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From New Jersey: New York City Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise

4.2 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises
Water activity

From New Jersey: New York City Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises
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From US$ 109.57 per person

Likely to sell out

Dine aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and enjoy an extensive buffet meal while cruising the East and Hudson Rivers. Listen to music from the onboard DJ and watch the New York skyline sparkle throughout your meal.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Dine on an extensive attended buffet lunch or dinner
  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the observation decks while cruising the East and Hudson Rivers
  • View unique vistas of New York's famous landmarks including the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty
  • Experience the unmissable views of the New York City skyline
Full description

See the sights of New York City from onboard the Spirit of New Jersey with a 2- to 3-hour cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers. Enjoy a delicious buffet attended by a server while sailing through the Big Apple.

While boarding the vessel at Lincoln Harbor, you'll be personally greeted and your picture will be taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory. After being seated at your private table, enjoy your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily. While you feast, listen to tunes by an onboard DJ.

After your meal, relax and sip a cocktail as you listen to the waves. Throughout your meal watch the skyscrapers of New York City's distinctive skyline glide by.

Sample Lunch/Dinner Buffet Menu


Organic mixed field greens Organic spinach and kale salad Green bean salad Kidney bean, black bean, and chickpea salad Red beetroot salad Bow tie pasta salad

Vegetables, Potatoes, and Pasta

Roasted broccoli florets Creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole Baked ziti pasta Mashed potatoes


Oven-baked Atlantic flounder filet Honey and sesame chicken Italian beef meatballs Braised beef short ribs (dinner only)


Seasonal fruit Raspberry mousse Lemon pound cake with fresh strawberries Coconut vanilla cake Carrot cake Red velvet and chocolate chip brownie (dinner only)

  • 2-hour lunch or dinner cruise on the Spirit of New Jersey
  • Onboard DJ
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • Souvenir photos from the cruise can be purchased
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

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Cruise was well organizes, food was much better than I expected: fresh, tasty, variety of proteins, salads sides and 4 kinds of dessert. There was a waiter to take drink orders and 2 wines, 2 soft drinks and a coffee ws $37, so not outrageous. We left the birthday cake in the car and the hostess asked us if we were celebrating a bday and voila, a cake appeared at our table. I was so grateful for her kindness. Evening views of Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, Staten Island Ferry terminal, midtown, statue of Liberty were all breathtaking and the whole thing went by much faster than I realized. I highly recommend this experience.

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March 30, 2023

The cruise was wonderful. Great food, music and service. My children and grandchildren really enjoyed themselves. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. The only drawback was it was not handicap accessible as I was told. They had a wheelchair to take my sister to the boat and up the ramp, but there was a flight of stairs she had to go down. No elevator - they offered to carry her down stairs but that made her too nervous. She was able to walk down very slowly but it was hard for her. When I booked cruise I asked about stairs and was told once on board she would be on correct deck for dining. It is imperative that people know there are stairs.

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March 30, 2023

We had a great time aboard the dinner boat. Staff was very courteous, friendly and helpful. The on board entertainment was fun and you can not beat the views of NYC, Statue of Liberty, etc. Also, the harbor was easy to find and boarding the boat was a breeze. Overall a great time and with so much to do in the NYC area I am glad we chose this as it turned out to be a special evening.

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 280602