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NYC: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

1. NYC: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

Embark on a sightseeing cruise from Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers. Enjoy stunning views of the NYC skyline with a 180-degree sightseeing experience from a boat that is all-glass and includes curved ceilings and walls. Hop aboard the boat at Chelsea Piers and being your sightseeing adventure. Sail along the Hudson and East rivers, admiring the Manhattan skyline. Spot Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building. Get up-close views of the iconic Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Capture pictures of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Gaze out from one of the open-air decks for unobstructed views. Relax in the elegant atmosphere and take advantage of the attentive service as you dine on a brunch, lunch, or dinner prepared by the chef. Listen to a variety of tunes throughout the cruise played by a skilled pianist. Hear fascinating facts about New York’s famous attractions. Dance to piano melodies that include jazz, blues, and Broadway hits. On the dinner cruise, enjoy the added entertainment featuring an acoustic trio of a baby grand piano, upright bass, and jazz guitar. For brunch, enjoy bottomless mimosas while taking in the spectacular views. Sample Bottomless Brunch Menu - Early Risers: Seasonal Fruit, Breakfast Pastries, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Meats, Breakfast Potatoes, or Cinnamon French Toast Casserole - Late Risers: Organic Mixed Field Greens, Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar, Roasted Broccoli Florets, Baked Ziti Pasta, Roasted Salmon Provençale, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken, or Hand Carved Strip Loin, USDA Choice - Desserts: Bateaux Signature Dessert Station Sample Plated Lunch Menu - First Course: Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar - Entrée: Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast - Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake Sample Plated Dinner Menu - First Course: Baby Romaine & Spinach Caesar, Lobster Bisque, Togarashi Tuna Tartare, or Duck Pate De Foie Gras (available for additional price) - Main Course: Forest Mushroom Ravioli, Herb Roasted Shrimp, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod, American Wagyu Striploin (available for additional price), or Broiled Maine Lobster Tails (available for additional price) - Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake, Humbolt Fog & Belletoile Triple Cream Brie Cheeses, Bateaux Signature Warm Butter Cake, Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, Freshly Cut Fruit & Fresh Strawberries, or French Macarons (available for additional price)

NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

2. NYC: Manhattan Skyline Buffet Dinner Cruise with Live DJ

Take in New York City's iconic skyline on an evening boat cruise. Marvel at key landmarks, such as Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and dance on the upper deck to tunes played by the live DJ. Board the boat at Pier 36 and settle in before setting sail under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Enjoy views of City Hall, the Woolworth Building, South Street Seaport, the Lower Manhattan Skyline, and Wall Street on your right, and the districts of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights on your left. Once at the southern tip of Manhattan, pass Governors Island and enjoy panoramic views of the whole of Lower Manhattan, dominated by the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Step outside onto the boat's outdoor upper deck to take in these iconic views. Then, head up the Hudson River with the State of New Jersey on one side and Midtown Manhattan on the other. Spot the Empire State Building and Hudson Yards. Next, pass Ellis Island and pause just off Liberty Island at the perfect place to take breathtaking photos of the Statue of Liberty. During the cruise, enjoy a delicious 3-course buffet meal and some light tour narration to ensure you don't miss out on the key attractions. Listen to music played by the live DJ throughout the evening. Take a spin on the dancefloor on the outdoor section of the upper deck after your meal. Sample menu: Garden mixed greens salad Either marinated top round steak or roasted pork loin Chicken Francese Baked tilapia Pasta with tomato and basil Broccoli, carrots, baked potato, and zucchini in a coconut cream sauce (seasonal vegan dish) Mashed potatoes Seasonal vegetables Chocolate mousse or New York cheesecake Non-alcoholic beverages, including juice, soda, or bottled water Tea or coffee

New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

3. New York City: Sunset Sail Aboard a Schooner

Experience the most stylish means of viewing a New York sunset by sailing aboard the Schooner America 2.0. While sailing you will be treated to an alcoholic drink of your choice by an exceptional crew, as you watch the warm rays of the sun sink peacefully into the horizon. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city with your favorite companions when you board this 105-foot, 1800s-style vessel, America 2.0. She's perfect for romantic outings, entertaining friends from out of town, or just relaxing. This is sure to be an event you’ll want to experience again. Glide peacefully through the waters of the New York Harbor on the most relaxing, beautiful, and romantic excursion in the city. During your trip, take in the majestic colors of the sunset surrounding New York Harbor's skyline and iconic landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island. Heading south from Chelsea Piers and down the Hudson River to Battery Park, the schooner will pass by Ellis Island and sail out to the Statue of Liberty. Wind and time permitting, she will head toward Governors Island and breeze by the Financial District.

NYC: Christmas Day Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

4. NYC: Christmas Day Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

Experience the magic of the season on a luxurious Christmas Day gourmet brunch or dinner cruise aboard New York’s glass-enclosed Bateaux, Manhattan’s most premium experience on the water. You and your guests will enjoy a holiday 3-course, plated brunch or dinner freshly prepared by a chef. Savor an exquisite dining experience where delectable cuisine, elegant decor, and stunning views will make for an unforgettable experience. Imaginative culinary creations, top-class wine list, and musical entertainment combine to create the ultimate New York indulgence. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline from an incredibly unique perspective, live entertainment, and festive décor. Celebrate the holidays on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Sample Brunch Menu: STARTER (CHOICE OF ONE) BEET & BABY ARUGULA SALAD (G*)(V) Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic Vinaigrette GREEK YOGURT & GRANOLA PARFAIT (G*)(V) Chobani Non-Fat Greek Yogurt | Honey Granola | Fresh Blueberries and Strawberries MAIN (CHOICE OF ONE) SCRAMBLED EGGS (G*) Nueske's Applewood Triple-Thick Cut Bacon | New Red Potatoes & Cauliflower Hash | Arugula Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette & Red Onions BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST (V) Stuffed with Nutella Cream | Fresh Strawberries | Maple Syrup (Contains Nuts) OVEN-ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST WITH ROSEMARY & THYME Roasted New Red Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Mushroom Sauce DESSERT (CHOICE OF ONE) SIGNATURE CHOCOLATE CAKE (V) Creme Anglaise | Raspberry Coulis | Candied Pecans (Contains Nuts) MIXED FRUIT WITH STRAWBERRIES (G*)(VG)(V) Madagascar Vanilla and Orange Cream NEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE (V)(N) Lemon Mascarpone Cream | Blueberry Compote **May contain Nuts Sample Dinner Menu: STARTER (CHOICE OF ONE - ALL STARTERS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREAD AND BUTTER) BEET & BABY ARUGULA SALAD (G*)(V) Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic Vinaigrette SIGNATURE SEAFOOD CHOWDER (G*) Clams | Idaho Potatoes | Cream MAIN (CHOICE OF ONE) TURKEY DINNER Garlic Mashed Potato | Traditional Stuffing | Haricot Verts | Turkey Gravy | Cranberry Sauce BROILED SALMON FILET WITH ROASTED TOMATO VINAIGRETTE Lemon Orzo | Farm Fresh Seasonal Vegetables BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS WITH FRESNO PEPPER DEMI GLACE (G*) Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Baby Carrots, Broccoli FALL VEGETABLE RAGU (G*)(V)(VG) Butternut Squash | Brussel Sprouts | Cauliflower | Carrots | White Bean Ragu DESSERT (CHOICE OF ONE) HORNBLOWER SIGNATURE CHOCOLATE CAKE (V) Creme Anglaise | Raspberry Coulis | Candied Pecans | (Contains Nuts) MIXED FRUIT WITH STRAWBERRIES (G*)(VG)(V) Madagascar Vanilla and Orange Cream NEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE (V) Lemon Marscapone Cream | Blueberry Compote | (Contains Nuts)

NYC: New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner Fireworks Harbor Cruise

5. NYC: New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner Fireworks Harbor Cruise

Countdown to midnight and toast the New Year with unbeatable views of the New Year’s fireworks while you cruise around Manhattan on the Spirit of New York. You and your guests will enjoy a holiday dinner buffet freshly prepared by the chef along with an open bar. Savor a 3-hour New Year's Eve dinner cruise featuring delectable cuisine, elegant décor, and stunning views that make for an unforgettable holiday. Imaginative culinary creations, a sparkling wine toast, and a live DJ combine to create an unforgettable New York experience. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Choose your departure point from either Pier 61 or Pier 15. Dinner Buffet Sample Menu SALADS (ALL SALADS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREADS AND BUTTER)CAESAR SALADRomaine Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Crouton | Traditional Caesar DressingMESCULIN SALAD (G*)(V)(N)Dried Cranberries | Feta Cheese | Sliced Almonds | Orange Champagne Vinaigrette | *Contains NutsKALE QUINOA SALAD (V)(G*)(VG)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette MAINPASTA AL FORNO (V)Alfredo Sauce | Panko Parmesan CrustHONEY SESAME CHICKENScallions | Fresno Chilies OVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH (G*)Spicy Tomato | White Bean RaguHAND CARVED PRIME RIB (G*)Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au Jus COMPLEMENTSROASTED BROCCOLI (G*)(V)(VG)Toasted Garlic | Chili FlakesGARLIC MASHED POTATOES (V)Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION (V)(N)Assorted Cakes | Brownies, Pastries | Seasonal Fruit | *Contains Nuts

NYC: Christmas Eve Gourmet Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

6. NYC: Christmas Eve Gourmet Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

Celebrate the magic of the season on a luxurious Christmas Eve lunch or dinner cruise aboard New York’s glass-enclosed Bateaux – Manhattan’s most premium experience on the water. You and your guests will enjoy a holiday 3-course, plated meal freshly prepared by the chef, and full bar service. Savor an exquisite dining experience where delectable cuisine, elegant decor, and stunning views will make for an unforgettable experience. Imaginative culinary creations, top-class wine list, and musical entertainment combine to create the ultimate New York indulgence. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline from an incredibly unique perspective, curated music, and festive décor. The team will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate the holidays on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Take a look at a sample menu for an idea of the delicious meal you can expect: STARTER (Choice of One)BEET & BABY ARUGULA SALAD Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic VinaigretteSIGNATURE SEAFOOD CHOWDER Clams | Idaho Potatoes | Cream MAIN (Choice of One)TURKEY DINNERGarlic Mashed Potato | Traditional Stuffing | Haricot Verts | Turkey Gravy | Cranberry SauceBROILED SALMON FILET WITH ROASTED TOMATO VINAIGRETTELemon Orzo | Farm Fresh Seasonal VegetablesFALL VEGETABLE RAGU (G*)(VG)(V)Butternut Squash | Brussel Sprouts | Cauliflower | Carrots | White Bean Ragu DESSERTMIXED FRUIT WITH STRAWBERRIESMadagascar Vanilla and Orange CreamNEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE Lemon Mascarpone Cream | Blueberry Compote | (Contains Nuts)HORNBLOWER SIGNATURE CHOCOLATE CAKE Creme Anglaise | Raspberry Coulis | Candied Pecans | (Contains Nuts)

NYC: New Year's Day Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

7. NYC: New Year's Day Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

Celebrate the New Year on the water on a luxurious New Year’s Day gourmet brunch or dinner Cruise aboard New York’s glass-enclosed Bateaux – Manhattan's most premium experience on the water. While onboard, you will enjoy a 3-course, plated brunch or dinner freshly prepared by the chef, and full bar service. Savor an exquisite dining experience where delectable cuisine, elegant decor, and stunning views will make for an unforgettable experience. Imaginative culinary creations, top-class wine list, and musical entertainment combine to create the ultimate New York indulgence. Start your new year in style with exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline from an incredibly unique perspective, fine dining, and musical entertainment. The team will take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate the New Year on the Hudson and East Rivers with friends and family Sample Brunch Menu STARTER (CHOICE OF ONE)BEET & BABY ARUGULA SALAD Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic VinaigretteGREEK YOGURT & GRANOLA PARFAIT (G*)(V)Chobani Non-Fat Greek Yogurt | Honey Granola | Fresh Blueberries and Strawberries MAIN (CHOICE OF ONE)SCRAMBLED EGGS Nueske's Applewood Triple-Thick Cut Bacon | New Red Potatoes & Cauliflower Hash | Arugula Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette & Red OnionsBRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST Stuffed with Nutella Cream | Fresh Strawberries | Maple Syrup (Contains Nuts)OVEN-ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST WITH ROSEMARY & THYMERoasted New Red Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Mushroom Sauce DESSERT (CHOICE OF ONE)SIGNATURE CHOCOLATE CAKE Creme Anglaise | Raspberry Coulis | Candied Pecans (Contains Nuts)MIXED FRUIT WITH STRAWBERRIESMadagascar Vanilla and Orange CreamNEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE Lemon Mascarpone Cream | Blueberry Compote **May contain Nuts Sample Dinner Menu STARTER (CHOICE OF ONE)BEET & BABY ARUGULA SALAD Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic VinaigretteSIGNATURE SEAFOOD CHOWDER Clams | Idaho Potatoes | Cream MAIN (CHOICE OF ONE)ROOT VEGETABLE FRICASSEE Butternut Squash | Cauliflower | Zucchini | Grape Tomatoes | Gremolata | Cauliflower Coconut Cream SaucePAN ROASTED COD  Rock Shrimp | Crispy Couscous | Lemon Beurre BlancOVEN-ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST WITH ROSEMARY & THYMERoasted New Red Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Mushroom SauceBRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS WITH FRESNO PEPPER DEMI GLACE Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Baby Carrots | Broccoli DESSERT (CHOICE OF ONE)SIGNATURE CHOCOLATE CAKE (V)Creme Anglaise | Raspberry Coulis | Candied Pecans (Contains Nuts)MIXED FRUIT WITH STRAWBERRIES (G*)(VG)(V)Madagascar Vanilla and Orange CreamNEW YORK STYLE CHEESECAKE (V)Lemon Mascarpone Cream | Blueberry Compote **May contain NutsHUMBOLDT FOG & BELLETOILE TRIPLE CREAM BRIESesame Flat Bread | Strawberries | Fig Preserves

From New Jersey: NYC New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

8. From New Jersey: NYC New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Countdown to midnight and toast the New Year with unbeatable views of the New Year’s fireworks while you cruise around Manhattan on the Spirit of New York. Enjoy a holiday dinner buffet freshly prepared by the chef along with an open bar. Experience a New Year's Eve dinner cruise featuring delectable cuisine, elegant décor, and stunning views that make for an unforgettable holiday. Imaginative culinary creations, a sparkling wine toast, and a live DJ combine to create an unforgettable evening. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Dinner Buffet Sample Menu SALADS (ALL SALADS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREADS AND BUTTER)CAESAR SALADRomaine Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Crouton | Traditional Caesar DressingMESCULIN SALAD (G*)(V)(N)Dried Cranberries | Feta Cheese | Sliced Almonds | Orange Champagne Vinaigrette | *Contains NutsKALE QUINOA SALAD (V)(G*)(VG)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette MAINPASTA AL FORNO (V)Alfredo Sauce | Panko Parmesan CrustHONEY SESAME CHICKENScallions | Fresno Chilies OVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH (G*)Spicy Tomato | White Bean RaguHAND CARVED PRIME RIB (G*)Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au Jus COMPLEMENTSROASTED BROCCOLI (G*)(V)(VG)Toasted Garlic | Chili FlakesGARLIC MASHED POTATOES (V)Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION (V)(N)Assorted Cakes | Brownies, Pastries | Seasonal Fruit | *Contains Nuts

NYC: Thanksgiving Gourmet Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

9. NYC: Thanksgiving Gourmet Lunch or Dinner Harbor Cruise

Experience a 2-hour Thanksgiving lunch or 3-hour Thanksgiving dinner cruise featuring delectable cuisine, elegant décor, and stunning views that make for an unforgettable holiday. Imaginative culinary creations, a top-class wine list, and live music entertainment combine to create the ultimate New York indulgence. Make this holiday truly special with a luxurious Thanksgiving lunch or dinner Cruise aboard New York’s glass-enclosed Bateaux. This cruise is Manhattan’s most premium experience on the water. Enjoy a celebratory 3-course, plated dinner with all the trimmings freshly prepared by the chef. While onboard, enjoy incredible views of New York City’s iconic skyline, full bar service, and festive décor. The team will happily take care of the details, leaving you to enjoy the holiday on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving! Sample Menu STARTER (Choice of One)BEET & BABY ARUGULA SALAD Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic VinaigretteSIGNATURE SEAFOOD CHOWDER Clams | Idaho Potatoes | Cream MAIN (Choice of One)TURKEY DINNERGarlic Mashed Potato | Traditional Stuffing | Haricot Verts | Turkey Gravy | Cranberry SauceBROILED SALMON FILET WITH ROASTED TOMATO VINAIGRETTELemon Orzo | Farm Fresh Seasonal VegetablesFALL VEGETABLE RAGU (G*)(VG)(V)Butternut Squash | Brussel Sprouts | Cauliflower | Carrots | White Bean Ragu DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION Assorted Cakes | Brownies | Pastries | Seasonal Fruit | *Contains Nuts With Caramel Sauce and Fresh Whipped Cream

New York City: Harbor Cruise with Brunch Buffet from Pier 15

10. New York City: Harbor Cruise with Brunch Buffet from Pier 15

Munch on a delicious brunch buffet with freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, dessert dishes, and unlimited mimosas on a cruise around New York Harbor, departing from South Street Seaport. View some major NYC landmarks from the outdoor observation decks. Take as much or as little as you like and savor your selections as the sights of New York City glide by. After brunch, relax on the outdoor patio with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Freedom Tower & the sights of Downtown & Midtown Manhattan. Enjoy panoramic views of the NYC skyline from the large outdoor observation decks or fully enclosed and climate-controlled dining decks. Get out your camera for up-close photo opportunities of the Statue of Liberty. Take a refreshing stroll around the ship's decks and listen to onboard entertainment with DJ music. Create unforgettable memories on a New York City brunch buffet cruise. Sample Brunch Menu: Early Riser Breakfast Pastries - Assorted muffins and danishes Scrambled Eggs - American cheddar cheese Breakfast Meats - Applewood smoked bacon, pork sausage links Breakfast Potatoes - Caramelized onions, red and green bell peppers Late Riser Field Green Salad - Tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, ranch dressing or balsamic dressing Kale Quinoa Salad - Quinoa, roasted red pepper, spinach, lemon oregano vinaigrette Green Goddess Pasta Salad - Sweet peas, white beans, scallions Honey Sesame Chicken - Scallions, Fresno chilies Oven-Roasted Whitefish - Spicy tomato, white bean ragu Root Vegetable Fricassee - Idaho potatoes, broccoli, grape tomatoes, gremolata, cauliflower coconut cream sauce Roasted Broccoli - Toasted garlic, chili flakes Dessert Signature Dessert Station - Cakes, brownies, seasonal fruit

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What people are saying about Hudson River

A fun experience that exceeded my expectations. It was pricey, but we did buy a week before, and it was for New Year's Eve. The food was waaay better than I expected. I expected cheap hotel buffet food, but this was very good quality. Top notch. The staff was coordinated and efficient. Pier was easy to find. Check-in was easy. They even provided umbrellas to walk from the covered waiting area to the boat itself which was a nice touch. Music was a bit loud but others enjoyed that. It because more of a party boat after midnight, which I guess should have been expected. If you're looking for subdued elegance this is not it. The inside of the boat is very nice, like a nice restaurant. It's definitely more of a party experience than fine dining, even though the food was excellent. Fireworks are shot off from Liberty Island and you get a great view from the top deck.

Chose this activity for a friends birthday who was visiting from the UK. It was perfect from start to finish. Excellent food, fabulous views and very attentive staff. I have now done both a lunch and dinner cruise on the Bateaux and would highly recommend both

What a great way to spend Christmas with our family in the city! The food and service were excellent, and sights amazing! Great pictures and memories!

Lovely romantic cruise - we enjoyed this as part of our honeymoon. Food & entertainment exceeded our expectations.

Fantastic experience!! A must do when visiting NYC.