Scoring an average traveller rating of 5
out of 5
based on the last 24 recent reviews
Everything about this experience was exceptional: the boat, the food and champagne (they truly are bottomless mimosas), the views, the music, the staff. My dad and I enjoyed this so much. It truly exceeded our expectations. We are already talking about doing it again next year and taking my mom.
Debbie D • Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Great afternoon with the crew from the Hornblower. Great food and plenty of champagne with great views. Must do if you are taking a trip to NY.”
Des O • Submitted 11 Nov 2019
We had a fabulous trip on the Hornblower. The musicians were great, the food delicious and the champagne plentiful.”
ali.j.cooper • Submitted 22 Oct 2019
Celebrated a "Big" birthday with my husband and good friends. Returned to our Roots (NY) for a 4 day birthday celebration. We had such a terrific time on this cruise and the food was scrumptious and bountiful. Love the beautiful sights of our most picturesque city. Non stop mimosas added to this wonderful time. We couldn't ask for better weather!”
Diane F • Submitted 30 Sep 2019
We decided to treat ourselves for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. We had a fabulous experience our reservation about the jazz band were unwarranted as we are not real fans of this kind of music but they were fantastic played lots of songs we knew and were fun and interactive throughout and was one of our many highlights of our trip. The food and the flowing champagne were excellent as was the view and the staff. Everything was truly outstanding.”
Claire G • Submitted 12 Sep 2019
Good food, amazing staff, nice music, and we had a very good time overall. The site seeing was also nice, different angles and views from the ship and deck.”
Ida Stiliani G • Submitted 08 Jul 2019
A warm greeting, a tasty and hearty spread covering all tastes, flowing champagne, stunning views and music to warm the soul.”
Wilma M • Submitted 15 Apr 2019
A great way to spend an afternoon sightseeing whilst enjoying Champagne and a fabulous assortment of hot and cold food. The staff are very attentive and the Jazz band were great”
Stephen M • Submitted 13 Dec 2018
What a relaxing event. Wonderful food, wonderful staff. The music was perfect! Would definitely recommend this cruise!!”
Kristine S • Submitted 23 Oct 2018
We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing, the service was incredible and the views were beautiful. I would definately recommend this for any occasion or simply an afternoon out on the water.”
marybeth.schreiber • Submitted 23 Oct 2018
The ship was lovely, the food and service was great. The music and dj were enjoyable, and the views are beautiful. Definitely will do it again!!”
maw.11357 • Submitted 20 Aug 2018
We had an amazing time! Our waiter never let our glasses get empty! The service was impeccable and the food was wonderful! I couldn't believe the amount and variety of food, and it was set up so beautifully. I will definitely recommend this cruise to all my friends!”
Dana B • Submitted 25 Jul 2018
Amazing staff and crew, very helpful and accommodating indeed. The band is superb and entertaining for sure. Thank you everyone for making it fun and enjoyable!”
thez c • Submitted 17 Jul 2018
This was a real treat.. The weather was perfect, the food was pretty good and the live band was great entertainment. While the cruise is a little on the expensive side, I think one gets their money's worth. I would recommend this and hope to do this again the next time I am in town.”
zpeoples • Submitted 21 Mar 2018
Brilliant day but review somehow showing up on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour which was also a great tour with a great guide - the wonderful Rachel. Do both!”
Glenys B • Submitted 24 Feb 2018
My group of six girlfriends had an absolutely fabulous time on this cruise. Everything was first class from the warm greeting and refreshments we received as we checked in, to the music, food, wait staff and the beautiful panoramic views we saw as we cruised on the Hudson River. The atmosphere was festive and elegant. I loved seeing the New York City skyline as well as New Jersey from the water as we cruised from Pier 40 down to the Brooklyn Bridge and then circling around to get close to the Statue of Liberty. Our server encouraged us to step outside even though it was below freezing weather so she could take our photo against the city skyline and monuments.
We really enjoyed the variety and quality of all the food and especially the bottomless champagne and mimosas! At one point during the two hours we spent on board, the emcee for the afternoon recognized all special occasions that were being celebrated that day...a nice personal touch.
This is our 19th annual girlfriend trip to NYC and I must say that this was one of the best things we've ever experienced while there.
I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone.”
Pamela W • Submitted 21 Jan 2018
Great food and plenty of fizz. We had another good time our second. Good music and excellent views. Would recommend.”
Alan S • Submitted 17 Dec 2017
Brilliant afternoon well looked after by friendly staff. Food brilliant and overall atmosphere outstanding”
Mrs S M Blood B • Submitted 13 Dec 2017
This cruise completely exceeded our expectations. The service on board was impeccable, the vessel top notch and the lunch/brunch spread just so varied and ample that we just couldn't fit it all in. What an amazing way to see the city from the Hudson River. Highly recommended to everyone visiting New York! The booking was easy to do with Viator and the voucher recognised and accepted when we checked in. Loved every minute!”
Wendie W • Submitted 22 Nov 2017
Wow! despite the poor weather rain what a fantastic way to view the New York sky line and Statue of Liberty. Free flowing champagne and endless buffet food, my favourite being the Eggs Benedict expertly cooked by one of the on-board chefs. We were glad we did not eat before we sailed. Our waitress, Rowena, was a gem, adding to the experience, along with the Jazz Band and DJ. We would definitely take this trip, if we were to visit New York again.”
Tony D • Submitted 08 Nov 2017
Fantastic end to our trip - food was really fab and staff superb, very spacious ship and professionally done, great views from ship, close up of Statue of liberty etc - fully recommend.”
Leigh M • Submitted 06 Oct 2017
If you love jazz, great food and a wonderful leisurely afternoon that also filled with dancing, great sights and fun this is the cruise to take!!!! It was great!!!!”
Dorothy A T • Submitted 18 Sep 2017
The best thing we did in NYC!
The cruise - By all means take a trip to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island but don't struggle to take too many photos when on the crowded ferry - not if you have a Brunch Cruise booked! Amazing views on the decks there are 3! all the way around, the boat goes right up to the SoL and gives great Manhattan views from close up and different view points. Spectacular on a sunny day....
The food - don't worry they won't run out! No need to fill your table. Have a very small breakfast if any. Pace yourself. You won't need dinner. There is an amazing choice on offer...granola, fruit, cheeses, breads, crudites, dips...eggs benedict/royale station...waffles, French toast, bread pudding, bagels, bacon, omelettes...fried chicken, pasta and sauce....and more...
And....donuts, cannolis, cakes, cinnamon whirls...AND....bottomless champagne/mimosas, tea/coffee....thanks to Mo for great service!
Great live band and DJ.
Walk it all off by walking along the High Line which starts about a 15 minute walk uptown along the Hudson footpath.
Don't forget to tip your waiter! -”
David S • Submitted 13 Sep 2017
We were so lucky to do this on a warm and clear day, from start to finish everything was great, we got and outside table so had greet views! Our server was friendly and lovely! The choice of food was plentiful - great atmosphere and of course wonderful views. We'll remember this experience forever”
Mr P • Submitted 04 Jun 2017