Love to sail? Love food? Interested in a little romance? Then why not book a romantic sunset dinner cruise? Not only is a sunset dinner cruise great for couples, a sunset dinner cruise is also great alternative for those who may be short on time or those that may not be able to afford a full-length cruise. Sunset dinner cruises are a great way to enjoy world-class cuisine from a different point of view — at sea! Popular with couples, groups of friends and families alike, sunset dinner cruises come in all shapes and sizes. Sunset dinner cruises are readily available in cities with lakes, rivers, bays, and shorelines, and nine times out of ten the scenery is spectacular no matter where your sunset dinner cruise may take you.
The different types of sunset dinner cruises include: buffet, chartered, served dinner, and themed. Alternatives to sunset dinner cruises include brunch or lunch cruises and cocktail cruises. Buffet sunset dinner cruises are a hit with families and kids as they are less formal and the foods are typically fun to eat for the little ones. Prices are typically easier on the wallet as well. Chartered sunset cruises are for private parties, special occasions, and business functions, while themed sunset cruises range from jazz cruises and murder mystery cruises to couples cruises and karaoke cruise to name just a few.
The served sunset dinner cruise is probably one of the most popular types of dinner cruises especially for couples. Similar in function to expensive restaurants on land, these sunset dinner cruises are typically formal, and the cuisine is generally five-star. These cruises also feature entertainment, usually in the form of a live musician or a band. For early dinner cruises, guests may also be treated to a tour or incredible views of the sunset.
It should come as no surprise that cities with excellent year around temperatures would be the top locations for sunset cruises, but in places where the weather is up and down, you can also find sunset dinner cruises where you can dine inside of a heated vessel. Some of the most popular places for sunset dinner cruises include: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Tampa FL., Jacksonville FL., Hawaii, Chicago, throughout the state of Michigan, Vancouver, and New York City, to name just a few.
Prices for sunset dinner cruises vary greatly depending on region, season, duration, type of dinner cruise, size of the vessel, theme, and party size. Depending on some or all of these factors, prices may range from $20 per person up to $100 or more per person. Families and groups will enjoy discounts on most sunset dinner cruises.
To find a dinner cruise in your area or an area you plan to visit, simply visit the local Convention & Tourism Bureau or Convention & Travel Bureau (online). Theses sites will usually list most cruise companies in the area. You can also use your favorite search engine to locate sunset dinner cruises in any given area. Type in the type sunset dinner cruise you are looking for along with the area and watch the results add up. The good thing about searching for sunset dinner cruises online is many sites offer virtual tours, menus, important information about cruising, and more. If you prefer, you can always contact a cruise travel agent as well. Enjoy!