Bateaux New York is a dining cruise company that is based in, not surprisingly, New York. In addition to brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises, the company offers special dining cruises for holidays, and the ship, which is also called Bateaux New York, can be chartered for corporate events or private parties too. The following is a guide to Bateaux New York, which explains exactly what the company offers, as well as fits these offerings within the larger range of cruises offered by Entertainment Cruises, the company that owns Bateaux New York.
Entertainment Cruises is made up of seven different companies, three of which operate in New York: Spirit Cruises, Elite Private Yachts, and, of course, Bateaux New York. Spirit Cruises and Bateaux New York offer similar dining cruises, and in fact when you search on the Bateaux New York website for dining options, your search results will be populated with cruises from both companies. (The same is true if you search the Spirit Cruises website.) Between the two companies, there are quite a few regularly scheduled dining cruises, especially if you are willing to depart from either Chelsea Pier (Manhattan) or Lincoln Harbor (New Jersey). Bateaux New York only sails from Chelsea Pier, but since Spirit operates two ships, it can offer cruises from both ports. (The ship Spirit of New York sails from Chelsea Pier, whereas the Spirit of New Jersey sails from Lincoln Harbor.) So, if you are looking for a dining cruise that is operated by Entertainment Cruises in New York, you can book with either Bateaux New York or Spirit Cruises (and technically Elite Private Yachts too, but you’d have to have a large party to justify the price of renting the entire yacht).
We have lumped Bateaux New York and Spirit Cruises together because they are both part of the same company, and this company groups them together too. However, there are definitely differences between Spirit and Bateaux. For one, Bateaux New York (the ship) has a unique design, with its wide, flat shape and all-glass ceiling. The Spirit ships are completely different – they have more of a traditional yacht design, and the ships have multiple decks, including a large, outdoor deck on top. The dining styles of the two companies are different as well, as Bateaux New York features plated meals, whereas Spirit offers buffets. (Perhaps because of this, the cruises on Bateaux New York are quite a bit more expensive than their counterparts on Spirit Cruises.) Finally, the specialty cruises can vary between Bateaux and Spirit. The companies have similar offerings on the holidays – they both have Valentine’s Day cruises, for instance – but they don’t offer the exact same types of specialty cruises. (If you are interested in, say, a Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruise, you’ll have to sail with Spirit.)
To get an idea of the full range of cruises available on Bateaux New York, it is best to simply visit their site (linked to above) to see what’s available. If you have dates in mind, you can search for cruises around those times, or if you are just looking for ideas, they have plenty of information about each cruise they offer. If there is a Bateaux New York cruise that interests you, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding it.