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Address: West 23rd Street, Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York City, NY 10011
Phone Number: 866 433 9283
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Join us aboard Spirit of New York and Spirit of New Jersey for a fun mix of...

Join us aboard Spirit of New York and Spirit of New Jersey for a fun mix of dining, dancing, entertainment and skyline views. Cruising the Hudson River year-round, Spirit has a variety of lunch, dinner, moonlight and holiday cruises like Mother's Day, plus dozens of themed cruises, to choose from.

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We had a great time. Food was good, staff was friendly and attentive. DJ played a nice variety of music. AWSOME time and a must do if in the New York area. We got so close to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time. Food was good, staff was friendly and attentive. DJ played a nice variety of music. AWSOME time and a must do if in the New York area. We got so close to the Statue of Liberty.

Thank Meryle721
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Spirit of New York dinner cruise last evening. Beautiful, calm, clear evening on the Hudson River. Our server, Rachel, was brilliant. Only two areas for improvement: nothing to do beforehand – which on a 4 degrees C evening is a little chilling - seems like a missed opportunity to sell people a welcome drink?!?. Secondly, the buffet was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

My teenage son, daughter and I went on the moonlight Christmas Eve cruise. Very organised getting passengers on board and it was nice to see most guests made the effort to dress up. The vibe was certainly 'Christmassy' and for overseas visitors this was lovely. Our server was very friendly and explained how he would look after us for the... More 

Thank outoftowner114
Richmond Hill, New York
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have to give a five-star review because it must be said that the company and crew made that extra effort to give us a good time. At the time of booking our cruise, I noted that we'd be there to celebrate two anniversaries: Mine and my wife's tenth, and my parents' fortieth. We paid for a window table and... More 

Thank XenophonJones
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely not worth the money. Staff is rude and uncaring. Just looking for a paycheck. Sad as we read the reviews and we're excited to experience it. Very disappointing. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! !!

Thank B S
Champlin, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The staff on this cruise was really professional and friendly. The food was great. Best dessert table on a cruise for a while! The boat looked really elegant inside out. The route is great too which allows a great view of the city from several angles.

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Champlin, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Spirit of New York is among the most memorable cruises for hundreds of Ugandans and Friends from North America, Europe and Uganda who had come for the Uganda Festival New York 2015. Warm and friendly staff, great customer service, great experience. The Dinner is delicious with many choices. Great presentation; DJ systems, dance floor, colors and lights. Great attractions, Ellis... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

If you want to see some of the sights including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island etc from the Hudson River, then a boat trip is the answer. Within two hours you can help yourself to the buffet, drink and even dance as well as go up deck and face a bracing wind.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Myself and 4 friends booked this trip as part of a 4 day stay in New York last week (15th Nov 15). We were supposed to be having lunch on the Spirit, however we disembarked before the boat left the dock for the following reasons. On arrival we were shown to our seats and immediately noticed that we were adjacent... More 

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Hammonton, NJ
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our first time on this boat. We've done the Spirit of Philadelphia before so we knew what to expect. We went for our 10th Anniversary dinner so I paid extra for a two seat table and extra again for a window seat. Understandable though. The buffet was good with a decent selection and you can visit as many... More 

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EntertainmentCruises, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of New York, responded to this review

Hi - So glad to hear that you enjoyed the views! But, we're so sorry about the cold temperatures you experienced aboard Spirit of New York and we will absolutely look into the issue. Thanks for your review. More 

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