The unique NYE Dinner Cruise & Retro Party in Budapest is one of the most eagerly-awaited events on 31 December and will offer the ideal retro way to spend New Year’s Eve. Get dressed up, have a delicious buffet dinner, then dance the night away at the Retro NYE Cruise Party.
Inclusions of the NYE Dinner Cruise & Retro Party
- 5h New Year’s Eve Program from 9pm (actual Cruising time: 2.5 hours)
- All you can eat Buffet Dinner (included)
- Unlimited Drink Package with Sparkling Wines, Beers, Soft Drinks (included)
- Midnight Sparkling Wine
- Midnight Dinner
- Sightseeing Boat Ride included
- Retro NYE Party (1980’s, 90’s, 2000s)
- E-Ticket via email (no printing needed)
- Minimum age: ideally for 18+, but younger people can participate too (no alcohol served under 18 years of age)
- Window seating is NOT guaranteed
- Tables mostly will be shared by other guests (private tables are NOT guaranteed)
Price of NYE Cruise & Retro Party
Ticket: HUF 65,000 (approx. €160 – subject to currency rates) per person
Enjoy the NYE Sightseeing River Cruise with a delicious Buffet Dinner, Drinks & Midnight Dinner & Retro Party on New Year’s Eve for only HUF 65,000 (approx. €160).
Tickets will run out soon, so book your tickets for the NYE Dinner Cruise & Retro Party. Please use the booking form, fill it out and wait for the payment page to download.
Please note that after booking the tickets cannot be cancelled.
Program of NYE Retro Party
- 9pm: meeting at the dock and boarding the NYE Retro Party ship.
- 9.30 pm: the cruise leaves at 9.30pm. Please note that this is not a drop in program, pre-booked tickets are required. Late comers will not be waited for so make sure to time your arrival well (at 9 pm possibly)
- 9.30pm – 11pm: Buffet Dinner and sightseeing on the magnificent river Danube.
- 11pm: arriving back at the same dock
- 11.30-0.30am: the NYE Dinner Cruise & Retro Party cruise ship leaves the pier again for another hour cruise (therefore the midnight celebration will take place while cruising)
- 0.30am-2.00am New Years’ Eve Retro Party on the ship
Music at the NYE Budapest Retro Cruise Party
From Blondie to Pink Floyd, from Roxette to Beyonce, it is guaranteed that everyone will hear their favourite song who loves retro. Give yourself a treat to re-live unforgettable memories of your youth to the greatest hits of the 1980s, ’90s and 2000s.
Top hits from the 80’s to the late 2000’s, sensational party-feeling, and a great bunch of people to celebrate the last night of 2022 together.
Cancellation policy & Restrictions
Please note that after booking the tickets cannot be cancelled.
Guaranteed money payback if the program will not be held because of the epidemic situation.
Dinner on the NYE Dinner Cruise & Retro Party
Buffet Menu on NYE Retro Dinner Cruise
Smoked Trout with Horseradish Cheese Cream (V)
Duck Rilette with Black Cherry Jam
Greaves Cream with Hints of Citrus, Mangalica Sausage and Cucumber Salad
Aubergine Tartar with Goat Cheese (V)
Seasonal Salad with Dressings (V)
Corn Salad with Basil (V)
Tomato Pasta Salad (V)
Whole Roast Turkey Breast with Blue Cheese Dressing
Mini Stuffed Cabbage
Duck Confit Leg
Spinach Lasagne (V)
Steamed Vegetables (V)
Seasonal Fruit Plate (V)
Mini Pie variations and Cup Creams
Midnight Drink and Menu
Lentil Soup with Bread
Vurstli with Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise
Unlimited drink package on NYE Retro Dinner Cruise
Premium Wine Selection
Tokaji Furmint Grand Selection 2013
Apátsági Rajnai Rizling 2016
Egri Paptag Rosé 2015
Neszmélyi Merlot Premium 2011
Szekszárdi Civilis Cuvée 2015
Dreher Alcohol Free
Fizzy soft drinks
Premium Soft Drinks
Soft and fizzy Mineral Water
Hot Drinks – Coffee and Premium Tea selection
NOTE: Short drinks (spirits), long drinks are not included in the Unlimited Drink Package, if ordered, they are to be paid by Guests by card on the spot (note: only card payment is available on the NYE Retro Cruise boat event).
L = Lactose Free
G = Gluten Free
V = Vegetarian
Say goodbye to the old year of 2022 and welcome 2023 in retro style in Budapest on board of the NYE Retro Party Ship. On 31 December 202, the NYE Dinner Cruise & Retro Party awaits you with a fantastic program while you can welcome the New Year with a glass of bubbly in your hand.
We reserve the right to change the drink and food selection while maintaining quality.
Hello, is there a cancellation list that can you put your name down for? its for 2 people? thank you!
Thank you for your inquiry about the New Year’s Eve Retro party.
We have contacted you via email!
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I want to ask if this ship departs from near Margaret Bridge as previous years? Are there free parking spots nearby? (Since we are staying at a hotel a bit far away so we can not walk there. We are staying near Elizabeth bridge)
Hello Ket, the boat will leave from nearby the Parliament building, please see the map below.
There is a large parking slot called Liberty Square Parking you might leave the car there or find available slots in the nearby streets.
Hope we can welcome you on board!
Hello, will there be a retro party cruise this year (2021)? Will tickets be available soon?
Thank you for contacting us, an email has been sent to you. At the moment the Retro party is not confirmed yet, it is still in formation, probably available for booking in the first week of Dec. For a comprehensive list of available NYE cruise programmes please visit this page comparing the various options for Dec 31 in Budapest on the Danube:
Hello, will there be a New Years Eve Cruise this year, 2021? Are tickets available yet if so?
at the moment not all of the planned programs are bookable.
We will have more NYE program options by the end of next week, please check our website to see the updates.
Also, can you make a deposit to reserve or do you have to pay in full?
Hi we have 3 kids ages 18, 20 & 25-are there normally many attending in that age group or does it tend to be 30 and up?
Hello, we are a family of 2 adults and 2 teens (15 and 17 years old). Do you have any reduction of price for children? Thank you.
Where does the cruise leave from? Is there options to buy spirits on board?
Dear Jen, the dock of the Retro NYE Cruise Party is near the Margaret Bridge, Jaszai Mari Square. We have sent you more details via email. Please let us know in an email if you have not received it by sending a message to info [at] budapestrivercruise [dot] com.
Can I just check will we see fireworks display at midnight? As there is no mention of it?
Thank you for your inquiry about the New Year Eve Dinner Cruise and Retro Party.
Yes, fireworks are to be seen on New Year’s Eve, but please note that it is less spectacular than the traditional grand display at Aug 20.
Hi, just checking what age groups this cruise is for, is it suitable for 4o somethings, thsnk you
Dear Tracy, we believe the retro party is for anyone who loves retro music and a dinner party on New Year’s Eve, whether they are in their 30s or 60s or 40s. Most cruises on Dec 31 run with a mixed age (unless they are specifically advertised as student NYE parties or aimed at young folks).
40 somethings will definitely love it if they love a good party!
More ideas for the New Year activities in Budapest: http://newyearbudapest.com/
Will this cruise be running this year for new year’s eve (2019/20) please?
most probably it will, however the price and the inclusions have not been confirmed yet.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Can you confirm where I find details on the 2019/20 cruise? Is this going ahead and where do you embark / disembark?
Thank you for inquiring about the NYE Dinner Cruise. The boat is to depart near Margaret Bridge, please note that this does not apply to all the NYE Cruises.
See you on board!
Hello, I have booked for the retro cruise for tomorrow night. Can you send details of the meeting point and time.
we have sent you the meeting point and time twice from our gmail backup email address.
Have you received it?
I have a paypal confirmation email but no e-ticket or company confirmation.
How can I get the tickets for the event?
thank you for contacting us.
I would like to confirm that we have received your booking, and the confirmation email has automatically been sent to your given email address.
I have now forwarded it to your email from our backup email address.
Please check the junk/spam folder of your mailbox too.
Could you please let us know if you have received it?
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Hi, I would like to ask my girlfriend to get married in this wonderful new years eve cruise, but… It’s sold out! Please help me! Is it possible to have a place for two?
I’m terribly sorry, but all places have been booked up on this program. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Sorry, is there a minimum age? I have a son that I purchased a ticket for and he is 12.
On the information above, it says under 18 is okay but no alcoholic beverage will be served.
Just wanted to clarify.
no problem, there is no minimum age on this program. Have a lovely time in Budapest!
To Whom It May Concern:
I received the confirmation e-mail. Is this the only item I would need to bring with me? I have already paid through paypal.
Also, what is the name of the boat for this NYE Retro Party?
Dear Doc Rob,
thank you for confirming.
Yes, you only need to bring your confirmation email with you (printed or in digital format).
The ship will be either Szt Laszlo or Rapszodia.
we are a group of four friends and we are all approximately 21/22 years old. I wanted to know if you have still availability for this year and what is the average age of people who take this cruise.
thank you for your email.
Yes, there are available tickets left for this popular NYE program, but tickets are running out fast.
The minimum age for this program is 18 but is is very popular from young guests to elderly people.
I hope I could be of help.
Hello. I want to buy tickets for 2018 but want to make sure this is legit. I haven’t seen any reviews or comments this year. Could some confirm. Thanks
thank you for your inquiry.
We are continuously receiving bookings for this program, so we would recommend you to make your reservation as early as you can before tickets sell out.
Should you have any questions regarding the program, please do not hesitate to contact us here or via email at info [at] budapestrivercruise.com
I was supposed to book this trip weeks ago for my boyfriend. Is there any chance you have 2 tickets?
I am afraid this program is already fully booked. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Hello, I’ve booked the tickets via paypal and haven’t got the e-tickets yet. Just the payment receipt.
Is there a problem?
thank you for your comment.
Your booking is valid and complete, the confirmation email (which is the cruise ticket) was sent to you this morning.
Have a great time on this fantastic NYE Dinner Cruise and Retro Party in Budapest!
Didnt get confirmation
Thanks got it.
What is the dress code
thank you for your emails.
The confirmation email was already sent to you this morning.
The dress code is Casual / Smart Casual, which only emphasizes comfort over presentation, formality and conformity. More simply, it is something relaxed, occasional. Wearing jeans and trainers means no problem at all.
Have a great NYE Party on board in Budapest!
is there any glutenfree food available?
thank you for your inquiry.
I am afraid there will be no gluten free dishes on the NYE Retro Cruise, therefore we would recommend you to choose the NYE Dinner Cruise & Piano Music, where you can request a special menu: /new-years-eve-dinner-cruise-with-piano-show
How long does it take to get the confirmation email after booking?
thank you for your comment.
Your reservation is valid and complete, the confirmation email has already been sent to you.
Have a lovely NYE cruise!
I can’t find the email can I get it again please? If any information needed ill provide it.