Wondering how to spend New Year’s Eve? Consider kicking off a brand new year on a fun New Year’s Eve cruise. Some of the top cruise lines offer spectacular trips to sensational spots around the world, on itineraries that span days or weeks including December 31st. Whether you want to get away for a quick New Year’s excursion or feel like taking a grand New Year’s extravaganza, you’ll likely be able to find a cruise that suits you.
Some New Year’s Eve cruises go all out with parties and festivities, and others are more like regular cruises, with a modest New Year’s Eve celebration thrown in. No matter which you choose, remember to ring in the New Year in the way that you want so that you’ll have memories to last forever.
For a New Year’s Eve that memories are made of, think about taking one of the following New Year’s Eve cruises:
Royal Caribbean offers a 4-night New Year’s Eve Bahamas cruise that leaves from Orlando on Enchantment of the Seas. This ship sails from Port Canaveral and is your getaway to exciting attractions along Florida’s Central Coast like the Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach. On Enchantment of the Seas, you’ll be able to hop in and out of some of Orlando’s world-famous theme parks before heading off to Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay. Here, and in Nassau, your New Year’s Eve will be preceded and followed by nature walks, beach time, kayaking, and more. Explore turquoise waters, swimming with dolphins, and vibrant Junkanoo culture.
Princess Cruise Line
Ringing in the New Year with Princess Cruise Line means enjoying a New Year’s Eve cruise complete with confetti, music, noisemakers, and champagne. Join the ship’s staff in a toast to the arrival of the New Year. Take part in fun festivities that include casual and formal affairs, depending on your Princess Cruise Line itinerary. Many Princess ships feature football-themed activities on New Year’s Day, such as watching traditional college games and eating tasty munchies. Princess Cruise Lines’ New Year’s Eve cruises are designed to let you kick back and enjoy the holiday season without doing anything but having a good time.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line features fleet-wide fantasies for New Year’s Eve, including magical experiences involving dancing, music, and lots of great food. Every Disney ship traveling on the high seas on December 31st will feature merriment like a special New Year’s Eve menu, a deck party, holiday-themed giveaways, Meet-and-Greets with Disney characters, and teen-only and tween-only parties. Aside from the excitement onboard Disney ships for New Year’s, you’ll be able to get the New Year off to a good start with fantastic ports of call throughout your cruise.
These are three of the big-ship adventures that you can take this New Year’s. If you’re looking for a more intimate New Year’s Eve cruise experience, consider checking into some small harbor cruises that set sail on New Year’s Eve. New York City and San Diego are two cities that offer these types of 1-evening New Year’s Eve cruises, which typically include dinner and dancing and no overnight stay.