- Seasonal brunching only: Sundays April 8 - Oct 28, 2012.
- $68 (after taxes/fees) gets you a full buffet of breakfast and lunch food and one free drink.
- Expect a touristy crowd.
Food: The brunch package includes all-you-can-eat and one beverage. The food was buffet style, with a mix of breakfast and lunch food items (from baked goods, fresh fruit and salads, to breakfast dishes, lunch dishes and desserts). The food wasn't spectacular, but none of us had anything negative to say about it.
Atmosphere: Best part for me was the music - having a piano playing gently in the background while getting breakfast is always a welcome change. Worst part, the linty cloth napkins on my black dress pants.
The overall atmosphere on the boat was nice - the dress code was business casual and the waiters were very nice and polite. The boat, as to be expected, was filled with tourists and their families.
Was it worth the price...? I probably won't do it again. It was fun, but if I have friends in town I would probably do brunch somewhere in the city and do a sightseeing cruise separately.
Also to note, the cruise doesn't go around Manhattan - just from Pier 81 to the Statue of Liberty and turn back, so you don't get to see the full downtown Manhattan 'cruise' experience.
World Yacht Brunch Cruise: Pier 81 on West 41st Street
Brunch cruises available Sundays early April through end of October
Special thanks to our friend Chioke for documenting his experience so we can share it on BrunchUponATime!