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 glass of house Prosecco as you step aboard
  • Delicious 2 course BBQ buffet freshly cooked on board on Saturdays or a delightful summer buffet of meats and salads on Fridays in April to October (or a hot supper in November to March).
  • ‚ÄčLive 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 12th January to 19th October 2019, & from 2nd to 23rd November 2019.

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

EXTRA DATES: Sunday 26th May, 2019 (Bank Holiday Sunday) & Sunday 25th August 2019 (Bank Holiday Sunday).

(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

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Adult (18+) from


Fridays (& Sunday 26th May) Apr to Oct 
& Saturdays Nov, Jan, Feb and March:
Shipswheel Cold Fork Buffet Menu

Chicken Caesar Salad,
Sliced Ham with Pineapple,
Caramelised Onion, Cherry Tomato and Wensleydale Quiche (v),
Selection of Pork Pies with Fruit Chutney,
Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Pate with Vegetable Sticks (v) (for Vegetarians only),
Selection of Salads:
New Potato and Spring Onion,
Mixed Leaves,
Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Basil,
Tomato Olive and Feta,
Locally Made Breads,
Homemade Desserts:
Caramelised Lemon Tart,
Chocolate and Strawberry Roulade,
Red Berry Coulis,
Double Cream.

Saturdays (& Sunday 25th August 2019) April to October:
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)


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 infoyork@citycruises.com.

Important Information 

We do not accept STAG groups on this cruise.

This cruise is strcitly non-smoking.

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 £6.50 per person!

The Party Nights Afloat Cruise finishes at 10:30 p.m. and you have until Midnight 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.

Discount on booth and drinks packages at Kuda


Subject to availability, you will also be able to receive a £50 discont on booking 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. Kuda have a number of package options for you to choose from,

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.

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

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