All Aboard! Circle Line Sightseeing at 42nd Street (City Guide Magazine)


All Aboard! Circle Line Sightseeing at 42nd Street

May 30, 2012 - by CG News Desk

Whether you are exploring New York for the first time, rediscovering your hometown, or seeking a mini-vacation, a Circle Line Sightseeing cruise is a relaxing and fun way to see the world’s most famous skyline. There are numerous cruises to choose from, with beverages and food available to purchase on board.

The Full Island Cruise, the most popular cruise, navigates the whole island of Manhattan, offering you a chance to witness three rivers, seven major bridges, all five boroughs, and over 25 world-renowned landmarks, including a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Departing year-round. Adults pay $37, children $24, and senior citizens, $32.

The Semi-Circle Cruise is a two-hour cruise around the Battery, up the East River, and under the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges, to the United Nations and back. Departing year-round. Adults pay $33, children $22, and senior citizens, $29.

The 75-minute Liberty Cruise sails down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back, featuring sights like Ellis Island, the historic immigration center, and the World Financial Center. Adults pay $27, children $19, and senior citizens $24.

The Harbor Lights Evening Cruise follows the same route as the Semi-Circle Cruise. Adults pay $33, children are $22 and senior citizens $29.

The Beast offers passengers a speedy ride aboard a custom-built, 70-foot offshore racing boat that zooms up to 45 m.p.h. on its spin to the Statue of Liberty and back. Adults pay $25, children $19 (height restriction: 40”) and senior citizens $25.

To learn more about Circle Line Sightseeing cruises and to book tickets, call 212-563-3200 or visit


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