This lunch cruise in New York City is a great way to see the city’s top waterfront attractions and hear stories you haven’t heard before about September 11, 2001. Most interestingly, you’ll be taking your cruise aboard a vessel that helped save more than 8,000 lives on 9/11.
As you cruise past famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, hear about the Great Boat Lift of September 11 – the largest boatlift evacuation in history. Your live guide will tell you about the heroic members of the Coast Guard and cruise employees who risked their own lives to save those who fled into or near the water following the 9/11 attacks.
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of salad, pork tenderloin, tilapia, chicken and more (sample menu below) as you admire the skyline and snap photos of the Brooklyn Bridge. After the two-hour ride, your cruise will end at the World Financial Center ferry terminal. From here, walk the short distance to the 9/11 Memorial site, which you can enter with your timed admission ticket at either 3pm or 3:30pm.
The 9/11 Memorial is a beautiful, tranquil site where you can view the names of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks inscribed around the twin memorial pools. These pools sit in the same places as the original Twin Towers. You can also witness the progress of 1 World Trade Center, which, upon completion, will be the tallest building in America, towering at a height of 1,776 feet (541 meters).