Luxury Cruising, New York Style



With a unique all-glass design inspired by the venerable river boats of Europe, the elegant Bateaux New York delivers creative plated cuisine alongside gracious service and 360 degree views of the New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Offering brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktail, moonlight and charter cruises any day of the week, guests can enjoy the lighthearted sounds of Bateaux New York’s live entertainment to include a talented vocalist and acoustic trio performing popular selections of soft jazz, Broadway and blues hits.

Bateaux, the French word for "boats”, features glass ceilings and walls with supporting framework to offer unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline.The luxury cruiser features two climate-controlled dining rooms that can be adjoined or separated, a centrally-located hardwood dance floor and full service bar, and two outdoor decks offering wide-open views.The Bateaux New York also recently revealed innovative new menus featuring additions such as blue stone crab cakes dusted in blue cornmeal served with cilantro corn salad, roasted garlic aioli and apricot habanero jam, Amish roast chicken with herbs de provence, root vegetable mélange and thyme demi-glace, as well as ginger seared mahi with roasted pineapple and mango chutney alongside citrus infused quinoa. The full menu changes once a year although there are seasonal Chef selections on occasion.There are several gluten free menu items such as Amish Roast Chicken, Sea Salt & Pepper Chatham Cod Braised Short Rib of Beef and a Flourless Chocolate Torte. Guests with other food allergies can make special requests and are advised to notify ship officials of their allergies when making the reservation. The culinary team is happy to accommodate.

A Bateaux New York Cruise is an opportunity to dress up. For dinner, cocktail wear, a dress or dressy casual attire is requested for women and collared shirts with jackets for gentleman. For lunch, brunch or moonlight cruises, dressy casual attire such as slacks and a collared shirt for gentleman and dressy-casual attire for women is advised. Dark or dressy jeans are acceptable on any of the cruises, however quests should not wear casual jeans, t-shirts, shorts, athletic shoes or flip flops. All cruises on Bateaux New York offer live music. Lunch and brunch cruises feature a pianist, while the dinner cruises offer an acoustic trio of a baby grand piano, acoustic bass and jazz guitar along with a soloist. Enjoying the soothing sounds of talented musicians while absorbing the sights of the world's most exciting city provides a gracious form of relaxation.The cruise is usually very smooth and it’s unlikely anyone would need Dramamine. The Bateaux New York sails in the New York Harbor on the Hudson River and East Rivers, which are all very calm bodies of water. In addition, the ship is very stable, so in most cases guests can hardly tell that they're moving. Cruising takes place year-round from Chelsea Piers, Manhattan, with a variety of options for its sea-faring guests.

A Champagne Brunch Cruise is held each Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. The Statue of Liberty Lunch Cruise, also from noon to two p.m., takes place from Monday through Friday. The Dinner Cruise, from 7 to 10 p.m., is offered each night. Special cruise packages can be arranged for weddings, birthday parties, school outings, and corporate events. Check out the for prices. The Bateaux New York brings a unmatched level of sophistication to New York sight seeing that can only be experienced from the sea. It's a cruise even landlubbers will love.

Roger Sands

As a freelance travel and sports writer with more than three decades of experience from which to draw upon, I specialize in outdoor activity travel. Also, tea is a passion and I am continually searching for the ultimate setting for the time honored tradition of Afternoon Tea. For a sample of my work, please check out these articles: Deer Valley: Luxury On and Off the Slopes; New York's Most ...(Read More)

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