About World Yacht New Year’s Eve Cruise
Most New Yorkers ring in the New Year one of three ways: they brave the crowds and elements in Times Square; they fork over hefty nightclub or bar covers; or they flip between countdown specials. This year, World Yacht offers two top-flight New Year's Eve cruises as counterpoint to the same old same old.
Revelers can celebrate the dawn of a new year on one of two World Yacht luxury liners, with a lavish meal complete with premium open bar and Manhattan’s postcard-perfect skyline serving as backdrop. A live DJ set will follow dinner on both ships, punctuated by midnight champagne toasts and orchestra-seat views of the fireworks display at the Statue of Liberty.
Guests seeking a more formal affair will have access to a premium open bar and a five-course sit-down dinner, featuring smoked salmon tartar, filet mignon, and dulce de leche mousse among the menu offerings. A slightly smaller yacht will offer New Year’s celebrants a generous buffet that includes garden greens, free-range chicken, pan-seared salmon and New York-style cheesecake. On both liners, a live DJ will accompany the dining portion of the cruise with easy listening and R&B classics. Once dinner’s done, the focus shifts to the dancefloor and a party-ready set of pop and dance hits.
The party doesn't stop after the clock strikes 12 and the fireworks pop. Even after the cruise retreats from Lady Liberty, the bash will continue dockside till 1:30am.
Come dressed for the festivities. Gentlemen are required to wear dress shirts, though jackets are optional; elegant or business attire is requested of women. No flip-flops, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, jeans or sneakers.
Approximately four-and-a-half hours.
Did you know?
The seven rays of the Statue of Liberty's crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world, each measuring up to nine feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds.
Visitors new to the city and native New Yorkers alike will appreciate this opportunity to experience Manhattan’s incredible night skyline while celebrating the year to come.
Good for kids?
The abundance of alcohol and the late-night schedule makes this an adults-only event.
Pier 81 Location Information:
W 41st St.
New York, 10036
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Square/42nd St. (Seventh Ave.); A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority (Eighth Ave.)
World Yacht New Year's Eve Cruise details
Boarding begins at 9pm, with sailing from 10pm to 1am. The party continues dockside until 1:30am.