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6 Ways to Cruise Through the Holidays with Waterways Cruises

Staying close to home here in Seattle for the holidays this year? Celebrate the holidays while cruising in style on a holiday-themed dining cruise with Waterways Cruises.

Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise – November 12 – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Fall in love with autumn while enjoying a delicious lunch. Experience autumn beauty aboard an elegant Waterways yacht as you take in all fall has to offer. Enjoy the magnificent views of waterfront gardens and the ever-changing fall colors along the shorelines of Lake Union and Lake Washington, complete with a delicious plated lunch. This cruise includes: a two-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, a delicious three-course plated lunch, complimentary coffee, tea, juice and soda, your own private table and captain’s narration of sights. Specialty cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Learn More

 

 

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise – November 26 – 12:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Join us for a Thanksgiving Day celebration with a gourmet buffet of favorite holiday selections. Celebrate Thanksgiving aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht with a gourmet buffet of traditional holiday selections and magnificent views of Seattle. Enjoy a relaxing holiday cruise surrounded by family and friends and let us do all the work! This cruise includes: a 2.5-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, Champagne or sparkling cider toast upon boarding, your own private table, festive buffet of Thanksgiving favorites and captain’s narration of sights. Specialty cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Learn More

 

Holiday Lunch Cruise – December 3 – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays. ‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays! Enjoy a festive cruise with beautiful views on an elegant Waterways yacht. Indulge in delicious holiday fare and assorted pies while your captain narrates your two-hour journey. Your cruise includes: a two-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, a delicious three-course plated lunch of traditional holiday favorites, complimentary coffee, tea, juice and soda, your own private table and captain’s narration of sights. Specialty cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Learn More

 

Santa Lunch Cruise – December 5 & 19 – 12:00 pm to 2:00pm

Celebrate with Santa aboard this fun, family lunch cruise! Bring your family aboard to celebrate the magic of the holidays and relax as our hard-working Elves treat you to a delicious lunch and fun activities! Your little ones will be delighted with a visit from Santa, and holiday-themed crafts during the cruise. Your cruise includes: a two-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, a festive buffet of kids’ holiday favorites, your own private table, a visit with Santa, holiday crafts and activities for kids, goodie bags to take home and captain’s narration of sights.

Spread the joy of the season and donate an item (or two) to the Roots Young Adult Shelter located in the U District in Seattle. To make a donation, please visit the ROOTS Wish List via their Amazon Wish List HERE. Guests who show us the shipping confirmation of their donation when checking in for the cruise will receive a $20 Waterways Cruises gift card that may be used towards a future cruise. To see the full ROOTS Amazon Wish List, click here. Learn More

 

Christmas Eve Dinner – December 24 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for an unforgettable Christmas Eve celebration! Take in the dazzling displays of holiday lights and the Seattle skyline while dining aboard a beautifully decorated Waterways yacht. Relax and enjoy this special festive holiday cruise with a glass of wine or champagne and indulge in holiday favorites like roasted turkey and prime rib. Reserve your spot on the boat early. Our Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise is one of our most popular cruises and will sell out. Your cruise includes: a 2.5-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, Champagne or sparkling cider toast upon boarding, an expansive buffet dinner of holiday favorites, your own private table and captain’s narrations of sights. Specialty cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Learn More

 

a group of fireworks in the sky

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise – December 31 – 9:30 pm to 12:30 am

Enjoy an extraordinary four-course dinner and stunning views of the Space Needle fireworks. Ring in the New Year in style aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht with a champagne toast in hand and the best views of the dazzling fireworks show on Lake Union! Indulge in an exquisite four-course dinner created by our Executive Chef, for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. Your cruise includes: a three-hour cruise on Lake Union and Lake Washington, Champagne toast at midnight, an exquisite four-course dinner menu, your own private table, New year’s party favors and amazing views of the New Year’s fireworks. Specialty cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Please note: this cruise is for guests 13 and older. Learn More

*For the first time in nearly three decades, the organizers of the New Year’s fireworks show at the Space Needle in 2019 canceled the show as a safety precaution, due to weather where wind gusts were reported up to 44 mph. Please note, Waterways Cruises has no control over if the fireworks show at the Space Needle is canceled in 2020 due to weather or COVID-19. We will make every attempt we can to keep guests informed on a possible fireworks show cancellation, should we receive information about a show cancellation prior to our New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise.

 

Your health and safety as well as the health and safety of Waterways’ crew is our most important priority. We here at Waterways Cruises have put special measures in place on our vessels for the safety of all our guests and crew. To view the details of all safety precautions we’ve implemented onboard our yachts for our guests and crew at this time, we invite you to visit our Stay Healthy Measures page.

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and possible future changes in regulations and mandates imposed by Governor Inslee to our small business during this time, we may have to alter our ability to cruise or the number of guests were allowed to have onboard for any of our cruises. If a cruise is canceled, we will be more than happy to waive our normal rebooking fee and reschedule your reservation for a cruise of your choice at a later date and time, depending upon availability.

 

 

 

 

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