Circle Line Cruises, New York City

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Today, Circle Line is the only NYC 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.
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  • Very nice cruise. Had so much fun and seem and learned a lot about new York's history. Very informative and the speaker was funny. Great seats on the ends and top floor is the best so go on a nice day and wear sunglasses and a hat. It can get chilly as your on water and the breeze is a bit cool. Overall great experience. Also serve food on board and alcohol too.
  • Perfect way to see the city. If you take the 2.5 hour Best of NYC I would strongly suggest upgrading to the VIP seating. The chairs are padded and you get a host to get drinks and food for you. The tour guide was VERY informative and showed you all the great places you'd otherwise miss. Food and drink prices are on par for the city. Later that night we took the harbor lights cruise to see the city at night. We used the City Pass for tickets. Best way to go. Staff was very friendly.
  • Nothing but fantastic views the whole trip. Definitely worth the upgrade if you have the 2.5 hours to spare to the Best of NYC tour going around the whole island, including the Statue of Liberty. The tour guide had a plethora of information about all the sights to see from the coast. Get there at least 45-60 minutes early to board the ship for a good seat and shorter line.
  • I can recommend the 2h circle line cruise. It takes you around Manhattan. You’ll see the Statue of Liberty and get very close. You’ll see the Yankees stadium and basically everything at the banks of Manhattan. The price is alright. Just the drinks which you can get on the cruise are a little overpriced. But you can take your own. Don’t forget sunscreen in the summer since there is no shade.
  • If you are a fan of such journeys, you will definitely find this tour average if not below. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE, no tables, no area to chill and walk for a bit, briefly nor a single thing special about it. It seems a very money-making company, that's all what I can say. The only good thing about it was and the speaking tour guide maybe. Won't recommend it.

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