do you play?
Dinner cruises feature a full range of popular dance tunes spun by some of the city's hottest DJs. Selections may include Rock, Blues, Line Dances, Motown, Oldies, Salsa, Hip Hop, Country, and current chart-toppers from every musical genre.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. 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.
If my party is not able to make it or we miss the ship will we receive a refund?

Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Virgin Experience Gifts's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.  Please call Virgin Experience Gifts at 866.525.6839 to re-schedule your Dinner Cruise.

Is there parking close to the ship?
Yes. At Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, there is ample paid parking available just steps away from the ship. It is a covered lot with security. Prices vary depending on the amount of time you are parked.
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. Ships are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. They sail rain or shine year-round.

How is seating arranged on board?

Dinner cruises feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of tables accommodate 4 - 8 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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