NYE | Party Cruise – Over 40’s EARLY BIRD SALE


$299.00 / per adult
  • 4.5 hour cruise
  • Canapes & Food station
  • Premium drinks including spirits
  • Live DJ
  • Fireworks show

NYE | Party Cruise – Over 40’s

Dress to Impress – Cocktail Attire
31st December 2024 – 8:30pm to 12:30am

Are you interested in ringing in the start of a new year while celebrating in the city? Most people are, but it can be off-putting having to deal with thousands of people crowded in the city streets or being sardined in jam-packed bars and clubs.

At Melbourne River Cruises, our New Year’s Eve cruises offer a unique way to celebrate designed specially for over 40’s. We’re committed to providing a comfortable, stylish and enjoyable alternative to the hustle and bustle found elsewhere in the city on New Year’s Eve.

The Best Way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Experience the atmosphere of a relaxing New Year’s Eve cruise in Melbourne on the Yarra River and enjoy an intimate celebration with good friends and family.

If you’re interested in celebrating the start of a New Year in style, there is simply no better way than with a New Year’s Eve cruise on a decorated cruiser.

Adult Platinum Package | $299.00 Per Person

Adult Gold Package | $269.00 Per Person


At Melbourne River Cruises, our New Year’s Eve cruises provide you and your guests with high-quality food, drinks and music to make your celebration a special and memorable occasion. Our gourmet stand-up cocktail food is sure to keep you well-fed, and our selection of drinks will keep you in the perfect mood for the night. We offer premium red, white and sparkling wine, spirits, and local heavy and light bears. For those who want to take it easy, we also supply soft drinks and juices. Our New Year’s party cruise package also includes a resident DJ to liven the atmosphere.

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  • Gourmet Stand-up Cocktail food
  • Selection of Premium Red, White & Sparkling Wine
  • Local Heavy & Light Beers & Spirits
  • Soft drinks & Juices
  • Resident DJ

Food on board
– Mini Beef Sliders
– Mixed Sushi Platter
– Beef Wellington
– Butter Chicken Wellington
– Spinach & Feta Rolls (V)
– Cherry Tomato Caramelized Onion Goats Cheese Tartlet (V)
– Tandoori Chicken with Mini Yoghurt on the side
– Arancini Balls (V) include GF
– Penne Pasta Tossed with a Tomato, Mushroom & Pesto Cream Sauce (V)
– Wok Fried Chilli Chicken and Steamed Rice- Crumbed Fish with Tartare Sauce

Sweet Platters
– Choc Mousse in Wafer
– Variety of Desserts: Chefs Choice


Furphy Ale , James boags premium lager , James boags premium light

Henkel Trocken Sparkling , Bleeding heart Sauvignon Blanc , Luna Rosado , Circa Shiraz

Canadian Club , Russian Standard Vodka , Teachers Scotch , Jim Beam , Midori , Larios Gin , Bati Dark rum , Bati Light Rum 

Departure Point Map

Important Information

  • Check-in starts at 8:00PM and closes at 8:30PM Sharp.
  • If you have not received a Booking Confirmation Email within 48 hours contact us immediately.
  • All online Ticket purchases require the Passenger(s) to produce evidence of the Ticket(s) upon arrival
  • Dress Code: Cocktail Attire & dress to impress.
  • An 40+ event.

(03) 8610 2600

Ticket Kiosk & Departure Locations

Below is a list of our all our key locations:

Locations Address Purchase Tickets Departure Location Map Hours Of Operation
Southgate BERTH 1, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 | Cruising Restaurant NO YES Click Here | Google Maps 9:30AM to 3:00PM (MON-SUN)
Southgate BERTH 2, Southbank Promenade, Southbank VIC 3006 YES YES Click Here | Google Maps 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Federation Wharf VAULT 10, Federation Wharf (Princes Walk), Melbourne VIC 3000 YES YES Click Here 10:00AM to 3:30PM (MON-SUN)
Head Office VAULT 11, Banana Alley, 367 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 YES No 9:00AM to 5:00PM (MON-FRI)
Williamstown GEM PIER, 1 Syme Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 No YES Click Here N/A

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Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

Unfortunately, our vessels (including the on-board restrooms) are not wheelchair accessible and we do not have the facilities to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Passengers must be able to manage stairs to board and disembark the vessel on there own or be assisted by their carers only as our staff are not permitted to assist (by carrying any passengers for boarding) in any way.


We do not offer bookings for groups less then 15 guests for our sightseeing cruises however you are able to purchase a prepaid voucher from our website.

Please note that this does not secure a time or a date and we do recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to the cruise time you are after to secure your spot.

Yes, as our schedule is subject to weather and tidal conditions you will need to call us from 9.45am on the morning of your preferred cruise date. Please call 03 8610 2600

Yes. Spending the day is Williamstown is a great way to see a different part of Melbourne. Return times are 1 hour after the ferry leaves the City but must be confirmed on the day.

You will find us located across from the Langham Hotel on the rivers edge.

All beverages as listed are included and served throughout the cruise.

We ask that guests please arrive no later than 7.15pm for boarding.
Please note that our cruise will leave at 7.30pm sharp and will not wait for late guests.

The Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant cruises up river, passing the Botanical Gardens and sporting stadiums.
Please note that our cruise path is subject to weather and tidal conditions.

We operate our dinner cruise Thursdays to Sundays at 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Alternative days can be arranged for groups of 15+

Wilson Parking offers secure car parking and are located in Southgate Ave, just a short walk from our departure point.

The Spirit of Melbourne can accommodate up to 90 passengers and the floor plan is designed for the bookings that evening. Each booking will have their own table, large groups of 15 or more may be split across two tables.

Yes we do welcome children on board. In the interest of other guests children must remain seated at all times.

Please see our menu for details. Much of our menu is Gluten Free and we also offer vegetarian catering.

Smart casual.

Unlike the ocean the Yarra River is very calm and flat. It is very unlikely that travelling on our vessels will cause any motion sickness.

Cakes can be purchased at a cost. At least 7 days notice is required to order these items. Call us for sizes and pricing.


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