The month of December is a magical one. Twice each night for the entire month, five Newport Landing ships will set off to cruise Newport Harbor for two peaceful hours: once at 5:45pm-7:45pm
, and again at 8:00pm-10:00pm
. Each ship holds 50-100 people and allows each person to have a great view of the harbor estates glowing with the holiday spirit.
Watch from the fully decorated ships as Newport Harbor lights up with the breathtaking backdrops of houses adorned with Christmas lights and decorations. For $17.50, today's Perk lets you cruise the harbor with Holiday Cruises (Dec. 1-14 and Dec. 20-31)
with Newport Landing (Originally $35). Each ship will have open bars that offer cold and hot alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
It is recommended to make your reservation ASAP after purchase, as some dates are filling up fast. Be sure to dress warmly and arrive at least half an hour ahead of the departure time. It would also be a good idea to aim to arrive an hour early on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Parking is free after 6pm. See
Newport Landing's schedule
for a comprehensive chart of Holiday Cruises (see under "Pre and Post Parade Trips" for Holiday Cruises times and dates).