Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve celebrates the past and present

Cheers to the New Year aboard the magnificent Queen Mary at the New Year’s Eve: Past & Present on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Voyage through history as you explore the ship’s themed decks and salons, brought to life with celebratory live music, DJs, stilt walkers, burlesque dancers, and more. One of SoCal’s best fireworks displays will light up the night sky off the stern of the ship at midnight.

Stroll through the Promenade Deck and pose on the blue carpet with Art Deco glamour and lights as strolling feather girls and samba dancers set the stage for whirlwind parties aboard. A great choice for a first stop while dancing back in time, the White Canary in the Queen’s Salon gives guests a 20’s-style Champagne Party with performances from crystal stilt walkers, flapper dancers, and confetti champagne girls as electro-swing DJ Professor Watson works his musical magic.

Those looking for a thrill can embark on the ultimate search for an exclusive Speakeasy: Capone’s Hideaway, home to a secret swing band. This experience will transport guests to a time of prohibition and underground party rooms where swing music filled the air and absinthe filled the glasses.

The Royal Salon has always been the Cat’s Meow, and for New Year’s Eve, will host the black light party, aglow with all things neon. Dance to electronic music with DJ Marc Lawrence in our pitch-black salon and grab a drink from LED bottles, as dancing cryo bots, LED hula hoopers, neon face painters and more groove to the beats of the music. Venture atop the ship to Hotsy Totsy on the Sports Deck for a little country twang under the stars. Stomp and shout to live country music performed by JT Harker and the hottest tracks from DJ Coral. Grab a hay bale, enjoy the ocean breeze, and sip on moonshine under the twinkling lights.

Spice up the celebration at Casa Nueva as La Sonora Dinamita – a Colombian musical group universally credited for the popular rebirth of Cumbia – takes the stage in the Grand Salon. DJ Hife will bring a mix of salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, while Samba showgirls light up the dance floor.

The party will be raging on the decks of the Live Wire Quay where headliners Canadian EDM duo Young Bombs will spin and the fireworks spectacle will take your breath away at midnight. Groove with cryo robots and LED hula hoopers at an under-the-stars party to ring in 2020.

VIP party goers will receive the Bird’s Welcome in the Brittania and Deck Salon. Experience tantalizing décor, sip on cocktails, and catch renowned burlesque performers Ruby Champagne and Kitten de Ville, followed by a vintage swing dancing show performed by Nocturna Entertainment. Celebrate in VIP style at the Live Wire Lounge located in the Verandah Grille. The 20’s-inspired VIP lounge will host Hedgehog Swing performing live jazz and prime firework viewing. The Boiler Room brings an exclusive VIP experience to the historic inner workings of the ship, 25 feet below the water line, in one of the most unique party locations you’ve ever seen. Wander through lasers and light shows to experience the musical stylings of a live DJ and Steampunk mixologists serving hand-crafted cocktails.

The Champagne Cabanas offer an exclusive VIP experience and ultimate firework viewing location. Reserve one of eight cabanas on the Capstan deck and enjoy private seating, a bottle of champagne, exclusive bottle service, and DJ performances.

The celebration doesn’t have to end at midnight. The Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve Hotel Package includes two VIP Admission tickets when booking a stateroom starting at $629, saving $40 off of a pair of VIP tickets.

Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve: Past & Present takes place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests must be 21 years old to attend. Tickets are on sale now. General Admission tickets are $120 per person and VIP tickets are $220 per person. VIP tickets include a champagne toast upon entry, access to all parties plus exclusive ballrooms and prime fireworks viewing locations. Reservations are required for dining at Sir Winston’s. Champagne Cabanas with bottle service and views of the fireworks on the Capstan deck are now available for reservations. For more information, pricing, hotel packages and more, visit http://queenmary.com or call 877-342-0742.

This article was released by the Queen Mary.