New Year’s Eve Cruises in New York

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Maureen
15. July 2019
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As we are approaching the end of the year, one question typically remains: What are we going to do this New Year’s Eve? When thinking about all the options you have, you should definitely consider a New Year’s Eve Cruise in New York.

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The Best New Year’s Eve Cruises in NYC (2019)

Cruises are a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of Times Square. If you like the idea of watching the fireworks from a boat on the Hudson or East River, then one of these New Year’s Eve cruises in New York with the Manhattan’s skyline as a backdrop is the right thing for you! Below you’ll find a table, comparing our favorite New Year’s Eve Cruises in New York City. Hopefully, it helps you make a decision!

All cruises offer views of the fireworks and a toast of champagne as the clock strikes midnight.

Keep in mind that spaces on the New Year’s Eve cruises are limited. To guarantee a spot on one of the cruises, be sure to reserve your tickets as far in advance as you can!

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Fireworks over Manhattan on New Year's Eve

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Fireworks Cruise NYC

NYE Fireworks Boat Party

Fireworks over New York

Rating

new

new

Duration

3 hours

4 hours

3.5 hours

5 hours

4 hours

Age

18 +

-

21 +

21 +

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Pier

Pier 83

Pier 81

Pier 62

Pier 36

Pier 81

Start

9 pm

10pm

10pm

8 pm

10 pm

View of fireworks

Food

Appetizers & snacks

4-course dinner

Hors d'oeuvres & desserts

Buffet dinner

Lobster dinner

Drinks

Unlimited beer, wine & soft drinks

Premium open bar

Beer & wine

Open bar

Open bar

Music

Live DJ

Live DJ

Live Jazz

Live DJ

Live DJ

Price

$229

$529

$378

$225

$369

*If you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York with kids, take a look at our complete NYE guide which includes family-friendly ways to ring in the New Year.

1. Circle Line New Year’s Eve Cruise

New York Fireworks on New Year's EveEnjoy an open bar with great cocktails and champagne and of course fantastic views of the fireworks above the New York skyline that you cannot get from anywhere else. As the clock strikes midnight, admire unbeatable views of the fireworks shimmering above the Statue of Liberty, a picture-perfect and unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience. The New Year’s Eve Cruise in New York by Circle Line will depart from Pier 83 in Midtown Manhattan.

  • Boarding: 9 pm
  • Departure: 10 pm sharp
  • Return: roughly 1 am

What you’ll get:

  • open bar
  • a glass of champagne at midnight
  • hors d’ oeuvres
  • an amazing view of the fireworks
  • live DJ

Good to know:

  • Passengers must be at least 18 years of age and present an ID upon boarding
  • You can dress however you like – there is no particular dress code!
  • Print or mobile tickets are available

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2. Premium NYE Cruise by World Yacht

Fireworks over ManhattanRinging in the New Year on a NYC New Year’s Eve cruise is perfect if you want to avoid the crazy crowds at Times Square! We’ve done the cruise last year an agreed it was an unforgettable experience for all of us. The premium cruise by World Yacht is one of the best New Year’s Eve cruises in NYC because it’s an all-inclusive package, meaning won’t have to worry about spending any additional money that evening.

  • Boarding: 9 pm
  • Departure: 10 pm sharp
  • Return: roughly 1:30 am

What you’ll get:

  • open bar
  • 4-course dinner
  • a glass of champagne at midnight
  • hors d’oeuvres
  • an amazing view of the fireworks
  • live DJ

Good to know:

  • Passengers must be at least 18 years of age and present an ID upon boarding
  • This New Year’s Eve Cruise NYC requires you to dress up a little bit – no jeans, sneakers, etc.
  • Print or mobile tickets are available

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3. NYE Fireworks Cruise

Cruise on New Year's Eve in NYCThis New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise in NYC offers a limited amount of tickets making sure that the experience is exclusive for those who want to celebrate in style and comfort. Throughout the evening, enjoy a large selection of hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live Jazz music and stunning views of the New York City skyline. The cruise departs from Pier 62.

  • Boarding: 9 pm
  • Departure: 10 pm sharp
  • Return: roughly 1:30 am

What you’ll get:

  • beer & wine
  • hors d’oeuvres & desserts
  • a glass of champagne at midnight
  • an amazing view of the fireworks
  • live Jazz music

Good to know:

  • Passengers must be at least 21 years of age and present an ID upon boarding
  • There is no particular dress code, but you should dress neatly
  • Print or mobile tickets are available

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4. NYE Fireworks Boat Party

NYE Fireworks Boat PartyThe floating night club on the Liberty Belle offers everything you need for a perfect New Year’s Eve celebration. Food, drinks from three different bars, great music, and a fun atmosphere. You also have the option to upgrade to VIP tickets when you get there! If you like to party, this is the best New Year’s Eve cruise in NYC for you. Once the boat pulls back onto the dock at Pier 36, you can join the after-party right there!

  • Boarding: 8:30 pm
  • Departure: 9 pm sharp
  • Return: roughly 1:30 am

What you’ll get:

  • open bar
  • buffet dinner
  • a glass of champagne at midnight
  • an amazing view of the fireworks
  • live DJ

Good to know:

  • Passengers must be at least 21 years of age and present an ID upon boarding
  • There is no particular dress code
  • Print or mobile tickets are available

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5. NYE Lobster Dinner Cruise

Fireworks over New YorkThe Lobster Dinner Cruise is another New Year’s Eve Cruise in New York City that we highly recommend, especially if you enjoy seafood! On this luxury yacht, you’ll be sipping champagne, eating seafood, including lobster, and dancing pretty much all night. The New Year’s Eve cruise is operated by World Yacht, one of the top providers in New York.

  • Boarding: 9 pm
  • Departure: 10 pm sharp
  • Return: roughly 1 am

What you’ll get:

  • open bar
  • seafood buffet dinner
  • a glass of champagne at midnight
  • an amazing view of the fireworks
  • live DJ

Good to know:

  • Passengers must be at least 21 years of age and present an ID upon boarding
  • Proper attire is recommended
  • Print or mobile tickets are available

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