Newport Beach, CA
Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day weekend (Feb 12, 13 and 14) and specialty cruises
- Toast to a fun night ahead with a complimentary glass of boarding champagne or cider as you stroll along the ship's elegant decks.
- Soak up the warm glow of the sunset, followed by glittering views of the harbor and Orange County attractions along the shoreline.
- Savor a freshly-prepared, 4-course plated dinner at a private table suited for your party size.
- Engage in dancing to vibrant DJ entertainment, dancing the night away under a canopy of stars!
- Enjoy a romantic evening on the water thanks to a trusted cruise company with 30+ years experience.
Step aboard one of the finest things to do in Orange County this weekend. A grand evening awaits on the Newport Beach Dinner Cruise — perfect for celebrating a special occasion or sweeping a special someone off his or her feet.
Sip a refreshing glass of complementary welcome champagne or sparkling cider, as you step foot on one of the harbor's most impressive yacht. Enjoy the feeling of anticipation as you're escorted to your party's private table. And for good reason — because an evening filled with elegance and entertainment is just getting started on this remarkable scenic cruise.
Settle into your table, or explore the ship's amenities. Top your boarding beverage off with a stop by one of the cash bars. Amble along the exterior decks, catching the best views of the stunning sunset over the water. Delight in endless photo opps amid the gorgeous backdrops of Southern California beaches and waterfront attractions in Orange County. Watch boats bob on the horizon and admire sprawling mansions. Listen to the playful barks of sea lions and the rhythmic lap of waves. Or relax to the light background serenades of the DJ, as the boat drifts away from the dock and into the harbor, with dinner service not far behind.
When it comes to fine dining in Orange County, the Newport Beach Dinner Cruise is a chic experience that's not to be missed. Ready your palate for a delicious, 4-course meal. While the specific menu for your Friday or Saturday night out on the water is subject to change, guests can always expect selections crafted from local, seasonal ingredients. Start with a variety of artisan flat breads and baguettes, as well as a house salad. Then choose from enticing entrees, like fish and meats finished with mouthwatering glazes and sauces. And leave plenty of room for the Chef's Select Dessert, which is bound to tantalize your taste buds.
Following your meal, the ship's DJs will fire up the music entertainment for the home stretch of this 3-hour Newport Beach cruise. Take a spin or two on the dance floor to the sound of your favorite tunes. Share a slow song with your favorite lady or gent. And move, groove, shake or sway the night away in the company of family or friends.
Whether you're looking for a romantic evening for two, celebrating a birthday, anniversary or graduation, or just want a unique evening out — set sail on one of the most unforgettable things to do in Orange County! The Newport Beach Dinner Cruise brings you fun, food, entertainment and beautiful scenery — all in one memorable night.
- Please let Cloud 9 Living know at time of booking if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions so that accommodations can be made
- Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time
- Rates are inclusive of taxes and gratuities
- Boarding glass of champagne included
- Complimentary soda, coffee, tea and water
- Alcoholic beverages available for purchase on board
- DJ entertainment and dancing
- For party sizes not listed, please contact Cloud 9 Living
- See FAQ's for a sample menu
This cruise will last approximately 3 hours.
Cruise ships carry between 200 and 500 guests.
This experience is only for those on the cruise.
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Business casual attire is requested. Attire such as khaki pants and a collared shirt are just fine. You may find that some guests are dressed more formally, especially those celebrating special occasions. However, attire varies from comfortable to the more formal. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops or gym shoes are allowed. Bring along a light jacket as it may get a bit breezy on the outer decks.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
What type of food is served?
Sample Plated Dinner Menu (subject to change):
Variety of Artisan Flat Breads and Baguettes served with Garlic Herb Cheese Spread and a Cilantro Pesto
House Caesar Salad:
Crisp Romaine Hearts, Grilled Ciabatta Crostini, Cherry Tomatoes, Imported Parmesan Cheese and Radicchio with a Creamy Caesar Dressing
Panko-Cruted Salmon finished with a Miso Honey Glaze accompanied by Fresh Seasonal Vegetables or Captain's Beef Short Ribs finished with Chipotle Port Wine Sauce accompanied by Special House Potatoes.
Chef's Selected Dessert
What is the dress attire for the cruises?
Business casual to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants, and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women slacks, a skirt or dress. We request no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes on these cruises.
What time do I board the ship?
Boarding time is usually 30 minutes prior to departure. Please check your boarding time on the confirmation email.
Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
We do not hold reservations without payment.
Where is the best place to park?
Marina Del Rey:
Fisherman's Village Marina
Validation for 2 hours, $1.00 per half hour thereafter (subject to change)
2431 W. Pacific Coast Highway (across from Jack's Shrimp)
$8 per car, $15 in December (subject to change)
Are there vegetarian options available?
Yes, for dining cruises, vegetarian meals are available and can be arranged at the time of booking. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking.
Do we need to pre-select the menu before the day of cruising?
No, you do not need to pre-select your menu. We have a menu that you will choose from on board.
Are gratuities included in the price package?
Gratuity is included for the meal, but not on additional (alcoholic) beverages.
Is there pre-assigned seating?
As you board, our captain and marine crew will direct you to your deck. From there the host/hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Decks are never guaranteed to non-private groups. Seats will be assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Are there any age restrictions on your cruises?
There are no age restrictions and kids under 3 cruise free of charge. Please let Cloud 9 Living know at the time of booking if you will be bringing a child under the age of 3.
What happens if it rains?
The cruise takes place indoor and will sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, we will remain dockside.
What kind of entertainment is on board?
The dinner cruise offers dance floors and a variety of music - from the dance hits of the 40's through today as well as a variety of jazz standards and popular favorites.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only.
Can we bring our own decorations?
Small groups without private space can bring table decorations, but early boarding is not allowed.
What decor is provided?
All yachts are decorated with linens, lantern centerpieces, silver and china.
Can I bring cakes and flowers on board?
Cakes that do not require refrigeration may be brought on board. You will be charged a $1.50 per person cake cutting fee (price is subject to change). Small flower bouquets are allowed.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Please call Cloud 9 Living at (866) 525-6839 to discuss local port options.
Can we meet the captain and visit the bridge?
Yes, guests are welcome to come and meet the captain and his first mate. However, for safety and security reasons, we ask that you check with the staff on board first. We want to ensure that all passengers and crew are kept safe and that the captain is not distracted while performing essential duties.
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"WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!!! THANK YOU!"
"Had a very enjoyable time, and liked the history of knowing I was on John Wayne's old yacht."
"I had such a great time on this ship, and the whole experience was amazing. I would definitely recommend this to others for a special celebration. The staff on board were really helpful and catered to everyone's needs. The DJ was great and kept the music appropriate for the setting. The food was amazing and plentiful. My boyfriend and I had a great time and look forward to other opportunities this company has to offer. "