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Circle Line vs. Statue Cruises

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Circle Line vs. Statue Cruises

A friend and I are narrowing our plans for five days/four nights in NYC beginning Thanksgiving day. We would very much appreciate opinions on the virtues of these two options for seeing Lady Liberty (and others that we may have missed). All else being equal (and we know it is not), which would you recommend?

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1. Re: Circle Line vs. Statue Cruises

I have done both and they're completely different types of cruises.

The Circle Line Cruise takes you past the SoL as part of a cruise around Manhattan.

The Statue Cruise takes you *to* the SoL and Ellis Island.

If you don't want to visit the island and you're happy just to 'see' the SoL, I would do a Circle Line Cruise. My bf and I did a semi-circle cruise earlier this year and really enjoyed it. It gets close enough to the SoL to get some good photos.

If you want to visit the island and see the SoL right up close, then going with Statue Cruises is the way to do it.

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