Hudson's at Pier 81 : Brunch, Dinner or Just Drinks Cruise ...You Pick

Hudsonโ€™s is a 3-story cruise ship, restaurant & bar in NYC. The cruise takes you from Midtown to the Statue of Liberty and back, with amazing views and plenty of photo ops.

We spent a weekend afternoon playing tourists on Hudson's dinner cruise. I had heard about this experience from friends and since it combined my two favorites; food & the chance to take photos - we decided to try it out. 

The cruise is roughly two hours long and takes you to the Statue of Liberty and back to Midtown at Pier 81.

Hudson's at pier81

W 41st St and 12th Avenue

New York, NY 10036

Guests can opt for the dining experience or just book for drinks. If you are going with friends, I would probably stick to drinks. For a more intimate and romantic experience, the dining option is a good choice. 

You can book the cruise for dinner or brunch (with unlimited Mimosas) and they have the ability to handle large groups. Dinner includes a "Champagne Hour" prior to sailing & a three course dinner. 

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Know Before You Go:

  • Hudson's requires reservations for dinner & brunch.

  • Check the setlist before you go. Music can range from romantic to house music. 

  • You can cut down on cost by going with their Observation Deck/ Lounge cocktails only option. Just remember this doesn't no guarantee you a seat/table.

  • The Menu changes, so check their site prior to booking.