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 cruise.

Your ticket will include:

  • A cocktail as you step aboard
  • Delicious 2 course BBQ buffet freshly cooked on board in April to October or a hot supper in November to March.
  • ​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. 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 cruise. Our crew, Chef and DJ look forward to welcoming you aboard.

We do not accept STAG groups on this cruise.

Halloween and Christmas Party Nights Afloat cruises can also be found in our Seasonal listings.

Cruise Details

Cruise Days

Every Saturday from 1st April until 20th October 2018.

Additional Saturdays in November 2018 and January to March 2019.

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

(If one of our sailing dates appears to be sold out online, call or email our Sales Office as we can operate a second boat with a similar package, subject to minimum group size and vessel availability).

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

Lendal Bridge

Party Nights Afloat Ticket Prices

Online Price From
Adult (18+) from

April to October Menu

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

November, January, February and March Menu*

Chicken Tikka Masala Curry (mild), Rice, Poppadums and Pickles (or Vegetable Curry)


Rich Braised Beef, Smoked Bacon and Mustard Cobbler with Mashed Potato (Or Vegetable Stew)


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

*Guests will need to confirm their menu choice with City Cruises York by telephone or email no later than 7 days before the cruise date.

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 infoyork@citycruises.com.

Important Information 

We do not accept STAG groups on this cruise.

If the river is flooded then your event may still be able to go ahead stationary at one of our landings at the same price. Refunds will only be given if the event is completely cancelled due to flooding.

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