Why Our River Cruises Offer You an Exceptional New Year’s Eve Experience

10. You and Your Loved Ones Are Our VIPs

Join us on one of our New Year’s river cruises through Europe, where the party is included and you’re on our VIP guest list. Our Cruise Managers and crew will “roll out the red carpet,” warmly welcoming you on board as you’re treated like royalty through January 1st and beyond! Once your friends and family know you’ll be toasting the New Year overseas, they may want to join you – so invite them along and save with our Referral Savings offer!

9. A Delightfully Intimate Venue

With no more than 156 guests on most of our river cruise ships, our New Year’s Cruises are intimate gatherings offering the luxury of space. You are always served promptly at the bar, but even better – our wait staff know you by name and walk around the Main Lounge throughout the evening to ensure you have everything you need.

8. Double Your Leisure Time

On our New Year’s Cruises, your event destination is just down the hall (give or take a deck) from your stateroom. With no time spent traveling to the New Year’s Eve party, you can maximize your relaxation, getting ready at a more leisurely pace while watching Entertainment-on-Demand, perusing the onboard gift shop, getting a new ‘do in the hair salon or even treating yourself to a massage.

7. We Are Your Gracious Hosts

Sit back, relax and leave the cooking, cleaning and decorating up to us. From the moment you embark, your river cruise ship will be decked out in holiday decor inside and out. Then, on December 31st while you are out on excursions, our chefs will prepare a delicious meal while our crew transforms the Main Lounge into an elegant New Year’s Eve gala extravaganza.

6. Inclusive of All Celebration Styles

Whether you prefer a low-key or a high-energy evening, we have everything you might need to celebrate your way. You can head to bed early, grab a board game from our library or even watch Entertainment-on-Demand in your room until midnight. If you prefer to stay in the Main Lounge, show your moves on the dance floor, sit at the bar and watch the revelry from afar, or mingle and meet your new best friends!

5. Complimentary Champagne Countdown

All of our river cruises include a complimentary Sip & Sail cocktail hour each night before dinner – and this is no different on December 31st. We carefully stock the bar for our New Year’s Cruises, ensuring we never run out of champagne at midnight. We’ll pop the bottles and pour you a complimentary glass or two, so you are ready for the countdown while our deejay plays Auld Lang Syne!

4. A Memorable Culinary Affair

Our event includes an elegant multi-course gala dinner highlighting our award-winning cuisine, and a fresh array of late-night snacks brought out as the evening goes on. If you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, rest assured we will accommodate you too, enabling you to enjoy the luxury of our upscale celebration.

3. Music and Memories

Since our New Year’s Eve party happens inside the ship, we offer plenty of music and dancing through midnight – and even a bit beyond. Plus, with the Main Lounge separated from the staterooms, those who retire early will be able to sleep peacefully.

2. You Always Have a View

On the rivers, you always have a view: magnificent cities glittering with their lights in the evenings, charming towns with their hills and church steeples glowing beneath the moon. Select sailings may either cruise by or dock in cities where New Year’s Eve fireworks shows are taking place – easily seen from the Main Lounge with our floor-to-ceiling windows, our Sun Deck, or even from your twin-balcony stateroom in many circumstances.

1. It Lasts More Than Just One Night

Our New Year’s river cruises enable you to combine a wonderful vacation and your countdown celebration into one unforgettable journey. Discover spectacular European destinations on guided tours such as Amsterdam and Strasbourg while cruising the Rhine River; Antwerp and Bruges while cruising the Dutch & Belgian Waterways; or Budapest and Vienna along the Danube River. You may even be able to explore a late-season holiday market or two.

Interested in joining us on a New Year’s Cruise? View our upcoming New Year’s Cruise sailing dates and contact your travel advisor today!

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