Relax, rejuvenate, and escape with the premier lunch cruise in the Hudson Valley. There are two great options for our Hudson River group lunch cruises. You may select the Victorian Picnic Cruise or your group can select the traditional lunch cruise. Either way we’re sure your group will be delighted with the attention to service and the fantastic fare provided.

Empire Cruise Lines group lunch cruises are ideal for groups of 15 or more who want to get away and experience the simple elegance of a lunch cruise while enjoying the sights of the region aboard the 60ft double decked Mystère. Reservations are made by calling (845) 478-6396 a minimum of 5 days in advance. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.

Two Hour Traditional Lunch Cruise
Departures at 11:30 AM
Get aboard and get away. Enjoy the best lunch cruise on the Hudson. We believe that the meal is part of the experience so on our cruise you won’t have to lift a finger as stewards serve you table side. The menu provides options for hot lunches terrific salads, and so much more. Enjoy your plated lunch as we cruise along the majestic Hudson River on a relaxing afternoons jaunt. $49.95 + tax Adult, Children $39.50 + tax

Two Hour Victorian Lunch Cruise
Departures at 11:30 AM
Relive the simple elegance of the Victorian Age which defined the Hudson Valley. Each passenger will be provided a well planned picnic basket filled with delectable epicurean treats of the Victorian Age. A great way to get away and enjoy the beauty of the Hudson Valley. We believe that the meal is part of the experience so on our cruise you’re treated to a delightful lunch created Cranberry’s at Tilley Hall, Hyde Park. Enjoy your picnic in comfort aboard the M/V Mystère as we cruise past manicured lawns of mansions and estates and watch freighters from far off lands course the storied Hudson River. $45.95 + tax Adult, Children $29.50 + tax

Two Hour Boxed Lunch Cruise
Departures at 11:30 AM
Get aboard and get away on while you enjoy a terrific boxed lunch including a pre-selected sandwich, cookie, brownie, chips and sparkling water. The perfect option for price conscious groups or family picnic style events and working lunches for business clients. $37.95+ tax


Empire Cruise Lines group lunch cruises aboard the M/V Mystère offer the perfect opportunity for business partners to work and relax and are an ideal way to say thank you to your employees and clients. Your business clients, your friends and your family all want to get out and enjoy the beauty of the river. What better way then to take a sightseeing lunch cruise. The ideal way to reward employees, connect with clients and what better way to bring families and friends together. Our lunch cruises are tailored toward these group events and are available to groups of 15 or more and can be made by calling (845) 478-6396.

Meals are designed and prepared utilizing sustainable agriculture produce from local Hudson Valley farms and businesses whenever possible and are created specifically for our cruises. The menu changes often so be sure to check back often.

** Confirmed reservations including meal selections must be made a minimum of 2 days prior to your lunch cruise. **

Children are ages 5 to 12 years and must be accompanied by an adult.

**A 15% gratuity will be added automatically to all lunch passengers**

Reservations for all groups are made by calling us at (845) 478-6396.