If you are going to watch fireworks in any city, why not make it the City of Light? This New Year's Eve, ring in 2010 with AMA Waterways "Winter Heartland" cruise, which has been expanded to include New Year's Eve in Paris.
The cruise includes a four-night stay at the Le Meridien Etoile, which is also celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. On New Year's Eve, cruise passengers will be escorted from the hotel to the Place du Trocadero where they can shout "Bonne Annee," and toast to the New Year over a glass of champagne.
The 11-night cruise begins December 21. The first seven nights sail from Nuremberg to Trier, Germany aboard the 148-passenger MS Amalyra. Prices begin at $1,999.