Vancouver Holiday Dinner And Carols Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    501 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2W9, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience a unique Vancouver-canada">Vancouver tradition this holiday season! The Carol Ships Parade of Lights Festival occurs each December, when the Vancouver harbor comes alive with the luminous colors of brightly decorated boats. Take part in this magical time on the Vancouver Holiday Dinner and Carols Cruise. Holiday spirit is in full swing on your cruise, which includes a delicious, hearty dinner and traditional carolers who will lead you in all the yuletide favorites.

Highlights

  • Buffet dinner included
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

Get into the holiday spirit aboard the 2.5-hour Vancouver Holiday Dinner and Carols Cruise! This is a fabulous way to see all of the brightly decorated ships in the Vancouver harbor during the city's annual Carol Ships Parade of Lights Festival.

Every December, Vancouver lights up with a flotilla of decked-out vessels, festively decorated on the outside and full of their Christmas best on the inside. Participating boats meet in the evenings and set off in parade formation on a designated route, which varies on any given night. The parade routes can include False creek, North and West Vancouver, or Deep Cove.

Enjoy all of the classic comfort foods of the holidays and hum along to familiar tunes while your fully decorated boat participates in the parade. The meal includes roast turkey, ham, traditional sides, desserts and much more, all served buffet style. Christmas carolers entertain you with yuletide favorites, but if you don't know all the words, don't worry song sheets are provided at each table. On the weekend dance cruise, you'll not only be entertained by carolers, but also have a chance to dance off your meal to music spun by the onboard DJ.

Inclusions

2.5-hour dinner cruise with live carolers

Full traditional dinner

Taxes and gratuities

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Confirmation received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

If you are seated with any other party please advise tour office 48 hours prior to the sailing time

Vessels are wheelchair possible, please contact the tour office for more information

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Dec-2022

    Es muy lindo vale la pena vivir esta experiencia, la comida es muy buena el personal muy educado, los cantantes de villancicos espectaculares mejor dicho 10/10 muy recomendado. 👌🏻

  • 08-Jan-2020

    一人旅ですがせっかくならクリスマスらしさ を楽しみたくて参加しましたが、基本的にカ ナディアンはフレンドリーなのでどんどん話 しかけてくれるし、そのおかげで友達もでき ました。 また、沿岸からの花火も楽しめ、バンクーバ ーの夜景だけでなくその奥の湖沿いの景色も 楽しめます。 すごく寒いので防寒具は必須ですが、クリス マスシーズンにはぜひチャレンジしてもらい たいおすすめのアクティビティです!

  • 11-Dec-2019

    What a perfect start to the Christmas Season and to get into the spirit of Caroling together on a boat. A perfect way to experience the Christmas sights & sounds of Vancouver City & harbour from the charmingly lit up Princess Harbour Cruises boat. Charming starts with the perfect hostess Josephine who could be or should be a descendant of the original Josephine Baker of yester years...Enchanting. The buffel dinner is delicious with a great variety of salads, meats and vegetables. Mashed potatoes “ like mother use to make”. Great friendly & attentive service by the staff. The choir of 4 sets the right tone starting at the entrance to set the mood. After dinner the 4 singers get everybody to join in caroling together with all other revelers on board. Everybody gets a song book with lyrics to join in. A splendid evening spend with like minded merrymakers, making for a Merry Christmas time.

  • 06-Dec-2019

    This was my first time doing the Carol Ships Dinner Cruise with Harbour Cruises. I have been on all their other dining and tour cruises but this was one gave you a warm fuzzy feeling and definitely got you into the holiday spirit, which I love! Josephine is such a sweetheart and always makes you feel welcome. I always enjoy seeing her and love walking into the office to be greeted by her and her staff. They are all so friendly and helpful! Once stepping onto the Harbour Princess, you are surrounded by Christmas lights and beautiful blue ceiling lights. We were sat at our table and greeted by the lovely wait staff. Everyone had smiles and were very friendly. Once again, gave you the feeling of warmth and comfort. The carolers had such beautiful voices and if you feel awkward and embarrassed like me, especially with no "liquid courage", they will hover over you jokingly to get you involved. It was fun and we went along with it, of course! My boyfriend is pescatarian and I prefer fish over turkey and don't eat pork so I was glad they were able to accommodate a salmon dish as our main dish. The mashed potatoes were so smooth and creamy and the salmon was cooked perfectly. I loved each of their salads, especially the chickpea one! I was far too full to be able to have any dessert, but my boyfriend really liked the cheese cake. After our meal, we went upstairs to the outside viewing deck. They had one small upper deck that was basically just big enough for the two of us. We got to enjoy a romantic moment alone, looking at all the lights surrounding us...BC Place, Science World, decorated trees at English Bay, Lions Gate Bridge, Canada Place and more. It was cold but worth the views! All in all, a lovely experience filled with Christmas cheer!

  • 14-Jun-2019

    It's an interesting program but not really special. Limited choice of food and view outside just an ordinary one.

  • 02-Jan-2019

    We were on the Carolship Dinner Cruise couple weeks ago with friends and it was just great!! The open buffet had a variety of foods; main dishes were turkey & ham and they were all very delicious, dessert buffet was soo yummy. Carolers greeted us and after the food, we started singing together, song sheets were on each table. It was such a fun and memorable atmosphere. Everybody looked enjoying their Christmas cruise. The boat was big and decorated well. We definitely recommend it and will come back every year with family and friends.

  • 26-Dec-2017

    My wife and I were very disappointed in this tour and here are some reasons why...
    As the boat departed we had some intermittent music piped into our level one of three which was hard to hear.
    Some of the music was not even Christmas music.
    We were expecting some commentary about Vancouver having done similar cruises around cities we have lived in or visited even locals can learn something but there was nothing.
    The lights inside the boat were too bright making it hard to see outside.
    We had the Carol Singers down to our level for one song during dinner but they stood at the bow and halfway down the boat we could not hear them.
    After a dinner without carols or music or commentary or sights we then had a singalong with the Carol Singers for about 15 minutes and then they disappeared leaving us with barely audible music again.
    At the end there was a disco on the level below ours but it wasn't great and did not feel like a Xmas party at all.
    Our server was superficially friendly until we paid and tipped then proceeded to be very unfriendly.
    The guy who appeared to be running the cruise didn't crack a smile during the whole evening.
    In summary, we were up for a Christmassy, party, singalong cruise and seeing Vancouver but didn't really get anything out of the night. If they changed a few things out and were a bit more friendly it could be a fun thing to do but for us it was wasted time and money.

  • 26-Dec-2017

    My wife and I were very disappointed in this tour and here are some reasons why...
    As the boat departed we had some intermittent music piped into our level one of three which was hard to hear.
    Some of the music was not even Christmas music.
    We were expecting some commentary about Vancouver having done similar cruises around cities we have lived in or visited even locals can learn something but there was nothing.
    The lights inside the boat were too bright making it hard to see outside.
    We had the Carol Singers down to our level for one song during dinner but they stood at the bow and halfway down the boat we could not hear them.
    After a dinner without carols or music or commentary or sights we then had a singalong with the Carol Singers for about 15 minutes and then they disappeared leaving us with barely audible music again.
    At the end there was a disco on the level below ours but it wasn't great and did not feel like a Xmas party at all.
    Our server was superficially friendly until we paid and tipped then proceeded to be very unfriendly.
    The guy who appeared to be running the cruise didn't crack a smile during the whole evening.
    In summary, we were up for a Christmassy, party, singalong cruise and seeing Vancouver but didn't really get anything out of the night. If they changed a few things out and were a bit more friendly it could be a fun thing to do but for us it was wasted time and money.

  • 23-Dec-2017

    Went with another couple for the Carol Singing Ship. The food buffet was very limited, but what they did offer was food. Dessert was very poor-no hiding they were mass produced frozen cheese cake and chocolate logs...dry, tasteless. Cocktails were ok, but seemingly virtually no alcohol in them...our table of 4 and another couple we spoke to all discussed not even having a buzz after each drinking 3-4 each...very strange. Carolers spent most time in first deck, neglecting second. When they did come up, they sounded nice. Boat tour was good duration.

  • 17-Jan-2016

    The evening was awesome even though it rained most of the evening. The views around the bay were spectacular as we cruised around all evening. The staff on the boat were friendly and attentive all evening. We had a lovely young girl that looked after us all night, she was helpful, friendly and a great bubbly personality, so Thank you Allysandra! The evening was so much fun with music and dancing, great wine and excellent food. A wonderful pre Christmas evening so far away from home!

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