New Year’s Eve Cruises in New York 31-12-2023

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New Year’s Eve cruises in New York are the best way to ring in the new year. 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 and after-party isn’t easy: 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, enjoying the Manhattan skyline at night, as you toast with a glass of champagne. Don’t forget the fireworks! All the cruises I’ve listed are very popular and will sell out. If you are in New York on New Year’s Eve and want to have the experience to remember, I recommend booking one of the below cruises.

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 on 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. 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: 22:00 (boarding 21:00)
  • Departure point: Pier 83
  • Dress code: casual
  • Age limit: 21 to board, 21 to drink alcohol, valid id required.

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Option 2: Mexican Dinner Cruise at New Year’s Eve

This dinner cruise is full of Mexican food. The cruise, on La Barca Cantina, offers an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet, a three-hour unlimited open bar, and there is a live DJ. Sail by the skyline, One World Trade Center, and more, and see the fireworks at midnight at the Statue of Liberty!

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 22:00
  • Departure point: Pier 81
  • Age limit: 21 years, bring a valid photo ID

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Option 3: Empress Yacht New Year’s Eve Cruise

Join the party aboard the Empress Yacht on New Year’s Eve. Cruise while partying on the dancefloor accompanied by music from the DJ. The premium open bar is available for 4 hours, and a complimentary glass of champagne will be served at midnight.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 20:00
  • Departure point: Pier 81
  • Age limit: 21-years, bring a valid photo ID

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Option 4: New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise – ALL AGES

For a festive New Year’s Eve celebration with the entire family, get on board of the Spirit. Welcome the New Year in while partying the night away on the luxury yacht. You will be treated to a buffet, premium open bar, a midnight toast and a DJ who will take care of the music. The cruise sets off from the East River and sails towards the Statue of Liberty for the fireworks.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 22:00 (boarding 21:30)
  • Departure point: Pier 15
  • Dress Code: casual
  • Age limit: available for all ages, children under 3 for free
  • Note: alcohol served only above 21-years, bring a valid id

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Option 5: New Year’s Eve Cruise on Liberty Belle

The beautiful Liberty Belle Yacht offers a New Year’s Eve celebration. Start the evening with a buffet station and an open bar (for 3 hours). Continue to the dancefloor with a mix of various music. Welcome the New Year with a complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:00 (boarding 20:00)
  • Departure point: Pier 36
  • Age limit: 21-years, bring valid id

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Option 6: Empress Yacht New Year’s Eve Cruise

Join the party aboard the Manhattan Elite on New Year’s Eve. Cruise while partying on the dance floor accompanied by music from the DJ. During this dinner cruise, the premium open bar is available for 4 hours, and a complimentary glass of champagne will be served at midnight.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:30 (boarding 21:00)
  • Departure point: Pier 61
  • Age limit: 21-years, bring a valid photo ID

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Option 7: Cruise on The Jewel Yacht

This cruise offers appetisers and a 3-hour open bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks. You can spend the evening on the dance floor, with a live DJ playing music. Enjoy views of the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty at midnight.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:30 (boarding 21:00)
  • Departure point: Skyport Marina
  • Age limit: 21-years, bring a valid photo ID

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Option 8: New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner Cruise – ALL AGES

Board the Serenity for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in New York. This 4-hour cruise offers a 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: 20:30
  • Departure point: Pier 40
  • Age restrictions: available for all ages
  • Note: alcohol only served to guests aged 21 and over, bring valid id

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Option 9: New Year’s Eve Cruise with Premium Open Bar – ALL AGES

Start 2023 in true style, with a party aboard Infinity. This magnificent yacht has four 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 enjoy the 4-hour premium open bar.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 21:30
  • Departure point: Pier 40 Parking
  • Dress code: cocktail attire
  • Age limit: available for all ages

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Option 10: 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 2023 by enjoying fantastic views of the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty at midnight.

Practical Information

  • Departure time: 22:00 (boarding starts at 21:30)
  • 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

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