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Circle Line: New York Landmarks Cruise

  • 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
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.
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.
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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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.

Reviews (214)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Circle Line cruises are awesome!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I've taken two of the Circle Line cruises and they have both been wonderful! This is such a fantastic way to see (and hear about) NYC. This year, i want to give a shout out to the Cruise guide/announcer. Great job with providing...More

Thank jadams882018
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun ride...but better PA system needed

Great guide, but we wanted to be out on deck in the front, and then it was hard to hear him. I wish they had a better PA system because you had to choose between hearing the commentary or feeling the breeze. Even if I...More

Thank silversagebrush
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Brilliant and a bargain!

Booked this last minute and hopped down to the midtown pier and boarded with no fuss. Booked the premium tickets which gives the bests seats and waiter service. Excellent commentary, very smooth trip and a good choice of food and drinks.

1  Thank richb0510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice Tour, Feel Ripped Off by VIP "Premium" Upgrade

The tour itself was just the right amount of time and we enjoyed the tour guide. Per the description of the VIP package, we expected that in paying nearly 3 times the standard rate (and we are not wealthy people) that we would have preferred...More

1  Thank Adventure584292
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, We are disappointed to hear we did not meet your expectations regarding your recent trip with us.Customer services is the utmost importance to our company. We apologize if this was not demonstrated properly. We appreciate your feedback and will be investigating this further....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to see the city

It was a beautiful September day to see NYC from the water. The tour guide provided a lot of good and interesting information throughout the tour. We should have used a little sun screen because our noses were red after the boat ride but that...More

Thank jill w
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17 October 2018|
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.
17 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
Lois M
27 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.