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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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Reviewed yesterday

The boat was clean and tidy, the staff and tour guide were brilliant. It was a lovely way to see NYC. My only suggestion for improvement would be to fit a baby change table in the huge bathroom as I had to use the floor...More

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed yesterday

I had gone on the Circle Line cruise as a kid when I didn't really know much about NYC. My wife had never gone and wanted to so we went for our anniversary. The man narrating the attractions was very knowledgeable and informative. Views of...More

Thank MikeEcsedy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent cruise which covered all main areas from water, with informative and humorous perspective from tour guide. Lots covered in 2.5 hours with great photo opportunities inc Statue of Liberty.

Thank Vincent I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My Dad chose this as the activity he wanted to do for Father's Day this year. In the 10 years I have lived in NYC, I have never taken a circle line cruise. My Dad wanted to take the cruise around the entire island of...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, you can see the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty for free on the Staten Island Ferry. However the experience is so much better via Circle Line Cruises’ sunset ‘harbor lights’ cruise. The cruise is timed perfectly to take you on a U-shaped...More

Thank Scruff_UK
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been to New York many times and done many touristy things and this by far was the best experience I have ever had. It is a peaceful two and a half hours circling the entire Manhattan Island and I learned so much from...More

1  Thank Patty W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although it was a chilly, drizzly day, we thoroughly enjoyed the 2 1/2 hour complete Manhattan tour. We had premium seating on the left of the boat facing front. Don't know if premium seating is necessary, but we enjoyed it. Our guide was funny and...More

Thank mcmax25
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the Harbor Light Night Cruise on the day we arrived in NYC. It is a great way to get an impression of Manhattan and all it's beauty. We did it in the end of May which meant it wasn't dark yet on the...More

Thank MaartenJ85
Reviewed 3 days ago

Circle Line boat trip is a classic NYC tour however ours was spoiled by the inane running commentary. The guide loved the sound of his own voice, thought his jokes were funny and included irrelevant personal anecdotes eg he repeatedly advised us that he was...More

Thank stutt21
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, it was nice to sit back and relax and see New York from the water and escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours. The tour guide was very informative. I would definitely recommend upgrading to premium as we...More

Thank 01Donut
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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I am taking my daughter (11) to her, and my, first trip to New York. We are going to be there for the 4th of July and are considering going on a fireworks cruise. According to their website they have regular and premier. Other than the differences in food and drink, is it worth going with the premium tix? Any benefit in a possibly less crowded boat vs the regular tix?
20 June 2017|
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Response from Burkdogmom | Reviewed this property |
We felt that the premiere tickets were well worth the extra money in the dedicated seating
I want to take advantage of the tripadvisor tickets for the 12am cruise on friday 28 July. Is it possible to book this specific cruise?
19 June 2017|
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Response from ColdWarRelic | Reviewed this property |
Assuming you meant 12PM, I believe so. Check their website.
I bought 5 tickets for July 5 Harbor night on the Circle line I have not yet received an e mail regarding the conformation on them but yet the money was taken out of my account.
14 June 2017|
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Response from 270JillA | Reviewed this property |
Hmm....you should have received an email confirmation that you can print out (aka the ticket) and take to the pier (although the box office DID also accept the confirmation on my phone. ) I would call the listed number asap.