As 2023 winds down and we welcome 2024, marking the occasion in a meaningful way is at the top of many people’s to-do lists. Not only do we want New Year’s Eve to be fun, but we want it to be memorable too — and Baltimore is among the destinations we know will deliver on both! Not only is it a city that offers beautiful waterside views, lots of things to do, and a host of events to choose from, but Baltimore is also one location where City Cruises offers numerous packages people can select to make the final night of the year, as well as the first day, one for the ages. Celebrating the occasion on the water makes for a remarkable experience during the day and evening (and yes, we have offerings for both!), which means raising your glass will be even more remarkable than soirees of the past.

Come Join the Brunch Bunch for New Years in Baltimore

볼티모어We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, brunch is our favorite meal. For some reason, this one automatically seems like a celebration (but maybe that’s the signature mimosas talking…). So when you add the vibes of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day into the mix, it just makes the festivities bubble over with even more excitement, and of course, City Cruises is in exactly the same mindset. Not only do we offer the Baltimore New Year’s Eve Signature Brunch Cruise, but there’s also the Baltimore New Year’s Day Signature Brunch Cruise. Both are ideal for a special outing with family and friends, last for two hours on the water, and feature a brunch buffet freshly prepared by our chef that includes enticing entrees, salads, and desserts, plus unlimited coffee, hot or iced tea, and water. Cruising along the Patapsco River, you and your crew will enjoy the best up-close views of area sights and local landmarks from our climate-controlled interior decks in a convivial atmosphere that’s full of cheer. The first package includes free-flowing champagne, mimosas, and sparkling cider for toasting and live DJ entertainment for dancing. With casual attire as the dress code, you can cut a rug in a relaxed fashion before the sparkling wine toast takes place (for those 21 and older with a valid ID). The second package has a full bar available and live DJ entertainment too, and with casual attire as the dress code, dancing is definitely on the docket. With both packages you can also opt for innovative cocktails, wine, and beer from our well-stocked cash bar or add upgrades to customize your experience. Window table reservations to snag picture-perfect views are available as well with the New Year’s Day Signature Brunch, along with New Year’s Eve party favors. You’re guaranteed a table for your party size, infants under three cruise free, and the crew will always do its best to accommodate any dietary restrictions.


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Make Dinnertime Sublime to Ring in 2024

불꽃놀이Now when it comes to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, dining in style can help end the old year on a high note and begin the new one on an uplifting one, and with two City Cruises packages to choose from you can’t lose. First, we have the Baltimore New Year’s Eve Signature Dinner Cruise, where counting down to midnight and ringing in 2024 on our vessel is bound to make a splash. Not only will you be surrounded by spectacular views all along the Inner Harbor and Patapsco River from the climate-controlled interior decks, but you and your crew will also enjoy a three-hour experience that includes a delectable dinner buffet complete with freshly prepared, chef-made entrees, salads, and desserts, and alcoholic beverages are included. There’s live DJ entertainment to help you lose inhibitions and hit the dance floor (in comfy casual attire per the dress code…), plus the option to indulge in creative cocktails, wine, and beer from our well-stocked bar. Note that additional upgrades are available as well to customize the experience. To up the ante even further there are three tiers to choose from: the Silver Package (which includes a ticket and the top shelf bar); the Gold Package (which includes a ticket, top shelf bar, one bottle of champagne per two people, and a keepsake flute); or the Platinum Package (which includes all the amenities of the Gold Package and a window table). No matter which one you choose, unlimited coffee, hot and iced tea, and water are included; you’re guaranteed a table for your party size; and there’s a sparkling wine toast for those 21 or older with a valid ID. The crew will always do its best to accommodate dietary restrictions, and fireworks may take place too — depending on the weather.

Next, there’s the Baltimore New Year’s Day Dinner Cruise. This two-to-three-hour cruise includes a dinner buffet, which features a freshly prepared, chef-made gourmet cuisine of entrées, salads, and desserts, plus unlimited coffee, hot and iced tea, and water. The Platinum open bar is included in the price along with live DJ entertainment. The scenic Inner Harbor and Patapsco River views will surround you during the experience and you can choose something extra like sipping on innovative cocktails, wine, and beer from our well-stocked bar. Additional upgrades are always available to customize the experience, and we provide a guaranteed table for your party size.


Other Baltimore Best Bets 

Charm City is known for its New Year’s Eve fireworks that take place in the Inner Harbor complete with a band, so be sure to catch them if you can. Head to the promenade or Federal Hill to grab your spot. Another popular event is the Charm City Countdown — Annual New Year’s Eve Charity Gala. It takes place at the Hilton BWI Airport Hotel and has an open bar, gourmet buffets, live bands, and DJs with up to 16 party zones. Numerous restaurants, bars, hotels, and clubs will offer celebrations (including Power Plant Live!), so you’ll have your pick depending on what you prefer.


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Book Your Baltimore New Year’s Celebration with City Cruises

Book your memorable New Year’s celebration today with City Cruises Baltimore. No matter whether you decide to spend the New Year’s holidays on the water, dry land, or a combination of both (our personal preference by the way), Baltimore makes for a great place to stay, play, and celebrate in your own jovial way.