Dinner Dance Cruises – Magic on Lake Winnipesaukee!

sunsetLtAs the end of summer slowly begins to take on the crisper evening air of fall, the stars seem to shine brighter over New Hampshire. Now is the perfect time to step aboard the M/S Mount Washington for a romantic dinner cruise, where you and your sweetheart can enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, dance to live music, and stroll the deck under the sparkling night sky—reflected in the tranquil water all around. Continue reading

What’s New on the M/S Mount Washington for 2012

Now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, thoughts are turning to the age-old NH tradition of sailing, paddling, and cruising on Lake Winnipesaukee. In keeping with that tradition, the biggest party boat on the lake has its customary schedule of cruises and events—as well as some new options—lined up for a fun-filled season on the water!

The M/S Mount Washington is a first-class, 230-foot excursion ship that sets out on scenic cruises every day and sunset dinner cruises each evening. “The Mount” has many ports on Lake Winnipesaukee, including Weirs Beach, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Meredith, and Center Harbor. During the summer months, the ship visits all its ports frequently during the day, and passengers can take a cruise from one lakeside town, get off and spend some time visiting another little town, then board again and return to the home port.* At night, the Mount becomes a hot spot, with a themed dinner dance cruise every evening.  Check out the Tribute to Elvis, the Summer Lobsterfest, or the Parrot Head Party Cruise, to name a few. Continue reading

Family Fun Aboard the M/S Mount Washington

View from the M/S Mount Washington's web cam, 7/14/11, 7:55pm

Families visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire in the summer have many pastimes to choose from, and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee is among the favorite activities of locals and tourists alike.  From a quiet kayak ride to a dinner dance cruise, there is a water activity for everyone.  But for families, the M/S Mount Washington offers something extra special.

On Fridays in July and August, Mount Washington Cruises hosts Family Fun Day.  This activity-themed day cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington offers parents and children a chance to explore Lake Winnipesaukee while enjoying entertainment geared for the young crowd.  The ship’s mascot, Monty the Mallard, will be on deck to meet the kids, along with a special guest, who may be a magician, a clown, a puppeteer, or storyteller.  On Friday, July 29th, Captain Radical will take over the ship for a pirate party, complete with a treasure hunt, pirate stories, and games.  A special princess tea party will take place in August.  Adults can enjoy the cruise while the children have fun with the crew!

Another family-friendly event also takes place on the M/S Mount Washington on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer—Family Party Night!  At this festive evening of dining and dancing, there is always a special entertainer for the kids on the Main Deck, and dancing to live music for adults in the Flagship Lounge on the second deck.  Folks of all ages can enjoy a buffet dinner as the ship cruises for two and a half hours around the lake.  What an elegant way to spend time with loved ones!

Celebrate summer with a quintessential cruise on the big lake aboard the M/S Mount Washington, and create lasting memories for everyone in the family!  For more information on these or many other fine cruises, please visit the Mount Washington Cruises website or call 603-366-5531 or 888-THE-MOUNT (888-843-6686).

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

photo courtesy of Mount Washington Cruises