Nothing says ‘Holidays’ better when you hear the famous words, ‘Central Park, Bloomingdale’s, Statue of Liberty and Hornblower.’ We all know there is something special about celebrating the month of December in a city of bright lights, world famous structures, busy streets and eccentric window displays ringing with holiday glee, but what you might not know is that celebrating the holidays aboard the Hornblower Hybrid is what New Yorkers are talking about.


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This holiday jingle in the season with Hornblower New York. Between the holiday shopping and window watching, don’t forget to treat yourself to some R&R and by that we mean with a mouth-watering lunch paired with a festive cocktail or bubbly champagne during Hornblower New York’s Festive Lunch and Dinner Cruise. Not only will these cruises feed your appetite but they will nurture your soul during a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the Hudson River viewing Manhattan’s stunning city skyline and New York’s top attractions including the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower and Governor’s Island. Enjoy a buffet style lunch and sounds from an onboard DJ.


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Hornblower New York has created Festive Lunch and Dinner Cruise times just for you.

See Hornblower New York’s Festive Lunch and Cruise Dates

December 4th, 11th and 18th, 2015




Departs: 12:00pm

Cruises: 12:30pm-2:30pm

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Departs: 6:30pm

Cruising: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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If the Holidays have you feeling wrapped up in your own bows and tissue paper then call your family and tell them to leave the dishes to the professionals at Hornblower New York. On December 24th Hornblower New York will also feature a Santa Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise. We weren’t joking when we said leave the dishes to the professionals because Hornblower’s talented team of culinary experts will prepare a feast you can’t take your eyes off of!


Date: December 24th, 2015

Boards: 5:30pm

Cruises: 6:00pm- 9:00pm


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If dinner isn’t on your menu, but you still wish to experience New York’s most famous landmark then be sure to do so with Statue Cruises. Departing from Battery Park in New York, Statue Cruises will take you to Liberty Island to explore the 305 ft. (93m) Lady Liberty and the world’s biggest and most famous immigration island, Ellis Island Museum. Purchase your tickets in advance online



If your looking to escape the everyday and wanting to make the most of your East Coast vacation, be sure to hop on an inexpensive flight from New York City using JetBlue, Delta or American Airlines and fly 1 hour to Buffalo, New York where you are then only a 30-minute drive across the border to Niagara Falls, Canada.


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Home to the world’s most famous waterfalls, the city is bustling with visitors during this time of the year from around the world wishing to get a close up view of the not so frozen but look-a-like marshmallow, snow covered waterfalls. During your travels to the destination, you will discover Niagara Falls, Canada twinkling with bright lights and illuminated city structures along the city skyline all December and January long. Thanks to the 33rd annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival Of Lights who light up many tourist areas throughout the city. The thousands of animated and non-animated light displays can be explored by foot or car.


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winter festival of lights


Just like the Big Apple, the city is filled with many events and festivals happening in December and January. If ‘Wine’ is your middle name, then you will want to be in Niagara Region during the world’s most famous Icewine Festival. Icewine is Niagara’s best kept secret except the secret has been out for hundreds of years bringing in international visitors who can’t wait to taste the newest fa-la-la-la vours of the season. Peller Estates Winery and Trius Winery and hundreds of wineries across the Niagara Region will get ready to put their best wines forward.