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Address: Pier 81, W 41st St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-630-8100
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Description: Operating since 1984, World Yacht at Pier 81 is New York City's premiere...
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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Wonderful Excursion - Great Meal

We had a wonderful brunch cruise on the Duchess. Though the weather cooperated, it was a bit breezy topside, and we were glad that we brought along jackets. The brunch buffet was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Los Altos Hills, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The world Yacht is a floating lobster/seafood restaurant that takes you out in the Hudson River for dining and drinking. Initially I thought it would be a tacky tourist thing...it isn't! Perfect way to have a lunch in the sun on the water with friends.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ideal end to a perfect week in NYC!! We sailed on the Duchess and had the most spectacular night. The view of Manhattan and New Jersey at night was breath taking! The service on board was fantastic and the staff were very friendly. Food was also amazing and the DJ played perfectly fitting music which catered for all on board.... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was my first experience. We celebrated my Husband's Birthday here. We opted for Dinner Cruise. The food , ambiance, the yacht, the view everything was just worth spending $490/- for two including cake , four course meal and a bottle of Champagne. The only disappointing experience was, I felt this place was under staff. You really have to wait... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The dinner cruise on the Duchess was amazing. The staff and the food was top notch. They even gave us a complimentary glass of champagne and each of the Mothers were given a red rose to commemorate Mother's Day. It was truly a wonderful and memorable evening!!

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NYCL M, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Nothing like seeing the Big Apple from the water, especially on a special occasion like Mothers' Day. So glad we were able to knock it out of the park for you and show you a good time. Hope you'll be back to see us when you're in New York again. All the best, World Yacht Team More 

Lanark, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a fantastic time on the world yacht, we booked it for our wedding dinner there was just the two of us and they made us feel like VIP's. The views are breath taking and the service is second to none, we would like to say a special thank you to Clayton who was very attentive though not over... More 

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NYCL M, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Can't tell you how happy our team was to be able to celebrate such a monumental occasion with you, Christine. Weddings are always special, and we're glad we were able to make yours even more special. We wish you all the best in your marriage. Hope you'll be back to see us soon. All the best, World Yacht Team More 

Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a wonderful brunch cruise on the Duchess. Though the weather cooperated, it was a bit breezy topside, and we were glad that we brought along jackets. The brunch buffet was very nice - and the chocolate cake was delicious. If you are going to be in NYC for a couple of days and are keeping an eye on... More 

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NYCL M, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Happy to hear the Duchess was able to show you the beautiful sights of New York City. So glad our buffet and chocolate cake really knocked it out of the park for you. Hope you'll be back on board real soon. All the best, World Yacht Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The servers was great. Was friendly had a smile on and was very polite. My servers were Margarita, Majory and Ahmed. I even had a chance to speak to the manager Luis Compres. The food was good and the music also,....had a great experience

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NYCL M, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Happy to hear our staff and food were able to make your evening that much more special. Hope you'll be back on board again real soon. All the best, World Yacht Team More 

Rouen, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Absolutely amazing! We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary with my husband, and got more than we were hoping for! The food was good (just know that if you take the open bar option, you will have the choice between 2 white and 2 red wines only, wine-speaking; they're basic wines, not bad at all Any other choice will be... More 

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NYCL M, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

So glad you and your husband decided to celebrate your anniversary with us, Marianne. It's always a special treat to have special occasions on our cruises, and we're glad we were able to exceed your expectations. Hope you'll be back on board real soon. Until then, World Yacht Team More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had an evening cruise on the World Yacht with dinner, I have to say I was a little apprehensive as I am awful on boats and was feeling a little worse for wear after a few days in Las Vegas. However the boat was sturdy the day was calm and little sway. The food was really good and I... More 

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NYCL M, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Happy to hear we were able to calm your fears and show you a special evening. Nothing like seeing The Big Apple from the water, and we're so glad you were able to enjoy everything on board. Hope you'll be back to visit us when you're in the city again. Until then, World Yacht Team More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you want to see New York at night this is a great cruise. The city is magical and beautiful at night from the river. The price we paid was a lot of money. Yes the service was good but the food was vey poor for the price we paid. Also they do propose that you pay a tip which... More 

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NYCL M, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Happy to hear you were able to get a great view of the city on our cruise. Sorry to hear you felt the food was lacking a bit -- we usually get compliments on it. We know we'll be able to kick it up a notch the next time you visit. All the best, World Yacht Team More 

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