New York, NY

Holiday Cruises

Holiday CruisesClassic Harbor Line offers a number of events throughout the year that help celebrate our national holidays. From the most major harbor event — the Fourth of July NYC Fireworks, to our own special holiday season themed cruises, “Cocoa & Carols/Holiday Jazz Cruise”, you are sure to find a special offering monthly within our fleet. Join us on these New York Harbor Cruises to celebrate and share with a loved one. NYC Holiday cruises are the best way to view the beautiful city that we proudly call home.

Small Holiday Office Party Options | Starting at $400/Table

Classic Harbor Line offers festive holiday cruises almost every night during the holiday season. You can book a table (for up to 8 guests per table) on a Holiday Jazz Cruise or Caroling Cruise, starting at $400/table. Also consider booking a table on our Holiday Wine Tasting events or Holiday Brunch Cruises for a daytime event. Additionally, you can customize your party with special catering or bar packages with an event sales agent: privatecharters@sail-nyc.com or 212-627-1825 option 4


Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise

Please join us for this special warm and cozy cruise with your friends, family, and all your loved ones during the Holiday Season. Step inside the toasty solarium in full holiday decor for a one hour and forty five minute cruise to see the New York City lights. Listen to live Holiday Caroling and sing along to the classic holiday carols.  Delicious Hot Cocoa, Cookies, and treats for all our guests are included!  This is a NYC Holiday cruise that you just can’t miss!

Cocoa and Carols Holiday Caroling will be featured Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.


  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $58 | Child $36


Holiday Jazz Cruise

Step aboard our luxury Yacht Manhattan II in full holiday decor and join us for our romantic Holiday Jazz Cruise.  Enjoy this 1.75 hour cruise with your loved one and a glass of Champagne in hand.  See the city lights twinkle at night as you cozy up for an evening out in NY Harbor aboard a luxury yacht.  

Holiday Jazz will take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.  


  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $64


Holiday Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

You will find her warm, cozy, and spectacularly decorated within the main cabin — sure to bring you and your guests into the Spirit of the Season!  This round-Manhattan holiday-themed brunch cruise is packed with a bountiful holiday-themed buffet!  Expect fresh baked bagels, gingerbread muffins, cinnamon-apple pastries, seasonal fruit, spiced-glazed ham, harvest-mix salad, stuffed quiches, gluten-free waffle station with all the fixings, turkey sausage, spicy Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Egg Nog, juices, coffee and tea. See Holiday activities we host!

“The Brunch Cruise can be purchased at a reduced rate excluding food at $74. To obtain these tickets call 212.627.1825 x3″

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $92 - Child $52

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Holiday Wine Tasting aboard Yacht Manhattan

This fun, interactive NYC cocktail event features a different theme in cocktail culture each week. Craft liquors, house made fruit infusions, gourmet simple syrups and creative garnishes are used to create 5 different signature cocktails with a fresh new spin or traditional flavor. From historical cocktails to modern mixology with tales of distillers, a peek into past and present trends in popular drinks and recipes to recreate your favorite drink at home. Learn how to balance contrasting flavors, add depth of flavor, what makes each liquor unique and get tips on the best sources for ingredients and pairing spirits with food.

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Varies

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

Enjoy a short champagne/sparkling wine tasting class at boarding to set the celebration in motion with our wine expert, Wendy Crispell.  Throughout the night, enjoy passed hors d’ oeuvres, our Live Jazz Trio the “Sound Waves”, and the New York Harbor Fireworks at midnight aboard our intimate and elegant 1920s style yacht. 

Curious about the Champagne Tasting Class? Here’s a few highlights to look forward to!…

  • A vintage American Bubbly rated over 90 points, winner of several awards
  • A Grand Cru Champagne – a ‘grower’ Champagne
  • A Cremant – a strictly controlled regional bubbly from Jura, France

Here’s what’s on the Menu to accompany the Champagne Tasting…

  • House-made French cheese pastry straws
  • An assortment of local and international artisan cheeses served with jam, honey and dried fruits
  • A charcuterie board served with cornichons, mustard and onion confit
  • Forest mushrooms roasted with sage and thyme
  • Smoked salmon dressed with toasted pistachio, fresh dill, pickled red onion, capers and crème fraise
  • Olive display
  • Assorted flatbreads and gourmet crackers

(All cheeses and salumi are sourced from Murray’s Cheese or Crown Finish Caves.)
Passed items to follow…

  • Butter poached lobster shooters with shitake mushrooms
  • Fois Gras and apricot-honey drizzle on a toasted baguette
  • Carrot roulades with beet and herb goat cheese, ribbons of carrots stuffed with local goat cheese infused with farm fresh ingredients
  • Peppercorn crusted filet mignon topped with a silky pate, served on a toasted brioche
  • Truffle infused deviled eggs topped with shaved green onion and smoked paprika
  • Turkish kofte, a spiced meatball drizzled with a Greek cucumber yogurt sauce

Expect an elegant sophisticated evening, conversation-friendly seating and great sightseeing! 
On this special 3.5 hour cruise, take in picturesque views from our cozy (heated) glassed-in observatory. 

Highlights to see: 

  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks!
  • Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District
  • Governor’s Island, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Parts of Brooklyn and Queens and the complete New York City skyline
  • Roosevelt Island, the United Nations Building, and the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges of the East River

So step Manhattan II for an elegant New Year’s Eve cruise with loved ones and friends!

  Depart: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $378