Circle Line

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Circle Line New York Reviews

Andy99 Andy99
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Seeing Manhattan from the Circle Line Mar 27, 2004
The Circle Line has been operating sightseeing cruise boats around Manhattan since 1945. Their two to three hour cruises afford an opportunity to see New York City and the skyline from the Hudson River and the East River.

In 2004, I was on a two hour Semi-Circle Cruise. The boat went down the Hudson River along the Chelsea Piers, out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, along the Lower Manhattan financial district, under the Brooklyn Bridge, and up the East River to the UN Building. The tour guide described the sights we passed and I learned quite a lot, especially about New York Harbor and many of the Manhattan buildings. We passed Castle Clinton on Governor's Island, which I had not seen before.

The three hour cruises completely circle Manhattan. There are also sunset cruises.

The sightseeing boats have a concessions counter with food, beverages, and sundries.

If you have the time and the inclination, Circle Line provides a good overview of Manhattan. It will also give you ideas about places to explore further on land.
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Africancrab says:
I don't believe I have taken this before. Thanks for sharing. I'm not too fond of NY anyway.
Posted on: Mar 27, 2011
sarahsan says:
I took the Circle Line a couple of years ago. It´s a nice way to see Manhattan from a different angle.
Posted on: Jan 11, 2011
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