Vancouver Holiday Dinner And Carols Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    501 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2W9, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


  • 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.


Sample Dinner Menu:
Freshly tossed garden greens, leaves & chards with herb croutons
(with a selection of house-made salad dressings)
Festive rainbow coleslaw with sun-dried cranberries
White & whole wheat dinner rolls & butter

Main Course
Traditional, slow-roasted turkey, sliced with rich turkey gravy
(white & dark meat, pre-sliced & served from the buffet)
Whole leg of ham, baked with cloves & honey glaze
(sliced, on the bone, at the buffet with selection of mustards)

Fresh herb stuffing with whole cranberries
Traditional cranberry sauce
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
Medley of fresh winter vegetables

Caramel brandy butter cream cake
Swiss apple tart
Christmas cookies
Freshly brewed coffee & tea


2.5-hour or 3.5-hour dinner cruise with live carolers

Full traditional dinner

Participation in the Parade of Lights

Taxes and gratuities


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

Traveler Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 23-Dec-2012

    Too much screwing around with tickets when its pouring rain. Should be one guy takes your online ticket and thats it! Ship was very cold on the night we dined. Staff were just ok. The food was good. Wouldn't do it again.