Best New Years Eve Cruise NYC

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December 31, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - January 1, 2023 @ 1:00 am CST

Harbor Lights Cruise by Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises on water with buildings in background at night with fireworks in sky on New Year's Eve in New York City, New York, USA

Wondering where you’ll be this New Year’s Eve? How about aboard Circle Line’s NYC Party Cruise where you can sail your way into 2023 while taking in the sparkling view of the city’s skyline and savoring a fancy meal?

Those who want to greet the upcoming year in New York City but like to avoid the huge crowd at Times Square are invited to board the greatest party on the water. The NYC Party Cruise sails around the Hudson River and features a talented DJ, Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, plus complimentary champagne. It tops all your New Year's Eve experiences.

There’s a premium open bar, so toast with your friends before the clock strikes midnight. Afterward, admire the colors exploding in the sky during this fireworks cruise experience. Skip the ball drop and experience the best cruise instead.

Follow along to deep dive into the New Year's Eve Cruise NYC.

Related Post: Insider's Guide to Circle Line Cruises

New Year’s Eve Cruise Tickets

Adults (21 and older): $229

Click here to purchase your tickets.

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Nearby Hotels and Lodging

With five boroughs to visit, New York City never runs out of places to discover. Book these hotels so you can revel in Gotham as late as you want without a care in the world:

New Year’s Eve Cruise Menu


Artisanal Cheese Plate

Passed Hors d'Oeuvres

Blue Cheese Butter Chicken Pops served with Buffalo Drizzle
Beef Short Ribs wrapped in Bacon
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Mini Dauphinois Potatoes au Gratin

Premium Open Bar

Unlimited Premium Spirits, Beer & Wine

Know Before You Go

Before hopping onto the luxury yacht for the boat Cruise NYC New Year's Eve, make sure to remember these things:

  • The ticket includes a premium open bar, soft drinks, beer, wine, and passed hors d'oeuvres.
  • Please don’t bring food or beverages from outside on board
  • The view of the fireworks displays may differ on the yacht
  • The dress code is only casual but some people tend to dress formally for the New Year s Eve Cruise. Still, always check the weather to wear appropriate clothing
  • Passengers must be 21 years or older. Those without valid photo IDs won’t be able to enter the cruise.

New Year’s Eve Cruise Date

The best New Years Eve Cruise NYC follows the following schedule:

Boarding: 9:00 PM
Departure: 10:00 PM
Return: 1:00 AM

Note: Guests who purchased NYC New Year;s Eve Cruise standard tickets from Circle Line or other websites should go directly to boarding at the Pier. Get your bags ready to be inspected by security personnel.

Other Cruise Line Attractions

Liberty Midtown Cruise

The best way to witness Lady Liberty! Join this guided tour to also bask in the other spectacular views of the Big Apple skyline while listening to stories and information about the city from a friendly tour guide.

Landmarks Cruise

See NYC’s top landmarks in the most relaxing way, including One World Trade Center, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Plus, you’ll get the breathtaking scenery of lower Manhattan before sliding under the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges. This world-famous tour lasts about 1.5 hours.

Best of NYC Cruise

Feel the wind on your face while passing through all of the city’s iconic spots from the outdoor deck. Don't miss it as this is the only cruise in NYC that goes around Manhattan in a luxurious, modern boat. Pass by the three NYC rivers, 20 bridges, and more than 130 awesome spots from the Manhattan skyline to downtown Brooklyn.

Harbor Lights Cruise

Nothing beats the NYC skyline. You’ll never get over the beautiful view of the city at night. Take this New York Harbor cruise that treats the eyes and taste buds with scenery and full snacks and a bar. This tour lasts about two hours making the cruise more worthwhile. On New Year’s Eve, you can hop the Harbor Lights Cruise NYC New Year’s Eve version.

Experience New Year’s Eve Cruise by Circle Line

Times Square is not the only place to be while in NYC this New Year’s Eve! Circle Line’s NYE Cruise makes a perfect destination to bid farewell to 2022 and say cheers for the upcoming year ahead.

Gather the entire crew and celebrate 2023 through the nautical delight! This New Year;s Eve Dining Cruise NYC will host a 3-hour party complete with a DJ, an open bar, gourmet dining, and champagne toast.

Related Post: Ultimate Guide to Circle Line Cruises: Coupons, Discounts, and Deals

Catch the world-renowned New York City skyline that serves as an amazing backdrop for your post-worthy shots. Of course, there will be an NYC New Year s Eve grand fireworks display, so watch out for the colors exploding above you while sailing on the Hudson River. Celebrating New Year’s Eve has never been this relaxing and fancy!

Reserve your New Year’s Eve dinner cruise tickets now and take the chance to ring in the New Year under the stars. While at it, you might want to start the year with New York City vacation.


December 31, 2022 @ 9:00 pm CST
January 1, 2023 @ 1:00 am CST
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Circle Line Cruises
83 North River Piers West 43rd Street and 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036 United States
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(212) 563-3200
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Hop aboard Circle Line’s NYC Party Cruise to sail your way into 2023 while taking in city skyline views and savoring a fancy meal.