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Ring in the New Year with celebratory cruises at Navy Pier

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Chicago's Navy Pier offers a celebratory atmosphere to ring in the New Year, with parties and fireworks at midnight. The cruise ships offers a variety of packages, including dinner and fireworks cruises that start on Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 and greet early Jan. 1, 2014.

Navy Pier celebrations and fireworks greet the New Year

The cruise ships have an excellent view of the fireworks over the famous Chicago skyline. Enjoy the inclusive parties, with the food, drink and entertainment provided for a worry free celebration.

Mystic Blue New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise party package includes hors d'oeuveres, dinner, champagne toast, premium open bar and DJ entertainment. The Navy Pier fireworks can be viewed from the decks. Cruise (8:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m.) is followed by a dockside party (12:30 --1 a.m.). Tickets start at $149.90 for the silver package. For reservations call 877-299-7783.

Odyssey New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise package includes plated dining, creative hors
d’oeuvres, premium open bar, DJ entertainment, champagne toast and breathtaking views of the fireworks and Chicago skyline. Cruise (8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.) is followed by a dockside Party (12:30-1 a.m.). The silver NYE package is $229.90 per person. The gold and platinum packages are sold out. For reservations call 866-305-2469.

Spirit of Chicago New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise package includes a dinner buffet, premium bar, champagne toast, interactive emcee, DJ entertainment and an up-close view of the Navy Pier New Year’s Eve fireworks show! Cruise (9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.) is followed by a dockside Party (12:30 -1 a.m.). Tickets start at $159.90 for silver package. Call 866-273-2469 for reservations.

Sprit of Chicago New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise is a daytime (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) experience that can be enjoyed by the family. This family lunch cruise features a countdown at noon, buffet dining, skyline views and party favors. Tickets are $49.90/adult and $29.90/child. For reservations call 866.273.2469

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Party Cruise aboard Anita Dee I: Sail on a yacht to ring in 2014. Enjoy a three-hour open bar and live DJ spinning the hottest beats. Boarding: 9:30 p.m. | Cruise: 10 p.m. | Dockside: 1 a.m.

Shoreline usually has a NYE fireworks cruise, but due to extreme cold weather conditions, Shoreline will NOT be operating a New Year's Eve fireworks cruise for 2013.

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