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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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Don’t have a lot of time in New York City? Make the most of it with this 60-minute harbor cruise that gives you prime views of one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. Snap memorable shots of Midtown and Lower Manhattan, and sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty. Learn fun facts about the iconic green-hued goddess as an informative guide brings the city’s sights and fascinating history to life.
  • Hudson River cruise gets you on the water for the best NYC views
  • Leave from a pier on the Manhattan waterfront and Hudson River Greenway
  • See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island close up from a boat
  • Opt for a guided tour so you won't miss out on key landmarks
  • Get your bearings in New York City—this is a great way to kick off a trip
What to Expect
Make your way to Pier 83 on Midtown Manhattan’s west side. Arrive 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before your desired departure. Keep your camera ready as the cruise pulls into the Hudson River, as you’ll pass the landmarks that define the New York City skyline, from the Empire State Building to Lady Liberty. There’s a tour guide onboard for commentary on passing sights, as well as recorded narration in seven languages via an app. Get up-close views, within 100 feet (30 meters) of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and take advantage of snacks and drinks available for purchase on the boat. As you make your way back up the Hudson River, take in the city skyline, as well as the bustling boat traffic that links Manhattan with Jersey City. The tour concludes at the original departure point, Pier 83.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1-hour Sightseeing Cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world famous guides (in English)
  • Recorded narration in seven languages available via free app download
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Recorded narration available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My wife and I visited in October and paid the additional cost for Premier Seating. We found a promo code online which basically offset the additional cost from a standard ticket. The premier seating option was worth it! Upon arrival, a gentlemen took us to the front of the line
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Response from Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kevin. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.It is great knowing you had such a wonderful time while on board our vessel. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
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We went on the 1 hr trip and LOVED it! The guide was great and had a wonderful sense of humor. Get there atleast 45 min. to redeem your tickets. We were surprised at how long the line was 30 min ahead of time off-season!
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We didn't have time for the more time consuming climb up to the crown, so we decided on a quicker cruise type tour. Cruise was about an hour long. It starts at Pier 83 and goes out to the Statue of Liberty (the main reason we went on this cruise) turns around and heads back. It
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very nice time. Great views and great weather. The narrator David was very well informed and provided lots and lots of detailed information.
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This is a great cruise to see the Statue of Liberty and the southern part of Manhattan island. It also is shorter than other some of the other cruises which is good if you are in a time crunch. Our guide was awesome! He was very clear and gave so many stories and facts. It was
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Response from Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful cruise with us! Our guides each have their own unique twist on NYC history, this is what makes each tour so special. We hope to see you on board in the near future. Best, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
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