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Circle Line Cruises

Pier 83 - W 42nd St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-563-3200
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Today, Circle Line is the only cruise line dedicated exclusively to sightseeing, with vessels made of steel and over-sized glass windows that offer magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, all year round. Owned and operated by New York Cruise Lines Inc., New York's oldest and largest provider of scheduled and chartered sightseeing and special event cruises, Circle Line is recognized as one of the most famous boat rides in the world. Sightseeing Tour Options: All Circle Line vessels offer first-class service, the best viewing opportunities and an entertaining, informative tour given by professional guides. Best of NYC Cruise - Take in over 101 city sights by water, including the Intrepid, Yankee Stadium, the Cloisters and a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Landmark Cruise- Witness magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and such sights as the Empire State Building, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Liberty Cruise - The fastest and best way to see the Statue of Liberty! Sail down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back, and view Ellis Island, the rising Freedom Tower and the World Financial Center, along the way. Harbor Lights Cruise - For something a bit more romantic, sail the same route as the Landmark Cruise while the sun sets and the skyline comes alive. The Beast Speedboat Ride - The Beast leaves all others in its wake as the Captain takes this custom-built 70-foot offshore racing powerboat up to 45 mph on a ride down to the Statue of Liberty. Circle Line looks forward to introducing you to New York.
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Pier 83 - W 42nd St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10036
+1 212-563-3200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited NYC for our 10 year anniversary. My husband had never been to the city before. We paid a little extra for the premium ticket and got to sit on the very top, which had great views all around. You also have your own bathroom...More

Thank Jeffie C
Reviewed yesterday

Best views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline. No wasted time standing in line to go to the island and we didn't have to time to spend hours on the island fighting the crowds. It was the perfect solution.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had intended to take the full island circle tour but times had changed and we were working off an old brochure. Check the internet for current schedules. Ended up on the Liberty Tour. Paid the extra $10 to get top floor of the boat. Worth...More

Thank jjl4614
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I did the New York landmark cruise. It was a great way to see all major attractions in New York briefly from the water in 2.5 hours. The cruise takes you close to the Statue of Liberty. Personally I would recommend the Statue Cruisers for...More

Thank Vishanth S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I did the one hour cruise as part of my two day Premium Big Bus ticket. I did the 1030am sailing and it was not too crowded. Recommend you wear a hat and sunscreen and take water as if you want the best photos you...More

Thank MrsB6410
Reviewed 2 days ago

NYC skyline speaks for itself, but our guide spoke clearly, was full of information. The sound system was excellent, frequently not the case. Cruise went further than I had anticipated, all the way to the Williamsburg Bridge. We saw a lot of the city! Food...More

Thank julie41940
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Circle Line cruisers offer the unique opportunity to the visitors of New York City to travel by boat to island of Liberty, Ellis island and many more.

Thank AntoNic7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well organised trip (1 hour) with excellent view of the Statue of Liberty and the City skyline Few call outs from the guide on speakers as we went along. Sit on right side of boat for best views going out and home Get on board...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was so worth the $39 each. It was a two hour cruise around the southern end of Manhattan Island, past the Statue of Liberty and around under the Brooklyn Bridge and back. If you book an evening cruise you may catch the sun setting...More

Thank NessElward
Reviewed 3 days ago

First overnighter in New York and I loved this Circle Line Cruise. Andy was our tour guide and gave a wonderful tour with sooo many historical points of interest. Andy was very knowledgeable and truly made our tour around the Statue of Liberty and Ellis...More

Thank Trish B
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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It all depends on the time of year and temperature on the day! If the sun is out and shining and it's around 25-30 degrees it's nice enough to enjoy at all times, sometimes even too hot! When I went in May however it was... More
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With the premium you get a dedicated seat on the upper deck on the inside. The seats are bigger and comfier. This was the difference I experienced.