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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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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
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New York City Harbor Lights Cruise
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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

5 stars for an excellent 2 and a half hour cruise taking in the views of Manhattan from first the Hudson then the East River and finally cutting across through the Harlem River north of the George Washington Bridge emerging back into the Hudson. Premier...More

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Thank Jemma P
Reviewed yesterday

We unfortunately opted for the 2.5 hour cruise around the entire island. It went on forever, and we, and quite a few people were very bored and anxious to get off the boat. The boat itself is fine, plenty of open areas to take photos...More

Thank Bicks_medellin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile


Thank Mags826
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great guide and heard some really good story’s and facts about the buildings. An hour was great for us, and we got some really good pictures.

Thank tinamadsen2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a very informative trip. Great sights & our tour guide Dave knew the entire history of New York City. We will definitely do this ride again, as there was so much to see!More

Thank Joe W
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Joe, We are happy to learn about your Circle Line experience. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the commentary on board. Each tour guide has their own narration of New York City from the boat. We appreciate your review and we hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago


1  Thank Grace_K102
Reviewed 1 week ago

To get another view of New York, we took a cruise using our city pass ticket. We had a selection of a few cruises to take but as they were mainly the same price, we took the longest one which took you around all the...More

Thank Ellie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was amazing and took us to many interesting sites. Our tour guide, David, is trully one of a kind!! He knew every tiny detail about everything and made the tour a real joy. Highly recommended!

Thank Stratos K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had done plenty of boat trips in NY and decided to spend another hour doing the Liberty cruise. This time however I saw you could go "Premium" for an extra $10 each. So on we went with our personal member of staff who handed us...More

Thank bertieboy44
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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Stewart M
9 January 2018|
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Response from jbglord | Reviewed this property |
Dress warmly, sit inside and have a warm beverage while you watch the skyline go by. Worth it, but I agree that if that you should check ahead to see if icy conditions are shortening the cruise. Don't do it if it's not the... More
Stewart M
9 January 2018|
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Response from CJL802 | Reviewed this property |
Yup. It's definitely worth it..
22 November 2017|
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Response from lightweight136 | Reviewed this property |
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