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Circle Line Cruises

Address: Pier 83 - W 42nd St and 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-8004 (Hell's Kitchen)
Phone Number: +1 212-563-3200
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Ranked #160 of 1,014 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Today, Circle Line is the only cruise line dedicated exclusively to...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a chilly but sunny day. The guide (speaks over the loudspeakers) was great. Learned a lot about the city.

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Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went to have the half island cruise to see the Statue of Liberty and the bridges. Is a nice way to see everything from a different point of view. The company is really nice, and the presenter explain all very nicelly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It's very beatyfull. We sugest that cover the outside part of the boat, because it was so cold. In other hand, we sugest translate in other languages what you saw in the trip. Thank's

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

With only three days to see New York, my family and I booked a Circle Line Cruise beforehand and we weren't disappointed. The views were spectacular and there were plenty of photo opportunities. The tour guide was very informative and I came away knowing things about the city that I would not otherwise have known. I definitely recommend a cruise,... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this review

So glad you could fit in a trip with us while you were in town, Sharon! It's great to know you got to see all the sights you were hoping for, and this recommendation is much appreciated. We hope you'll be able to come on board again next time you're in the city. Take care, Circle Line Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took the long tour around the island of Manhattan, and this was a totally awesome way to see the city. The tour guide on the boat was very informative. Make sure you try and find a spot at the front of the boat, the sight from there is just perfect over the island of Manhattan. It's not the cheapest... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this review

When you're happy, so are we! It's wonderful to know how much you loved seeing the city with us, and we're glad you could come on board. We hope you'll be able to join us again next time you're in the city. Best wishes, Circle Line Team More 

Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

$40 well spent. 2.5 hours around the whole island. Very informative guide. Very cold. Plenty of room on boat. Bring your woolys and plenty of memory space

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Lindsey G, Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this review

That's what we like to hear! Great tips, too -- there's so much to learn about this incredible city, isn't there? We're so glad you loved it, and we hope you'll be able to ride with us again in the future. Take care, Circle Line Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A very good cruise trip where we wereshownlots of N.Y sights. The guide was extremely knowledgeable supplying lots of information. It was very very cold outside but the indoor large cabin nice and warm. Snacks and FriendFeed available.

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Lindsey G, Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this review

Great to see you enjoyed yourself on board! We're glad you had a chance to see so many NYC sights with us, and we'll be sure to tell the guide you were so impressed by the narration. We hope you'll be able to try another one of our cruises next time you're in the city. Best wishes, Circle Line Team More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I took the Semi Circle cruise and think it was really worth it. One sees the New York skyline from all sides, and the boat takes you right up to the Statue of Liberty. Great photo opportunities, and the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Lindsey G, Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this review

We're thrilled to see the cruise was well worth it! So glad you had a chance to snap some great photos, too, and we really appreciate the vote of confidence here on Tripadvisor. We hope the rest of your trip was great, too, and we can't wait to welcome you back on board next time you're in NYC. Best wishes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lovely evening cruise with a glass of prosecco, the boat was very warm with friendly staff, you could brave the upper deck for photos, the only negative is that could of done to wash the windows,

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Lindsey G, Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this review

We're delighted to see you enjoyed a relaxing evening on board with us, Michelle! Thanks for the tip about the windows, as well -- we clean them regularly, especially during the winter since everyone's inside, but we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. That said, we're glad that didn't keep you from having a really excellent trip, and we... More 

Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

When you are only in New York for a short time it's hard to decide what to avoid and what to do. I wasn't sure this was going to be a good idea. But the price was fair and the idea of taking a complete tour around Manhattan on a hot day seemed like a good chance to rest and... More 

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Lindsey G, Manager at Circle Line Cruises, responded to this review

It's true -- there are so many things to do in New York, it's hard to choose just a few! We're so glad you decided on us, though, and thrilled to see your trip was totally worth it. It's wonderful to know how much you enjoyed seeing all of the city's famous sights, and we hope you'll be able to... More 

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