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Circle Line Cruises

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Address: Pier 83 - W 42nd St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-563-3200
09:00 - 19:00
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Today, Circle Line is the only cruise line dedicated exclusively to...

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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Brilliant cruise well worth the money.We sat outside for a while but gets very cold so moved inside so wrap up if u plan on staying outside.Food and drink onboard a little... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant cruise well worth the money.We sat outside for a while but gets very cold so moved inside so wrap up if u plan on staying outside.Food and drink onboard a little expensive.We got premier seats which were a little more comfy. The speaker talking about the sights really new his stuff and we got to see alot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on the 3pm Landmark cruise on December 2nd. We sat upstairs, outdoors. Even though it was a little chilly and at times fairly cold, it was definitely worth it to have the unobstructive views of the city. If you sit inside, it is difficult to see the view at times, and people ended up coming outside where it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This cruise around Manhattan with its five burrows was well worth it. I wish I could remember the gentleman's name who told us about the history. He was absolutely funny and fantastic, we learned quite a bit! This is worth no matter the weather, one can sit inside or outside. One suggestion: pay the premium, the seats are well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on the one hour cruise with my 9-year-old step daughter and her friend while sightseeing in NYC. The boat was clean and so were the bathrooms. We got there early and were able to sit near a window. We went outside when we got close to the statue. The guide, David, really knew his stuff and was VERY... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the statue of liberty cruise. We upgraded to the premium experience. Which was worth it for the comfy seats at the back and clear views of the statue. We would love to do the full 2.5hr cruise next time we visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this 2.5hr cruise around Manhattan. I sat undercover on the top deck which gave great views with plenty of fresh air. The commentary provided by John (in his smooth radio announcer voice) was extremely informative and interesting. The boat is spacious with adequate opportunities to take photos. The cruise passes close by the Statue of Liberty and many... More 

Thank Jillojc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful way to see the city and learn - actually quite a lot - about its history. We took the 'Best of NYC' tour, 2,5 hrs with a great guide, definitely worth their money

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We risked taking a ferry tour in November because you never know what weather you are gonna get in NYC but it wound up being a beautiful day. I wish I could tell you the gentleman that was our MC for the trip because he has lived in NYC for 40 years and new EVERYTHING about the city. The trip... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We opted for the three hour cruise along the river. It's a great way to see the city and hear some of the history about various places and parts you see, the captain on our boat was very informative and knowledgable, making it a great experience. Not overly expensive either for the time and knowledge you gain. I would highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did not expect to enjoy this boat tour half as much as we did! We knew we were going to see some great views of the city, but the tour guide on board really helped make this trip all the more enjoyable. I can't for the life of me remember what his name was (apologies Mr Tour Guide), but... More 

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