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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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Thank Beachterry54
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Great old boats take you to the Statue of Liberty then around Manhattan for a relaxing must-see view of the city from the water. Excellent informative and entertaining commentary. Pay the extra for VIP seating and service on the boat and avoid the queue to...More

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Thank Hassan A
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This was supposed to be our grand finale for our group of 10 on our trip to NYC. We arrived an hour early as advised and waited in line to get good seats on the open deck. We took our seats and were excited to...More

Thank pamperedchefkerri
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Thanks Circle Line Cruises for one of the best spent times :)) Repeating the title line of my review because its soooo true! Tips: Night Sightseeing for Sure!

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Great way to see lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Especially nice on a beautiful and warm fall afternoon. Highly recommend spending the extra $ for the “premiere” ticket - def worth the extra benefits (top deck, separate bar, separate rest rooms and special...More

Thank Kathy W
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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14 August 2017|
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Response from georgiaascher | Reviewed this property |
No it doesn't. There are different combo packages from at least 2 different entities. The combo packages by Circle Line seem to provide more flexibility & I think give deeper discount. You should be able to extend... More
29 July 2017|
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Response from Brian E | Reviewed this property |
I found it best to go to the departure pier early in the morning. The ticket office is right at the front. You could go the day before and book in advance. I certainly wouldn't leave it till a few hours before as it may be... More
29 July 2017|
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Response from Whitesandbeache | Reviewed this property |
You exchange your pass with their ticket at the ticket booth (at the pier-where you will get on their boat) Come early to get ticket then you can get in line or return later. They let you board 30 minutes before departure... More