Though tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it’s the esteemed members of land society who dine atop the fishes. Today’s Groupon merges seafaring and supping proclivities with a three-hour dinner cruise from Spirit Cruises. This Groupon may be used for the Spirit of New York, which departs from the Chelsea Piers, or the Spirit of New Jersey, which departs from Lincoln Harbor Marina in Weehawken. Both tours start boarding at 6:30 p.m. Choose between two options:
- For $50, you get a three-hour dinner cruise Sunday through Thursday (up to a $102.28 value).
- For $59, you get a three-hour dinner cruise on Friday or Saturday (up to a $116.91 value).
Spirit Cruises specializes in showing off New York Harbor with its luxurious, three-deck cruise ship. With a 600-person capacity, this Coast Guard–approved vessel lets passengers relax and engage in the convivial delights of a dinner cruise. Delicious comestibles, an interactive DJ, live performances, and dancing spicy up evenings that might otherwise be spent on a couch or petting Pat Boone’s hamsters.
Grand dinner buffets feature the likes of salad, roasted beef, carved ham, wild Alaskan salmon, cheesecake, and much more, and potent potables are readily available for social lubrication or taking to the outdoor patio deck for a contemplative sup among the stars. Waiters not only provide standard service, they also move from table to table serenading guests with popular songs and the theme music from Perfect Strangers. The cruise route of both ships offers breathtaking views of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park City, statues of child-kings, and more. Whether cruising with a romantic interest, a gaggle of friends, or an off-putting poltergeist, you’ll find plenty of eats, entertainment, and edifying socialization aboard a Spirit of New York or Spirit of New Jersey cruise.
Though Spirit Cruises sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.