New York City

New York Premier Lunch Cruise

New York, United States
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From USD 98.62

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Forget trying to snag a reservation at New York's hot restaurant du jour. Don't wait in line at a popular eatery, either. Instead, indulge in a delicious lunch during this 2-hour cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set lunch by the on-board executive chef.
  • Statue of Liberty lunch cruise aboard the Bateaux New York
  • See the city skyline as you float along the Hudson and East rivers
  • Admire fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty from inside the glass-enclosed boat
  • Pass by New York landmarks like Ellis Island, Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Enjoy chef-prepared cuisine, live musical entertainment and exceptional service

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee, hot tea, iced tea
  • Curated music and light narration with a live pianist
  • Service charge and taxes
  • Panoramic, breathtaking views of the NYC skyline from our fully glass-enclosed deck
  • Additional beverages and alcohol (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Chelsea Piers
    Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011, USA

    Boarding: Pier 61. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is located at Pier 61 for our New York departures.

Start time

12:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way over to Chelsea Piers at midday and then stop onto the Bateaux New York to start this relaxing 2-hour lunch cruise. Take a stroll around the boat's all-glass design, offering the ultimate in sightseeing, including 180-degree views of New York City.

And then make your way to your table. As the boat cruises down the Hudson River take note of some of the landmarks you're passing: from the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art to One World Trade Center to the Statue of Liberty. Eventually, as the boat turns toward the East River, get a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.

Enjoy the ambience of the boat as it cruises along New York City. Listen to the pianist play different styles of music, including jazz and blues. the most sophisticated, special way to see the best of NYC from the water.

Bateaux New York (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Manhattan Bridge (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Empire State Building (Pass By)

One World Trade Center (Pass By)

Brooklyn Bridge (Pass By)

Governors Island National Monument (Pass By)

Hudson Yards (Pass By)

Chrysler Building (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code: We encourage casual attire that is informal and comfortable, (khakis, nice jeans, dresses, casual button-ups/blouses) for your day on the water.
  • There is no smoking inside the boat
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:The New York Premier Lunch Cruise departs from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers at West 23rd and 12th Ave (111C 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011.)

Apr. 2021

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:Local Parking is available at Pier 61. There may be a fee for parking.

Apr. 2021

Q:Is the New York Premier Lunch Cruise handicap accessible?

A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there any age restrictions on the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-12 enjoy a discount rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there high chairs available for my child during the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:Yes, high chairs are available for use during the brunch cruise.

Apr. 2021

Q:How should I dress for the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:Business casual attire is appropriate; such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.

Apr. 2021

Q:How early should I check in for the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:Boarding time is 45 minutes prior to departure.

Apr. 2021

Q:Can I smoke on board the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

Apr. 2021

Q:Where do we sit on the boat during the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

Apr. 2021

Q:Are there vegetarian selections available during the New York Premier Lunch Cruise?

A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Apr. 2021

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Featured review
It was wonderful time celebrating friend birthday lunch cruise.We all loved the cruise , food was delicious with yummy dessert. The whole cruise service was absolutely wonderful ! they really make this day very special for all of us . The atmosphere on cruise was elegant and beautiful views it was just a cherry on the cake. Highly recommended for any one who is looking for elegant and unique experience.


60 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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May 57th Birthday 2023
beatrice_f, May 2023
It was our Birthday vacation and this lunch cruise was a very nice way to spend some much needed time together 💞
Great lunch great cruise!
Terri_D, May 2023
The boat crew was awesome! Bryan our waiter was the best! Everyone was so accommodating to ensure everyone had a great experience! The piano player was great too! Very talented and have great history facts along the ride!
Brenda_V, May 2023
Would have liked to have a choice other than chicken or veggie did not match advertised menu, but was very tasty
Lunch cruise
Miguel_V, May 2023
The cruise was a very nice experience and I would definitely go again. The service and atmosphere was very good.
Great way to enjoy some NYC highlights
Eileen_M, Feb 2023
The sights were wonderful. The food was surprisingly good! A couple of glitches with the bill but everything got worked out. The staff were delightful. Specifically, we would have preferred Chardonnay by the glass and cream for the coffee. Not much to complain about!
Great but overpriced
Andre_P, Feb 2023
Great tour but I wish it would go around the entire “island”. The server didn’t put us by the window and I ASK FOR IT AND ASKED ON MY RESERVATION. The food was great, portion on the smaller size but very taste. Server was okay, I had better service in NYC, plus they don’t accept Amex card which is inconvenient for me.
Suresh_P, Feb 2023
Food was not great or very little option , coffee shortage , seating was not good either… not much for young kids …
Don’t bother getting all this lunch cruise
Lisette_R, Feb 2023
My most memorable experience on the lunch, sightseeing cruise is that the waitress was dismissive and rude. I asked to be seated in a Nother area and I had to ask five times. I would not recommend this cruise because of the service. It’s a very expensive lunch.
A must do in NYC!
Tammy_R, Dec 2022
Everything about this trip was AMAZING. The boat, the staff, the food, the views, the atmosphere were all a solid 10/10! Very reasonably priced. Already planning to do the dinner cruise next.
Solo down the River
Doreen_B, Nov 2022
Food was great but small portions. Kind of warm on the boat. Waitress Selena was great. Please warn people that their is a hot pepper on your plate. Staff was nice. View was amazing. Band was ok. W o uld like a refund for missing the 12: 00 trip.
Elegant cruise lunch
Beata_W, Nov 2022
It was wonderful time celebrating friend birthday lunch cruise.We all loved the cruise , food was delicious with yummy dessert. The whole cruise service was absolutely wonderful ! they really make this day very special for all of us . The atmosphere on cruise was elegant and beautiful views it was just a cherry on the cake. Highly recommended for any one who is looking for elegant and unique experience.
loved it.
jalen_w, Aug 2022
Lovely experience! the boat is very nice. I got the chicken breast as the meal 10/10 soooooo good! I would most definitely recommend.
Lovely lunch cruise
Samantha_H, Aug 2022
Lovely lunch cruise that gets your very close to the Statue of Liberty! It was a beautiful august day so that definitely helped the vibes!
Wonderful experience....
Alexis_C, Aug 2022
Wonderful experience. Well worth the money. Good music, good food, good views. Would definitely recommend
Lunch cruise of deception and dissatisfaction
SHAWB_K, Aug 2022
The staff were professional and friendly. I was deceived by the advertising. No buffet lunch or favorable choices for the 3. Course lunch a few argula leaves with a drop of tomato and watermelon, baked chicken breast or veggie dish 5 string beans. mash potato with sauce cheesecake dessert . Tour guide / piano person playing golden oldies she was kind clear speaking and knowledgeable. Boring ride but the weather was good. The Over price did not match the experience. Dont go. Thank God for a safe journey
Luncheon Cruise is a great way to see the Statue of Liberty.
Christine_L, May 2022
Staff interacted with guests; food was excellent; pianist did a great job and, of, course the views were spectacular!
A Grand Birthday Cruise
Robin_P, May 2022
This is the 3rd experience I've booked from Viator and it didn't disappoint! My birthday lunch cruise was fabulous even in the rain. The tickets were easy and I always feel VIP when I present. The meal was LOVELY and tasty and the piano player was a surprise treat! And Lady Liberty was grand! I love Viator!
they changed my...
Miguelngel_R, Nov 2021
they changed my reservation at the last minute to a totally different and very neglected boat. obviously it had absolutely nothing to do with what I had paid for and booked.
Book elsewhere
Michael_F, Oct 2021
The cruise was awesome as was the weather, but I will not do anymore dealings with Viator as they are greedy heartless people. I booked an earlier snorkeling trip thru the as well for early August in Key West. After traveling the day before to key West while at the height of the COVID pandemic and in the epicenter two members woke that morning with mild symptoms. While we were all vaccinated we thought to do the right thing and not go on o boat with many other people and breathe in a shared snorkel. When i called to inform them they cancelled my reservation but would not refund my money due to their "strict refund policy". So much for doing the right thing.
Terrible experience
Milan_W, Apr 2021
You guys sold me a ticket to an event that never happened and then did not contact me to tell me that it was not happening. We got there and there was no one working the ticket office either. Once I figured out it wasn’t happening, I called you all and no one answered. I want my full refund please and thank you
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hi Milan- Thank you for notifying us regarding this situation.  We’re incredibly sorry to hear about your experience, and we would like to investigate the situation further. To do so, please email us at with your name, cruise confirmation number, and the contents of this review. Once we receive your email, we will reach out directly. Thanks for your time.

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