In just 75 minutes, you can marvel at the beauty of Manhattan from the water, and get a feel for the patriotic spirit that runs through this city as you sail past Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty, and the World Financial Center.
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.
Please be aware that this cruise does not stop at Liberty Island and allow you to disembark.
Download the FREE Circle Line Skyline Navigator app before your cruise for the best way to enhance your experience! The app translates your cruise content into any of seven languages. Choose to follow along via GPS or take your time discovering on your own. Get it from the Apple iTunes Store or the Google Play Store today.