Win Two Tickets to Spirit of New York – Winner’s Choice! (Giveaway ends 12/12/12)

If you live in the Tri-State area (NY, NY, CT) or even in Eastern PA, you might be interested in a really nice giveaway in honor of Spirit of New York Cruise Lines 25th Anniversary. I’m giving away two tickets to the winner’s choice of cruise (except holiday or themed cruises).

Spirit offers passengers three levels that are climate controlled (so you won’t freeze in the Winter or sweat in the summer). The ship also have over sized windows so you can take in the breathtaking views of Manhattan and the surrounding area. You can even stroll around the deck for some fresh air and even more amazing views of the Hudson River.

One of the things on my “Bucket List” was to go up in a Helicopter. I considered it “bonus points” if I was able to see Manhattan from a Helicopter. Last year I knocked two things off my Bucket List in one day – I went on a Helicopter and saw Manhattan from above, and I went on a hot air balloon ride (both in the same day!).

I’ve been in Manhattan, and I’ve flown above Manhattan, but I’ve never been “around” Manhattan via the Hudson River. That is something I added on my Bucket List after I saw the photos my daughter took from the cruise line.

My daughter has been on a Spirit Cruise for her friend’s birthday. She has seen TWO Broadway plays (with chorus at school). Two things that I really want to do. I’m jealous!

Spirit is run by Entertainment Cruises.

One of the reasons why I want to go on an the Entertainment Cruise is so I can capture amazing photos of New York City.

Check out these photos that my daughter took when she was on the Spirit Cruise ship(her first name is the same initial as mine – and yes, she’s an amazing photographer).

She snapped these photos with a little pocket camera. I wonder how pictures would come out with my Nikon?

My daughter was on the dinner cruise with her friends (and the birthday girl’s parents). Both lunch and dinner cruises are available with Spirit of New York.

Entertainment Cruises  offer lunch cruises, dinner cruises, holiday cruises and themed cruises. Your ticket not only gets you on board one of the beautiful ships but it also covers your cost of food and entertainment.

Each cruise offers you a meal from the Grande Buffet with includes a bountiful array of salads, entrees and side dishes. Of course no delicious meal would be complete without dessert. Appetizers and cocktails are also available for purchase (not included in the ticket price). Coffee, tea, ice tea and water are complimentary.

Dinner cruises also include live entertainment. At night your talented server staff will delight you with unique solo performances of some of your favorite songs. From line dances to Top-40 hits, Spirit’s DJs know how to get everyone up and dancing and rock the night away.

You can finish your meal or your evening with a lovely stroll across the deck to take in the sights and sounds of Manhattan and New Jersey.

I checked out their holiday cruises. WOW! If I had the $$$$ I would take my family to the New Year’s Eve cruise or the Christmas Eve cruise. They make both nights truly memorable. Some day I’ll do that with either my family or just my hubby.

The cruises are family friendly (lunch and dinner cruises). You might want to check on the specifics for holiday and theme cruises just to be on the safe side. Alcohol is available for purchase on the ships.

The Spirit Cruise ship sound like a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to going on a cruise with my family someday soon.

If you would like to learn more about Spirit of New York or Spirit visit www.SpiritofNewYork.com. You can also make reservations online too. You can even find them on Facebook – www.Facebook.com/SpiritofNewYork.

For more information about Entertainment Cruises visit www.EntertainmentCruises.com.

In honor of the Anniversary of Spirit of New York, Entertainment Cruises would like to offer a lucky winner TWO Tickets. The winner can chose from a lunch or dinner cruise (holiday and theme cruises are not available with this giveaway). The retail price of this prize ranges from $97.80 – $169.80 depending on which cruise the winner selects.

This giveaway is open to anyone but you have to be available to come to NY to get aboard the ship. This giveaway will end on December 12, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me WHY you would like to win the tickets.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own adn are not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. They say that NYC is best viewed from the water, at dusk. Would love to win a dinner cruise. 🙂

  2. Marie Bizub-Jurewicz says:

    I would love to win this and surprise my husband for our anniversary in March! It would be such a special way to celebrate.

  3. I would love to win this because it would be a great surprise to take my boyfriend on a dinner cruise for our anniversary or even his birthday. The pictures your daughter took are gorgeous, so I would definitely bring my camera to capture a few moments.

  4. I would like to win these tickets so I could take my wife out for a nice evening! She deserves it, not only for all she does during holiday time, but all through the year!

  5. Barbara Stenby says:

    If I win these I would either take my son who is 16 and is trying to establish his Photography portfolio for college, I know he could get some amazing shots, he worked all summer to buy the Nikon D3200 so his pictures would be amazing! I think if I won I would have him and my husband go together and have a father son excursion they never get to do stuff like this I always get to go so YES I would give it to them as a Christmas present!

  6. Wow, We live in NY and just got married and have not yet had a real honeymoon, so this short sweet cruise would be perfect for us and we could bring our daughter if we wanted to because you mentioned “the cruises are family friendly (lunch and dinner cruises).” Hope to win. Thank you!

  7. I’d love to win this for my in-laws! They visit NYC often (they live in DE), but have never been on this cruise. What a great Christmas gift for them!

  8. i would love to win this for my daughter and son in law, they got engaged in NYC last December and it
    would be a nice Anniversary for them to go on the cruise. i just wish i could afford it

  9. Hello,

    I am new to your blog and enjoy it very much. After reading about all of your challenges right now ( daughter, pets and car) I want to give you a virtual hug and tell you that you are not alone. People are thinking of you and wishing the best for you.
    I hope all gets better for you very soon.


  10. I cannot afford much of a birthday gift for my son this year, if I won this (it is over just a few days before his birthday) I would use this as his gift and he and his lovely girlfriend could have a great time on me!!

    It would be awesome!

  11. I am Veteran of the Armed Forces and now disabled. I grew up in New York and would love to show my two sons the true beauty of New York City. My wife is from Brazil and has no clue as to what New York has to offer. I love my family very very much and it would be great to show them the City and where thier father/husband grew up and worked. I would like to do this while I am still healthy enough, although it would take a great toll on me, its well worth the trip.They would be amazed of the culture, scenic areas and the wide selection of resturaunts too.Ill even throw in a theater expierence too. What could be better than sampling a slice of New York’s pizza, knish, and what a real New York pretzel is all about. Please let me see New York just one more time in my life–I love New York( and miss it very much) and I love this country like every true hardworking American does–Thank You

  12. I’d love to win because my husband and i did a Spirit of New Jersey Cruise for our tenth anniversary. We celebrated our 25th this year, but money is tight so we werent able to do too much to celebrate. This would be a fun night out!

  13. wendy wallach says:

    i would love to win this and take my mother in law when she comes to visit NY for the first time in the spring.

  14. Christine says:

    I would like to take my husband for a nice dinner date.
    Thanks for the chance!

  15. It would be nice for my husband and I to have some alone time.

  16. nichol perez says:


  17. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’d love to win this for my in-laws. They never get to do anything romantic like this.

  18. I would like to win because my mom & I love going to the city. I won tickets like this when I was a kid through a raffle, but I let my parents take my Aunt & Uncle, and I always wondered what it was like.

  19. Chrissy Sparks says:

    This sounds awesome! We just moved to eastern Pa from the midwest and are looking to make a trip to NY as we have never been before.

  20. Jaimie PICK ME TO WIN!!! L. says:

    I have been waiting my entire life for 12.12.12, Born on 12.12.84 I thought that this day was DESTINED to be great – Winning this contest would be the icing on my 28th birthday cake! As I also live in Sheepshead Bay and have now many issues due to Sandy it would be a nice get-a-way for the evening with my Boyfriend for this special occasion.

    Oh PLEASE pick me to win!!

    Thank you for your consideration!!!

  21. I have been around NYC once and it was amazing… Id love to do it on a cruise

  22. What a wonderful contest! I am a poor student and I miss someone to cook for me.

  23. I’ve love to go with my husband for a nice dinner cruise. We really need a date night!

  24. I have lived in NY for a long time & have yet to take a cruise!