If you are in New York and are looking for a wonderful way to spend a few hours, consider taking a New York Circle Line Cruise. These cruises provide an excellent opportunity to sit back and relax as you tour some of the most gorgeous sights in the city. The New York skyline’s beauty is unparalleled, and it is one of the most recognizable in the world. Just think of all the amazing structures you can name that are in New York: the Empire State Building, Trump Towers, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty…The list goes on and on.
There are several options to choose from when picking a Circle Line Cruise, so select the one that fits your schedule best. You can take the 2-Hour Semicircle cruise, which runs twice daily, for an incredible view of the New York City skyline and a trip down the Hudson River. The ship also sails around the Battery and up the East River before moving under the famous Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges on the way to the United Nations. This cruise offers a thorough overview of the city’s highlights in the least amount of time.
Another option is the 3-Hour Full Island cruise. In addition to the landmarks visited on the 2-hour cruise, you will see the other 2 rivers in New York as well as 4 other major bridges and all 5 boroughs. Over 25 well-known landmarks are shown as well as an up close and personal view of the Statue of Liberty. Food and drinks are offered on board for a fee, as are souvenirs of your trip. This cruise departs from Pier 83 at 42nd street on the Hudson.
If a night tour is what you are looking for, the 2-Hour Harbor Lights Cruise is a perfect choice. These cruises depart at 6 or 7 pm depending on the day, so they are early enough in the evening that they will not end too late but late enough so that you can see the magnificent city of New York under the setting sun. The city is breathtaking especially at night when its lights are shining brightly. This can be a romantic night out under the stars or simply an evening of enjoyable sightseeing for family and friends.
Cruises are also offered on the 4th of July as a unique way to celebrate. These last between 5 and 5 and a half hours and provide an incredible display of fireworks, a DJ, dancing, and food and drinks for purchase. What an amazing way to see the city as you celebrate American independence. This cruise boards at 4:30 pm and runs on the 4th of July only.
All in all, a cruise around the city of New York, no matter which one you take, is a great way to orient yourself to the city if you have never visited before, or just to appreciate it in all its splendor. Cruises are family-friendly and present an opportunity to take many gorgeous pictures to remember your trip. To reserve your spot, and take advantage of convenient e-ticketing, visit www.nytours.us and select the cruise that most interests you.