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Forget trying to snag a reservation at New York's hot restaurant du jour. Don't wait in line at a popular eatery, either. Instead, indulge in a delicious lunch during this 2-hour cruise on an all-glass boat around New York City that offers you an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty. As a live pianist plays relaxing music for you, take in the immense view of one of the world's great cities and enjoy a delicious pre-set lunch by the on-board executive chef.
Statue of Liberty lunch cruise aboard the Bateaux New York
See the city skyline as you float along the Hudson and East rivers
Admire fabulous views of the Statue of Liberty from inside the glass-enclosed boat
Pass by New York landmarks like Ellis Island, Governor's Island and the Brooklyn Bridge
Enjoy chef-prepared cuisine, live musical entertainment and exceptional service
Make your way over to Chelsea Piers at midday and then stop onto the Bateaux New York to start this relaxing 2-hour lunch cruise. Take a stroll around the boat's all-glass design, offering the ultimate in sightseeing, including 180-degree views of New York City.
And then make your way to your table. As the boat cruises down the Hudson River take note of some of the landmarks you're passing: from the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art to One World Trade Center to the Statue of Liberty. Eventually, as the boat turns toward the East River, get a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.
Enjoy the ambience of the boat as it cruises along New York City. Listen to the pianist play different styles of music, including jazz and blues. the most sophisticated, special way to see the best of NYC from the water.
After a stressful first day in New York due to Viator's awful service with another booking, me and my daughter were really looking forward to this trip. We arrived an hour before we were due to set sail and went to check in, the ladies at the booking office said that they had no record of our booking with Viator being transferred to them, despite us booking this trip back in October 2017. They told us that they had no room to accommodate us. I told them that we could not do the trip another day due to our tight schedule, we were then told that they could fit us on however continually made the point that they were full. We were squeezed into a corner of the boat and completely ignored for most of the time due to the limited staff on board. We felt like an inconvenience. The whole experience was completely overshadowed by yet more stress caused by Viator. Would not recommend due to such a negative experience with Viator and their poor communication with the organisers of the boat trip, AVOID!
This tour was recommended from Eric's New York app and he was spot on. It was a delightful 2 hours. The tour went from Chelsea Pier up to the Brooklyn Bridge then back via the Statue of Liberty and very close it was too. Very rousing music was played at the time which was not only appropriate but also made me quite emotional. We were met by a line of waiters to greet us. They all had a name badge and where they were from and they were all excellent. The food was delicious. A talented pianist and singer played requests and also gave us information of what we were passing by. There is an extensive drinks menu - my 2 bellinis were very good. The boat has windows to the ceiling so whether sitting by the window or further in, the views were good and there was a viewing place outside of the boat for taking photos, although, on the day we went it was freezing! There is also an evening cruise with the same boat. All in all, a trip worth taking. It returns to Chelsea Pier which is then convenient for the Highline which is probably a better walk in the summer with the plants in full bloom.
This was a most enjoyable experience. The boat was very stable in the water, the meal was excellent and cooked aboard the boat, and the service was wonderful. Although the sky was overcast and the wind blew constantly, we were still able to get great views and pictures of the lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. I would highly recommend this event.
This is a must do. Beautiful setting good food and great views of New York by night. Great service nothing too much bother. Fantastic views of The Statue of Liberty, This trip on the River takes in nearly everything you want to see in New York but in a relaxing setting all to music which was also very good. Can't say anything negative about this you will love it. It was my husband 60th birthday and a treat for him he was in awe of the whole trip.
We just got back from nyc and did the Liberty lunch cruise. They staff were very friendly and pleasant but I feel they were understaffed. The boat was half full and we were all placed on one side of the boat .The A/C was not working and most of the passengers seemed uncomfortable while inside . It was beautiful when we went on the deck . The staff were great helping us take pictures and offering drinks. The narration was difficult to hear while outside . Apparently we could have preordered children's meals for our children but it was not available on the viator site. I would call ahead if you have children.