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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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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 (238)
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Reviewed yesterday
“View the Ocean” Kick off before Summer

My planned getaway day was excited and well spent exploring activities in the great city. Our group arrived 10 mins late for our 10:30 cruise and it cost us an additional fee for the 11am. cruise. However we made the best of our day and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Circle Line

As always, Circle Line was awesome! I always use them on trips to New York or when family is visiting for the first time. Always on time, very friendly and knowledgeable staff and guides, on time, and on this trip a brand new boat! I...More

Thank Vince W
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Vince Thank you for your feedback, it is great to know we provided you many memorable trips over the years. We value your patronage and hope you continue learning more interesting facts on future trips with us. Thanks Again! Robert Strazza Director, Guest Experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun Touristy Thing to Do

My husband and I spent a few days in NYC for my birthday and booked the “Landmark Cruise.” It was a 40 degree beautiful sunny day. We sat outside but it gets very cold and windy so we moved inside. Tour narration was very informative...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jillmyersE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fantastic way to see the city

Myself and my 16 year old daughter did the circle line - landmark cruise. The views from the water were absolutely brilliant. The cruise takes you up close and personal to lady liberty and the tour guide (Chris) really knows his stuff. The cruise lasted...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Marie1168
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Lovely afternoon

We thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon boat trip. You get a great view of the city from the water and also get close to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The boat served food and drinks and had both indoor and outdoor seating which was...More

Thank SarahC11244
Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Sarahc11244. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

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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
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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.
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