Set Sail Aboard the M/S Mount Washington


Summer has unofficially come to an end, but there is still time for an escape to the water. Take a drive up north and set sail aboard one of the Mount Washington Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee to ring in the start of fall.

Mount Washington Cruises offer a variety of unique sailing trips during their fall cruise season from September 4-October 22, with dinner, themed, and scenic cruises. Not sure which cruise to choose? Below are a few suggestions along with a history lesson of the ship’s beginnings.

The History

Life aboard the M/S Mount Washington began in the early 20th century when Weirs Beach became the tourist spot to visit. Through name changes, financial hardships, and physical changes over the years, the ship found her stride in 1982 when an extra 25 feet of length was added and was then reclassified as a ship by the maritime standards of boating. It was then received her name the M/S Mount Washington.

Today, the ship carries up to 1250 passengers and remains a fixture in the gorgeous Lakes Region of NH.

Sunday Champagne Brunch

Held on each Sunday, cruise-goers enjoy a decadent buffet of brunch items, desserts, and beverages. Boats leave from both Weirs Beach and Alton Bay, offering a different view, but just as wonderful a time. Champagne may be in the name, but this cruise is family friendly with a special family ticket pricing available.

Adults: $50
Children: $25 (Under 5 free)
Family (2A+2C): $135

Halloween Masquerade Ball | October 27, 2018

The annual costume ball is a must-see event for cruise and Halloween fanatics. Dress up in your most ghoulish or creative attire to win the costume competition with prizes. A perfect ending to the season, dance under a full-moon with werewolves howling.

Adults: $58
All passengers must be 21 years of age unless accompanied by a parent, spouse, or legal guardian.

Foliage Dinner Cruise | September 23-october 14

Take in the best foliage views aboard the M/S Mount Washington during a Foliage Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a buffet dinner, live music, and a leisurely cruise around the lake to view the colors of the season. The trip on the water is complete with a tasty buffet, live entertainment, and dancing under the stars during the last of the fall season.

Adults: $49
Children: $39

Time for a Celebration

The M/S Mount Washington is also a fabulous way to celebrate a special occasion like a Birthday, Anniversary, or family reunion. There is special group discount pricing and private party room rentals perfect for a pizza party or live DJ entertainment. . To learn more about the special occasion pricing that is available to your guests, visit the the M/S Mount Washington Cruise website.

M/S Mount Washington | 211 Lakeside Ave. Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH 03246

Visit for their cruise schedule, tickets, and directions. Read the blog post New Hampshire’s Lakes Region  for more ways to stay by the lake!

Experience unbeatable lake views that will make your trip aboard the Mount Washington one to not forget.
Get your camera ready for unbeatable lake views while sailing aboard the M/S Mount Washington!