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World Yacht

Address: Pier 81, W 41st St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY (Hell's Kitchen)
Phone Number: +1 212-630-8100
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Ranked #239 of 1,014 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Operating since 1984, World Yacht at Pier 81 is New York City's...
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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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Belo Horizonte, MG
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a disappointment!!!! My family and I were expecting to have a great New Year's Eve but it turned out to be a real nightmare. First of all we had to wait outdoors ( it was a freezing night) for more than an hour before they finally let us board. Open bar worked well and the DJ (queen of spades)... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that this happened on your New Years Eve Cruise however we are not aware that this occurred on any of our boats. We believe it was another company, we take the safety of our guests very seriously. Can you please let us know the name of the boat you were on so that we may... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great Overall! Boat not too packed, good food, good drinks and service! Only suggestion is to be able to pick the boat....some really nice boats and we ended up on the the lobster tailored boat. Would have preferred one of the others. Still a great experience!

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the cruise, Jon. Always great to see the beautiful sights from the water. Hope you'll be back to visit us when you're in New York again. - World Yacht Team More 

St. Stephen, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We arrived around 8:30, they let us board right away. They serve the people in order of when they arrive on the boat. On New Year's Eve you have to allow about 1 hr to go a distance that would normally take you 15 minutes by cab cause streets are blocked off downtown, (we were on Lexington at the W... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Glad you decided to ring in the new year with us, Mary. Always great to see the beautiful sights from the water, and we're happy that our team was able to give you a special evening. We hope you'll be back to visit us when you're in New York again. All the best, World Yacht Team More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Sailed on the Duchess and enjoyed a good meal (can't really expect Michelin star food for these types of events), open bar was quick and plentiful, DJ, private couples seating, servers great - Mike is a rock star ;) - and the boat was perfectly placed on a clear night in front of lady liberty and the manhattan sky-line. Not... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Thanks for spending New Year's with us, Peter! It was definitely a beautiful night for a cruise. Here's wishing you all the best in 2015 -- and keep us in mind for the next time you're looking to celebrate! All the best, World Yacht Team More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Instead of going to Times Square for NYE for 12 hours wearing adult diapers or urinating in bottles, my friends (3 of us) and I decided to purchase tickets for an all inclusive cruise with World Yacht for New Years Eve. The tickets were a total of $275 per person and included a buffet style dinner (which servants served you... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing this! We're so pleased you chose to spend your NYE with us. Knowing that you enjoyed the buffet, the drinks, and NOT standing in a packed crowd for 12 hours is fantastic. Hearing that we could make the night special, fun, and stress free makes everything we do worth it. Best, World Yacht Team More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We sailed on The Princess for New Years Eve, everything was included, a five course meal which was very agreeable, open bar with table service, very friendly and attentive staff who seemed happy to be working and at the end felt more like friends. We stopped by the Statue of Liberty at the stroke of midnight and watched the ten... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that your experience on the yacht was priceless, Lisa! We're especially delighted that you loved everything from the food to the fireworks as you celebrated New Years and your birthday with us. Know that you're welcome to join us for a cruise anytime! Take care, World Yacht Team More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Cancelled my cruise an hour before departure with no explanation and have refused to refund me as apparently it is in the terms and conditions when you book! £200 down. They did offer me a different date but 2 weeks later, they knew i was on holiday and would not be able to attend a different date. Well played...

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

We apologize again, Rachel, that there was a delay in receiving your refund. If we have to cancel a cruise, our policy is to refund money straight away. We know how inconvenient this delay was around the holidays. We are happy that you have now received your refund and hope you have a great 2015. Sincerely, World Yacht Team More 

Windsor Locks, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My definition of elegant must be different than what you are talking about. Your instructions were specific that women should wear elegant or business attire. I bought a new outfit to comply. How disappointing to see Nanook of the North in her headwear and fuzzy boots, and t-shirt style top. Other parties looked like something from the circus. I know... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you had a problem with other people and their attire. We do stress that people dress according to our outlines, and try our best to monitor this. We're sorry if you felt that this was a damper on your night, but we hope you'll be able to look past it and visit us again. All the best,... More 

West Midlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We spend new year eves 2014 on the yacht it was amazing, the food was beautiful a five course meal with options to choose starter and main. Our ticket was inclusive of drinks and the drinks were whatever you wanted and served quickly. Our waitress was lovely and could not do enough for us brilliant service. The view amazing and... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

So glad you decided to ring in the new year with us. Nothing like starting 2015 with the views of a great city like New York city. Our team will be happy to know that you enjoyed their service, and we hope you'll be back to visit us soon. All the best, World Yacht Team More 

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have did/have my wedding booked here. They cancelled it on xmas eve...!! Very bad taste to say the least! I have not received a direct apology or answer to my phone calls or emails therefore I am posting this review to name and shame the world yacht. You would have thought a reputable venue such as the World Yacht... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at World Yacht, responded to this review

We are sorry for the unfortunate schedule situation with your wedding, but we are glad we're able to accommodate it after all. We hear the meeting this week went well, and we wish you all the best for your wedding! Best wishes, World Yacht Team More 

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