New Year’s Eve Cruises | What to Know Before You Book One
Sydney is a marvellous coastal metropolis which boasts of stunning architecture, an impeccable food scene and a vibrant and kaleidoscopic nightlife. In the past two years, we have been dilly-dallying in and out of lockdowns brought on by the pandemic and we have recently come out of yet another one(which we hope to be the last). Considering Sydney’s latest mobility data, we are sure that Sydneysiders have eagerly accepted the new normal and are roaring back to life. As much as the city dwellers love summer and exploring the outdoors, December is the time we have all been eagerly waiting for! The biggest event of all time in the city—Sydney New Year’s Eve—is only a few days away and we hope you have planned it all for the big night. Or if you haven’t yet, we have your back!
Sydney New Year cruises are one of the best ways to witness the world-famous fireworks display that take place at the harbour annually. Sure, there are many other vantage points in and around Sydney Harbour offering excellent views of the fireworks, but none surpasses the finesse of watching it from one of the luxury cruises here. Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruises, owned and operated by Australian Cruise Group, proudly presents a range of New Year’s Eve dinner cruises that combine cruising, dining and entertainment to make a splendid night for our guests. To make sure you NYE goes without a hitch, here are some questions to ask before you choose your cruise for the big-ticket night.
Does it have an accessible pick-up and drop-off location?
The first thing to consider while booking your cruise is your boarding location. If the cruise departs from an odd location that is too far from home or that isn’t easily accessible, there’s no doubt that it might become more trouble than it’s worth. It is important to choose a cruise departing from a wharf that is near the parking lot or public transport. Because, admit it, no one might be in the mood to walk a long distance after a long night of partying. In this case, our cruises depart from King Street Wharf, located right at the heart of the harbour and is only a stone’s throw away from Barangaroo.
How long is the cruise?
Cruising is fun. But there could be at least some of us who find it boring and hence it’s frankly not everyone’s cup of tea. But considering those who love cruising, there are many vessels offering long duration New Year’s Eve cruises on Sydney Harbour. After all, time flies when you are with the right people and we sure do make a perfect space to chill out with your favourite people on the last day of the year! And who would know, you’d make some new friends for life on board too!
Does it offer a catered menu?
New Year’s Eve cruises in Sydney Harbour fall into two categories—BYO and catered. If your cruise offers a catered menu, it’s important to know what is included and what is not. All our cruises, for that matter, are all-inclusive and available at reasonable prices. Our cruises serve two kinds of menus—a 5-course deluxe seated and served menu and a buffet dinner menu—served with drinks from the fully licensed bars on board.
What will you see?
The last thing to question about the cruise is about its views and its position on the harbour. On NYE, the harbour sees a huge traffic and it’s important to make sure that your boat has secured a good spot for the fireworks display. Our cruises have been assigned positions in the exclusion zones in the Circular Quay by the NSW Maritime. The cruises are also equipped with spacious outer decks that offer spectacular and unobstructed views of the fireworks.