Christmas Eve Dinner Cruises in New York 2024

Christmas Eve Dinner Cruises in New York

Christmas Eve dinner cruises in New York are a perfect option if you want to do something truly festive and unique for Christmas. Skip the busy restaurants and relax by cruising the Hudson River while enjoying a Christmas dinner. Dress to impress, because taking a cruise, means you’ll enjoy a special, romantic, merry Christmas Eve. You’ll have lots of photo opportunities to help you fondly commemorate this magical Christmas Eve!

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  1. Panoramic Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise (24th December)

    The beautiful Bateaux is definitely my favourite boat in New York. The large windows offer incredible views of the skyline from every seat on the boat. The onboard chef will prepare a full dining experience for your Christmas Eve.

    Practical Information

    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Departure time: 19:00
    • 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 limit: 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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  2. Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise with Buffet (24th December)

    This cruise is a fun, budget-friendly way to spend Christmas Eve in New York. Enjoy the dinner buffet, while admiring views of the Manhattan skyline. After indulging in the buffet, go to the patio deck and see the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center as you float on by. Finish this fun Christmas Eve on the dance floor, and dance your way into Christmas day with a live DJ!

    Practical Information

    • Duration: 2.5 hours
    • Departure time: 19:00 (boarding begins at 18:30)
    • Departure point: Chelsea Piers
    • Age limit: infants aged 2 and under are free of charge (meal not included)
    • Note: alcohol served only above 21 years, bring valid id

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  3. Panoramic Christmas Day Dinner Cruise (25th December)

    My favourite boat for a dinner cruise in New York, the Bateaux is also hosting a Christmas Day Dinner Cruise. Due to its huge floor-to-ceiling windows, you have a gorgeous view from every seat on the boat. Book this dinner cruise on Christmas Day and gaze at the skyline for three whole hours whilst enjoying a plated holiday dinner.

    Practical Information

    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Departure time: 19:00
    • 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 limit: 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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  4. Dinner Cruise on Christmas Day (25th December)

    This dinner cruise is a great way to spend your Christmas Day. It is very family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Take your family on this 2.5 hour Hudson River cruise. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner, holiday decor and a live DJ with views of the Manhattan skyline.

    Practical Information

    • Duration: 2.5 hours
    • Departure time: cruise sails at 19:00 (please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to sail time)
    • Departure point: Chelsea Piers
    • Dress code: casual
    • Age limit: available for all ages (infants aged 2 and under are free of charge, meal not included)
    • Note: alcohol served only above 21 years, bring valid id

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  5. Holiday Brunch Cruise on Christmas Eve (24th December)

    There are also brunch cruises you can take! Step on board this 1920s-style motor yacht that has been decorated in Christmas style. While enjoying the views of the Manhattan skyline, you will be served several brunch courses including pastries, bagels with lox, frittata and more. It is a great way to kick off your Christmas celebrations in New York.

    Practical Information

    • Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes
    • Departure time: 10:00
    • Departure point: Chelsea Piers
    • Age limit: available for all ages
    • Note: alcohol served only above 21 years, bring valid id

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  6. Christmas Day Buffet Brunch Cruise (25th December)

    If you prefer to reserve your Christmas Day for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show or a Dyker Heights tour, but still want to enjoy a Christmas meal and some holiday spirit, this brunch cruise is for you! The huge windows offer a great view of the skyline during this two-hour lunch buffet cruise.

    Practical Information

    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Departure time: 13:00 (boarding starts at 12:30)
    • Departure point: Chelsea Piers
    • Dress code: casual
    • Age limit: available for all ages (infants aged 2 and under are free of charge, meal not included)

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  7. Panoramic Christmas Day Brunch Cruise (25th December)

    This cruise offers a very family-friendly start to your holidays. You will enjoy a chef-prepared, three-course, plated holiday menu and bottomless mimosas. A DJ will take care of the music while you cruise past some of the world’s most famous landmarks.

    Practical Information

    • Duration: 2.5 hours
    • Departure time: 12:30 (boarding begins at 12:00)
    • Departure point: Chelsea Piers
    • Dress code: smart casual
    • Age limit: available for all ages
    • Note: alcohol served only above 21 years, bring valid id

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  8. Cruise with Santa on Christmas Eve (24th December)

    Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Santa! And he will be joining you on this cruise. It includes a complimentary glass of wine and holiday treats for the kids. Marvel at the Manhattan skyline from the outer deck and enjoy Christmas carols and other fun holiday activities during this festive Christmas cruise.

    Practical Information

    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Departure time: 15:00 (boarding at 14:30)
    • Departure point: Pier 36
    • Age limit: all ages, discounted price for children
    • Note: alcohol served only above 21 years, bring valid id

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