A cruise to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York

Are you interested in celebrating New Year’s Eve on a cruise while visiting New York?
I think it’s a good idea if you don’t want to spend the night in Times Square.

What is it?

It’s a catered boat ride along the New York Harbor. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy New York by night and view the spectacular fireworks celebrating New Year’Eve!!
It’s also a real party with an onboard DJ.

A cruise to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York

How long is the cruise ride?

The boarding time for your 3-hour cruise is at 9 pm, the boat leaves at 10-10.30 pm and returns to port at 1 am approx.

A cruise to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York

Where is the departure located?

Depending on the compagny you choose, you the boats leave and comes back on the Hudson River at Pier 78, Pier 81 or Pier 83 in Midtown.

What’s included for this special New Year’s Eve cruise event in New York?

The menu differs from a cruise to another, but it includes includes:
– 3 hours of sailing
– Buffet, Dessert and coffee
– Open Bar and /or champagne toast at midnight
– DJ
– A dance floor to party

A cruise to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York

How much does it cost?

I found these interesting options, click on the price to book :

Company name -21 ? Price
Circle Line No From $229
CitySightseeing No from $441,50 (TBC)
CitysightsNY No from $441,55 (TBC)
Viator No From $251.90
New York Water Taxi Yes From $229

Of course, you might think that this might be a pricey option, but if you think about it, you’ll be spending the New Year on a boat with a magnificent view of Manhattan and its fireworks with a DJ, Champagne… Ask yourself: Is it not worth it? Are you going to spend as much money for New Year’s Eve every year?
Think about it 😉

Personally, I’d rather be somewhere warmer and less crowded than Times Square for New Year’s Eve 😀

How and when to book?

I advise to reserve as soon as possible since spots fills up fast with very limited space.
You can click on the links above to book your cruise. They take you to the official websites.

A cruise to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York


I truly think that this cruise is an excellent and original idea for New Year’s Eve and it will be an unforgettable evening! But if you want more options, you can take a look at my post here: https://www.new-york-city-travel-tips.com/top-10-things-to-do-in-new-york-for-new-years-eve/


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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