River Escapes


Celebrate Christmas with a river cruise along the River Tyne. Sail under the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge and watch the sparkling lights along the Quayside as you take in the sites of Newcastle's famous riverside. River Escapes invite you to gather your friends, colleagues and family for a festive Christmas Party cruise aboard the Fortuna. The Christmas party cruises run throughout December providing an experience like no other in Newcastle. Sail down the Tyne to the mouth of the river with all the best tunes from our resident DJ and a well-stocked bar. River Escapes have years of experience running parties on the water so you're guaranteed an excellent Christmas Party!

That's not all - you can also book an extra special New Year's Eve party with your loved ones aboard a River Escapes boat cruise. Welcome in the New Year from the River Tyne! 

CHRISTMAS MENU 2019 – available on SATURDAYS ONLY. No food served on Friday Christmas Party Nights.

The festive menu for party-goers aboard the River Escapes Christmas Party boat cruise: 

Marinated roasted pig

Turkey crown marinated with orange, honey & thyme

Pigs in blankets


Home-made apple sauce with cider

Cranberry sauce

Home-made stuffing with sausage meat & chestnuts

Garlic & rosemary roasted new potatoes

Roasted seasonal vegetables


Vegan Garlic Mushroom Wellington

Opening Times

Fridays and Saturdays only (6 Dec 2020 - 21 Dec 2020)
New Year's Eve Party with River Escapes (31 Dec 2020)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£30.00 per ticket type
New Year's Eve (welcome drink & midnight fizz)£35.00 per ticket type

Boarding 7pm, sailing at 7.30pm.

Map & Directions

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