This 75-minute, year round cruise takes you past the sights of Manhattan and its adjacent waters most closely equated with American patriotism and liberty. Cruising past the Statue of Liberty and historic Ellis Island, you will feel like a seafaring European immigrant on your first voyage to the United States. Feel the wind in your hair, and have your camera ready to take some postcard-quality photographs on this unique cruise. The Circle Line Lady Liberty Cruise is fully-narrated (live). Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on board. No advance booking is necessary—your pass is valid for any date and the time of your choice (pending availability). What will you see on your voyage?
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?
The World Financial Center: This massive hub of American finance, and site of the former World Trade Center towers (as well as future home of One World Trade Center) is highly-visible from the Hudson River. This complex sits in Lower Manhattan, and is home to such massive American financial giants as the Wall Street Journal, the Dow Jones, Deloitte and Touche, Ronin Capital, Merrill Lynch, and many more.
Join Circle Line for this unique look at the attractions that largely contribute to the spirit of New York. This cruise departs year round, and is a fantastic way to get a big picture of the island of Manhattan from afar before continuing your vacation.
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Comments about Smart Destinations :
Of course this is a must when visiting NY but it all took so much time! Safety comes first of course but it felt like being at an airport to get on the boat and it wasn't clear where we had to get the actual tickets. Had to ask 3 employees before getting correct instructions on that. A few extra boats wouldn't hurt also, we hate cues for over an hour
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Comments about Smart Destinations :
Good view of the statue of liberty. Right length of time for kids.
April 27 - September 2:Sails daily at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pmSeptember 3-October 27:Sails daily at 10:45 am, 1:30 pm and 4:00 pmOctober 28-December 31:Sails daily at 10:00 amJanuary 1-March 14, 2014:Sails daily at 10:00 am*Special schedule on July 4th, Thanksgiving & New Years Day.
you will present your Explorer pass for a cruise voucher. It is not necessary to select a time or date when you get your voucher. Cruise vouchers are valid for any date* and time. 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.
Please note that you may choose ONE Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise during the life of your New York Explorer Pass: the Liberty Cruise, the Beast Speedboat, OR the Semi-Circle Cruise.
Cruise Duration: 1 Hour (approx.)
Save even more with these pre-built discount packages that include Circle Line Liberty Cruise bundled with other great New York attractions.