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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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We went on the water taxi and the harbour lights tour with Circle Line. Very efficient and good guides with a wealth of knowledge of the area. Can get chilly so take a jumper. The harbour lights tour was the best 2hrs setting off just...More

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We were limited in time so took the 90 min trip around Manhattan. Our guide Andy was very formative and really enjoyed the trip! Great way to see all the sights on a limited schedule. Really enjoyed it.

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What a fantastic, memorable experience. The views were spectacular!! The tour guide, Andy, was extremely knowledgeable, informative, and entertaining. Our server, Keshia, was helpful and responsive. We upgraded to the “premier” seating, and it was worth every penny. My wife and I highly recommend this...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I chose this cruise because it was the only one to go completely around the island of Manhattan. When we got there, there was a sign on the ticket window saying some cruises might not go the entire route, but would turn around and come...More

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We took the city tour around the island and it was amazing. It was one of the best NYC experiences we had. It was great at giving you a perspective of the island and surrounding areas as well as give you wonderful commentary as you...More

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LovingLife4us
22 May 2018|
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Response from GEZNorwichUK | Reviewed this property |
Hello. We purchased our tickets in advance in terms of the day but as far as I am aware you would need to go to the office at the pier on the day that you have booked to arrange an actual time. We went along quite early in... More
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18 May 2018|
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Response from rashida50 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea about this tour though some1 might be able to answer your question
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