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Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
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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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“Xln't Tour”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

I really like this tour and found our guide: Chris to be very informative and entertaining. I can't imagine that's an easy job, but he seemed genuinely happy to be leading that tour which goes a long way in my book.

Visited January 2013
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“The Beast!!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Fun way to spend an hour. Speeds out to the statue of liberty, stops for a few minutes so you can take some pictures and comes back. Be prepared to get wet! Great on a hot day.

Visited August 2012
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“best boat ride in NY”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you want to see some of all of Manhattan then this is the trip to take. From the pier you head down the Hudson to lower manhattan and then out to the Statue of Liberty for a photo call after that it is up the east river, going under all the fantastic bridges. Passing the United Nations Buildings and all the other famous landmarks inc. the Yankee stadium gives you a real feel of what makes Manhattan Island. The journey ends by returning down the hudson and back to the pier.
The boats are top quality with all the facilities you would expect inc. a very good snack bar . The guide's commentary was extremely informative, light-hearted and easy to relate to what you were seeing on the cruise.
A thoroughly enjoyable way to see Manhattan Island and I definately recommend it.

Visited January 2013
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Aurora, Illinois
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“This is the boat tour to take!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We loved the circle line boat tour! (husband and I). We did the 3 hour tour and think it was a tad long (they take a longer route). You can easily see all of the important sights on the 2 hour cruise. We took a daytime tour, but they also have evening tours available. I recommend buying tickets ahead of time if you can...just makes things easier!

Visited October 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Excellent cruise!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We did the 2 hour cruise, weather was nice, really enjoyed the whole thing. Great live commentary by John was a great bonus. The best views of Manhattan that you can imagine. Recommended!!

Visited January 2013
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