New York Premier Lunch Cruise

31 Reviews | New York City, USA

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Come aboard the glass-enclosed, European-style Bateaux New York for the ultimate sightseeing experience. Float along the Hudson and take in amazing views with narration by our pianist of notable New York City sights like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building. You’ll enjoy a delicious, three-course plated lunch and live music from an onboard pianist during your cruise. It’s the most sophisticated, special way to see the best of NYC from the water.



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Average 3.94 out of 5 stars based on 31 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Giovanny_C, Nov 2021 Verified
Excelente servicio, el lugar muy lindo, la atención excelente: todo muy lindo, el tour muy bueno……….
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Bunny583, Nov 2021 Verified
A gorgeous tour on an immaculate boat with a great crew. The food was delicious and the ambience could not have been better. Loved sharing this experience with my daughter in law and adult granddaughter. A very special 3 generation experience.
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NYmomMD, Mar 2020 Verified
Celebrated my mom’s and my ex-nanny’s birthday with my 2 daughters, eight and ten years old. The entire crew was so attentive and thoughtful to everyone in our party! I noticed they treated the other passengers equally well. I am a typical cynical New Yorker and hard to impress, but this was the best service I think I’ve ever experienced and witnessed in my city. My mom and ex nanny were each presented with little candles on their dessert as well as a bouquet of a half dozen roses!I thought the cruise route would be longer, but it is only a 2 hour cruise at a leisurely speed. We left from Chelsea piers (approximately 20th Street) and rounded the southern tip of Manhattan. To say that we cruised the east river is probably a technicality. We went as far East as the Brooklyn bridge and turned around without going under it.Highlights were the Statue of Liberty and governor’s island. The host was equally as informative as the jazz pianist and made it a point to engage my 8 year old with cool facts about the sights.There were romantic couples celebrating anniversaries and other milestones, in addition to families with young babies and of course tourists. The boat wasn’t completely filled, likely due to the coronavirus scare, but tables were spaced well apart so even if full to capacity, I would imagine it would still be comfortable.The on board photographer was the only unpleasant part of the entire experience. She did not look like she wanted to be there and it showed in her rushed manner and the quality of pictures. There was also a discrepancy in pricing, but it was corrected and I give her the benefit of the doubt. Photographers are independent from the cruise company, so this experience did not get factored into my impression for the latter.All in all I am grateful to the crew for making this special occasion so memorable. I’m now looking at other cruise experiences from this company to take out of town guests. I’m hoping the excellent service will never change!
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Inspiration645101, Dec 2019 Verified
This cruise was part of our honeymoon celebrations. This was our first time on the Hudson River. All our interactions were exceptional. As soon as we visited the website to review the options we were promptly assisted by a representative who booked our trip and sent us the link to confirm payment. Her name was Jessica. She clearly outlined what we should expect and the time we should get there. She promised a memorable experience and she was right. It was beyond amazing!!!We reached the dock at 11:30am and were warmly greeted, given our tickets and directed to the vessel. Bateaux is one beautiful girl!!! Once we boarded we were assigned a window seat which was adorned with petals of red roses and I was handed a bouquet of red roses as well. What a surprise!!! Our server, Randy was quite attentive and extended congratulations on our nuptials. He too promised a great experience. Janice, the pianist played a special song for us and also led the tour with information on the buildings as we sailed. The views were amazing!!! We took pictures at the Statute of Liberty and the bridge. The meal was excellent and we had also ordered champagne to compliment it. To our surprise, it was gifted to us as part of our celebration by the Randy and his manager.There aren’t enough words to aptly describe the wonderful experience we had. It was quite memorable and we will do this once more with our kids on our next visit to NYC. We highly recommend this tour
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Floscapades, Nov 2019 Verified
We booked a week in advanced for my sisters 40th birthday. It was for our family of 15 and we upgraded for window tables which we recommend for unobstructed views. Totally worth the price! The staff were all nice & our waitress was super attentive. They also allowed us to bring he own cake on board without an additional charge. Tons of beautiful photo ops throughout the trip and even stopped in front on the statue of liberty giving everyone a chance to take photos. My niece loved the lady playing the piano and she also took requests. Overall great service and truly one of our favorite family memories this year.
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Thomas0310, Oct 2019 Verified
I live in NY and was afraid it could be a little too touristy but there was a good mix of people on the cruise. The host upgraded our table to a window table and also gave a bouquet of roses to my girlfriend. I would suggest not paying for the upgraded seating because you could see from everywhere and most people went out on the deck when passing the Statue of Liberty. The food was simple but tasting and service was wonderful.
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ebk123, Sep 2019 Verified
Really a wonderful cruise. Well organized and food was delicious. The staff was friendly and very attentive. We had perfect weather, which was even better. The lunch cruise was really spectacular, I can only imagine how wonderful the night cruise would be!
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Angelaguilar76, Aug 2019 Verified
My wife choose this attraction and it is really nice, great food, great beverages, great service, the boat is great. At the que beggining I thought 2 hours will be short, but were enough. Thanks for all....!
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814jamesu, Jun 2018 Verified
Truly an elegant NYC experience. The cruise is nothing like the 2-3 story traditionally hot tourist cruises. It's fine dining at a tremendous price. I took the day tour. People wore casual/cocktail. A few had tennis shoes and capri but most had buttoned collars and dresses. There were several celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. A woman in a long black dress played on a baby grand and sang Sinatra songs while giving us the history of some of the buildings. 3 course meal was served. A wonderful micro-salad, an option of chicken or vegetarian and cheese cake. The courses were spread out so you could walk the boat and see NYC's skyline and statue. The staff were more than happy to take your pictures.
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Vincenzo G, Apr 2018 Verified
Too short! Food was delicious and better than what we expected, and the entire experiece was truly fun and well organized. I went in a Group of eight but would go back also as a couple for dinner

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