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NYC's World Yacht Unveils New Cruises for Summer 2014

May 28, 2014 - by City Guide News Desk
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World Yacht, New York City’s premier destination on the Hudson River since 1984, has unveiled some special plans for the 2014 tourist season—which include the launch of two distinct new cruises: World Yacht Adventure, a buffet and dance cruise, and World Yacht Classic, a “boutique floating restaurant.”

The stunning view of the Manhattan skyline at night from aboard World Yacht

Adventure by World Yacht, a triple-decker entertainment boat and buffet, brings a whole new approach to the dinner cruise experience. Held on their flagship, Duchess, the Adventure features two decks that are set to different tones. Adventure by World Yacht offers an exclusive small plate and a la carte beverage lounge upstairs in their revamped Duchess Lounge, while downstairs, on the Ebb and Flow deck, there is a lush buffet dinner and dance party atmosphere. Top Manhattan mixologists have developed a custom cocktail program for both decks while rotating local DJs performing nonstop music on both decks energize the crowd. The idea is for Adventure by World Yacht to cater to a new generation of dinner cruisers — but also offer something for everyone who likes a good time.

“We saw a demand for later sailing times and a more relaxed atmosphere than what we had been offering,” says Jason Hackett, Chief Marketing Officer of New York Cruise Lines, the parent company of World Yacht. “We created ‘Adventure’ to appeal to revelers who want to be out on the water but want to do it their way.”

On the other hand, World Yacht Classic is redefining the dinner cruise experience, combining the best of a classic yacht atmosphere with contemporary dining and entertainment options. Taking place on the Rendezvous, World Yacht’s intimate, luxurious dinner yacht, the cruise has fine-tuned the dinner offerings, perfected the menu and, trimmed their capacity for a mellow night on the water. World Yacht Classic offers a decadent 4-course meal made fresh in dedicated, onboard kitchens using only locally sourced ingredients, while live music sets the ambiance for the evening and enables intimate conversation at personal tables. World Yacht Classic portrays the classic style and sophistication of New York City from a refined restaurant on the river.

The World Yacht Classic offers a seated, four-course meal from local, seasonal ingredients

Upcoming special cruises include Father’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises (6/15) and an Independence Day Fireworks Cruise (7/4).


Each year, World Yacht hosts over 125,000 guests from around the world. World Yacht’s vessels sail down the Hudson, around the tip of Manhattan, up the East River, under the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and far enough north for guests to catch a glimpse of the pristine architecture of the United Nations. The ship then turns around and sets sail for the Statue of Liberty on the way back up to its Pier 81 dock. Other well-known landmarks visible along the cruise include the World Financial Center and the shimmering art deco spires of the Empire State and Chrysler Building.

World Yacht sets sail from Pier 81, W. 41st St. & the Hudson River. For reservations and more information, call  212-630-8100 or visit

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