A New Year's Cruise is a great way to ring in the New Year in a special way. Whether you want to celebrate with a dinner cruise on New Year's Eve, a lunch cruise on New Year's Day, or take an extended vacation with family or friends, you can find something that suits your taste and your budget. Celebrate New Year's Eve with champagne, party favors, noisemakers, and of course, the countdown to midnight on a fun filled cruise.
New Year's Eve Harbor Cruises
Boston, Massachusetts, is the home of the original First Night Celebration on New Year's Eve, and the Odyssey has great choices for you. If you want to celebrate with your family, including the kids, plan an Odyssey Lunch Cruise on Boston Harbor. The cruise includes lunch from the 3-course menu, live music, views of the beautiful Boston skyline from the observation decks, and a mock countdown to midnight at noon. The Odyssey Dinner Cruise includes a midnight champagne toast and the first Night Fireworks Display. Spirit Cruises offers New Year's Eve Lunch and Dinner Cruises from ports around the US, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, and Washington, DC.
New Year's Cruises Abroad
Take a memorable cruise through Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia. Celebrate New Year's Eve in style in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Spend the day sightseeing, then enjoy the "Illuminated cruise through Budapest" on the beautiful Danube River. A gourmet dinner is served aboard the vessel Amadeus, followed by a gala New Year's Eve party in the Panorama Bar. One of the best places in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve is Sydney, Australia. It's summer in Australia, and thousands turn out for the annual Harbor of Light Parade and the fireworks display. All of the boats in the parade are illuminated, and the water is where you'll have the best view of the fireworks, and also avoid the crowds. Boats in the parade can anchor in the exclusion zone for the fireworks, so booking a cruise on one of these vessels affords the best view of the display. A river cruise is a perfect way to see the sights in Europe, but especially during the holiday season. If you plan in advance, you can book a cruise so you can be in Europe for the Christmas Markets as well as celebrating on New Year's Eve.
New Year's Family Cruises
The holidays are a special time for families and friends to gather together, and New Year's is no exception. Many of the cruise lines offer New Year's themed cruises; especially since it's the Christmas break for colleges and schools. Princess Cruise Line includes New Year's Eve Celebrations aboard its ships, including a midnight toast, and tv coverage of the bowl games. Norwegian Cruise Lines, Disney, and Holland America all have cruises over New Year's. Itineraries include the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, and South America.