Venice Carnival Party Cruise

Duration: approx. 4 hours  Location: Venice
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Why choose this experience?

1 To take part in an original carnival boat cruise, on board of a typical Venetian galleon
2 Because you can enjoy the incomparable scenery that Venice and its lagoon gives at night, amongst lights and reflexions on the water
3 To enjoy the specialties prepared by the chef on a buffet dinner and the entertainment on board with live music

Participate in an original Carnival Party onboard a Venetian Galleon boat! Masks, music and food for an unforgettable evening!

Venice is famous for its carnival throughout the world. During the time dedicated to the celebrations, which usually lasts about three weeks a year, sumptuous balls and famous events bring the city back in time to that period when Venice reached the height of its splendour and its elegance was the envy of Europe. In addition to the Carnival parties and masked balls in Venetian palaces and historic hotels in the old town, the original proposals on the boat galleon also offers six not-to-be-missed evenings to celebrate the 2018 Venice Carnival in a really original way!

You will be able to climb aboard a traditional Venetian galleon and experience the craziest time of the year in the charming atmosphere of a boat from another time… Take note of the appointments and hurry up to book online!

  • Thursday 1 and 8 February
  • Friday 2 and 9 February
  • Saturday 3 and 10 February - SOLD OUT

Built following the unique shape of the ancient galleons of the Venice Republic launched between the 16th and 19th centuries, the Venetian galleon now offers an original venue for special events and occasions. Comfort and modern amenities are combined with the history of the vessel to offer guests an experience of great charm, cruising to discover Venice and its beautiful lagoon.

The attention to detail distinguishes the organization of each event, from the creation of the menu to the decorations and the entertainment proposals.

Once on board, you can drink with the crew before sailing to discover the Venetian lagoon: the galleon will sail north along the famous islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello; a highly enthralling panorama will be the backdrop to the dinner prepared by the chef on board the galleon.

Dinner is buffet with standing service. Guests may choose the seat of their choice (non reservable) on the bow or stern.

After dinner the galleon will sail to Venice to allow you to admire St Mark’s Square immersed in the incomparable magic of the Venetian carnival.

On board, expect party poppers, confetti, live music and lots of fun up to the landing, around midnight.


Program & Menu at the Venetian Galleon - Carnival boat celebrations 2018

Dates: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 February

Wearing a mask is appreciated.

  • 8.00 pm: boarding guests at the Naval Museum of Venice, a few steps from the bus stop ACTV 'Arsenale'; welcome drink
  • 8.30 pm approx.: start buffet dinner while sailing to the islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello.
  • 10.30 pm approx.: after dinner the evening continues with a toast in front of the wonderful St Mark’s Square
  • Midnight approximately: guests landing in Venice (at the same port of departure, near the Naval Museum)

Welcome drink

  • Venetian Spritz with salty snacks


  • Variety of quiches
  • Delicate salad of octopus
  • Golden crab claws
  • Stuffed olives
  • Lasagna with Sorana meat sauce
  • Artichokes risotto
  • Assortment of pizzas
  • Large platter of cold cuts and assorted cheese with vegetables with vinaigrette and bread snacks (Parma ham, bresaola beef, Venetian Salami, pork, cheeses, Grana Padano DOP)
  • Meat cooked on a spit
  • Grilled vegetables


  • Fresh fruit of the season
  • 'Buranelli' Biscuits
  • Carnival Cake delicacies
  • Illy coffee

The buffet will be accompanied by a selection of Venetian white and red wines. The galley will be open for the entire evening with free drinks service (only water, coke, lemonade, beer, spirits are not included in the free drink service and must be paid for directly on board).

Please note that the buffet dinner is not seated, there are tables in the bow and stern of the galleon, but they cannot be reserved and are available for general use by guests on board.

Buffet dinner, music and the incomparable magic of Venice and its lagoon views from the water. Book now one of the most original festivals of Carnival 2018. The Venetian Galleon awaits you on the 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 February!

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(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info

  • Thursday 1 and 8 February
  • Friday 2 and 9 February
  • Saturday 3 and 10 February - SOLD OUT
Departure point:

Venice Pier, in front of the Naval Museum.

Departure time

8.00 pm

Languages available

No explanations.

  • €90.00 per person on the evenings of Thursday 1 and Friday 2 February
  • €100.00 per person on the evenings of Saturday 3 and 10, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February
approx. 4 hours
  • Welcome drink
  • Dinner buffet
  • Water, beer, soft drinks
  • Third party insurance in accordance with the current legislation
  • Spirits
  • Wines other than those listed on the menu
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

During the buffet dinner there will be a few tables and seats (both of them cannot be reserved) in the bow and stern areas freely usable by guests.

The boarding time cannot be delayed and boarding will not be possible after the departure time shown above. No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please indicate any allergies or intolerances at the time of your booking, in order to arrange a menu suitable to your needs.

Spirits will be paid for directly on board.

The navigation route is subject to change in case of unusual environmental situations or other events that are beyond the Captain’s control.

The tour will continue even in bad weather (the vessel is covered and equipped with heating system).

The boat is also accessible to disabled people.

In cases of cancellation of the dinner or if departure does not take place it is possible to postpone the booking to another agreed date. Alternatively, a reimbursement can be made.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.


  • For cancellations up to 30 days before the dinner, 40% of the paid amount will be refunded.
  • For cancellations in the 30 days before the dinner, no money will be refunded.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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