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Sydney Showboats New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

New Year’s Eve in Sydney is truly an experience unlike any other! The Midnight Fireworks draw hordes of people from all over the world and the perfect vantage point is on an entertaining Sydney Harbour dinner cruise. The Sydney Showboat New Year’s Eve Cruise is a spectacular experience encompassing captivating harbour views, delicious dinner and a world-class cabaret show!

Your all-inclusive Sydney Showboat New Year's Eve package includes approximately 7hr 45min of cruise time, a gourmet 5-course seated and served dinner and all beverages for the duration of the dinner cruise.

The Showboat New Year's Eve cruise has been sold out every year since 1999, and is the most popular dinner cruise due to its exceptional value.

Since 1987, Sydney Showboats has delivered an unforgettable experience to over 5 million guests. This luxury paddlewheeler is built to the highest standard, with a stylish interior of backlit marble, warm lighting, rich textured fabric and dramatic lines. The Showboat New Year's Eve cruise is aboard a fully air-conditioned stable vessel that offers unsurpassed comfort and luxury on Sydney Harbour. Sydney Showboats also has wrap-around balconies and a theatre-style layout to accentuate the cruising experience even further.

DRESS CODE: No refund will be provided if you are refused entry due to being inappropriately dressed for the occasion. Minimum dress code for the New Year’s Cruise is semi-formal. Men are requested to wear collared shirts and jackets. Women are encouraged to dress up and wear a dress or other formal attire. Strictly no shorts, singlets, thongs, beach wear, sneakers, or other casual attire is permitted. You may be refused entry at the discretion of the Cruise Director and or the Captain.

*All of our special event cruises are usually in high demand and fully booked prior to cruise date. The seating arrangements on board various cruises are planned by our Cruise Directors well in advance. If you have any special requests to be seated next to a particular group/friends booked on the same cruise, please advise us 7 days prior to cruise date.

*Beverage service for the duration of the cruise: Service begins from boarding (a selection of beer, wine & soft drinks) and stops 15 minutes prior to the end of cruise.

*Odd number bookings (e.g.1, 3, 5, 7 guests) may be subject to shared tables

Cruise Highlights & Inclusions

  • 7 hour 45 minute deluxe NYE cruise on board Sydney Showboat II
  • All-inclusive package with cruise, dinner, drinks and entertainment
  • Reserved seating with waiter service
  • A selection of premium Australian red, white and sparkling wines, beers, soft drinks and juices
  • Famous Showboat Cabaret Show 'Voyage of Love
  • Live band, DJ and dancing


Full PRICE : $1250 PP

New Year's Eve Cruise Payment Plan

Initial deposit: $200pp (non-refundable)

Second instalment: $200pp (due on 15th November, non-refundable)

Final instalment: Balance owing for your chosen cruise (due on 15th December, non-refundable).

Although our New Year's Eve tickets, once booked and paid are not refundable, they are transferable up to 72 hours prior to the cruise.

If you require any further information on your cruise package please refer to the following link: http://www.sydneynewyearsevecruise.com.au

We look forward to welcoming you onboard one of our NYE cruises.

Showboat New Year's Eve 2020 Cruise Program


NYE cruise commences boarding


Cruise departs and second course is served


Family fireworks display


Harbour of Light Parade (We have been a participant every year in the past. Participation this year to be confirmed)


It’s Showboat Showtime!


Spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks display


Estimated time of return to the wharf

Indicative cruise schedule only. May be subject to changes without notice.




Spiced citrus salmon gravlax with mascarpone cream, vanilla and seeded mustard(gf)

Spanner crab tian with avocado salsa, onion sprout, Yarra Valley salmon roe (gf)

Tenderloin of beef tartare with truffle soy garlic emulsion, daikon nori and furikake

Caramelised fig and witlof with balsamic reduction (gf, v, df)


Butterfly grilled West Australian king prawns, dill tapioca pearls, pomegranate and cilantro


1824 Prime Australian grain fed beef tenderloin with parsnip puree, black truffle jus, orange and clove emulsion, glazed heirloom baby root carrots and eschallot


Herb and pistachio crusted Huon Valley Tasmanian salmon fillets, potato & parsnip puree, glazed heirloom baby root carrots and eschallot, sauce vierge


Coconut & mango savarin

Triple chocolate mousse log, dried raspberry, chocolate soil, lemon curd

FINAL FLAVOUR (Served Alternately)

Willow Grove Brie, Shadows of Blue (Victoria) & Wine Glass Bay Cheddar with Dried Fruits and Crisp Lavosh

*This menu may be subject to some changes without notice.

* Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus will be politely declined, as we have an on board kitchen and our kitchen team is required to serve the menus within a required time period, of the respective cruises. All our cruises have at least one vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus and buffets also offer vegetarian choice. We cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, dairy, etc.) will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make your own decisions on selecting meals. Comments made by our staff are only to assist you in making an informed decision.




Crown Lager, Pure Blonde, Lord Nelson 3 Sheets Pale Ale & Coopers Premium Light

Chandon Vintage

Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc

Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay

Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon

Fruit Juices and Soft Drinks

Mineral Water – Sparkling and Still


We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Legislation.

* This menu may be subject to some changes without notice.

seated and served
5 course
dinner menu


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