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Circle Line: New York Landmarks Cruise

Highlights
  • Live narration from a guide on this New York City cruise 
  • Recorded commentary available in six additional languages  
  • Get views of the Manhattan skyline that you’d never get from land
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Circle Line: New York Landmarks Cruise
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Experience the grandeur of New York. You'll enjoy magnificent views of the world's premier skyline and have a close encounter with Lady Liberty on this 1.5 hour cruise.
From US$37.00
11:00AM VIP Package
1.5-hour Circle Line cruise, Premier Seating, Lunch at North River Lobster (nearby Pier 83) choice of Lobster Roll, Burger or Chicken plus coleslaw, chips, soft drink. Includes $10 sailing fee.
From US$82.99
3:30PM VIP Package
1.5-hour Circle Line cruise, Premier Seating, Lunch at North River Lobster (nearby Pier 83) choice of Lobster Roll, Burger or Chicken plus coleslaw, chips, soft drink. Includes $10 sailing fee.
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Overview

Journey around New York City by water on this sightseeing cruise that takes you from the Hudson River to the East River and Brooklyn Bridge, with guided commentary along the route and views of the skyline and Lady Liberty. Upgrade to the VIP package, and get premiere seating, skip-the-line privileges, exclusive VIP areas, dedicated wait service, and lunch at North River Lobster on Pier 83.

What to Expect

Meet for your New York landmark cruise at Pier 83, arriving 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before departure. Those with the VIP package can skip the lines.

Your boat starts in the Hudson River, traveling around Battery Park, up the East River, and by South Street Seaport. You’ll see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower, pass under the Brooklyn Bridge, and glimpse the Empire State Building.

Learn about the history, culture, and people of New York from your guide. Non-English speakers can listen to recorded commentary in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Mandarin on an app.

VIP ticket-holders can access a reserved indoor-outdoor area, with dedicated wait service, and lunch at North River Lobster.

Your tour ends back at Pier 83.

Itinerary

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Cruise + VIP Package (Available April-September)
1.5-hour Circle Line cruise plus Premier Seating, Skip-the-line privileges, exclusive inside area, outdoor patio area onboard, water, dedicated wait service plus lunch at North River Lobster Company, a floating lobster shack located at neighboring Pier 83 (Choose from a lobster roll, burger or chicken along with coleslaw, chips and soft drink). North River Lobster Company offers fresh seafood, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer, and a raw bar in a relaxed, casual environment and is the perfect place to unwind or soak up the sun after your VIP sightseeing cruise.

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Reviews (225)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Bad experience!

The boat was horrible! A lot of noise and dirty windows and rude employees!! Just the tour guide was good.. No recommend it!

Thank vkirimlioglu
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good views of New York

The cruise was meant to be around the whole Manhatten island but the water level was too high to complete the circuit which was a disappointment. Good commentary but could have given more info. about the way the city developed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see Statue of Liberty

Really enjoyed this boat trip the gentleman doing the commentary was great and very informative great views of all the well known land marks . As trip was 3.30 on the way back all lights coming on really great to see . Very well organisedMore

Thank chrissyLiverpool
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your cruise with us! Manhattan by water is such a magical site. Our staff works hard to make sure all of our guests leave with the most memorable experience, we are glad that was the case...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour

A cruise around Manhatten Island- u get to see the Manhatten skyline from every angle and the live commentary from aboard host was very informative and entertaining. Very interesting. Lots of open deck so lots of photo opportunities including Ellis island and Staue if Liberty....More

Thank Kingpaul100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Poor sound of commentary

I was very excited for this tour as it was previously done and then recommended by a friend, however I was very disappointed. The commentary was of such poor quality I wasn’t able to understand 95%. The issues was experienced both outdoors and indoors.More

Thank Dimdomsss
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your message, I am sorry you were not able to hear our tour guide and his commentary. We are currently investigating this situation and hope to correct this issue very soon. Please email me @rstrazza@nycl.com at a number that I can...More

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telboy30
18 October 2018|
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Response from chekov | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that I cannot answer this. I was on the Landmark Cruise in July and the narrator was a middle aged man. He was informative and fun.
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telboy30
18 October 2018|
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Response from indymacthedog | Reviewed this property |
I believe the same gentleman narrated our tour this past July, also. He was retired military. Had great information. Yes, check with Circle Line, I'm sure they can provide that information. We took the cruise that... More
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Lois M
28 August 2018|
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Response from chekov | Reviewed this property |
It rained during my visit. You can go under the roof and still see out from the sides of the boat, but not the nice panorama views like the open deck.
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