Spirit of New York Cruises in New York, NY

Entertainment CruisesPier 62, Chelsea PiersNew York, NY 10011
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Offering a variety of cruise types departing from several different ports in New York and New Jersey, Spirit Cruises of New York features fun at sea for guests of all ages. Lunch, dinner, moonlight, holiday and themed cruises include a combination of dining, dancing and live entertainment. Guests can also enjoy climate-controlled interior decks, a modern rooftop lounge, a live DJ and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Lunch cruise is 2 hours long.
  • Dinner cruise is 3 hours long.
  • Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • All ships are Coast Guard certified.
  • Travels under the iconic Brooklyn Bridge on beautiful New York Harbor
  • Gets up close to the Statue of Liberty.
  • Live DJ for dancing on all cruises.

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Savannah Rhame

I had such a great time on the Spirit Cruises of New York! We had a delicious buffet lunch, fun DJ, live musician, and great views of the Statue of Liberty. This is a great option for getting a relaxing lunch with a phenomenal view.

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Spirit of New York Dining Cruises
Cruise along New York Harbor aboard Spirit—and get ready for a good time. There’ll be great dining, dancing and entertainment. Designed for fun, comfort and incredible harbor views, Spirit’s ready to show you the city.

Spirit of New York Dinner Cruises
Dinner Cruises sail for three hours along a route that includes many notable attractions. Enjoy incredible views from the ample windows surrounding Spirit of New York’s three climate-controlled decks as you sample crisp salads and flavorful entrées from our buffet-style dinner menu. A mouthwatering dessert assortment is served tableside late in the cruise.

After dinner, head topside to enjoy stunning views of Manhattan from our open-air observation lounge and dance to music provided by the onboard DJ. From start to finish, a Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise is a lively and unforgettable evening.

Spirit of New York Lunch Cruises
Lunch Cruises are two hours in length and feature a delicious lunch buffet that is open throughout the cruise. Sample a variety of dishes, including several vegetarian options, and save room for a decadent dessert assortment. Get out on the dance floor with music provided by Spirit’s DJ. You’ll also want to make time to take in the incredible views floating by. Narration during the Lunch Cruise provides interesting facts about sights along Spirit’s route.

Our New York Metro Spirit cruise ships:
  • Are docked at Chelsea Piers in New York
  • Feature climate-controlled interior decks and a modern rooftop lounge
  • Entertain with spacious dance floors and a live DJ
  • New menus with vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Travels under the iconic Brooklyn Bridge on beautiful New York Harbor
  • Gets up close to the Statue of Liberty

Tripster Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Tee Parkman
1 Review
May 2018
overall the cruise was great. they just need better variety of food
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Megan A.
20 Reviews
"Amazing Views and Yummy Food!"
September 2016
We boarded for the Dinner Cruise and it was a perfect way to see the skyline at dusk with night lights. They have assigned seating for you and a server takes your drink order. Alcoholic drinks are available for an additional cost, but they have fun signature drinks to choose from. The food is served buffet style and is a large selection, I really enjoyed everything on the menu. You can leave your seat at any point and venture throughout the levels of the boat. This is perfect for any occasion and I would certainly do it again!
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Tip: Boarding is 30 minutes prior. Dinner is served buffet style and they have music with a dance floor. You can see the statue of liberty. Bring a jacket.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Family get together !!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2020
Our first time doing this Dinner cruise. Margaret help and organize the entire trip and working on the details. She was constantly checking with us till the boarding time. Never see this kind of customer service. Amazing staff on board as well.. they took care of all the things we planned.. highly recommend this cruise to anyone who’ll like to have unforgettable time with their family and friends- we had 17 people in our party and had really good time. My next party is on the list now for my daughter 16th birthday for sure-
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Kristy C
Hudson, Florida
"Valentines weekend dinner cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2020
Saturday night dinner cruise on valentines weekend. Had a great time and staff was friendly and helpful. Pleasantly surprised at the variety and quality of the buffet. Everything was very good and constantly replenished. DJ played a nice variety of music. Had the most amazing views of the city lights and Statue of Liberty. Visiting from Florida and this was a highlight of our trip. The only small complaint would be that the tables were very close together so it was a little difficult to get in and out.
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"Spirit of New York Dinner and Dancing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2020
Very nice time and the best way to see the Statue of Liberty. The food was very good and we upgraded our visit to open bar and shrimp cocktail. There was a glass of champagne waited for our party and the waiters were very attentive.
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"Loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020
My mum and I did the evening dinner cruise and we had a great time. We had paid extra for a window seat which was well worth it. It was her birthday so they had decorated the table with rose petals and she was given a special desert which was a nice touch! Our waiter was very nice and made sure we were looked after without being intrusive. The price for a bottle of wine was no more expensive than what we had paid in bars in the city and the food was really good. The disco entertainment was good and the views of the city and statue of liberty were stunning. I would highly recommend!
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"NYE River cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020
My friend and I visited New York for a 5 night stay and booked the new year's eve cruise. The staff on board could do enough for us and after a problem with our seating moved us at the first opportunity and couldn't apologise enough. After being moved our server Denise (LaFlores) came to greet us with enthusiasm and was super friendly. She was very attentive throughout the night and nearing the end came to chat to us, gave us recommendations on places to visit, even writing down the names of them. She also took a beautiful photo of us. I would highly recommend a cruise with this company and an extra special to Denise especially and the all the other staff. Views on the river were fabulous, food was great, the chef even came to personally introduce herself to each and every one of us on board, a lovely touch.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spirit Cruises of New York

What is "Boarding Time" and "Cruising Time?"
"Boarding Time" is the earliest our guests may board the ship. Typically we begin boarding 1/2 hour prior to the "Cruise Time." Tickets are picked up at our dockside kiosk up-to one hour prior to the cruise.

What is the recommended dress code?
For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button-down shirt. For women, nice slacks, capri pants or a sundress is recommended. Although allowed, we strongly discourage collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts or athletic shoes.

Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on almost all our cruises. Children under 3 are complimentary and a discount is offered for children between the ages of 3 and 12 on select Lunch Cruises. We DO NOT offer Children’s pricing on dinner cruises.

Is the ship handicap accessible?
Yes. The Spirit has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. Our crew is happy to aide passengers that need assistance. You can call in advance to discuss any accessibility concerns and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

Is the vessel Coast Guard certified?
Yes. All of our ships are Coast Guard certified and maintained regularly to adhere to strict safety regulations.

Will I get seasick?
It's unlikely. The ships operate in New York Harbor, on the Hudson River and the East River, which are all very calm bodies of water. What's more, our ships are large and very stable, so in most cases, you can hardly tell that they're moving.

How is seating arranged on board?
Both the Spirit of New York and the Spirit of New Jersey feature cruise style seating. While we do offer tables for two, the majority of our tables accommodate four to eight people, and guests are sometimes seated with other parties in the tradition of ocean-going cruises.

What is your smoking policy?
All interior areas of our ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.

Do you sail in inclement weather?
Absolutely. Our ships are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. We sail rain or shine year round.