Christmas Party Cruises

Christmas Party Cruises

Step into the festive season with Melbourne River Cruises for a magical Christmas Party Cruise along the Yarra River. Enjoy a three-hour celebration featuring an All-Inclusive Bar, Buffet Food Stations, Cocktail Canapés, and mini cakes. Groove to live DJ music while taking in iconic sights adorned with Christmas decorations. Experience first-class service against the stunning Melbourne skyline, creating the perfect celebration ambiance. Join us for a joyous holiday cruise, where Christmas spirits and the city’s charm combine for an unforgettable experience

Christmas Boat Party in Melbourne

Embark on a magical Christmas journey with Melbourne River Cruises as you set sail on the Yarra River for an unforgettable Christmas Party Cruise. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a three-hour boat cruise that promises a perfect blend of luxury, celebration, and breathtaking views of Melbourne’s iconic sights.
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Choose from the following dates:
Friday: 29/11, 6/12, 13/12, 20/12
Saturday: 30/11, 7/12, 14/12, 21/12
Other: 18/12, 19/12

Venue Features:

  • Specially Designed Boats for F&B Service and Party Atmosphere: Our boats are built with flat rooftops to navigate smoothly under the city’s historic low bridges.
  • Open Back Deck: All our vessels have an open back deck which doubles as a smoking area if required. If you prefer a no-smoking event, kindly inform us, and we will enforce the no-smoking rule on the outdoor decks.
  • Toilet Amenities on Board: Convenient and accessible facilities for your guests.
  • Optional Early Access: Arrive one hour prior to the cruise for personal decoration setup.
  • Microphone for Speeches: Ensure your messages are heard clearly by all guests.

What to expect

Indulge in the holiday cheer with an All-Inclusive Bar, offering a selection of premium beverages to keep your spirits high throughout the cruise. Savor the flavors of the season with delectable offerings from the Buffet Food Stations, featuring a festive feast that caters to all tastes and preferences. As you mingle and enjoy the stunning views, delight your taste buds with tantalizing Cocktail Canapés and a tempting array of mini cakes, adding a touch of sweetness to your celebration.
The ambiance will be set to the rhythm of the season with live DJ music on board, creating a lively and joyous atmosphere for you and your fellow revelers. First-class service is at your fingertips, ensuring that every moment is attended to with care and professionalism, making this Christmas Party Cruise an experience of unparalleled luxury.
Marvel at the scenic beauty as you cruise past Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, all adorned with enchanting Christmas decorations that illuminate the riverbanks. Capture the magic of the season against the backdrop of the city skyline and iconic bridges, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Explore Our Festive Party Cruise Packages

Looking for a truly unique venue for your staff Christmas party? Our Christmas party cruises in Melbourne offer more than just a memorable experience, with canapés, access to a standard bar and a DJ to keep the party going throughout the 3-hour cruise.

We understand that not all offices have a large number of employees. That’s why we offer the option of a shared cruise. Even if your office is smaller, you can still enjoy a Christmas party on a boat with your colleagues and friends. Share the experience and the cost while celebrating the joy of Christmas.

Package Inclusions

Please inform us of any dietary requirements before the service date so we can accommodate them and ensure everyone has an enjoyable dining experience.

NOTE: This is strictly an OVER 18+ event.

Grazing Station & Canapes

Savour a wide selection of mouth-watering cocktail foods, including hot and cold dishes as well as a variety of delectable desserts. Our grazing station and canapés are sure to satisfy every palate and keep your staff delighted throughout the cruise.


Indulge in a carefully curated selection of beverages to enhance your Christmas party experience. Choose from a range of red, white and sparkling wines, along with a selection of both heavy and light beers. We also offer soft drinks and orange juice for those who prefer non-alcoholic options. Additionally, spirits are available for purchase at the bar.


Let loose and dance the night away with our resident DJ, who knows how to get the party started. Enjoy a lively and energetic atmosphere as you celebrate the holiday season with your colleagues and friends. Our DJ will ensure the music sets the perfect mood and keeps everyone on their feet.

Why Book With Us?

  • Over 40 Years of Experience: We’ve been hosting events since 1983, with our first Christmas party on the Yarra. Our extensive experience ensures a flawless event.
  • Smooth Cruising on the Inner Yarra River: Enjoy a gentle ride as the river is never choppy.
  • Convenient Pick-Up and Drop-Off Options:
    • Southgate or Federation Wharf, both close to public transport.
    • Optional drop-off at Crown Casino available (tide dependent).
  • Melbourne City Christmas Lights and Decorations: Enjoy the city’s festive lights and decorations visible after sunset, enhancing the holiday ambiance from the comfort of our cruise.
  • Floating Dancefloor with DJ Options: Sing along to all the classics and create unforgettable memories.
  • Freshly Prepared Food: Our kitchen team of chefs prepares all food fresh. We cater to allergies and offer halal options.
  • Full Crew and Service Staff: The vessel comes with a captain, deckhand, and service staff to ensure a smooth event.
  • State-of-the-Art PA Systems: For background music and speeches. Hire a jukebox or DJ if required.
  • Dedicated Event Coordinator: Our event coordinator will help you with everything, making it seamless to book any add-ons, menu, entertainment, and coordinating your event.
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