‘Harvest on the Hudson’ Dinner Cruise Comes to New York
World Yacht sets sail for fall with a dinner cruise

When you live in the greatest city on the planet, there’s a twisted irony that states you’ll eventually wind up taking all of its awesomeness for granted. After all, New York City is a grind, and all too often it bogs down even the most rough-and-tumble New Yorkers.

Thankfully, World Yacht realized jaded city-dwellers could use a refresher cruise on board one its swanky ships, and they’ve created the perfect plan of action — and eating — to snap your appreciation for the city back into its proper place.

“Harvest on the Hudson” is World Yacht’s homage to autumn in New York, featuring immaculate ingredients sourced from farms across the state (OK, and Jersey, too), including World Yacht’s own 400-square-foot “Floating Garden.” Everything you’ll eat on board will be as fresh and local as possible, from baby mustard greens, Swiss chard, and arugula to the Coach Farms (Pine Plains, N.Y.) petit fresh mozzarella and Rawstruck goat cheese.

The food served is straightforward, like slow-braised chicken with pancetta, Brussels sprouts, and root vegetables, and cranberry apple crisp with a rolled oat crumble. The dishes are perfect examples of maximizing the flavor from the fall yield, and their simplicity is expertly calculated to highlight the natural tastes and superior quality of produce, protein, and dairy.

And the views!

While the New York-style cuisine is a major draw in itself, the views that you’ll be treated to during this three-hour voyage are so spectacular that they make any price World Yacht decides to charge seem like a bargain. We’re talking priceless views of the Manhattan skyline, with this ship setting sail at Pier 81 and traveling south around Battery Park and the Financial District. You’ll see the Empire State Building and Freedom Tower lit up in all their majesty, along with everything in between.

But that’s not all.

Before starting back to home base, the yacht takes a surprise turn in the exact opposite direction so you can get an up-close-and-personal view of that fair, green lady, the Statue of Liberty. It’s one thing to see her in daylight hours, but seeing her shining bright at night with torch a-glow is jaw-droppingly marvelous — especially after knocking back a few local brews, vinos, and/or spirits from the endless bottles at the bar.

In a matter of a few short hours, World Yacht will have you rendered awe-struck by the splendor of your fair city and its abundance of offerings, your appreciation and love levels elevated back to their previous highs. And if you bring a date, well… fuhgeddaboudit.

Book your tickets to Harvest on the Hudson as soon as possible, as it runs only from Sept. 27 through Oct. 19. Tickets run between $65 and $75 and include booze, hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, and tea.