Spending New Year's Eve in New York was something I was looking forward to. The Fireworks Cruise, I thought would be great, as did not want to venture into Times Square. What a huge disappointment. Total overcrowding on the boat. Obviously as it was cold outside everyone wanted to be inside - - 150 people crammed into a few seats although it seemed more than 150 and then the rest having to stand which was used as dance floor also. Huge queue for a drink, people ended up helping themselves to beer out of a plastic bucket. Food was non-existentnt really, a few sweet items in plastic containers - why would one want cake when drinking alcohol - not enough to even go around, even if you wanted it. Initially only had one toilet working for 150 people drinking alcohol. Huge continual queue for that. Just totally wrong !! They finally unlocked the 2nd toilet, but at that stage of the night didn't seem to make much difference. We went up top to look at the fireworks at midnight and ended up staying up there as felt so uncomfortable and squashed down below. Not fun, sitting right beside the toilet and only being able to view people in the toilet line. I would strongly recommend that you consider not having this on your website for next year. Totally not worth the 149.00 per person.
We did not enjoy this at all. In fact, when to boat went back to the shore to pick up more people after about an hour we got off. I don't know how many people was on it but there was only one bathroom which of course stayed full and people waiting in line the whole time. All the seats downstairs were taken so we had to go up top to sit down. It was extremely cold. Our choices were stand the whole time or sit in the cold. It was miserable and I would not recommend.
I had low expectations so I wasn't too disappointed.
Long wait to board should have been able to board when you arrived
Getting there early didn't matter, mad rush to door at boarding
Very limited indoor seating boat and building
Limited open bar Ice ran out fast
I thought we'd get closer to fireworks
Great views of New York got pretty close to Statue of Liberty
Free drinks the few they had
People were friendly
Music was decent
Affordable price 300 for two
Overall a little disappointing and not especially good value for money. The location was quite remote and difficult to find and the receptionist was not particularly welcoming when we finally arrived at 9.30pm. We were kept waiting in a small café area until 9.45pm when we were allowed to board and the boat was not what was expected. However the open bar was well stocked and the disco was entertaining.
This is a blatant ripoff!! It's a barge, not a cruise boat! The desserts are choc chip cookies, you have to pay for anything else which are chops, pretzels etc. open bar is also a bit of a joke. There was absolutely no class or anything exciting or stylish about this cruise. When midnight struck, if you weren't out the door first, you had no chance of seeing the fireworks. It was cold, the toilets blocked up and as for tea and cofee......it was a Luke warm urn and we practically had to beg for sugar. This was a very disappointing New Years and I'm very sorry I wasted my money on my bucket list trip. Thumbs down!
the Tour boat and what was offered for the price was not adequate and not worth it. You had 105 people crammed in to the lower level of the boat with one corner of the boat set up with a table with a improvised bar, coffee that was not hot and a bathroom that was not flushing properly and almost overflowing with waste as people waited to go in.
I feel this was not worth the experience and the price charged.
And the Deejay was not great…concluding the evening with not even a song for New Years like Sinatra singing New York, New York.
We will not be dealing with this company again. Maybe a better description of the boat would've prevented us from jumping on this package…but then I could you offer that. It was what it was. A big disappointment, especially after driving from upstate new york to spend our New Years Eve looking at the fireworks.
You asked I told you…this is not hyperbole.
Silvesterabend, 21 Uhr in NYC, eine lange Schlage von Menschen steht am Pier 78 und möchte aufs Schiffs. Die ersten Wartenden verlassen die Schlange, Unmut macht sich breit. 6 Polizisten sind im Terminal und haben die Wartenden darüber informiert, dass die Tour seitens Viator überbucht sei. Es seien bereits alle Schiffe belegt und unterwegs. Damit war das Warten vergebens. Und: wohin am Silvesterabend ohne Reservierung in NYC und wer trägt die Taxikosten für Hin- und Rückfahrt zum Hotel? Die Erstattung des Buchungspreises ist ebenfalls noch offen.
Wir waren schon gegen 20.30 Uhr am Bootssteg und die Schlange war noch sehr klein. Daher konnten wir direkt aufs Boot, welches bereits kurz darauf ablegte. Dadurch durften wir 1 1/2 Stunden länger die Skyline bewundern, die offene Bar und den DJ genießen :- Um 22 Uhr legten wir nochmal am Bootssteg an, um weitere Gäste aufzunehmen.
An der Bar gab es nur 2 Leute, daher war zu Beginn die Schlange sehr lang und es dauerte etwas bis wir den ersten Drink hatten. Dieser war aber reichlich und gut. Die kostenlosen Häppchen haben wir nicht gesehen oder gefunden, dafür gab es noch Sandwiches für 6. Die Sandwiches waren lecker und gut. Gegen 23 Uhr wurden dann noch Partyhütchen und Tröten verteilt. Gegen 23.30 Uhr gingen dann fast alle auf das obere, offene Deck, um das Feuerwerk zu sehen. Leider wurde der Sekt erst kurz vor Mitternacht an der Bar ausgeschenkt. So bekamen wir unser Glas erst später, als wir wieder unten waren.
Insgesamt ist es eine reine Touristenfahrt - Einheimische findet man hier nicht. Das Publikum war gemischt durch alle Altersklassen. Es war die beste Möglichkeit in das neue Jahr zu starten. Ein toller Blick, nicht zu überfüllt Platz zum setzen, Platz zum tanzen, etc.. Eine Garderobe wäre noch nett gewesen, aber es ging auch ohne.
Ich würde die Bootstour auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen. Ein Stern Abzug, da es sicherlich noch besser geht. Aber für den Preis natürlich gemessen an den anderen Bootstouren war es in Ordnung.