Thought the Water Taxis were strictly reserved for summertime jaunts? Think again. Their open-air tops offer great views of the city's landmarks; dance music, hors d'oeuvres, a dinner buffet and beer and wine bar will keep you occupied inside. A cash bar will also be available, if you absolutely need that cosmo. At midnight, watch the ball drop in Times Square via live feed, and relish the fact that you're out on the water with no crowd in sight. $199
Bust out the party hats, noisemakers and your sparkliest outfit for these New Year’s Eve cruises in NYC. You could ring in 2019 at one of the best winter rooftop bars in NYC but these panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and New Year’s Eve fireworks beat watching the Times Square ball drop anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for a luxe atmosphere and fancy dinner or just a boat with an open bar, there’s a cruise for every type of partier on this list. So queue up a playlist of the best New Year’s songs and get ready to end 2018 with a bang. After all, some of the best New Year’s Eve parties happen on the water!
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