8th Grade City Cruise

8th Grade City Cruise 2023
Posted on 02/01/2023

West Essex Middle School is excited to invite the Class of 2027 to be passengers onboard Spirit of New Jersey, a City Cruise vessel that will depart from Weehawken, NJ, and travel along the Hudson and East Rivers.  This 8th-grade trip will occur on Tuesday, May 16.  

After reporting to Block 1 classes, students will depart WEMS via Coach buses and will return to campus at approximately 3:30 pm for parent pick-up.  While cruising, students will enjoy many narrated sights including: The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, The South Street Seaport, The Empire State Building, the World Trade Center Site, Battery Park, the Colgate Clock, and the three bridges connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn.  Passengers will enjoy a buffet lunch and dessert and dance the afternoon away with music from a DJ.  The cost of the trip is $155 and includes breakfast, sailing, lunch, and transportation. 

The dress code for this excursion is casual semi-formal.  Clothing such as khakis, collared shirts, sundresses, dress pants, and skirts are appropriate. Students should avoid wearing jeans, t-shirts, gym shorts, sweat pants, hoodies, sneakers, flip flops, high heels, prom dresses, or suits.