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World Yacht

Pier 81, W 41st St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY (Hell's Kitchen)
+1 212-630-8100
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$89*
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Ranked #140 of 549 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Operating since 1984, World Yacht at Pier 81 is New York City's premiere destination on the Hudson River. Each year, World Yacht hosts more than 125,000 guests around Manhattan. With four stunning vessels elegantly appointed, World Yacht is the ideal venue for romantic dinners, group outings, small dinner parties, weddings and corporate and social events. Our public dinner cruises sail year round; guests enjoy a four-course dinner, breathtaking views of the city skyline, music and entertainment. Brunch and lunch cruises sail from April through October. All vessels are available for private events. World Yacht's dinner cruises offer American cuisine in an elegant setting with exceptional views of the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. The three-hour public dinner cruise features a four-course dinner composed of seasonal appetizer, entree and dessert choices, each prepared fresh onboard by Executive Chef Dennis Weeks and his team. World Yacht operates year round, sailing daily from May through December for dinner service and offering Sunday brunch cruises between the months of April and October.
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Bramhall, uk
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I went with friends on the last night of our trip to New York. There were some good points but mostly not so good, I'm afraid to say. The boat looks tired and could seriously do with a re-fit but it was clean and functional. The tables were laid well but the menus had seen better days... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Took my boyfriend here for his 40th birthday ..........from the start to the finish this was a Amazing night ,what away to celebrate his birthday, when I booked this tour I opted to pay the up grade with the drinks package ....this didn't disappoint .we had a beautiful meal with lots of drinks and the amazing night time views ,where... More

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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Words fail to discribe the expericence. There are 4 main reasons to recommend this. 1 - Boats, theses are worth dinning in on themselves. 2 Food and Drink - excellent, attentive and included. 3 staff - cannot praise them enough particularly the photographers who were busy all night. they got the PERFECT Shot for me that summed up America lady... More

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I use to deliver wedding cakes to World Yacht back in the late 80's. I have never used their services until now. My family and I are frequent visitors to NYC. I was throwing a surprise part for my wife. It was our 25th wedding anniversary. All through the planning process the staff taking my reservations were extremely helpful. From... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

★★★★★ Had our New York wedding breakfast on the World Yacht and the service, the meal, music, atmosphere and the magnificent scenery of New York at sunset and night was the perfect end to a perfect day. Our guests all loved it too. Outstanding.

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Portland, Oregon
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We made our reservations weeks in advance. We arrived an hour ahead to check in as the instructions directed. We were the first to arrive. We were then told to come back at 12:00. Would suggest arriving a little before 12:00 as a line does form. The staff is excellent! So accomodating with a baby and a stroller. However, with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Did the brunch trip. The wait staff did not guide the people to start only on one side of the buffet so it was chaos going in two directions. No labels for the food, and the food was average. The cruise was enjoyable but not worth the price.

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ManagerNYCL, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you were disappointed with our brunch cruise. We will take your comments onboard to ensure this does not happen again in future. We hope that you will try us again one day! Kind regards, The World Yacht Team More

Union City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I went on World Yacht for our anniversary dinner. The service was attentive throughout the evening and the staff asked if we were celebrating a special occasion which they noted and later brought over desert with a candle on it and took photos of us which we thought was a nice touch. The views of the city... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I were in New York for a week. We hoped for a wonderful dinner cruise on World Yacht at Pier 81, but were very disappointed. The wait staff were disorganized and didn't seem to know what to do. We had purchased a beer and wine package, but no one came to talk to us or offer to... More

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ManagerNYCL, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Hi Nicholas, We are disappointed to hear that our service did not meet the high level we strive for. Our guest experience is very important to us and it is troubling to hear that your concerns were not addressed on the night. Please contact me at kterrey@nycl.com to discuss your experience further. Kind regards, The World Yacht Team More

West Milford, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our first trip on World Yacht Dinner Cruise was a disaster. We were sold tickets for the Adventure Cruise but ended up on a boat with two private parties, our party of 4 being the third "private party" for the night (and the third wheel). On the next business day, I called customer service to complain about the awkward position... More

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