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    New York by boat: Circle Line, Hudson River and Statue of Liberty cruises

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    Cruises along the East River and theHudson river among the tours to visit New York, they are the most successful. This is because, in addition to using an undoubtedly fascinating mode, they allow you to enjoy the city skyline from a suggestive and privileged position. It is therefore easy to understand how, together with helicopter tours over New York, this activity is increasingly chosen by tourists who visit the city.

    As you can imagine, there are dozens of companies offering tours of this type, so we decided to collect what we think are the ones more interesting types. In fact, you can find cruises that depart at sunset or during the day, which will make you travel on a sailing ship or on a very fast motorboat. In short, whatever your preferences are, you can surely find the one that's right for you.



    Index

    • Dinner cruises included
      • Hudson Dinner Cruise on World Yacht New York
      • Dinner cruise on a boat in New York
      • Spirit of New York Cruise with Buffet Dinner
    • Classic cruises without dinner
      • Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise
      • Circle Line: Harbor Lights Night Cruise
      • Statue of Liberty Express Cruise
    • Cruises on special means of transport
      • Sailboat cruise to the Statue of Liberty
      • Speedboat cruise

    Dinner cruises included

    In this section we will analyze those cruises that, in addition to the excursion, also offer a dinner in their package. Choosing one of the tours offered in this category will therefore solve the problem of finding a place to refresh yourself before or after your cruise, as well as adding an undoubtedly fascinating scenography to your dinner.


    Hudson Dinner Cruise on World Yacht New York

    The cruise will depart from Pier 81 on the West Coast of Manhattan. Once you leave the dock, the ship will sail on the Hudson River until you reach the tip of Manhattan, to then go up the East River up to the height of Midtown and then return to the starting point. In this way you will have the opportunity to admire the most famous skyscrapers of New York including the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower and the UN building.


    The duration of the cruise will be two hours. The dinner made available to you will be of three courses, all prepared directly on board the ship, to which you can add, as a further option, wine pairings and the open bar. At the link below, in addition to having more information on this tour, you can take a look at the menu from which you will choose your three courses.

    More info on the tour

    Dinner cruise on a boat in New York

    In addition to enjoying the view of New York at sunset while enjoying delicious gourmet dishes, the added value of this tour will be the presence of a band that will play live jazz music. If desired, you can add a VIP package to your experience, which consists of a private table for your dinner with the addition of a bottle of French champagne. The boat used for this cruise also has the particularity of having the ceiling and walls in glass, so as to allow you an optimal view even when staying indoors.


    As for the route, in addition to taking the classic tour along the East River and theHudson river, this cruise adds a crossing from Ellis Island to the Statue of Liberty, combining practically the best this type of activity can offer.

    On the way back you can test your dancing skills to the rhythm of cabaret-style Broadway music and jazz music from the Big band era, always rigorously played live. For lovers of the New York jazz genre it is certainly an opportunity not to be missed. To consult the menu and get more information you can use the link below.

    More info on the tour

    Spirit of New York Cruise with Buffet Dinner

    With this cruise you will have the opportunity to dine in a more informal way through a rich buffet. In any case, there will be a dance floor even if, to accompany your dances, it will not be a live band but the music of a DJ. The route will be the classic one along the two rivers that surround theManhattan island and the duration of the cruise will be approximately 3 hours.


    More info on the tour

    Classic cruises without dinner

    If your goal is to enjoy it skyline di New York but you are not planning to have dinner on board the ship, you can check out the following cruises.

    Circle Line: Complete Manhattan Island Cruise

    Definitely one of the cruises more choices by tourists who visit the Big Apple, perhaps because it is the only one that allows you to completely circumnavigate Manhattan, thus giving you a complete glimpse of the perimeter of the island. Another advantage of this cruise is the possibility to take advantage of an audio guide, also available in Spanish, which will accompany you during your crossing. It is carried out during the day, lasts 2 and a half hours and the departure is from Pier 83, in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.


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    This short video will give you an idea of ​​what awaits you by taking advantage of one of the Circle Line cruises

    Circle Line: Harbor Lights Night Cruise

    This boat tour of the Circle Line company, unlike the previous one, is carried out starting from sunset allowing you to enjoy the Manhattan skyline with its striking evening illumination. Also in this case there will be an audio guide in Spanish and the duration will be about two hours.

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    Statue of Liberty Express Cruise

    As you can guess from the name, this cruise, in addition to the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, will take you to admire the Statue of Liberty up close. The duration will be approximately 60 minutes, a period of time that makes it perfect if you don't have a lot of time to dedicate to an activity of this type, and you don't want to miss the thrill of seeing the Manhattan skyline from such a privileged position.


    More info on the tour

    The same type of cruise is also available in the evening version to enjoy the view in the light of the sunset.

    Cruises on special means of transport

    Choosing whether to take a cruise in daylight or sunset, or whether to include a dinner or not, will not be the only dilemma you will have to face. In fact, you can decide whether to rely on usual means of sea transport, such as those we have described so far, or to give your cruise a touch of originality by choosing, for example, a sailing ship or a very modern motorboat.

    Sailboat cruise to the Statue of Liberty

    Add to the allure of the New York skyline by being able to photograph it aboard the Clipper City, one historic sailing ship, and you will have an idea of ​​what this tour will be able to offer you. Once on board you will have the opportunity to use both an outdoor space and an indoor deck, which will prove particularly useful in case of bad weather. The cruise lasts about an hour and a half.

    More info on the tour

    The Clipper City cruise is also available at night with a jazz band that will provide you with live entertainment. In both cases there is a bar that will allow you to have a drink (for a fee) with the priceless spectacle of the Manhattan skyline flowing in front of you.

    Are you curious to see a preview of what awaits you? Then watch the video below

    Speedboat cruise

    If what you are looking for is the thrill of speed this could be the cruise for you. Then get on the speedboat The Beast that will whiz on the waves of the Hudson River beyond 70Km per hour. Since the speed it will take you to get near the Statue of Liberty will be very high, this cruise will be the shortest of all the ones we have described so far, which is around 30 minutes.

    More info on the tour

    Never as for this type of cruise images can more than words.

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