The M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee

The M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee

 

The cruise aboard the M/S Mt. Washington gives you a big taste of New Hampshire’s beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. The M/S Mount Washington is a 230-ft. excursion cruise ship. It has 4 levels and several outside decks where you can sit and enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery New England has to offer. The lake covers 44,000 acres and is mostly spring fed with pristine blue water. It contains over 300 islands and is surrounded by 3 mountain ranges. You can sit inside in heated lounges with wrap around views or choose from several outside decks.

They offer 2.5 hour scenic cruises daily, Sunday champagne brunch, as well as dinner and dance cruises with live music and buffet dinner. Breakfast, lunch and cocktails are also available during the day.

If you take the 10 AM cruise from Weirs Beach, you can get off in Wolfeboro and visit for 2.5 hours. Wolfeboro, which prides itself on being the first summer resort in the country, is a charming New England lakeside town where you’ll find quaint shops and several waterfront restaurants.

The ship stops in Wolfeboro Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sundays it goes to Alton Bay, the southern most port on the lake. Sundays there is a buffet brunch and live entertainment on board and you can pick it up either in Alton Bay or at Weirs Beach.

Monday the ship takes the northern route and stops in Center Harbor and Meredith. Whatever port the ship stops each day, you can embark for a cruise to Weirs Beach and back.

Mount WashingtonThe sunset dinner cruises is a 3 hour affair and offer a grand buffet with at least 2 entrees, seasonal vegetables and several choices of salads. Delicious desserts and coffee round out the meal and are available at stations throughout the ship after the meal.

Entertainment includes 2 Live bands, or sometimes 1 DJ, on different dance floors. Monday nights a $10 discount is offered for adults over 60. The music is a return to the good old days with themes like Swing to The Oldies and Elvis Tribute. 

Wednesday nights are a great bargain for families with kids. Children under 12 cruise and eat free (limits apply) while youth, 13–16, get a discount. This cruise is a little shorter and leaves a little earlier, 6–8 PM. The entertainment is geared to families and kids, and boy, do they have fun on the dance floor! You may have to come back again and again. 

Friday nights we offer different musical themes and you can come on board in Weirs Beach at 7 PM. The ship then sails for Meredith where it picks up additional guests at 7:30. This provides a trip into Meredith Bay and a look at this lovely town from the water. Saturday nights round out the dinner cruises. The buffet includes Prime Rib and fish or seafood. The bands are always great and this big ship rocks!

Foliage season may come a little later to Lake Winnipesaukee but the scenery will never disappoint. We confidently proclaim this is the most beautiful scenic cruise in all of New England. Starting in September, the dinner cruise are concentrated around the weekends. Check it out on the website.

Another alternative to the grand Mount Washington is one of the smaller vessels, the US Mail Boat, Sophie C or the Doris E. The Sophie C is actually a floating post office, so you’d be making stops at the Islands on the lake to deliver Mail (mid June – mid September). This vessel has its own spacial postage stamp. (Bring your address book and send out some collectable postcards.) This is a wonderful trip and gives you a taste of the summer life on the islands. There is also the Doris E. which allows for a shorter cruise and can navigate the small coves and bays of this amazingly beautiful lake. Look for the loons that hang around the dock and ship at Weirs Beach. They are waiting for the ship’s engines to start and stir up the water and deliver their dinner.

For complete schedule and tickets go to: www.cruiseNH.com or call 603-366-5531.

Ongoing events:

Mailboat Cruises to the Islands on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
Enjoy a cruise on the US Mailboat as we deliver mail to the islands on Winnipesaukee.
This trip is a wonderful way to experience the life on the lake and can be full of fun surprises as the island residents come to meet the mailboat.
The boat leaves from Weirs beach twice daily at 11 AM and 2 PM, Monday through Saturday from June 15 to September 9.
http://www.cruisenh.com/sophie.php

Saturday, July, 1.
Summer Lobsterfest aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee and the ultimate New England dinner all in one night. Dancing to live music and beautiful sunset (weather permitting) is part of the package. Barbecue chicken or another entree is also served. Saturdays from Weirs Beach at 7 PM.
Fridays: From Weirs Beach, 7-10 PM. From Meredith 7:30-10:30
For tickets or more information call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com/lobsterfest.php

Sunday, July 2.
Swing to The Oldies aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
Experience the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise while you dance to the tunes of the “Good Old Days”. A buffet dinner is included. If you are 60 and over you qualify for $10 discount. Mature adults 60+: $42, Adults under 60: $52, Child: $42. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian. From Weirs Beach 6–9 PM. For tickets or more information call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com

Tuesday, July 4
Fireworks Dinner Dance Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington
July 4th Lake Winnipesaukee is an exciting place. Small boats light up the lake while they wait for the fireworks. Join us for a cruise with dinner and dancing while we scout for fireworks around the lake. Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian. From Weirs Beach 7 PM.For more information call 603-366-5531 or go to [url]www.cruiseNH.com[/url]

Summer Lobsterfest aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
Fridays, July 28 & August 18.
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee and the ultimate New England dinner all in one night. Dancing to live music and beautiful sunset (weather permitting) is part of the package. Barbecue chicken or another entree is also served. From Weirs Beach 7 PM, From Meredith 7:30.
For tickets or more information call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com/lobsterfest.php

Beach Boys Tribute aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise and dance to music from the good old days. Buffet dinner is included. Adults: $54, Child: $44.
From Weirs Beach 7-10 PM, from Meredith 7:30-10:30. (Must be 21 or over unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.)

Shooting Stars in The Sky aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
Friday, August 11
The skies over Lake Winnipesaukee will come alive with meteor showers in mid August. We are partnering with the McAullife & Sheppard Discovery Center who will be hosting a satellite exhibit on the ship. This exhibit will enlighten our passengers on how shooting starts are formed as well as the difference between meteors, shooting stars, and perseids. They will also be bringing aboard several hands on type exhibits. These will be able to get passed around and touched by our passengers. After a short 15-30 min talk/PowerPoint presentation, the Sheppard Discovery Center will then be bringing people up to the third deck to give a physical lecture pointing out the differences in the meteors our passengers are seeing. There will be a buffet dinner and dancing to live music. Come aboard and dance under the falling stars.
Cruise leaves from Weirs Beach at 7-10 PM and from Meredith at 7:30-10:30. Special low price for children on this cruise $20. Adults $54.

Elvis Tribute aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
August 14. 2017
This night is dedicated to Elvis and his music. Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington with other Elvis fans. Buffet dinner included. $52 adults, $40 mature adults 60+, $40 children. From Weirs Beach 6–9 PM. For tickets or more information call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com/MondayEvening.php

July 7 & August 25, 2017
’80s Wave Dinner Dance Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
Return to the time of “Solid Gold” and Pac-Man and experience the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a starlight cruise with people who share your taste in music. Buffet dinner included. From Weirs Beach 7-10 PM, from Meredith 7:30-10:30. Adult $54, child $42. For tickets or more information call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com/schedule.php

Saturday, September 2, 2017.
Labor Day Lobsterfest Aboard the M/S Mount Washington.
Summer in New England is not complete without a Lobster Dinner.
Enjoy it with sunset cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee and dancing to live music. Barbecue chicken is served as the second entree. From Weirs Beach 6 PM.

Sunday, September 3, 2015
Labor Day Family Party Aboard the M/S Mount Washington
Bring the whole family on a cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee and enjoy a Sunday dinner buffet of turkey and all the trimmings. Children under 13 cruise free. From Weirs Beach, 6–8 PM.
For more information or tickets, call 603-366-5531 or go to www.cruiseNH.com

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