Christmas Party Nights Afloat

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Full of Festive Cheer

Don’t be left with ‘s-nowhere’ to party this Christmas!

Are you in charge of organising the office Christmas party this year and looking for a venue with a difference? Our ever-popular ‘Party Nights Afloat’ cruises are a great night out for large or small groups and sail on selected weekend dates in December. They are a much more economical option for smaller groups; you simply buy enough tickets for everybody in your party and then 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.

Your ticket will include:

  • A glass of Christmas punch as you step aboard.
  • Delicious 2 course festive BBQ buffet.
  • Live professional disco.

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

Once everybody has eaten, the DJ will keep you on the dance floor with hit after hit. They will be playing all your favourite cheesy Christmas Number 1’s, from Santa Baby to the Stop the Cavalry, from All I Want for Christmas is You to Merry Christmas Everybody. They will no doubt throw in a few of your favourite dance floor fillers as well.

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…

By purchasing tickets online/on board you agree to our Terms and Conditions of Carriage and accept the Ticket Terms and Conditions.

Drinks can be purchased from the bar during the cruise. Please note that it is a cash bar only. In some instances, we may be able to offer an account bar facility but this must be pre-arranged with our Sales Office and is subject to availability.

Alternatively, if you would like to book your own private Christmas Party cruise, click here.

Special Offers @ Kuda Nightclub

Free entry to Kuda!!

If you book tickets for our Christmas 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 party organiser will receive a free drink on arrival. The free entry is a saving of up to £6 per person!

The Christmas 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 Christmas 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; you can see a pre-loaded Google Map with walking directions byclicking here.

We hope that you have a great time continuing the party with the Kuda team.

Sailing Dates and Times

Sailing every Friday and Saturday evening

Boarding commences at 7:15 p.m., the boat departs at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m.

Our Party Nights Afloat cruises are incredibly popular and can sell-out well in advance. All tickets must be pre-booked. We may add additional dates so please ask if the date you want is not available.

    Ticket Prices

    Adults/Concessions (18 years and over only): £34.00

    Our Party Nights Afloat cruises are incredibly popular and can sell-out well in advance. All tickets must be pre-booked. We may add additional dates so please ask if the date you want is not available.

    (Please note that all tickets for the Party Nights Afloat cruises are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable once purchased, cruises sail subject to weather conditions.

    Please note we reserve the right to cancel these cruises if there are not sufficient numbers to operate. In this instance we shall give a full refund or offer a transfer. Some dates may be booked out privately. The vessel is non-smoking until approximately 9:15 p.m., when a small smoking area is opened at the rear of the upper deck after all food service is completed.)

    *We do not accept STAG groups on these cruises*

    Lendal Bridge Departure Point

    All of our Party Nights Afloat cruises sail from our Lendal Bridge Landing only.

    Access an interactive Google Map to take you directly to our Lendal Bridge Landing

    BBQ Menu

    Fajita Seasoned Turkey Breast
    Giant Cumberland Sausage in a Hot Dog Bun


    Homemade Spicy Bean Burger and Mediterranean Vegetable Kebabs
    (Please note the above two items are for vegetarians only)


    Chargrilled Corn on the Cob
    Roasted New Potatoes
    Tomato and Basil Salad
    Coleslaw Topped with Grated Radish
    Selection of Mixed Leaves with Cucumber and Mixed Peppers


    Caramelised Onions
    Grated Cheddar Cheese
    Mustards, Dressings and Sauces


    Fresh Fruit Salad,
    Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce
    Lemon Tart with a Red Berry Compote

    Vegetarians and most dietary requirements can be catered for but we must be informed in advance.