New Year’s Eve Cruises in New York 31-12-2020

New Year’s Eve Cruises in New York

New Year’s Eve cruises in New York are the best way to ring in the new year in style. Trust me, you don’t want to be on Times Square when the ball drops. You’ll be waiting in the cold to count down for 10 seconds at midnight. There are no bathrooms, and finding an after party isn’t easy, as all the bars and clubs charge a premium. Save yourself the hassle and disappointment and book a New Year’s Eve cruise!

Begin the year in style by enjoying the Manhattan skyline at night, as you toast with a glass of champagne. Don’t forget the fireworks too! All the cruises I’ve listed below are very popular and will sell out. If you are in New York on New Year’s Eve and want to have an experience to remember, I recommend booking one of the cruises below.

Take a look here for more ideas of what else you can do on New Year’s Eve in New York. I also have tips for what to do the day after, on New Year’s Day.

Please note: the order of cruises will change as they sell out.

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Option 1: 3-hour Cruise with Open Bar and Hors d’oeuvres

This three-hour cruise offers an open bar: which means unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks! Enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres and dance the night away as the DJ plays great music. At midnight you can toast with a complimentary glass of champagne and there will be party favours that you can take home as a souvenir. Unfortunately, this cruise is not 100% wheelchair accessible, there are ramps to enter the boat but there are no wheelchair accessible toilets.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:00 (boarding 20:00)
  • Departure point: Pier 83
  • Dress code: casual
  • Age restrictions: 18 to board, 21 to drink alcohol, valid ID required.

Book your tickets for the 3-hour Cruise with Open Bar and Hors d’oeuvres here

Option 2: Empress Yacht New Year’s Eve Cruise

Join the party at Empress Yacht on New Year’s Eve. The DJ and the dance floor are waiting, the premium open bar is available for 4 hours and a complimentary champagne toast is included at midnight.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:00 (boarding 20:00)
  • Departure point: Pier 81, 12th Avenue
  • Dress code: dressy
  • Age limit: 21-years, bring a valid photo ID

Book your tickets for the Empress Yacht New Year’s Eve Cruise here

Option 3: Cruise on the Avalon – ALL AGES

This family friendly cruise for all ages invites you on the Avalon. You will be served complimentary bites, a 4-hour free open bar and there is a live DJ.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:00 (boarding 20:30)
  • Departure point: 2430 FDR Drive
  • Dress code: festive
  • Age restrictions: available for all ages
  • Note: alcohol served only to those 21 and over, bring valid id

Book your tickets for the Avalon here

 

Option 4: New Year’s Eve Gourmet Buffet Dinner Cruise

Board the Duchess for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in New York. This 3-hour cruise offers a gourmet buffet dinner, open bar and a live DJ. During the trip, admire New York’s most iconic landmarks from the water and enjoy the firework show from the comfort of this luxurious yacht.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 22:00 (boarding 21:00)
  • Departure point: Pier 81
  • Dress code: jeans, shorts, trainers, flip flops and t-shirts are not permitted. Men: shirt and jacket are required for dinner. Women: evening wear or formal clothing is recommended.
  • Age restrictions: available for all ages
  • Note: alcohol served only to those 21 and over, bring valid id

Book your tickets for the New Year’s Eve Gourmet Buffet Dinner Cruise here

Option 5: Premier New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

This beautiful, luxurious yacht welcomes you to enjoy a six-course dinner, with a premium open bar, including wine, beer, champagne and premium spirits. The cruise, which is 4.5 hours long, provides on board entertainment and the opportunity to see the fireworks at midnight, returning to the pier at 01:00.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:00 (boarding 20:30)
  • Departure point: Pier 15
  • Dress code: cocktail attire
  • Age restrictions: available for all ages, children over 3 are full price
  • Note: alcohol only served to guests aged 21 and over, bring valid id

Book your tickets for the Premier New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise here

Option 6: New Year’s Eve Ball with Premium Open Bar

Start 2020 in style any party aboard the Infinity Yacht. This magnificent yacht has three spacious interior decks, and an open sky deck where you can take in the famous skyline views. Dance the night away on the huge dance floor and help yourself to the buffet, while enjoying the 4-hour premium open bar.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:00 (boarding 20:00)
  • Departure point: Pier 40 Parking
  • Age restrictions: 21-years, bring a valid photo ID

Book your tickets for the New Year’s Eve Ball with Premium Open Bar here

Option 7: Nautical New Year’s Eve Cruise

Welcome aboard the Nautical New Year’s Eve Gala on the Hornblower. You’ll be treated a five-course dinner, premium open bar, a toast at midnight and of course a DJ. You’ll board at Pier 15 and then cruise along the East River, until docking to watch the fireworks.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:30 (boarding 20:30)
  • Departure point: Pier 15
  • Dress code: smart casual
  • Age restrictions: available for all ages, children over 3-years pay full price
  • Note: alcohol served only above 21-years, bring a valid id

Book your tickets for the Nautical New Year’s Eve Cruise here

Option 8: Fireworks Cruise with Lobster Dinner

This cruise offers great views of the fireworks, accompanied by a delicious lobster dinner and, of course, a DJ. Board this mega- yacht and enjoy the skyline. A lobster and seafood dinner buffet is served and there’s an open bar. Mingle with other guests at the communal tables. Just before midnight, you’ll stop in front of the Statue of Liberty, where you can enjoy the fireworks from the inner or outer viewing decks.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 22:00 (boarding 21:00)
  • Departure point: 41st Street Marina
  • Age restrictions: available for all ages
  • Note: alcohol only served to guests aged 21 and over, bring valid id

Book your tickets for the Fireworks Cruise with a Lobster Dinner here

Option 9: Panoramic New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

My favourite boat for a dinner cruise in New York, the Bateaux is also hosting a New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise. The large windows offer incredible views of the skyline from every seat on the boat. The onboard chef will prepare a full dining experience and there is also a platinum open bar, including a glass of champagne to toast the new year! Welcome 2020 by enjoying fantastic views of the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty at midnight.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:00 (boarding starts at 20:30)
  • Departure point: Chelsea Piers
  • Dress code: shirts and jackets for men and cocktail wear or smart casual wear for women. Dark, smart jeans are acceptable. No casual jeans, t-shirts, shorts, trainers or flip flops.
  • Age restrictions: children under 6 are not permitted, no discounted rates for children
  • Note: alcohol served only to those 21 and over, bring valid id

Book your tickets for the Panoramic New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise here

 

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