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Incisu NYE Cruise

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Incisu yacht with an all-inclusive dinner and show with front-row seating for the fireworks and belly dancing. Drink, dine and dance your way into 2020 on the beautifully lit Bosphorus in between the continents of Europe and Asia.

Live music and artistic performances in the spirit of Anatolia highlight the night, along with unlimited drinks and exceptional views of the NYE fireworks.


A live band plays select pieces from English, Turkish, French and Spanish music, as a dance troupe performs traditional Horon, Kafkas, Halay, and Romani dances. These, colorful and rhythmic folk dances showcase the elegant, traditional styles of their corresponding regions.

A professional belly dancing show marks the show finale and the night segues into preparations for New Years’. Themed party favors are then distributed while percussion music sets the tone for celebrating the arrival of 2020 with a firework show on the boat deck.

DJ music follows soon after as the crowd gathers back on the dance floor in the dining cabin. More unlimited drinks are served, as the boat cruises the Bosphorus before finally returning to the pier.


8:30 pm Welcoming session with live band music
9:00 pm Dinner accompanied with select DJ music
11:00 pm Dance show with live music breaks
11:30 pm — New Year’s party favors with percussion music
11:59 pm — New Year’s countdown
MidnightFireworks show on the Bosphorus
12:30 am — DJ music for dancing
2:00 am — Incisu returns to the pier

Incisu NYE Cruise

Food and drink are served upon seating with a starter menu of bite-size snacks to accompany your first drink of the evening. Hot and Cold appetizer comes next before the main course and dessert.

Unlimited local drinks and beverages are served throughout the night.


Prior to dinner, a welcome cocktail of energetic choices is available for consumption.

  • Hazelnut, peanut, walnut, and dry fruit mix
  • Vegetable bouquet with dip sauce, cherry tomato, and cheese
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Cold Appetizers

  • Salmon and anchovy fish
  • Stuffed green pepper with olive oil
  • American salad and potato salad with sauce
  • Celery with dips of cold white bean vinaigrette, and white cheese
  • Lemon, cherry tomato and cucumber slices
  • Kisir and haydari garnishes

Hot Appetizers

  • Incisu pastry with pastrami

Main Course

  • Beef with mushroom & potato pulp or grilled fish
  • Pilaf with almonds


  • Mixed fruit salad
  • Ice cream in a biscuit cup


Unlimited local drinks are included in the ticket price and consist of:

  • Raki or beer
  • Red or white wine
  • Soft drinks and soda

Party Favors

Thirty minutes before midnight, a kit of New Year’s party favors consisting of a New Year’s celebratory hat, whistle, and glasses are handed out while soft percussion music is played by the live band.


A few minutes before midnight you’ll move out of the dining room and onto the top deck. As you countdown towards midnight to view the Bosphorus fireworks show, and a volcano fire show.



There’s a casual dress code aboard the Incisu, but in general Turkish people love to dress up on New Year’s Eve, so it makes sense to wear your best.

The max capacity for the New Year’s Eve Cruise is 180 guests, and all have access to WiFi Internet while on the boat.

In general, the tables are set for groups of 2, 4 and 6. Special seating arrangements can be made for larger groups but might come with some added costs.


Tickets for the Dance of Color New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise start from 150 € per person, with private tables for going 225 € per person.

6-seat table — 150 € per person
4-seat table — 175 € per person
2 person private table — 225 € per person

Yacht Info

The motor yacht Incisu has a windowed dining saloon that offers clear sightlines across the Bosphorus during the cruise. Its open-air, top deck is where the crowd gathers at midnight to watch the fireworks.

Length — 42 m
Beam — 8.30 m
Max Speed — 17 knots
Motor — 2×450 HP Yanmar
Electric System — 220 V
Crew — 1 Captain, 1 Sailor


Below you’ll find all the details needed to contact the dinner cruise owner and operator. Do note that this will differ from the travel agency if you purchase your ticket elsewhere.

Dances of Color
Website: New Year’s Cruise Page | Reservations | Homepage
Phone: +90 554 797 26 46
Fax: +90 212 513 66 81


Address: Sultan Ahmet, Divan Yolu Cd. No:34, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey