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Circle Line Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our complete circle tour of Manhattan island and more. Outside seats on the second level were filling fast but it was too windy/ cold for me. Enjoyed sitting in the sheltered warmth of the sun shining through the windows inside also on the second level.

Tour guide was most knowledgeable and pleasant ~

Loved seeing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island up close. Inspired to explore them on land on our next trip to the city.

WC was down a flight from the main level. Spacious, clean.

Only issue was that we were directed (nicely and respectfully) to drink up or dump out our liquids prior to boarding. Understand it is a money-making system, but felt it such a waste that we couldn’t keep our personal Nalgene bottles filled with nutritious Fortune Delight with us on board. A snack bar provided mediocre non-nutritious food and drink.

Book a ride online, eat your healthy foods, drink up before boarding and enjoy this tour. Well worth the time and price.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty but found out easier said that done. They sell out weeks in advance. So next best thing was Circle, and I’m so glad we found them! For a few bucks more got the VIP package which was great. Special escort to board, upgraded seats and private balcony. Very nice. The star though was a former actor and Navy vet that gives the tour. Extremely knowledgeable, great speaker, missed nothing. Learned a lot of history.
Views of Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, World Trade Center were fantastic, but Lady Liberty was the best! Got really close allowing for great pictures. We loved entire 90 minute cruise.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I can’t explain how disappointed I am with this company. I had just purchased a bottle of gin to take back to our hotel and was told we could not take this on the Cruise despite it being in a bag and sealed bottle. They said we either needed to drink it or they will save it for when we got off the cruise. As you can guess when we went to collect it they denied having had it or seen it and when we challenged them the guy in the picture laughed at us and said they had thrown it away. They were arrogant, rude, and extremely disrespectful.

I will never use them again and I’m shocked that they can get away with taking things off people. There are no visible notices to say you can’t bring any drink onboard even so we did not want to drink it onboard but clearly they want to rip you off onboard with how expensive the things cost. To add to this really bad experience you could not hear any commentary as the speakers onboard were so bad.

Big advise. Do not trust them!!

Thank julia f
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