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Spirit of New York

West 23rd Street, Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
+1 866-483-3866
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Ranked #129 of 512 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Boat Tours, Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family took the luncheon cruise on the Hudson River during the holiday weekend. It was a beautiful afternoon and the weather was great! The buffet was diverse and I had a beautiful cocktail that was quite tasty. After lunch, we went up to the upper deck and watched the scenery and the skyline as we sailed. It was amazing!... More

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Land O' Lakes, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The views are 5 stars, the food is 3, the service is 2 - just serving to many people and not enough time to tend to the guests needs appropriately. It's a good trip, don't get me wrong, and we both felt like a good value for the money spent. It was good, just not great.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Let me explain. We chose the buffet rather than the dinner. As we sat at our table at the dock we were told the buffet was ready !! I understood this was a dinner / buffet cruise not floating restaurant.The food was very poor bland and tasteless.For the money the food was disgracefull. Be warned. We ate at the Olive... More

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Carolyn C, Manager at Spirit of New York, responded to this review

Hi there - While we're glad you liked the vessel and the views, we are very sorry that you didn't enjoy the food and cruise experience. It sounds like you may have been on a cruise with a student group which can take away from the romance our product typically brings. None of this sits well with us and we... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I booked the dinner cruise as a surprise for my boyfriends birthday. It's by far one of the best nights we've ever had! I paid for the first class on top of the booking which I would definitely recommend. A bit pricey but if you're going to have a few drinks it's worth it as works out much cheaper. your... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The boat is spacious, the music ok, the DJ simple, the food boring, drinks expensive and - what matters most - the atmosphere is like on a childrens day out. Hords of noisy kids and teenagers and adults in sneakers shorts and t-shirts. Forget a decent atmosphere, forget to enjoy the skyline of NYC with some romance and style. Look... More

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Carolyn C, Manager at Spirit of New York, responded to this review

Hi Ignaz - We are so sorry we were unable to provide an unforgettable experience aboard Spirit of New York. We know there are quite a few other cruise lines available in New York, however, we truly feel our sister product, the Bateaux would have provided the atmosphere you were seeking. If you are ever back in town, please reach... More

Andover, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
16 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I didn't know quite what to expect on this dinner cruise but I enjoyed every minute. The pilot does indeed spend a lot of time around the Statue of Liberty and seeing this lit up at night was far better than seeing it by day. We found the food and disco to be very good. The only downside was that... More

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Hicksville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had gone on a Spirit Cruise 2 years ago, and it was a great experience. It was a jazz cruise, and the food was quite good. When we received a gift certificate to go again, we were expecting the same. The cruise it self was very good, from making the reservations, to parking, to picking up our ticket, from... More

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Carolyn C, Manager at Spirit of New York, responded to this review

Hi Filomena - We’re glad that you experienced fantastic service, however, it seems we didn't meet your expectations as far as the cuisine. We appreciate your feedback regarding the menu and we will absolutely pass this along to our team to improve the quality of our food. Thanks for your review and we do hope to see you again. More

Scotland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Was easy to get to via taxi which cost $8 including tip. Easy pick up of the tickets, no queue for them. We then had about 5-10 minutes to wait on boarding. You get your photo taken before you board with the option to purchase later on and then boarding is quick. We got great seats by the window on... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent time and good food. Staff was good. The Atlantica took us all around NYC and The Statue of Liberty where services was done. My first time for this and it was great. Thanks.

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Mobile, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

First, The food was outstanding probably some of the best we had while in the city. Unfortunately it rained during our cruise making our trip less than optimal. We were also cruising with a high school prom group which made the 2 1/2 hours cruise seem like 2 1/2 days. There was no way to get away from the noise... More

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