World Yacht Cruises


World Yacht Cruises in New York City

Pier 81, West 41st Street

New York, NY 10036


Written by Scott Messmore

World Yacht Dining Cruises offers visitors an all in one cruising experience with finedining, dancing and the best views in New York City. Guests will sail past the Twin Towers, the Stature of Liberty, the United Nations Building, Empire State Building, under the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building and around the tip of Manhattan Island. World Yacht Dining Cruises' five sailing vessels are equipped to provide romantic dinners for two or large corporate events with as many as 500 guests. World Yacht Dining Cruises owns the Cabaret, the Duchess, Empress, Princess and Inamorata cruise ships, all with upper and lower decks, sun decks, dance floors, on-board photographer, coat check, marble bathrooms and year-round climate control. The World Yacht Duchess is equipped with conference and meeting rooms with modern audio-visual equipment connections.

World Yacht Menu

World Yacht Dining Cruises is presently offering a menu featuring 'the best of New York'. Appetizers feature Mesclun Salad with goat cheese, wild mushroom ravioli, jumbo shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque and caviar sauce. The Caviar Service includes one ounce of caviar with two glasses of champagne per couple at $39. Dinner entrees include Rosemary roasted chicken, Filet Mignon, herb roasted Rack of Lamb, roasted Chilean Sea bass, crispy Salmon and Red Snapper. Brunch is served on Sunday with a buffet and piano music. Boarding for brunch cruises starts at 11:30 a.m. with the ship sailing from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

World Yacht Special Events

World Yacht Dining Cruises offers several special events each year, such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Independence Day and New Year's Eve. For July 4th, 2001, guest can see one of the greatest fireworks displays in the world, as New York lights up the night sky over the Statue of Liberty. Cost is $300 per person, boarding is at 5:30 p.m., with the cruise lasting from 6:30 to 11 p.m. For New Year's Eve, guests can set sail on December 31, 2001 for dancing, dinner and champagne toasts at the stroke of midnight. A five-course dinner and an open bar are featured. Boarding starts at 9 p.m. and the cruise lasts from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call for ticket prices.

Hours of Operation and Location

World Yacht Dining Cruises is located at World Yacht Marina, Pier 81, West 41st Street on the Hudson River. From January to March, prices are $49.95 per person, Friday and Sunday nights, and $59.93 on Saturday nights. From April to December, prix-fixe menu is $67 from Sunday to Thursday; $75 on Friday nights and $79 on Saturday nights. Price includes the cruise, four-course dinner and live music. Boarding begins at 6 p.m. and the cruise lasts from 7 to 10 p.m. Groups of 15 or more can receive discounted prices. World Yacht vessels can accommodate up to 500 guests for private parties. For large private parties call 212-630-8800. For dinner cruises, proper evening dining attire is required, including jackets for men. Casual attire is permitted for brunch cruises. Jeans, shorts or sneakers are not permitted for either brunch or dinner cruises.

For more information about World Yacht Dining Cruises or to make a reservation, call 212-630-8100 or 800-498-4276.

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