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Circle Line: New York Landmarks Cruise

  • Live narration from a guide on this New York City cruise 
  • Recorded commentary available in six additional languages  
  • Get views of the Manhattan skyline that you’d never get from land
Circle Line: New York Landmarks Cruise
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Experience the grandeur of New York. You'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and have a close encounter with Lady Liberty on this 1.5 hour cruise.
11:00AM VIP Package
1.5-hour Circle Line cruise, Premier Seating, Lunch at North River Lobster (nearby Pier 83) choice of Lobster Roll, Burger or Chicken plus coleslaw, chips, soft drink. Includes $10 sailing fee.
3:30PM VIP Package
1.5-hour Circle Line cruise, Premier Seating, Lunch at North River Lobster (nearby Pier 83) choice of Lobster Roll, Burger or Chicken plus coleslaw, chips, soft drink. Includes $10 sailing fee.
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Journey around New York City by water on this sightseeing cruise that takes you from the Hudson River to the East River and Brooklyn Bridge, with guided commentary along the route and views of the skyline and Lady Liberty. Upgrade to the VIP package, and get premiere seating, skip-the-line privileges, exclusive VIP areas, dedicated wait service, and lunch at North River Lobster on Pier 83.

What to Expect

Meet for your New York landmark cruise at Pier 83, arriving 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before departure. Those with the VIP package can skip the lines.

Your boat starts in the Hudson River, traveling around Battery Park, up the East River, and by South Street Seaport. You’ll see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, pass under the Brooklyn Bridge, and glimpse the Empire State Building.

Learn about the history, culture, and people of New York from your guide. Non-English speakers can listen to recorded commentary in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Mandarin on an app.

VIP ticket-holders can access a reserved indoor-outdoor area, with dedicated wait service, and lunch at North River Lobster.

Your tour ends back at Pier 83.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Out on the Hudson

The circle line cruises are always a good way to spend a dry afternoon sometimes they can be quite busy but this year when we went it was really quite quiet not busy at all. The guides are always good and very informative they know...More

Thank Cahookie001
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great trip on Landmark Cruise

Dave was great! Very knowledgeable about the history of Manhattan! He stopped by and talked with our group.

Thank julierdonovan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great trip, worth taking the time out of your day for.

Sadly the weather was fairly foggy but it was still really great to view the city from this perspective. The ride takes you out to the Statue of Liberty and spins around to come back in so don’t worry too much about what side you’re...More

Thank antwonthornton
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you had a fantastic cruise with us! It is amazing to hear that you enjoyed the commentary given by our tour guide. We do hope you can join us in the future for another cruise! Best, Zachary L Guest Services Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good tourist activity

Overall, a good tourist experience. We bought tickets online a couple pf hours in advance on the Circle Line website. That saves waiting in a long line and I recommend it. The only negative we encountered was at the beginning -- the security people were...More

Thank curley6710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Landmark Cruise on Labor Day

It was a wonderful treat for us on Labor Day. Upgraded to Premier. More open space on premier top level and we were able to go to premier tent on a very hot day. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out all of...More

Thank FellowTraveler663657
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Lois M
27 August 2018|
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Response from chekov | Reviewed this property |
It rained during my visit. You can go under the roof and still see out from the sides of the boat, but not the nice panorama views like the open deck.
3 July 2018|
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Response from Marie_Rnld | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I don’t know at all. I went at the pier maybe 1 hour before the departure, and I had my place without problem. You can contact them thanks to their facebook page to ask. I think if you arrive early enough (45 mn... More
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