Start your exclusive VIP Fourth of July cruise at Chelsea Piers on the westside of Manhattan along the Hudson River. Hop aboard the recently renovated Spirit of New York
, and note how lavish and luxurious the interior is.
As the boat cruises down the Hudson River, indulge in a large selection of finger foods and hors d'oeuvres and nurse premium cocktails from the open bar. Take in the fresh air coming off the river and the harbor. Perhaps even move on up to the top deck for some optimum sightseeing. Enjoy views of the New York Times building, the Empire State Building, the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art and One World Trade Center. As the boat exits the Hudson and enters New York Harbor, marvel at the view of the State of Liberty.
When the time comes, pull a chair up to your table and indulge in a toothsome five-course buffet dinner (see itinerary for a sample menu) in the main dining room. And if you want to take it a step further, upgrade to ensure you get a window-side table where you're guaranteed to have an excellent view of things while you eat. After dinner, head over to the dance area to listen to some live DJ'ed music and perhaps get your groove on.
Take a breather by heading up to the deck lounge to get some fresh air and to continue enjoying the views as the spectacular fireworks show dazzles your eyes.