I thought it would be refreshing to kick off the New Year by doing something I’ve never done before in the city — going on a lunch cruise around with my bf and a good friend. The two and a half hour boat ride aboard Spirit of New York went around parts of lower Manhattan, Liberty Island and Governor’s Island. Contrary to some of the reviews on Yelp, the food wasn’t that bad at all (I actually liked the chicken and the pork). The buffet was small, yes, and they only offered two items for desert, but it’s ok. The staff were ultra friendly and helpful — they even put on a song and dance number for us! There were some cringe-worthy moments, of course, like when people started to do the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ and of course, the choice of cheeky and camp music, but, in the spirit of the festive season, it was all fun and good. I liked the overall experience and I don’t mind doing it again.

Bryanboy in front of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, New York

Hat by Acne, sunglasses by Celine, fur shawl by Adrienne Landau, shirt by H&M, sweater by Pringle of Scotland, coat by COS, bag by Givenchy, jeans by Sandro, shoes by Church’s (click HERE)

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Spirit of New York lunch cruise on New Year's Day
View of Statue of Liberty from Spirit of New York
View of Brooklyn Bridge from Spirit of New York
Bryanboy in Adrienne Landau fur shawl aboard Spirit of New York
Bryanboy adjusting his Acne beanie
Bryanboy standing on the outside deck of Spirit Cruises New York
Staten Island Ferry, New York
View of Financial District from Hudson River
World Financial Center
Spirit of New York at Chelsea Piers