New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet (2.5hrs.)

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New York Dinner Cruise with Buffet

The New York dinner cruise with buffet is perfect for a relaxing night out. Admire the beautiful Manhattan skyline while enjoying a full buffet and entertainment from the onboard DJ. Whether you’re with your partner, friends or family, this cruise is suitable for everyone, thanks to the laid-back atmosphere onboard. The cruise departs from Chelsea Piers, which is located on the west side of Midtown Manhattan.

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New York Dinner Cruise with buffet

Onboard the New York dinner cruise with the buffet you’ll be led to the dining room where you can enjoy the views and many food options from the buffet. Everything is freshly prepared by the culinary team onboard and there is something for everyone, such as salmon, steak and chicken. Try a bit of everything or fill up on the dessert buffet, the choice is yours! Because it is a buffet, this cruise is suitable for people with food intolerances or allergies (such as gluten), as well as for those who are vegan or vegetarian. Just ask your waiter to point out the dishes that fit your dietary requirements, and they will be happy to help.

During and after dinner, feel free to hit the dance floor, there’s one on every floor! The DJ will be playing an eclectic mix. You can also explore the ship and head outside to get an even better view of the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Closer to Lady Liberty, the boat will slow down so you have enough time to take a photo. At the end of the day, this cruise is all about having fun.

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Year-round dinner cruise

This buffet dinner cruise is available year-round. On the warmer days, you can enjoy your drink and the views from the outside decks. Even during the winter, you can step outside to take photos and then quickly head back inside where it’s warm. Do keep in mind that during the summer, the sun will set after you return from the cruise, but the views are still impressive.

Eric’s Tip: “This dinner cruise starts early in the evening and only takes around 2 to 2.5 hours. This makes it a good option when you are travelling with children or have more plans for the later evening, such as visiting a rooftop bar.”

Practical Information

After purchasing you will receive a voucher via email. You can print the voucher to use it as your ticket for the tour or show it as a mobile ticket on your smartphone.

  • Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours (on Saturdays it’s 3 hours)
  • Departure Point: Chelsea Piers, to get here, take subway lines A, C or E to 23rd Street
  • Departure Times: 18:00 or 19:00
  • There is no strict dress code for this boat tour, you can dress however you like.

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