Photo courtesy of Spirit of New York
Photo courtesy of Spirit of New York

Spirit Cruise of New York and Spirit Cruise of New Jersey wants to jumpstart your summer with three brand new specialty cruises, Eat, Drink and B. Mary Brunch, Happy Hour Cocktail Cruise and the Yoga on the Water Cruise. The boat leaves from Chelsea Piers and allows attendees to enjoy the most beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower, and the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges.

The first event to kick off the summer series of the Spirit Cruise on May 15, was the Happy Hour Cocktail Cruise, available only in summer. Mimicking the rooftop bar feeling, the Happy Hour Cocktail Cruise runs from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m every Thursday and Fridays, offering guest  a variety of cocktails including Hendrick’s cucumber martini, St. Germain cocktail and captain’s punch for  $37.90 per person.

The second event is Yoga on the Water Cruise. In hopes to keep the Empire State of mind pure and rejuvenated. The monthly series starts at 10:30 am on select Saturdays from July through September, and offers classes from NYC’s prominent Strala yoga studio, founded by Tara Stiles.  After a satisfying workout, attendees will enjoy a light meal and views of the Manhattan skyline. Tickets for this cruise start at $51.90 per person (for a limited time, use promo code YOGA10 to save 10 percent.)

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Finally, on select Sundays, the Eat, Drink & B. Mary Brunch Cruises offers custom-made bloody marys and cocktails. It also offers a delicious contemporary buffet brunch with meal items such as roasted vegetable and three cheese strata, applewood bacon, mediterranean couscous and chickpea salad or chicken parmesan meatballs. Tickets for this cruise start at $61.90, however, the Bottomless Brunch Package can be also be purchased for an extra $14.95 per person.

Although each tour offers its own special water experience, attendees can expect a double deck boat with a dance floor, full bar, outdoor lounge area, dining area, live DJ, and strobe lighting from its locations in Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and Lincoln Harbor Marina in Weehawken, NJ.

-by Krissy Lewis