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The 10 Best Cruises to Ring in the New Year

by Jeremy Holcombe

The New Year is just around the corner, and Americans are excited about ways they can celebrate. What better way to ring in 2014 than by taking a cruise? There are many amazing cruises still available, to all types of exotic locations.

If you have never been on a cruise, then there is no time like the present. There is an assortment of different cruise options available for the New Year, each with its own special blend of food, entertainment, and fun. Below you will find 10 of the best New Year’s cruises, complete with links.

Ring in the New Year right by enjoying one of these amazing New Year’s cruises. Happy 2014!

Best New Year’s Cruises

*Cruise list and links provided by USA Today.

Australia/New Zealand

Guests on board the Seabourn Odyssey will be sipping complementary champagne after cruising all day in New Zealand’s breathtaking Milford Sound and Fjordlands National Park; then spend New Year’s Day among the bird life of sparsely populated Oban.


Mickey and friends will entertain cruisers during a deck party on the Disney Magic. Bonus: You spend the first day of the New Year docked at Disney’s Castaway Cay.


Passengers on the Azamara Quest will ring in the New Year in high style in the harbor of chic St. Barth’s, with views of the island’s fireworks display.

South America

Book the New Year’s cruise on Silversea’s Silver Cloud, and say hello to 2014 while sailing in the Chilean Fjords.


Passengers on the SeaDream II will spend New Year’s Eve in Phuket, Thailand, where Paris Hilton will be hosting a star-studded beach party. Bonus: Fireworks and traditional lighted lanterns.


Passengers on the AmaWaterways river ship AmaPrima will spend New Year’s Eve docked in lively Amsterdam.


As if visiting paradise is not enough, those celebrating New Year’s on the Ocean Princess can watch college football games on New Year’s Day (complete with a junk-food buffet).


Talk about an exotic way to start the New Year! Passengers on the river ship Road to Mandalay will celebrate New Year’s with a chef’s feast and live band, after first touring the U Bein Bridge in Mandalay and King Bodawpaya’s pagoda at Amarapura.


Revelers on the Carnival Miracle can get an early start on New Year’s Eve with a day in the fun-in-the-sun destination of Cabo San Lucas; enjoy a party at sea (complete with free champagne, party hats, and noisemakers); and return to Cabo for New Year’s Day.


Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America will spend New Year’s Eve off the Big Island, where passengers may spot eruptions of Kilauea volcano — talk about starting the year off with a bang!

Cruise List and links provided by USA Today.

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