This was the second new years eve dinner cruise for my wife and I on this vessel. On the first occasion we were given our paid for window seats tucked away at the rear of the lower deck room. On this last occasion we paid again for window seats and upon boarding were told we were not entitled to window seats. After vigorous argument, including pointing out that window seats were noted on our tickets, we were given window seats. This time we were (reluctantly) given window seats at the lower deck entry door. One of us could see out OK, the other very limited. For some reason we seem to get the last seat in the house as it were. It does not seem to matter how far in advance one books. Pity really because the cruise offshore and fireworks view was otherwise really nice.
The cruise was a disaster. First of all, we were waiting for the ride, and the bus didn't come, so we had to spend extra $30 for the taxi cab. Then, the ship moved away from the pier for about 100 yards, and that's it. The food was very plain. The music, and especially, the singer - terrible. Drinks - just water and juice. Extremely overpriced!
One extra star is for the firework, which was very close.