New York Lunch Cruise aboard the Spirit of New York in NYC

City Cruises New YorkPier 61, Chelsea Piers | West 23rd and 12th AveNew York, NY 10011
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Total Price: $111.76 (USD)


Climb aboard the Spirit of New York with friends and family for a fun NYC lunch cruise. Experience the vibrant and iconic city from a whole new perspective—on the scenic waters of the Hudson and East Rivers! Savor a delicious chef-prepared buffet and delightful New York City skyline from the comfort of the climate-controlled indoor, rooftop, or outside decks.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Embark on a 2-hour NYC cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers featuring a delicious, chef-prepared lunch buffet with unlimited coffee, hot tea and iced tea.
  • Family-friendly and free for infants ages 3 and under.
  • Departs from Chelsea Piers (Pier 61). Boarding is 30 minutes prior to cruise time. Allow time for parking and city traffic.
  • Never run out of things to do with onboard entertainment, such as DJ music, dance floor, games and a full bar.
  • Gaze upon the stunning New York City skyline from the cozy, climate-controlled interior decks, and outside observation and roof deck.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and more. Don’t forget your cameras!
  • Soda and juice available for purchase for all ages. Creative cocktails, wines, and beers available for purchase for ages 21+ with a valid ID.
  • Business casual attire and comfortable shoes are recommended.


from New York Signature Lunch Cruise
Indulge in the epitome of New York City elegance and luxury with the Signature Lunch Cruise experience. Discover the city from a whole new perspective as you embark on a culinary journey through the heart of Manhattan.

As you step aboard the Spirit of New York, prepare to be captivated by panoramic views of the world-famous Manhattan skyline. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge, all while gliding along the sparkling waters of the Hudson River and New York Harbor.

Your taste buds are in for a treat as expert chefs craft a delectable three-course lunch for your enjoyment. Savor the flavors of carefully curated dishes, featuring freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts.

While you dine, let the enchanting melodies of live music set the perfect ambiance. Onboard entertainment adds an extra layer of sophistication and enjoyment to your cruise experience.

This Signature Lunch Cruise is not just a meal; it's an experience. The all-you-can-eat buffet lunch includes a wide variety of freshly prepared entrees, side items, salads, and desserts with plenty of choices for picky eaters. Your meal is accompanied by unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water. Other beverages, such as soft drinks, craft cocktails, wine, and beer are available for purchase on board. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Create lasting memories against the backdrop of New York City's most iconic sights. Book your New York Signature Lunch Cruise today and embark on a voyage that combines culinary excellence, breathtaking views, and unparalleled hospitality.

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Frequently Asked Questions about New York Signature Lunch Cruise

Where does Spirit of New York City Buffet Lunch Cruise depart from?

The lunch cruise departs from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers at West 23rd and 12th Ave, New York, NY.

Is there parking?

City Cruises does not operate any parking lots. However, there's local parking at Pier 61 (Chelsea Piers West 23rd and 12th Ave).

Is there a dress code?

Yes, there's a dress code. The lunch cruise requires casual attire, such as khakis, nice jeans, dresses, button-up shirts, and blouses.

Are children allowed onboard?

Yes, the cruise is family-friendly! Infants ages three (3) and below cruise for free.

Are there highchairs or booster seats available?

Yes, there are highchairs available. No booster seat is offered.

Can I bring a cake from outside?

Yes. Outside cakes are allowed on board as long as they're covered and held at your table. Please use flameless/LED birthday candles. Open flames like a lit candle are not allowed on board.

Do I need to bring an ID?

Yes, please bring a government-issued ID. The U.S. Coast Guard requires all passengers over 18 years old to have a photo ID. You can only buy alcoholic drinks if you're age 21+ with a valid ID.

What happens if it rains or snows?

Spirit of New York features a climate-controlled deck; it sails rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the advice of the U.S. Coast Guard, the vessel will remain dockside and still provide the full dining service.