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“Family dinner cruise”

The M/S Mount Washington
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Weirs Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: No visit to New hampshire is complete without a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Scenic cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake depart Weirs Beach daily late May through October. The lake is surrounded by mountains and dotted with islands and offer some of the most spectacular scenery in New Hampshire. Alternating ports: Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Meredith and Center Harbor. Breakfast, lunch and cocktails are available on board. Sunset dinner dance cruises feature buffet dinner and dancing to live music.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Greenfield, MA
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family dinner cruise”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Loved this! Kids under 13 with a paying adult eat and cruise free. The buffet was small but tasty. The night we went the cuisine consisted of dinner rolls, salad, mac and cheese(very tasty) a salmon or cod dish, turkey with dressing, roasted vegetables and another pasta dish. Coffee, iced tea, water were included as were chocolate chip cookies and brownies. There was a cash bar available for those looking for something a little stronger. The entertainment was geared towards younger children and I would have like to hear more history about the lake and islands we were seeing as we cruised.

Visited June 2013
Thank Heatherstrip
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Harrison, Maine
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179 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“So relaxing and senic...”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Recently on a very hot day I took a 2.5 hour cruise on The M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee Laconia, NH. It was so relaxing and the breeze off the lake provided relief from the heat and humidity on land. The homes/camps along the shore ranged from modest to OMG! Being early in the season it wasn't very crowded, mostly seniors who were on a bus tour. They were dear.
There are beverages on board. Water, soda, beer, wine, etc. Also snacks and a buffet were offered. There are 3 levels of indoor/outdoor seating. Many with tables. Some areas shaded, some full in the sun. The staff was very friendly. There is plenty of room to roam.
The narration was informative, but not intrusive to conversation.
Just understand...this is a 2.5 to 3 hour cruise. Young children may be bored. There are no games or children specific areas. The Hobo Train leaving from the same location may be a better choice...I saw lots of smiles and waves from children wearing balloon animal hats as they pulled out of the station and we pulled away from the dock.
So...go...I can't imagine you won't enjoy this ride!

Visited June 2013
Thank rhonda t
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East Greenbush, New York
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Its own world!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

May be 70 degrees in town but MW was about 35. Only made it to the con rail. it was another 3 hours to the top. 1 hour up on train, and hour there and an hour back they told us. That's after we drove 2 1/2 hours to get to con rail. Maybe next year we will make it to the top. Elevation 6,288

Visited June 2013
Thank Tammy I
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110 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Boating in Style!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

A really cool boat on Lake Winnipesaukee, with two bars, three decks, and a neat cafe. Very relaxing trip!

Visited June 2013
Thank euroboyLuxembourg
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72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great way to see lake winnipesaukee”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

No weather will challenge this boat. The ride is great - you see a lot and hear stories about the lake. Not that expensive - surely cheaper than renting a boat, and you don't have to worry about hitting a rock. The food onboard is so-so - but that is not what you go for.

Visited September 2012
Thank LakeGeezer
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