LSMerriment: New Year’s Eve Love Boat Style

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New Year’s Eve is a great opportunity for restaurants and bars to host parties for customers, both public and private.

Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington, DC is hosting a Love Boat Cruise party for all. Open since 1856, this restaurant is a DC instituion just steps from The White House.

Old Ebbitt Grill_s New Year_s Eve - Love Boat Cruise

Old Ebbitt Grill is reviving one of TV’s greatest shows for a night on the high seas.  “Join us for an all-inclusive bash in the Atrium at the Old Ebbitt Grill featuring the music of Yacht Rock Schooner, delicious food and drinks all themed around Captain Stubing and his merry crew.  Come dressed as your favorite crew member or one of the hundreds of special guests that sailed on the Love Boat.”

And they’ve done a great job of maximizing the theme. For $125, cruise passengers receive…

  • Food from around the world, a combination of heavy passed hors d’oeuvres as well as food stations throughout the ship.
  • Themed beverage bars based on the ports of call in Mexico, Aruba & Jamaica.
  • Live entertainment.

There are also a few VIP Semi-Private Cabins for 12 at $3,000. It includes a semi-private seating area, the cabin draped off from the rest of the cruise with two long couches, dedicated crew member throughout the evening, stocked champagne for midnight toast, early boarding (8:30pm), personal consultation with our Cruise Director to enhance your cabin.

What a super fun idea to drive traffic and sales on New Year’s Eve!

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