Do you want to ring in the New Year in the idyllic setting of the gorgeous Perth skyline that is beautifully lit and glamorously glittering to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one?
Well then, cruising would be the best option for you to have a luxurious night out with your partner, friends or family.
Dining and Drinking: From elaborate hors d’oeuvres to sumptuous buffets, from Australia’s famous sirloins to delectable seafood, from cold cuts to freshly carved meat, from spicy accompaniments to a wide array of tempting desserts, the New Year’s Eve cruises offers something to suit all taste palates. And of course no New Year’s Eve celebration is complete without sparkling bubbly. From wine to beer to soft drinks to premium beverages, you can have all at your finger tips. However, depending on the package you have selected, some of these may be available at an additional cost.
Entertainment: As you wait for the clock to strike midnight you may take a relaxed stroll on the open decks or sit on a deck chair to enjoy the beautiful sky-scape of the city. Apart from that, most cruises have music, live or recorded, to set in the party mood. Dance floors and Live DJ are also organized in some cruises for unlimited party fun!
Tips for Hassle Free Enjoyment
- The Northbridge of the city of Perth is closed down every year during New Year’s Eve. The authorities block the area from early evening every December 31. This is to ensure that the visitors and the locals can enjoy the roaming performances that are shown in the area and stroll down casually sinking in the beautiful festive lighting and the happy ambience created. This also allows people to enjoy meals at the open air cafes and restaurants. As such, if you are travelling to or from that area to reach the port of departure for your cruising experience, you should make an early start.
- Keep in mind that most cruise lines start boarding fifteen to thirty minutes before departure. It would be a good idea to reach your port a little early to avoid a mad rush or a long queue. Also, most cruises would prefer their guests to be dressed in business casuals, unless otherwise mentioned. Carrying food and beverages on board is restricted.
- Apart from the payment you have made for the tickets, be prepared for additional taxes and payment of gratuities. Also you should be prepared to spend extra in case you get tempted to buy from Cash Bar or some party favors or other enhancement options.
- Check if your cruise has open seating (which means the earlier you reach the better position you shall get) or if you can reserve your seats at the time of booking.
Some Popular Cruising Itineraries
|New Years Eve, Swan River Dinner Cruise||Captain Cook Cruises||$225 per adult||Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty||8pm to 1am||Three course buffet dinner spread;|
|Drinks served all through the cruising period;|
|Outside Deck for skyline viewing pleasure.|
|New Year’s Eve with Cornucopia Cruise Line||Cornucopia Cruises||1-2 guests — $169 per person;||Perth Amboy||9pm to 3am||Sumptuous Dinner;|
|3-8 guests –||Live DJ;|
|$159 per person;||Party Favors;|
|9 or more guests — $149 per person||Premium Open Bar;|
|New Years Eve Dinner Cruise||Crystal Swan||$145 per person||Pier 5 Barrack Street Jetty||8pm to 12-45 am||Sumptuous Seafood buffet Meal;|
|Cash Bar Facilities;|