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Mount Washington Cruises Set to Launch for 152nd Season

The historic M/S Mount Washington has completed its annual journey from its winter home in Center Harbor to its summer homeport at Weirs Beach, marking the beginning of its 152nd season on Lake Winnipesaukee with her sister ships. The cruising season will start on Mother’s Day Weekend, with lots of upgrades and new cruises planned for the 2024 season.


"After years of listening to our customers and investing in features to enhance the cruise experience, last season showed promising results," said Jared Maraio, General Manager. "The energy and enthusiasm from customers in 2024 have been simply amazing, and we're continuing at full speed ahead."

New Cruise Features

The winter months were spent making upgrades to the Mount. Infrastructure improvements include a new buffet area on the second deck, a new state-of-the-art sound system, updated lighting, a renovated gift shop, and ship-wide renovated decor and furniture updates.

Enhancements include new reserved seating for all dinner cruises on the M/S Mount Washington and  Winnipesaukee Spirit. Passengers can now select their seats online, ensuring a personalized experience. Additionally, the new Mariner’s Club VIP Service offers upgraded features like VIP lounge access and table service.

Returning Favorite Cruises

The 2024 season kicks off officially on May 12 with the Mother’s Day Brunch event, featuring live entertainment and discounted ticket prices. Choose from two convenient departure times – a morning departure at 10:00 AM, and an afternoon departure at 2:00 PM, both lasting 2½ hours.

Other popular events returning this year include the Christmas in July cruise, the Labor Day Lobster Bake, Haunted Winnipesaukee, and the Halloween Masquerade Ball.

New Cruise Experiences

To join long time favorites, the Mount will offer new cruises, including: The American Heroes dinner cruise on May 25 celebrates community heroes, offering discounts for active and retired military, Police, Fire, EMS, and Teachers.

On June 29, the Beveridge Aquafest Craft Beer Festival will offer beer samples from craft breweries and food truck favorites throughout the ship.

Then, experience the magic of the Royal Fairytale Voyage on July 14 and August 11, featuring princesses, games, sing-alongs, and photo opportunities.

On August 19, during the full moon, join in for a new psychic medium event featuring internationally-famed psychic mediums Karen Tatro and Scott Allan.

For more information and to book your cruise, visit Mount Washington Cruises.

About M/S Mount Washington

The M/S Mount Washington has been navigating Lake Winnipesaukee since 1872, offering scenic tours, dinner cruises, and private charters. Over the years, the ship has maintained its classic charm while undergoing renovations and upgrades. Guests can enjoy a variety of events throughout the year, making it one of the region's most beloved tourist attractions.

As Mount Washington Cruises prepares to launch its 152nd season, guests are invited to experience the timeless beauty and allure of Lake Winnipesaukee aboard this iconic vessel. For more information and to book your cruise, visit Mount Washington Cruises.