City Cruises York Party Nights Afloat

Make it a night to remember

City Cruises York’s famous ‘Party Nights Afloat’ are a great night out for large or small groups, celebrating any occasion. For over fifteen years they have proven incredibly popular with hen parties, birthdays, company socials and leaving parties. Have fun and dance the night away on board York’s famous disco BBQ cruise.

Your ticket will include:

  • A cocktail as you step aboard
  • Delicious 2 course BBQ buffet freshly cooked on board
  • ​Live professional disco
  • 3 hour river cruise

Remember that fancy dress is welcome (and encouraged!).

Our Party Nights Afloat Cruises are a perfect addition to a weekend away in York for large or small groups. You will have a reserved table for you and your party either upstairs on the enclosed upper deck close to the BBQ or downstairs close to the bar. Once everybody has eaten, the DJ will keep you on the dance floor with hit after hit. Don’t be scared to request your favourite floor fillers and get ready to join with any fun and games that the DJ throws your way.

From the minute that you step aboard to the moment you return to shore, you will have an unforgettable time aboard our famous disco BBQ cruise. Our crew, Chef and DJ look forward to welcoming you aboard.

We do not accept STAG groups on this cruise.


Cruise Details

Cruise Days

Every Saturday from 1st April until 20th October 2018

Selected sailings on Fridays from May to September - please check booking calendar for details

Our Party Nights Afloat cruises are incredibly popular and can sell-out well in advance. We may add additional dates so please call us if the date you want is not available.

Departure Time

The boat leaves at 19.30 (boarding at 19.15) from Lendal Bridge Landing and returns to Lendal Bridge Landing at 22.30.

Departure Point

King's Staith Landing 

Party Nights Afloat Ticket Prices

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Adult (18+) from


Friday BBQ Menu

Fajita chicken breast
Giant Cumberland hot dog

Vegetarian burgers and vegetable kebabs
(Please note the above two items are for vegetarians only)

Char-grilled corn on the cob
Selection of salads


Fresh fruit and cream, Chocolate dipped profiteroles, Chef’s choice dessert

Saturday BBQ Menu

1/4 lb beef burger
Korma chicken breast

Vegetarian burgers and vegetable kebabs
(Please note the above two items are for vegetarians only)

Char-grilled corn on the cob
Selection of salads


Fresh fruit and cream, Chocolate dipped profiteroles, Chef’s choice dessert

Dietary requirements

You can select “Vegetarian” when making your booking. We do not guarantee that products are free from nuts or traces of nuts. For any other dietary requirements, give at least 48 hours’ notice. For any special dietary requirements please call Reservations on 01904 628324 or e-mail to

Important Information 

We do not accept STAG groups on this cruise.

Please note: 

For the comfort and safety of all, when boarding a City Cruises York vessel you agree to our passenger code of conduct.



Special offer at Kuda Nightclub

Free entry to Kuda

If you book tickets for our Party Nights Afloat Cruise then we can also offer you free entry to Kuda Nightclub, York’s premier night club! Not only that, but the “hen” in your party or party organiser if you are celebrating another occasion, will receive a free drink on arrival. The free entry is a saving of up to £6 per person!

The Party Nights Afloat Cruise finishes at 10:30 p.m. and you have until 12:30 a.m. to gain your free entry to Kuda. Simply tell their reception team the name of your party organiser that booked your cruise tickets on arrival.

Free upgrade to a booth at Kuda


Subject to availability, you will also be able to book one of Kuda’s VIP booths and enjoy your very own private area of the club! This comes complete with exclusive table service by their team who are committed to making sure you can continue your party after your river cruise in style; whatever the occasion. This is worth up to £15 per person!

Once you book your Party Nights Afloat Cruise, you will receive a ticket which will contain a promo code for you to use when calling the Kuda Sales Team. If they have a booth available that night, then you will need to arrive by 12 midnight; pre-booking a booth will also qualify you and your group for a free queue jump as well. Finally, anybody booking a booth will also have the opportunity to take advantage of pre-booking some fantastic drinks promotions when they call Kuda.

Kuda is approximately a 10 minute walk from our Lendal Bridge landing. 

We hope that you have a great time continuing the party with the Kuda team. For more information please visit the Kuda Club website


Circles Cafe

Enjoy a drink at “GIN – GIN” before your cruise

We can recommend the “GIN – GIN” bar at Circles Cafe, a Grade II listed building steeped in York’s history just yards from our Lendal Bridge Landing before your cruise.

Their garden area overlooking the River Ouse has fantastic views of York and they offer a wide selection of handpicked speciality Gin’s from around the world as well as a great selection of wines, spirits and beers to enjoy either inside or outside (hot water bottles and blankets provided to keep you warm).

“GIN – GIN” is just on Lendal Bridge, across the road from the steps down to our Lendal Bridge Landing. But remember, you need to be at the landing by 7:15 p.m. when we begin boarding.

For more information please visit Circles Cafe website