New York City

New York City Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise

New York City, USA
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See New York’s skyline from the water—and soak up a festive atmosphere—aboard a holiday-themed cruise. Choose from several departure times and set sail aboard an elegantly decorated yacht. As you go, discover the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan skyline, and other scenic vistas. You can also sing along to carols played by the live jazz band, nibble Christmas cookies, and enjoy a cup of spiked hot cocoa from the bar.
  • Discover New York’s festive side on a holiday-themed cruise
  • See the city’s main sights from the water’s edge
  • Enjoy a complimentary beverage and homemade cookies as you go
  • Listen to a live jazz band and sing along to festive Christmas carols

What's Included

  • An assortment of holiday cookies
  • One complimentary drink is included
  • Gratuity (recommended for the Captain and crew)
  • Additional beverages are available for purchase by credit card only

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Classic Harbor Line
    62 Chelsea Piers Pier 62, New York, NY 10011, USA

    The boat departs from Chelsea Piers, at Pier 62, which is located at the northern end of the Chelsea Piers Complex. Our ticket booth is located on the water just steps from our dock. Please check in at the Classic Harbor Line ticket booth upon arrival.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Get into the holiday spirit and see New York landmarks from the water on this holiday-themed cruise from Manhattan.

Make your way to Pier 62 at the Chelsea Piers Complex ahead of your boarding time to check in. Board the boat, complete with festive decorations, and soak up the views, including the Manhattan skyline, One World Observatory, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty, as the boat cruises around.

During your cruise, enjoy an assortment of complimentary holiday cookies and one included spiked hot cocoa beverage (with more available for purchase). Listen to a live jazz band and sing along to Christmas carols.

The holiday cruise ends back at Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers.

One World Observatory (Pass By)

Ellis Island (Pass By)

Statue of Liberty (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Each person planning to attend needs a ticket regardless of age
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Plan to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time to check-in at the ticket booth for your boarding passes
  • Bring a valid photo ID for check-in
  • Only animals that perform a manual task to assist a person are permitted aboard. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted
  • Please coordinate with the operator in advance if assistance is required for boarding or if you have any questions about general accessibility. Accessibility varies by boat
  • When purchasing tickets, please advise us right away if you are buying tickets separately from others in your group so that we can seat you together
  • Groups of 10 or more will be contacted by the operator in advance for an additional 10% group gratuity
  • Hosted aboard Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II for the 2024 holiday season
  • Elegant tables assigned in the heated salon. Tables may be shared with a clear partition divider depending on party size.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      217 reviews
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      So much fun!
      Jorge_R, Dec 2023
      Had a great time! The views were fantastic and the music was great. The crew helped us with the pictures. Would definitely recommend!
      Fun Holiday cruise!
      Brandi_L, Dec 2023
      The night skyline of NYC all lit up was beautiful. And a great way to see the Statue of Liberty. Our family thoroughly enjoyed this boat cruise. The band was great. This was festive and a great way to get in the holiday spirit. And the service on the boat was wonderful! Very fun!
      DO IT! Must go!
      Paren_M, Dec 2023
      The entire experience was incredible. The crew was kind and knowledgeable. The jazz band was perfect! The service was fast and so yummy! We enjoyed having the option to buy other appetizers and snacks! The skyline was incredible and we the Statue of Liberty at night was purely majestic. We will be back. Can’t say enough good things!
      A must do experience in New York
      Khadija_H, Dec 2023
      Amazing service, music, drinks and food. Beautifully decorated. A must if you’re visiting New York. The route is very scenic and you get really up and close to the Statue of Liberty.
      Fun time, very accommodating
      kelly_s, Dec 2023
      We chose the Northern Lights cruise instead of caroling cruise. No problem to switch at counter. Much more spacious inside with outer deck seating too. Great live jazz band, free cookies and one free beverage included. Was foggy so couldn’t see all the sites away from the city but warm for december so nice to be outside on upper deck. Crew was nice and attentive.
      Christmas Spirit
      Jason_S, Dec 2023
      Beautiful winter night to cruise and see the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and other landmarks all while listening to holiday music played by a live band. Staff were polite and helpful and a great experience at the holiday season.
      Relaxing time
      Susan_N, Dec 2023
      Music, seeing Statue of Liberty and view of city. The atmosphere was cozy. Good drink selection and the cookies were a nice touch.
      Definitely go!
      Nakesha_D, Dec 2023
      Loved the band, the cookies, the atmosphere, everything! It was an amazing experience! Everything was very nice. The boat is warm too.
      Not Enjoyable
      Virginia_J, Dec 2023
      Best part was seeing the Statue of Liberty while the sun was setting. Worst part was the WAY TOO LOUD band!! It made the experience absolutely unbearable. We couldn’t wait to get off the boat!
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Virginia, Thank you for booking a cruise with us and taking some time to leave a review. We are glad that you were able to enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty at sunset, and we are sorry that the volume of the band was too loud. We appreciate this feedback and will be exploring solutions to further equalize the volume of the music throughout the vessel. We recommend checking in with the crew on your cruise if you have any issues as we want each guest to leave with a great memory, and we will do our best to provide a solution when notified of any issues, if possible. Please reach out to us directly at if you would like to discuss your experience any further. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
      Had a lovely time!
      Thea_B, Dec 2023
      We really enjoyed this event! The music was lovely, and we ordered cocktails, so never got to the hot chocolate. Would certainly do it again if ever in NYC again!
      Best holiday activity!
      Hali_S, Dec 2023
      Amazing experience! We are NYC locals and had the best time with onboard with the crew and band. We are going to make this a yearly tradition! Thank you for the memories!
      Amazing Christmas Experience
      Kirstin_H, Dec 2023
      I was traveling with a group of 6 women ranging in age from 28-74 and we all LOVED this experience. The view and music were great. An awesome ambience!
      The views and festive...
      Amber_K, Dec 2023
      The views and festive atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and we enjoyed the cocoa and drinks. Would recommend
      Awesome Experience!!
      Latoya_A, Dec 2023
      We enjoyed every part of this experience. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The live band did an amazing job serenading the guest. We did this for our daughter's 16th birthday with her friends. They enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend this experience.
      Great time!!!
      Marcia_M, Dec 2023
      We had a wonderful time! The music was fun, along with a great atmosphere and service. We can't wait to come back and do it again!!!!!
      Must do experience!
      Tammy_S, Dec 2023
      Such an amazing experience!! Highly recommend. It was exactly what we were looking for - Christmas in New York! Exceptional!!!
      Cocktails and Carols on the water!
      Phil_H, Dec 2023
      Such a great excursion for our trip to New York to experience Christmas! 🎄 The crew was amazing and the musical group got us into the spirit!! Fun to see the city-scape from the water at night and got up close to Lady Liberty! Would highly recommend!
      Wonderful cocoa and carol’s hair trip
      Laura_M, Dec 2023
      Friendly staff, clean surroundings, wonderful entertainment, beautiful views Would do this again next year!
      Poor staff, long wait
      Emma_S, Dec 2023
      The music was nice. Wait staff was rude. Food and drinks took almost the entire cruise duration to arrive to our table.
      Response from Host, Dec 2023
      Hello Emma, Thank you for booking a cruise with us and taking some time to leave a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the music and sorry that your service was slow and did not add positively to your experience. We strive to make each guest feel welcome and comfortable, and we regret that we fell short on that goal in your case. Please feel free to reach out to if you would like an opportunity to provide more details or discuss any other aspects of your experience. We hope to have a second chance to provide you with an excellent memory! We appreciate your valuable input. Warmly, Classic Harbor Line
      A must do!
      Laura_K, Dec 2023
      Definitely a high light of our trip in NYC. Our only complaint is “ it wasn’t long enough”. Music was great, beautiful sites of NYC skyline at night.
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