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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise

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Enjoy unobstructed views of the New York City skyline on this Hudson River cruise to the Statue of Liberty, a great overview of top NYC sights in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Leave from a Midtown pier, and snap classic photos of Manhattan, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and Ellis Island. With this one tour you’ll avoid the hassle of booking separate tours and transit to each destination.
  • Hudson River cruise gets you on the water for the best NYC views
  • Leave from a pier on the Manhattan waterfront and Hudson River Greenway
  • See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island close up from a boat
  • Opt for a guided tour so you won't miss out on key landmarks
  • Get your bearings in New York City—this is a great way to kick off a trip
What to Expect
Make your way to Pier 83 on Midtown Manhattan’s west side. Arrive 45 minutes or an hour (peak season) before your desired departure. Keep your camera ready as the cruise pulls into the Hudson River, as you’ll pass the landmarks that define the New York City skyline, from the Empire State Building to Lady Liberty. There’s a tour guide onboard for commentary on passing sights, as well as recorded narration in seven languages via an app. Get up-close views, within 100 feet (30 meters) of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and take advantage of snacks and drinks available for purchase on the boat. As you make your way back up the Hudson River, take in the city skyline, as well as the bustling boat traffic that links Manhattan with Jersey City. The tour concludes at the original departure point, Pier 83.
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Departure Point
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1-hour Sightseeing Cruise
  • Live narration by Circle Line’s world famous guides (in English)
  • Recorded narration in seven languages available via free app download
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
  • Recorded narration available in seven languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and English via free app download. Instructions provided on voucher.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Everything on the cruise went as expected on a sunny Fall Day. The tour guide, Tony did a nice job pointing out all the sights and adding some interesting facts and history. It was well worth the time and the money.
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Response from Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Larry. We are glad that you were able to join us for a cruise. Our guides each have their own twist on NYC history. This is what makes each of our tours so much more unique. We do hope to see you on a future cruise. Best, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
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Well organized and punctual. We booked the 10.00am tour ( general seating area $44)and arrived 45 minutes ahead of time . There were already 2 queues and while we had pre booked tickets, we could not ascertain which one to join. ( signage would be helpful). It was a perfect
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The cruise itself was excellent, the guide/narrator was both knowledgeable and entertaining. It's a great way to see the statue and the skyline - better than getting off at the island unless you want the experience of climbing up to the crown. Only reason for not giving them 5
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Great views but cranky staff. This guy was rude and ruined the entire experience. Go elsewhere if you plan on bringing kids.
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My wife and I visited in October and paid the additional cost for Premier Seating. We found a promo code online which basically offset the additional cost from a standard ticket. The premier seating option was worth it! Upon arrival, a gentlemen took us to the front of the line
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Response from Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kevin. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us.It is great knowing you had such a wonderful time while on board our vessel. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
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