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Not well sign posted to the pier area very dark as unlit. The Cruise it self was absolutely fabulous. A well recommended trip
We arrived in a snow blizzard and it was freezing cold. We were issued our tickets and promptly told that there was no where for us to wait out of the storm despite the fact that the boat was crewed and ready to go. We found a sheltered spot and waited with a whole load of other people. Eventually we were allowed of the boat much to every ones relief, but by which time we had been waiting for a good 20 minutes. The tour was very good despite the conditions, but was marred by the fact that we had to wait outside in the freezing snow. The instructions for the trip was top arrive 30 minutes before departure, with this in mind the operator should have allowed us access to the boat immediately bearing in mind the conditions.
Despite all the above I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants the most fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty
We had done the Helicopter ride during the day (which was FANTASTIC!) so we were looking forward to the evening cruise. It was a little confusing which pier to go from as the pier quoted on the coupon had been changed and we were not informed. Luckily, we asked someone who told us which pier was correct.They also informed us that we had to exchange the coupon for actual tickets and where to go to do this.This had not been relayed to us either.It would have been a disaster if we had turned up for the cruise and missed it because we did not have actual tickets!
The cruise itself was well worth the money with a complimentary glass of Champange and a funny tour guide! The view of Downtown Manhattan lit up at night and the Statue of Liberty were jaw-dropping! We were well informed of the history of the area etc.
Would definately recommend this trip.However, please inform the tourists beforehand of any changes and specify that we have to exchange the voucher and where.
We really enjoyed the tour and would recommend to others. The tour guide was informative and the experience of the cruise was my favourite part of my five days in New York. However, their were two downsides:
1 - When we arrived at the sea port our voucher told us to to go to Pier 17. However, Pier 17 was closed and we were unsure where to go. After asking other citizens in the area we finally found our waiting place at Pier 16.
2 - We almost did not board the cruise because we did not know that we had to redeem paper tickets in exchange for our voucher (which we printed and signed). This was not a clear instruction from the voucher and we were alerted to this problem by the tour guide when we attempted to board. After a quick run to the gate house (approx 100m from where we were), which was closed but opened only to help us, we luckily managed to redeem our tickets and board the boat.
Wow, It was a great trip with wonderful company, 10 ladies plus the GREAT LADY LIBERTY as part of an awesome cruise. I highly recommend it.
The view was awesome. We were on top the deck only thing is the tour guide using a mic but could barely hear what he was saying.
The highlight of the trip was seeing the statute of liberty up close in all her glory. Very nice cruise along the Hudson River, beautiful sights of Manhatten skyline. The crew were warm, friendly and hospitable. The only problem was finding where to pick up the cruise, we kept looking for something called Viator, we had to do some asking around before we found out that it was with the New York water taxi....a bit confusing. All in all the trip was everything I thought it would be.
Its was extremely nice, to ride and take pictures of Statue of Liberty, the staff was very friendly. Extra bonus was having free champagne taste. My daughter truly enjoyed her 16th birthday. My only complain is they ask if its a gift, however they don't announce the special occasion
Great trip around the Statue of Liberty, very informative and great photo opportunities. The staff was very courteous and helpful and made the trip enjoyable even though there was NOTHING (not even water) to drink on the ferry except complimentary champagne. Poor planning there. Overall I would rate it a 6 out of a 10 because all accomodations advertised were not met. The Statue of Liberty will always be a beautiful reminder of our country's great beginnings and triumphs. I would recommend this tour to others with the caveat that you bring your own refreshments with you and enjoy the adventure!
Thoroughly enjoyed it as got to statue just as sun was setting. Excellent trip
Started on time. The guide was brilliant. It was my boyfriends birthday and the whole boat sang happy birthday to him while we sipped on champagne. The evening was very special.
Most enjoyable; great views of the city and excellent commentary. Though it was a cold evening, one could choose to stay inside in the warmth and drink the complimentary champagne! Recommended.
It was a great experience and good to see by night!
If going take jacket as cold by water
It was very informative and the crowd and tour guide were pleasant. The scenery was beautiful. I would recommend taking someone close to you or going with a group of friends. There are lots of opportunities to take pictures, and the complimentary champagne was a welcome bonus. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting NYC or even those that live in NYC as a way to relax and enjoy an exciting view of New York.
Too many people standing on the top deck, blocking view of seated passengers! Windows in lower deck were hard to see through.
Even though we were there on time, the girl said they had sold all the tickets and we had to take a later tour. Ours was for 7 30. I told her I booked ours at 7 30 way in advance and we were there 1 hour and 10 min ahead of time and she finally relented and let us on the tour and it was not packed. A little confusing. However, the tour itself was great.
An excellent trip, only issues being we booked it on the same day as Empire State VIP Tour which makes extensive use of the New York River Taxi's. These are absolutely brilliant for the day trips.... however for the evening cruise we were a little bit disappointed to see the same boat (and guide) that we'd been using all day come back to pick us up for the evening cruise.
That being said, the New York River Taxi and the guide were excellent, and the evening tour did give an alternative perspective on things, it just wasn't quite as magical as the description made it sound, but as said that may be because we'd been using them all day anyway!!
The tour was fine. The problem with purchasing the tickets using this method is that although it's implied that you bought a ticket for a specific date and time, that's not quite correct. You're not guaranteed a spot on the boat at the time the ticket says.
I was a bit disappointed with this tour as it started after the sun had set, but still enjoyed it and would not have missed it.
average trip, catch the staten island ferry for free for almost the same thing without the commentary