Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Circle Line: New Year's Eve Cruise in New York City. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
My husband and I had a wonderful new year's eve. The firework at the statue of liberty was incredibly beautiful, the atmosphere on board really great. It was nice that the let us board one hour earlier so we did not have to wait in the cold. Drinks and music were nice, but we did not like the food.
This was a superb way to spend New Years Eve, it was our first time in New York for New Years and experienced some of the craziness of Times Square, but this was a much more relaxed, fun way to enjoy. Superb value for money, as much food and drink you could wish for (not to mention the warmth - which you don't have on Times Square!). Staff all very nice and friendly.
initially bit of a 'free for all' when we boarded the boat - there were no tables or chairs out - we simply had to grab a folding chair and find a space! However, the staff were great, the DJ was fabulous, the buffet was lovely and the view of the fireworks over the Statue of Liberty utterly amazing
A fantastic evening with breathtaking views, great music, good people would recommend this trip great value for money!
absoulutly fantastic, exceeded expectations, we boarded early, sailed early, the bar opened early. full free bar not just beer and wine, fantastic disco,created fantastic atmosphere,the buffett, was wonderul, lots of variety and plenty, great views of Manhatten, and ring side seat for fire works over statue liberty.
I booked this activity after seeing lots of good reviews from previous years and was not disappointed. The whole night was very well organised, excellent value for money and a highly enjoyable evening. We had no problem in getting chairs, whilst it says the boat wouldn't leave until 10pm, we were already cruising by 9pm. We had minimal queues for drinks and there was a great atmosphere on the boat. Views up on the deck were great and seeing the fireworks at midnight was a real highlight! There was a great mix of people on the boat and music was played in the lower deck. Overall, a fantastic experience that myself and my friends all enjoyed which I fully recommend!
I thought it was amazing!!!This boat cruise is for young people lookin to drink and dance, when i read the reviews people were sayin its for all age,Its not! Get on the boat,Qu to get ur arm band then grab a seat wait till the qu dies for bar and i had no prob after that gettin one,Do it worth it!
What an amazing experience, probably never to be repeated again. My husband and I and daughter and new partner from Australia absolutely adored the night and the atmosphere and new friends we made. Thank-you New York for turning on the good weather.
What a superb way to spend new years eve..id do it again tomorrow!! It was well organised, plenty of drink and food, staff very friendly and mix of music. Make sure you leave early to get there though due to road closures around Times Square on NYE. Its right at the end of 42nd st, easy to find and walkable, just, from 1st Avenue. Thanx for a great time on our 1st trip to New York, best new year ever!!!
I'll be honest, when we arrived for the cruise I wasn't too sure about it as there was a massive queue waiting to get on what looked like a large tug ! However my concerns were unfounded - there were several boats laid on and actually they were all decorated nicely. Once we got away, there was a bit of a queue for drinks earlier on in the evening, but they certainly weren't tight with the alcohol ! We could have drunk a whole lot more but to be honest I didn't want to ruin the experience - and what an experience. We were lucky to have a clear and not too cold evening and the Manhattan skyline looked amazing. Even better was mooring up right next to the Statue of Liberty at midnight and watching the Ellis Island fireworks. Something I will never forget I can tell you. Regarding the cruise itself, the boat was fine and not too crowded and the staff were great. As I said, you could probably have had as any drinks as you wanted as there were plenty left at the end, although I should also mention that it never got too rowdy and it was a nice mix of ages and nationalities on there. God know what a three hour NYE cruise with an open bar in the UK would be like - carnage I expect ! Just one other thing to mention, you'd be VERY lucky to get a taxi anywhere after midnight on New Year's eve - we saw loads of people unsuccessfully trying to get them and we ended up walking back from the pier to East Village. All in all a great night and a great experience ! Would recommend it to anyone going to NYC for NYE.
Wow, this was an amazing experience. Excellent food and unlimited drinks. views of New York at night were fantastic! Fireworks were.brilliant. Really added to the enjoyment of our New year in new York!!
Happy happy happy happy happy happy. Got to see lots of big big big stuff and the statue of liberty from the boat. Very generous measures of alcohol. Fun!
Had an amazing night, the drinks were free flowing, the staff were fabulos and the fireworks over lady liberty were the perfect way to bring in the new year.
Had the most wonderful time ever the best way to get into the new year. Food and service as unthinkable. Thanks for a wonderful time. DJ
awesome party.wouldn't think twice to go again for the next year's eve.service was great.music excellent..........
Brilliant way to spend the Bells in New York, only thing is red wine should not be served chilled - but heyt, minor complaint, it soon warmed up!!
Our experience with Viator was excellent. Everything was well organized and we had a wonderful trip aboard the Circle Cruise Line on New Year's Eve. Thank you for taking good care of us.
Tiiu Poder, Nova Scotia, Canada
That is really the best thing to do in New York on New Years Eve! Cool atmosphere and very good free drinks. The parts of the night I can remember are awesome! I can very much recommend this event!
This was the best decision we made, it was the best night! I don't know how we are going to top it next year!
There was 9 of us in our group and this was the best decision we could have made!
A great party and a great experience. Three boats in total, our group sailed on the first one. Arrived at will call, got the tickets no problem, got on the boat and was given a 'cocktail' that tasted like cough medicine, but that was the only criticism I could think of. Great snacky food bites, and the free bar was well stocked with premium products and friendly, well dressed bar staff. Heineken, premium spirits all freely available. Atmosphere on the boat had something for everyone, and the fireworks next to Liberty Island were fabulous, despite the snow! Would recommend to anyone.