Landmark Cruise by Circle Line

Gate Prices: Adult $36.00 / Child $25.00
5/5 3 Reviews
2 Hour Semi Circle Cruise 1
Gate Prices Adult $36.00
Child (3-12) $25.00

See the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more. This comprehensive tour of the waters around Manhattan offers you a fantastic way to start your trip, showing you the big picture of New York before you continue on with your “Big Apple” vacation and see each of these attractions up-close.

This 2 hour, year-round cruise takes you past the highlights of New York City, giving you unparalleled views of Manhattan from the water, as so many millions of immigrants saw it on their way to the United States in the days of sea travel. Circle Line provides you with live narration, so you know what you’re seeing at every point! Snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard, and your pass is valid for any date and time of choice—no advanced reservations necessary. Get your camera ready to capture just the right shots of your favorite NYC landmarks! What will you see on your 2 hour Semi Circle Cruise?

The Statue of Liberty: It needs no introduction, but did you know that this most iconic of American landmarks was painstakingly constructed, piece by piece, in France, and shipped across the Atlantic? The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, by President Grover Cleveland, former New York Governor, and then-president. It is estimated that nearly a million spectators watched the ceremony.

Ellis Island: This gateway to the United States shuffled millions of immigrants through its bureaucratic documentation center between 1892 and 1954. But did you know that after 1924, when the initial swells of seafaring immigrants had died down, Ellis Island became, in an ironic reversal, primarily a deportation and detention processing station?

Brooklyn Bridge: This stunning feat of structural engineering is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River.

Empire State Building: 102 floors of pure Americana! This Manhattan icon remained a beacon of patriotism following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in 2001. The Empire State Building is instantly-recognizable by its characteristic Art Deco architecture, and is very visible on the skyline from the waters around Manhattan.

Chrysler Building: Another Art Deco landmark that sits prestigiously at the crossroads of 42nd and Lexington. This building’s history shows something of a rivalry in the “race to the top” in the early days of skyscrapers. The Chrysler Building held the record as tallest building for nearly a year before the construction of the Empire State Building was completed.

United Nations:The headquarters of the United Nations grace this prestigious location in the Big Apple, serving as a hub of international decision-making, peacekeeping talks, and other important matters that affect international relations across the globe.

The New York Build Your Own Pass® is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which offers Landmark Cruise discount tickets, and admission to your choice of other top attractions.

Getting In

Present your pass at any Circle Line ticket window and receive a voucher. It is not necessary to select a time or date when you receive your voucher. Cruise vouchers are valid for any date and time within 1 year. Please bring your voucher to the ticket window and exchange it for a boarding pass. Allow yourself 45 minutes for ample ticketing and boarding time.


Sail Hours
Mar 14–Apr 26: 12:00 pm, 3:30 pm;

Apr 27–Sep 7: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm;
Sep 8–Oct 25: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm;
Oct 26–Mar 13: 3:30 pm
*Special schedule on July 4th & New Year’s Day


Christmas Day


Pier 83
West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Driving Directions

From George Washington Bridge, Westchester or Connecticut: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9A), go south to West 43rd Street. Make a right at 43rd Street to Pier 83.

Public Transportation

A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, Q, or R trains to Times Square/42nd Street.
From there, walk or take the M42 bus to 12th Avenue.

Reviews for Landmark Cruise by Circle Line

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Great Customer Service
By Jen from Chicago on
Covered From Sun, Great Views Of Landmarks, Plenty Of Seating, Onboard Food And Drink, Tours Every Hour
Out Of The Way,
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing , Short Stays, Great for families,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

I was on the Liberty Cruise. Not a lot of commentary- I would've liked more but some people don't want to listen to that the whole time.

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[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

By Nathan from Belgium on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

this was so perfect. The sunset, colours changing everywhere you looked. The return trip was totally different than starting off. Therefore you have to take the 7PM of course. Don't see the point of doing this at daytime.

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[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Amazing Cruise
By Lilly Verified Reviewer from Virgina on
Schedule See All Of Nyc
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

We took the 3-hr cruise. It was a great experience. I can't beleive I saw all of Manhattan in this cruise. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. I recomment it!

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