Iconic Sightseeing Cruise Lines Invite Travelers To Celebrate The Holidays On The New York Harbor
There’s no place like New York City during the holidays, and there is no more memorable way to take in the spectacle of city than from the water on one of New York Cruise Lines’ festive holiday-themed cruises.
The parent company of two of the city’s most renowned sightseeing experiences, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and New York Water Taxi, has an exciting lineup for the holiday season, sure to excite both holiday travelers and NYC locals alike.
Spend December Saturdays on board the Holiday Cruise from Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. The new Bronx Class boats will be transformed into the North Pole workshop, complete with photo opportunities with Santa, a DJ spinning yuletide tunes and all the hot cocoa you can drink, plus holiday treats including muffins, cookies and brownies.
Live guides will be on board to spread historical NYC knowledge and good holiday cheer as the boat cruises by the breathtaking New York City skyline, passing the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade, The Statue of Liberty, and more. On sale now. Dates: Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. Board at 1 p.m. for a 1:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. sailing. Price: Adults $49; Children $39. Use code HOLIDAY for early bird pricing at 20% off until November 18.
Avoid the hustle and bustle of Times Square by ringing in 2018 in warmth, comfort and style on the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise from Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. Peer out from the boat’s heated interiors through large-scale glass windows onto breathtaking views of the city skyline and the fireworks bursting above. There will be non-stop tunes from an onboard DJ, a dance floor, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar. Kick off 2018 with a Champagne toast before heading back to port at 1:00 a.m. On sale now. Date: Sunday, Dec. 31. Board at 9:00 p.m. for 10:00 p.m. departure and return at 1:00 a.m. Price: Adults only, prices starting at $179. Guests must be 18+ to board and 21+ to drink alcoholic beverages.
Usher in 2018 on a New Year’s Eve Cruise from New York Water Taxi. As the clock strikes midnight, watch the legendary New York Harbor transform into center stage as the breathtaking pyrotechnic display erupts over the water. Passengers will enjoy stationed hors d’oeuvres, a dinner buffet and dessert, juice and soft drinks, as well as a cash bar for all other beverage purchases. An onboard TV will be tuned into the Times Square celebrations. On sale now. Date: Sunday, Dec. 31. Check in at 8:30 p.m. for 9:00 p.m. departure. Price: Adults $199; Children $169.
Not to be deterred by the colder weather, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and New York Water Taxi offer their iconic sightseeing experiences year round. Cruisers wanting an authentic take on the Big Apple can enjoy one of several Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises itineraries available throughout the winter season, including the Best of NYC Cruise, Landmarks Cruise, and Liberty Cruise.
New York Water Taxi’s signature black and yellow boats also continue offering travelers exciting new ways to see the city, including the All-Day Access Pass, a hop-on hop-off tour of the city’s signature landmarks, and the Statue of Liberty Express.