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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Kevin D
"Good food, great views, excellent staff, fun cruise!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
Had an excellent time, great food, good music & entertainment. A wedding party aboard having a great time made it that much more fun!
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New York City, New York
"You have to try it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 05, 2019
Excellent service and very nice place to have party Good food and wine Friendly team 3hours was enough to feel happy after work
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"Wonderful way to see the city at night."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 04, 2019
Great dinner cruise around Manhattan. Friendly service, good food, and an inviting atmosphere. Will do again.
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"Birthday celebration"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019
My friends and I had a great time on Spirit of New York. Great music, food and excellent service. I do not regret choosing Spirit of New York to celebrate my 40th birthday!
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Queens, New York
"Awesome Birthday Dinner Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 26, 2019
Booked over the phone w/ Kevin (very helpful & informative) 2 days before the scheduled date for 5 people, ages 15-70. We were celebrating me and my daughter's birthdays and while I didn't do any add- ons the waiter mentioned it soon as we sat down and gave us a small dessert at the end of the night (we were outside at the time, They probably would've sang to us if we were at the table) PROS: -Parking is easy, though pricey at the pier -I checked the weather before booking but you really get great views from inside the boat if you chose not to go on the outside decks -Staff and crew were great, lots of attention to safety and they really tried to ensure everyone had a good time, Our waiter Anton (or Antonio) was wonderful. -Food was delicious. We thought food would be basic but we were all pleasantly surprised at how tasty everything was w/ a good variety to choose from. -Spacious and clean boat, most tables have window seating and several outdoor decks with lots of outdoor seating. CONS: -it's expensive. I found a deal on Groupon and their website offers a 15% d/c but it's still and expensive outing. -For the cost I would've liked to be sailing for a full 3 hours.. It's 2.5 hrs of actual sailing, you board 30 mins prior to sailing. You have to decide how to spend the time, several times I would leave my meal to catch a glimpse of the setting sun or take a quick pic, then go back to eating. After dinner obviously you choose b/w the outdoor deck or indoor dancefloor. They were having fun inside but who wants to miss the gorgeous city skyline especially when you have excellent weather . All in all it was a wonderful way to celebrate an occasion and I would definitely recommend this dinner cruise and probably do it again. We all had an awesome time and very happy we chose Spirit of NY.
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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.