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New York Bateaux Luxury Sightseeing Cruise: Brunch or Lunch

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    2.5 hours (including boarding time)

  • Start time

    Boarding: 11:30am
    Sailing: 12 noon

  • Meeting Point
    The Spirit of New York departs from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, West 23rd St.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

Key Highlights

  • Bateaux Cruise is a popular NY attraction and sells out fast – pre book to avoid disappointment!
  • Enjoy wonderful views of the New York skyline from the glass windows
  • Step back to an era of glamour and sophistication
  • Pick between a wholesome brunch or a delectable gourmet lunch


Escape the pressures of the busy world and step aboard an elegant all-glass vessel for an enchanting New York Harbor cruise. This marvelous experience offers a delicious mid-day meal enhanced by attentive table-side service and spectacular views of New York’s legendary skyline through the all-glass exterior of the European style boat. 

As you board the vessel, you will be greeted by the sophisticated sound of a baby grand piano played by a skilled musician. Your cruise takes you along the Hudson and East Rivers past the skyscrapers of Manhattan, offering stupendous views of some of the world’s most celebrated landmarks.

On the way, you will be served a gourmet brunch or lunch (take your pick). As you enjoy a magnificent repast, light-hearted sounds of a talented singing pianist performing a variety of familiar favorites will complement your meal. Here is a list of some of the sights you will see along your route:

  • Chelsea Piers
  • Empire State Building 
  • World Trade Center Site
  • Battery Park
  • South Street Seaport
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Governor's Island
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal
  • Colgate Clock

After dining, your piano player picks up the tempo for those who love jazz, Broadway and blues – the perfect finish to a perfect afternoon.

About the Supplier: Hornblower Cruises and Events believe in delivering premier, high-quality dining, entertainment and cruise experiences. 


  • 3-course Lunch or Brunch
  • Water, Coffee, Tea & Ice-Tea
  • Onboard live entertainment
  • Taxes and fees
  • Fuel surcharge


  • Hotel transfers 
  • Drinks from the bar or wine list

Please note

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

You need to call the local activity operator at least 72 hours before the organised activity to confirm your reservation.

Menu is subject to change.

Dress Code: It’s a lot of fun to put on your glamorous best for a luxury cruise, but casual dress is perfectly acceptable. Avoid sleeveless shirts (men), cut-offs, torn clothing and clothing with offensive messaging.

In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, your activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements.

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