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Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise

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  • 11:00 / 13:00 / 15:00 / 17:00
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  • Let you wander above the New York landmarks
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The 6 best statue of liberty cruises + tips from a local.

Complete your New York City experience with an exhilarating boat trip.

The Best Statue of Liberty Cruises

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Enjoy the sea air while you take in stunning New York City views.

The best view of New York might not be in the city itself, but from the harbor looking back at the skyline. Sightseeing cruises are a wonderful reminder that Manhattan is, in fact, an island, and getting out on the water offers a breezy cruise in addition to a fresh vantage point.

With a cold drink in hand, you'll see not just the Statue of Liberty , but also other top city landmarks from the Brooklyn Bridge to One World Trade Center. These boat tours allow visitors to zoom out and get a new perspective, then return to Manhattan refreshed by the wind, water, light and sheer size of the skyline.

There are different boat experiences to match every type of traveler, and here are some of the best.

Best Overall: Statue City Cruises

Statue City Cruises boat at Ellis Island with New York City buildings in the background.

Price: From $24.50

Duration: At your own pace, with ferries departing every 25 to 30 minutes

Standout perk: Admission to the grounds of Liberty Island and Ellis Island are included in this sightseeing cruise and ferry service to Lady Liberty.

The best overall value and experience belongs to Statue City Cruises, which combines the scenery of a sightseeing cruise with the in-depth experience of an attraction tour. Priority entry included with the ticket saves time at the departure point at The Battery . On board the round-trip ferry service, visitors will experience all the sweeping views of a New York Harbor cruise, including skyscrapers of the Financial District and beyond.

The first stop is Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty. Audio tours in a dozen languages are available so you can go at your own pace. Those interested can continue via boat service to Ellis Island, home to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, which contains several fascinating exhibits and the chance to look up your ancestors. Explore at your leisure, then utilize the ferry service back to lower Manhattan.

Local tip: Choose a time as early as possible in the morning for this experience. Ferry service and crowds at Lady Liberty grow throughout the day and swell on weekends; a weekday morning is the best choice.

Best for Adults: Manhattan by Sail's Day Sail – Shearwater

Price: From $60 for adults

Duration: 90 minutes

Standout perk: This cruise provides a true sailing experience on a classic schooner.

Don't be surprised to bump into New Yorkers on the Shearwater, a schooner with tall sails that entices even jaded Manhattanites to go for a ride. Climb aboard this "Gatsby"-era boat, with capacity for 48 people, from the dock at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place and set out on a sail down the Hudson River and into the New York Harbor. Trade city crowds for the open water with this cruise, complete with a cash bar, that offers up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline.

This experience, conveniently available at different times throughout the day, is a match for adults seeking a more sophisticated sail – think: hip vibe, ample bar, music and an emphasis on service. Several upgrades are available, including sails that offer a wine tasting or live jazz on board. Every sailing offers the chance to snap your photograph with Lady Liberty herself, though you won't be disembarking at Liberty Island.

Local tip: Adults seeking a romantic cruise may want to opt for the Sunset Sail on the Shearwater Classic Schooner.

Best for Families: Circle Line's Liberty Super Express Downtown

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Price: From $29

Duration: 50 minutes

Standout perk: Maximize time with this express cruise, featuring convenient, regular departures.

Families with limited time (or kids with limited attention spans) may appreciate a quick express cruise option. This fast and friendly tour, at just 50 minutes, is a speedy way to get the experience of a boat cruise without it taking a bite out of your day. Hop aboard a boat with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises – the sister company to New York Water Taxi – and choose between either the open air of the top deck or the temperature-controlled cabin. On a sunny day, the outdoor deck with its sea breeze is the place to be as the boat sails past the Statue of Liberty.

Get unobstructed views of Lady Liberty and snap some family photographs before returning to Pier 16 in the South Street Seaport. Quick, efficient and featuring live narration from a guide, this sightseeing ride is excellent value packed into a short time span.

Local tip: Kids interested in ships may want to visit the South Street Seaport Museum, near the cruise departure point, to see model ships and more.

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Best Budget: Staten Island Ferry

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Price: Free

Duration: 25 minutes each way

Standout perk: Get out on the water to see the Statue of Liberty without paying a cent.

The best budget sightseeing cruise isn't a cruise at all, but rather a free mode of local transportation: the Staten Island Ferry. While many of even the most basic harbor cruises start at about $20, this ferry offers a completely free, ticketless cruise in the New York Harbor, bypassing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island along the way. With service every 30 minutes and no reservations or tickets required, the ferry is not only a steal price-wise, but also a convenient option for travelers who don't want to be tied down to a ticketed departure time.

Stand out on deck and admire views of Lady Liberty during this journey that crosses about 5 miles from Whitehall Street at the tip of lower Manhattan to St. George on Staten Island. The only drawback is that you must depart the ferry in Staten Island and reboard for the trip back to Manhattan – a small "price" to pay for a free boat ride in NYC.

Local tip: Visitors will want to avoid rush hour; these commuter boats can be crowded. Choose a time outside commuting rush hour to maximize the peaceful experience.

Best Luxury: Classic Harbor Line's Statue and Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

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Price: From $64 for adults

Duration: 1.5 hours

Standout perk: This intimate cruise on a 1920s-inspired yacht comes with one complimentary drink included.

Board a yacht at Pier 62 in Chelsea for a polished cruise including views of the New York Harbor's top landmark: the Statue of Liberty. Set sail in style aboard a yacht inspired by the roaring '20s, complete with a solarium and open-air decks as well as a climate-controlled cabin. Cruise down the west side of Manhattan and check out views of The Battery, the Financial District, Governor's Island and more.

Of all the available New York City harbor cruises, guests often praise this one for the quality of the staff running the Classic Harbor Line cruises. With an emphasis on service, an intimate group with a maximum of 80 passengers and an onboard stocked bar, this cruise offers a sophisticated option for seeing Lady Liberty.

Local tip: This cruise departs from Pier 62, which is home to a riverfront carousel for kids and a pretty stretch of Hudson River Park. Stop into Chelsea Market for some picnic supplies and relax in the park before your cruise.

Best Sunset Cruise: Circle Line's Harbor Lights

Circle Line's Harbor Lights cruise at night with New York City buildings in the background.

Price: From $45

Duration: 2 hours

Standout perk: Watch the skyscrapers of the Manhattan skyline flicker to life.

Circle Line offers a variety of cruises with different itineraries. One of the most popular is the Harbor Lights tour, a cruise departing from Midtown Manhattan that includes golden sunset views and a photo stop at the Statue of Liberty. See NYC landmarks like Hudson Yards, Chelsea Piers and One World Trade Center before cruising out into the New York Harbor. You'll get to learn about New York from onboard narration as the itinerary continues past Liberty Island and beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

While the sun sets and the Manhattan skyscrapers flash to life, relax on the outdoor deck space and visit the onboard bar to purchase beer, wine, cocktails and light snacks. A temperature-controlled cabin is available for hot days. Wi-Fi is free on board and allows for easy posting of sunset photos.

Local tip: This cruise departs from Pier 83 in Midtown Manhattan. Arrive early to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at neighboring Pier 86.

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Jessica Colley Clarke is a New York-based freelance writer. She loves to take visiting family and friends out on the water in the New York Harbor for a fresh perspective on the Manhattan skyline and beyond. Colley Clarke used her expertise to write this article.

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To get to Liberty and Ellis Islands, visitors must take a ferry from either Battery Park in Manhattan or Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Statue City Cruises operates the ferry service. For more information, see our Visit Liberty & Ellis Island page .

Visitors should note that Statue City Cruises is the only authorized concessionaire permitted to sell tickets and provide ferry access to Liberty and Ellis Islands. As such, visitors should avoid street vendors peddling tickets in and around Battery Park. Tickets sold by street vendors will not provide access to the grounds on Liberty Island and Ellis Island or to the museums on each island – the Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

The torch is closed to the public. Access to the pedestal and crown requires special tickets and should be purchased in advance from Statue City Cruises.  For more information, see our Visit Liberty & Ellis Island page .

The Statue of Liberty Museum and Liberty Island grounds remain fully accessible to all guests. The Museum tells the history and influence of Lady Liberty, including a simulated climb to  her crown. A visit to the Liberty Vista, atop the Museum, offers a unique look at the Statue and sweeping views of New York Harbor.  

For updates on visiting the Statue’s Crown, please review  the National Park Service website .  

Visitors to Liberty Island can tour the grounds and, with appropriate advanced tickets, visit the Statue’s pedestal and crown. Visitors can also explore the Statue of Liberty Museum. Adjacent to the Statue, the museum tells the history of Lady Liberty and features a number of unique artifacts, including the statue’s original torch.

It is not. The Statue is located on Liberty Island, a short ferry ride from America’s most famous immigration center, Ellis Island. Ellis Island is now home to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

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Liberty Midtown

PIER 83, MIDTOWN

Fastest way to see Lady Liberty from Midtown! Enjoy a guided tour with spectacular views of the NYC skyline and dozens of landmarks along the way.

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WHAT YOU'LL SEE

NYC Landmarks and the Statue of Liberty

Sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views of NYC and the Statue of Liberty while our award winning tour guides narrate every detail along your route.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Standing 1,250’ (381m) tall, it was the world's tallest building from 1931 until the World Trade Center was completed in 1972.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

Classic Art Deco architecture, the building dons gargoyles that depict car ornaments and a spire modeled on a radiator grille.

High Line

An extraordinary 1.45 mile-long (2.33 km) elevated park built on an abandoned section of a former railroad.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

Built to memorialize the Twin Towers, the 1,776’ (541m) “Freedom Tower” is the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Standing 305’ (93m) tall, Lady Liberty has welcomed visitors since she was bequeathed to America from France in 1886.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

The busiest US immigrant port processed over 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1954.

The fastest way to see the Statue of Liberty from midtown Manhattan

Glide down the Hudson river passing the colossal Hudson Yards , the towering One World Trade Center and the inspiring High Line Park , before passing the spectacular tip of southern Manhattan and ultimately cruising only a few feet away from the magnificent Statue of Liberty .

Get your camera ready because you'll be yards away from some of the best selfies and photos of your life. And you won't miss a thing as our award-winning tour guides narrate the story of New York City as you sit back, relax and luxuriate in the comfort of one of our state-of-the-art boats.

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Our state-of-the-art boats come equipped with almost everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable cruise.

Unparalleled Views Pick a seat on the outdoor deck or enjoy the view from the huge panoramic windows in our temperature-controlled indoor cabins.

Did You Say ... Incredible Outdoor Deck The best way to see NYC and Lady Liberty is "al fresco" - outside in the fresh air, enjoying the cool breezes and the warm sunshine. It doesn't get better than this!

Temperature-Controlled Indoor Space Whether it's hot or cold, rainy or sunny, we have a temperature-controlled indoor deck with plenty of seating for everyone

Onboard Café *Freshly prepared menu of sandwiches, salads and snacks available to purchase.

Refreshing Drinks *Enjoy a full bar serving hot and cold beverages including beer, wine and cocktails.

Free WiFi No need to wait to upload your favorite photos and selfies!

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  • If you purchased Premier Tickets directly from circleline.com, please alert a red-shirted Ambassador and they will help you get through security to get to your seat quickly.
  • If you bought standard tickets from circleline.com, Viator, Get Your Guide or Expedia, please go directly to boarding at the entrance to our Pier. Please have your bag open and ready to be checked by our security personnel.
  • If you have a CityPASS and you have reserved your seats in advance at citypass.circleline.com , please proceed to directly to security.
  • If you have another pass, such as NY Pass, Explorer Pass or Sightseeing Pass, or a voucher, please go to our ticket office to pick up your tickets and proceed to the security line.

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If you're driving to Pier 83 we've got parking for you!

We offer convenient parking just steps away from our boats. We have a parking attendant and security personnel to ensure the safety of your vehicle and we offer covered parking as well.

Our daily rates start at $35.

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Our Sightseeing Cruises Are Smoke-Free!

Smoking is not permitted on Circle Line’s regular sightseeing cruises including Liberty Midtown, Liberty Super Express, Statue at Sunset, Landmarks, Best of New York and Harbor Lights.*

Smoking may be permitted in designated areas on Circle Line’s Music Cruises, Bear Mountain Cruises, 4th of July and New Year’s Eve Cruises. Please plan your trip accordingly.

The 12 Best Statue of Liberty Cruises

The 12 Best Statue of Liberty Cruises

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There are multiple ways for you to see the Statue of Liberty in New York. Our personal favorite is seeing the Statue of Liberty from the water! That’s why, in this article, we’d like to present the 12 best Statue of Liberty Cruises.

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Our Favorite Statue of Liberty Cruises

First of all, let us reiterate that the only way to set foot on Liberty Island is by taking the ferry. This can be done with an appropriate ticket or within a guided tour. Any other Statue of Liberty Cruise will be  cruising around the Statue of Liberty . They may make a stop on the water, but they do not stop at the island . For us, however, cruises around the Statue of Liberty are the perfect way of combining panoramic scenes of Manhattan’s skyline with a close view of the Statue of Liberty. If you do want to visit the island, be sure to be informed about all the different ticket types in advance.

There are also a bunch of private tours that are offered to explore the Statue of Liberty. Even though the reviews are excellent, we do not believe a private tour is necessary. A guided tour in a small group is just as good and much more affordable.

Should you want to climb all the way to the top, into the crown of the Statue of Liberty , you would need a different ticket. Those tickets are limited and sell out many weeks in advance, so be sure to secure your tickets.

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2-hour day sail to statue of liberty on america 2.0.

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This sailing tour is one of the most enjoyable boat tours I’ve ever done in New York! On board on this 105-foot schooner you sail from the Chelsea Piers to the Statue of Liberty and can always see the beautiful skyline of Manhattan and New Jersey. Included in the price is a drink and guaranteed a lot of fun. 

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island (Ferry & Stop)

Statue of Liberty Cruise

Go and see one of NYC’s most famous attractions: the Statue of Liberty. Don’t miss out seeing this iconic attraction up close! You will also get to visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum which is a great educational experience for adults as well as kids.

New York City Sunset Cruise: Sail Schooner Adirondack

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The sailing trip into the sunset is definitely one of my highlights in New York and definitely one of the best cruise in New York. During this two-hour tour, the Statue of Liberty awaits you, you can have a drink and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere!

Circle Line - New York Landmarks Cruise

Circle Line - New York Landmarks Cruise

This Circle Line cruise will take you past NYC’s most famous attractions and landmarks. You will head past the Statue of Liberty, the One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, amd much much more. If you are looking to explore Manhattan from the water and learn some of the history of NYC at the same time, this is definitely the cruise for you. At a lenght of approximately 1.5 hours, this cruise will take you half way around the Island of Manhattan as well as once around the Statue of Liberty for the ultimate photo opportunity.

60-Min Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Sunset Cruise

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You start at the South Street Seaport right next to New York’s most famous bridge – the Brooklyn Bridge. From there, you will make a leisurely drive to the southern tip of Manhattan and you will be in the Port of New York where you can see the Statue of Liberty for the first time. On the way there you can also clearly see the new highest building in the evening skyline: the One World Trade Center.

Circle Line - Harbor Lights Night Cruise

Circle Line - Harbor Lights Night Cruise

The Harbor Lights Cruise by Cricle Line is an amazing way to see the NYC from the water. As the lights start to sparkle across the Hudson and East Rivers at dusk you see the beauty of the city at night from a whole different angle.

Classic Harbor Line: Architecture Yacht Cruise

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The architecture boat tour takes you around Manhattan in 2.5 hours. On a 30 meter long wooden ship in the style of the 1920s you can relax and learn a lot of interesting facts about the many small and large buildings of the city. The tour is super-relaxing and the price includes a drink (vino, soft drinks) and small snacks.

Circle Line - Best of NYC Cruise

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The Best of NYC Cruise takes you once around the whole island of Manhattan. This is a great way to explore the city from the water and see more than 25 of the top sights NYC has to offer. Because this is one of the most popular cruises make sure to book your tickets beforehand online to secure your spot.

Circle Line - Liberty Cruise

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If you want to see the Statue of Liberty from close by, without all the hassle of having to wait in a long line for the ferry and being one of very many toruists on Liberty Island, this is the perfect alternative. The Liberty Cruise by Circle Line is a great way to see the NYC skyline from the water, as well as get up close to the Statue of Liberty for some amazing pictures.

Classic Harbor Line: Sail to the Statue of Liberty

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A day sail on this 105-foot schooner is perfect for family outings, dates, and entertaining guests from out of town and locals alike. A sail on America 2.0 is guaranteed to be a memorable experience.

Bateaux Lunch Cruise

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This boat tour with lunch on board the Bateaux New York will take you from the Hudson River to the East River, which means you will see all the major buildings of the NYC skyline. And of course, the Statue of Liberty is included! Since the atmosphere on the Bateaux Lunch cruise is a bit more formal, guests are asked to wear long pants and no shorts or hot pants or flip flops.

New York Harbor Evening Sail with Live Jazz

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You will sail with the beautiful tall ship “Clipper City” from Battery Park southwards into the harbor of New York and can admire the illuminated One World Trade Center and the skyline from close range. The atmosphere on the tall ship is really very special: you are surrounded by locals, the hustle and bustle of the city is far away and you are immediately deeply relaxed.

Classic Harbor Line: Sailboat Day Cruise to the Statue of Liberty

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By far the best way to admire New York City’s iconic skyline is from the water. With this day cruise along the Hudson River, you can take in the most recognized cityscape in the world while relaxing on board the elegant Adirondack schooner. Sip complimentary wine, beer, and Champagne while looking out over iconic sights like the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Battery Park.

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1-Hour Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise

  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • Enjoy a scenic and relaxing 1-hour cruise on the Hudson River.
  • Cruise by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and make the most of an iconic picturesque photo op.
  • Sail towards South Street Seaport and learn about its 400-year-old history thanks to the live English commentary onboard.
  • See the famous Brooklyn Bridge, a 19th-century engineering marvel; and a must-see landmark when in New York.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available onboard as well as an audio guide, which is available in 6 languages (English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, & Japanese).
  • 1-hour Sightseeing Cruise
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Live commentary
  • Audio guide (available in 6 languages)
  • Stopping at Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island
  • Tip: American holidays are a popular time for everyone to visit the Statue of Liberty. To avoid the crowd, it is recommended that you go on a weekday prior to the holiday, if possible.
  • Pets are allowed on the cruise.
  • There are no extra seats for infants - you must seat them on your lap.
  • The cruise is wheelchair as well as pram/stroller-friendly.
  • The audio guide is available in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish & Japanese.

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Cruise along the Hudson River and get an up close view of the iconic Statue of Liberty and other landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Stay on this page to find out more about the Statue of Liberty Cruise and what to expect!

Why Go on a Statue of Liberty Cruise?

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  • Visit an iconic landmark: The Statue of Liberty is a globally recognized symbol of freedom and democracy. Seeing it up close from a cruise ship offers a unique and awe-inspiring perspective.
  • Get unforgettable views of New York City: Enjoy breathtaking views of the New York City skyline and panoramic vistas of famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge. 
  • Take part in an educational and historical experience: Learn about the rich history and significance of the Statue of Liberty through onboard commentary. Gain insights into the statue's construction, the inspiration behind it, and its role as a welcoming beacon to immigrants.
  • Sit back and relax: Relax and enjoy the comfort of a cruise ship, with amenities like restaurants, bars, and outdoor decks.

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Statue of Liberty Cruises

  • Take a break from city life as you jump aboard a cruise ship that will take you for a ride on the Hudson River. Pass by the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and click Instagram-worthy pictures on the go.
  • Spot the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and many such famous landmarks on the cruise trip.
  • Learn about the history and significance of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island through live commentary.
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi onboard and an audio guide that is available in 6 languages - English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese.

Cancellation Policy: You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before your visit for a full refund.

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Sail past Liberty Island and get a close look at the majestic Lady Liberty in all her glory. Listen closely as your tour guide tells you about the history of the statue, how she came to be, and her significance. Don't forget to take your camera out to capture some stunning pictures of this iconic landmark!

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Ellis Island houses one of the most incredible and historic museums in America. The place served as the first port of entry in the United States for approximately 12 million immigrants. Visit the 100-year-old building to discover America’s immigration history as you explore the exhibits, rooms, and much more!

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New York Harbor

Nestled as a natural harbor and serving as the majestic gateway to Manhattan, New York Harbor beckons as an absolute must-visit while exploring the vibrant city. Encompassing the enchanting landscapes of Manhattan, Staten Island, and stretches of New Jersey, this captivating harbor forms a mesmerizing backdrop for your Statue of Liberty cruise.

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Brooklyn Bridge

Known as one of the longest and oldest suspension bridges in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge is a testament to 19th-century engineering. As you embark on your Statue of Liberty cruise, prepare to marvel at the intricate details and grandeur of the Brooklyn Bridge's timeless design.

statue of liberty cruise timings

The Statue of Liberty cruise operates from 11 AM to 7 PM. Boarding times available are as follows:

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The boarding point for the Statue of Liberty cruise is at Pier 36, New York. 

Address:  299 South St, New York, NY 10002, United States | Find on Maps

  • By Subway: Take Line F to East Broadway station and walk a few meters to get to Pier 36.
  • By Bus: The closest bus stop is Pike St/Cherry St , which is an 8-minute walk from the boarding point.
  • By Car: The closest parking lot is at Jefferson Street, close to Mussel Beach ( 0.2 miles ).
  • Start your cruise by sailing toward Liberty Island, home to the iconic Statue of Liberty.
  • Continue your journey to Ellis Island, a historic immigration center that processed millions of immigrants.
  • Witness the mesmerizing Manhattan skyline as your cruise glides through the harbor.
  • Discover the vibrant South Street Seaport, a historic district showcasing a blend of maritime heritage and modern attractions.
  • Conclude your cruise by passing beneath the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. Marvel at the intricate architecture and soak in the panoramic views of the city as you bid farewell to the enchanting waters.

Statue of Liberty Cruises

The following facilities are available aboard your Statue of Liberty Cruise:

  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Audio Guide in 6 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, & Japanese)
  • Live commentary throughout the cruise
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Wheelchair-friendly
  • Pram/stroller-friendly

Statue of Liberty Cruises

  • Infants must be seated on the laps of their guardians. No extra seats will be provided.
  • Photography with handheld cameras is permitted.
  • Smoking is prohibited on the ferry.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed on the cruise, however, you can purchase refreshments on the ferry.

Visitor Tips

  • Book your Statue of Liberty cruise tickets in advance to avoid waiting in long queues. 
  • We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes before boarding time for the cruise. 
  • Once your ticket is confirmed, check for the meeting time and point. 
  • Carry a photo ID for boarding the cruise.  
  • Carry a scarf, sunglasses, and sunscreen if you are booking a cruise during the afternoon. 
  • Choose the 6 PM cruise to enjoy the best sunset views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
  • The cruise is wheelchair and stroller-friendly.
  • If you'd like to bring your furry buddies along, you absolutely can! The cruise is pet friendly. 
  • Your Statue of Liberty cruise tickets do not give you access to the monuments or museums. You will have to book separate tickets to access them.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Statue of Liberty Cruise

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The Statue of Liberty cruise ticket is priced at $31.96 .

Yes, audio guides are available in 6 different languages.

Book your Statue of Liberty cruise tickets online to avail the best discounts and offers.

The Statue of Liberty cruise takes you on an exceptional boat ride to one of the famous landmarks of America. The cruise sails across the Hudson and offers up-close views of the Statue of Liberty , Ellis Island , Brooklyn Bridge, the skyscrapers and skyline of New York City , Staten Island, and parts of New Jersey.

Yes, you can easily buy Statue of Liberty cruise tickets online.

At the moment, we have a 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise available. The cruise takes you along the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and across the New York Harbor.

The Statue of Liberty cruise covers New York Harbor, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. The cruise also offers breathtaking views of Staten Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the One World Trade Center, and more.

The boarding point for your cruise is Pier 36, 299 South St, New York.

The Statue of Liberty cruise operates from 11 AM to 7 PM. The ferry departs every 1-1.5 hours.

An English-speaking tour guide, audio commentary, a washroom facility, wheelchair accessibility, audio guides, and free Wi-Fi are available on the cruise. and other facilities are available on the cruise.

Yes, Statue of Liberty cruises are wheelchair accessible.

Yes, you can capture memorable moments on your Statue of Liberty cruise.

Yes, the cruise takes you on a unique experience and offers the best views of the Statue of Liberty and its surroundings.

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It is truly a magical Statue of Liberty Cruise!  So, take in the sites of this famous skyline and iconic landmarks from the perspective of the water.

Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Boat Tour| Classic Harbor Line

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Experience a New York Sightseeing cruise like never before. Join us aboard our 1920s inspired motor yacht and take in the iconic sights that NY Harbor has to offer. This is a wonderful cruise to treat out of town guests to see the sites and is a perfect sightseeing cruise for children. Sit back and relax on this elegantly crafted boat as you cruise by Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, and have the whole view of NY Harbor. 

Champagne Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

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Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated cityscape during a comfortable and unique NYC Harbor sunset cruise through the Hudson and NY Harbor. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open decks or the glass observatory of this Gatsby-esque 1920s style yacht. (Photo by Tali Blankfeld).

World One and the Yacht Manhattan II | Classic Harbor Line

-->AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour -->

Explore NYC’s new and enduring architecture, engineering marvels and the revitalized waterfront from the teak decks of Classic Harbor Line’s elegant motor yachts. The “Around Manhattan’s” insightful tour narration is eloquently shared by AIANY (American Institute of Architects) members.  The story of NYC’s development is described as a broad overview for visitors yet includes deeper insights to satisfy demanding locals. Catch new and alluring sites including Little Island at Pier 55, the Hudson Yards “mega-project”, the continuing ascent of “supertall” luxury residential towers and join a discussion of how cities might adapt in the post-Covid era. Continuing education credits available »

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Champagne City Lights Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan

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Experience a Romantic New York Sightseeing cruise like never before. Join us aboard our luxurious 1920s inspired motor yacht. Cozy up in the climate controlled observation cabin to take in the iconic sights. Join us for a bright and beautiful New York City Skyline by nightfall during a comfortable and unique NY Harbor Cruise. This romantic cruise is truly one of the most spectacular ways to see NYC! (Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

Group of friends at a table enjoying mimosas aboard the Yacht Manhattan for a Brunch cruise.

-->Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise -->

Join us for our famous leisurely weekend brunch! Our “cruisine” is packed with delicious foods & fresh baked goods! All food served with a prix fixe menu at your private table! Guests are treated to a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa as well! You can also purchase a brunch beverage package if you please. View the sites and cruise with us around the island of Manhattan from the yacht Manhattan’s  climate controlled, glass observatory.

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-->Classic Cocktails aboard Yacht Manhattan -->

Enjoy and savor a well-made ‘welcome aboard’ on the house cocktail varied by week! Watch the city pass by while relaxing in your private, partitioned seating area surrounded by large windows. Snap a few shots as we linger in front of the Statue of Liberty, explore the outer decks or stay cozy in your private nook; every vantage point offers the BEST VIEWS OF NYC. Welcome in a new era of 20s cocktails with a Sake Gimlet or a Grapefruit & Rosemary   Rickey. Our sophisticated cocktail menu is packed with creative modern-day spins. A full bar is available to purchase additional drinks by credit card. A specialty cocktail menu is also available!

Wine Tasting NYC | Classic Harbor Line

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Bubbles, Bites & New York City Sights! As you cruise on the Yacht Manhattan II or Yacht Manhattan, you will be able to take in all the beauty the New York City skyline has to offer while relaxing in our grand observatory. This cruise has limited capacity to create an intimate, comfortable and quiet NY Harbor cruise.

Sunset Sail on Schooner America 2.0

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Experience the most stylish means of viewing a New York City sunset; sailing aboard the  Schooner America 2.0 . While sailing you will be treated to a glass of champagne by our exceptional crew as you watch the vibrant warm rays of the sun sink peacefully into the horizon.  Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with your favorite companions when you board this 105-foot, 1800s styled vessel, America 2.0 . She’s perfect for romantic outings, entertaining friends from out of town, or just relaxing.

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-->Marea At Sea: Light Bites from Coastal Italy aboard the classic Schooner America 2.0. -->

Join us for this 2 hour sunset sail aboard the Schooner America 2.0 and enjoy a curated sampling of Marea’s renowned crudos, a taste of their famous Astice appetizer and, of course, caviar. Each dish has been thoughtfully crafted and reimagined to enjoy at sea, while on the decks of New York’s newest and most elegant schooner, America 2.0!   

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-->Mimosa, Statue & Skyline Cruise on yacht Full Moon from North Cove Marina -->

Start your Saturday with an early afternoon Mimosa Cruise aboard the Yacht Kingston or Yacht Full Moon.  Cruise with us out into NY Harbor with a Mimosa in hand and take in all of the major iconic sites this city has to offer.  This is the perfect way to start your day with a loved one, your family or a group of out of town guests.   

Day Sail aboard Schooner America 2.0

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Enjoy a day sail on this 105-foot schooner that is perfect for family outings, dates, and entertaining. A sail on  America 2.0 is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. Within five minutes of leaving the dock you’ll feel the relaxing breeze of New York Harbor; forgetting the mayhem and noise of Manhattan. Take in all the iconic sites of this famous city from the perspective of the water.  Sail past Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.  Get the perspective of this famous city skyline from the decks of this stunning schooner. 

Sightseeing Sail of NY Harbor on Schooner Adirondack | Classic Harbor Line

-->Day Sail to Statue of Liberty on Adirondack -->

See New York like you never have on this 2 hour sail aboard the Adirondack , a wooden 80-foot pilot schooner. Within five minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life, and you’ll feel the relaxing breeze of New York Harbor! Sail past the Statue of Liberty and get the best view of the NYC Skyline with the World Trade Center standing tall.  

City Lights Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

-->City Lights Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack -->

Experience New York City lights like you never have on this sail past the bright and beautiful borough of Manhattan. You’ll take in the famous Manhattan skyline as it was meant to be seen — from the water. You will also enjoy spectacular views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge lit up by the evening lights.

Jazz Sail NYC

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Join us for a magical evening of live jazz aboard the decks of our stunning 105 foot schooner.  Sit back and relax with a glass of Champagne in hand and glide through NY Harbor with the magical sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty.  This sail is perfect for date night or a group of friends looking to do something unique. Enjoy a live Jazz trio from the decks of this elegant schooner.  

Sunset Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack

-->Sunset Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack -->

See New York City sunset from the water on this evening sightseeing sail of the borough’s waterside landmarks. Climb aboard our beautiful 80-foot schooner, the  Adirondack , and join your captain in this peaceful, picturesque sail away from the concrete and noise of the city.  (Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

Schooner Adirondack sailing in NY Harbor in the morning

-->Mimosa Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack -->

Start your Saturday off with a Mimosa Sail aboard the stunning Schooner Adirondack. Sit with friends and family and enjoy an early afternoon out on the water in NY Harbor. Offering a premium sailing experience, the *Schooner Adirondack* is the legend of our fleet. Climbing aboard *Adirondack*, our 80-foot wooden pilot schooner, you will quickly forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life.

Three jazz band members playing jazz on the deck of the Yacht Manhattan for a Evening Jazz Cruise

-->Evening Jazz Cruise -->

Cruise New York City’s famous harbor aboard the luxury 1920s style yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II while listening to live jazz music by the Classic Harbor Line Jazz Trio, The Boat Band! Learn more about our NYC Jazz Cruise !  This is truly the perfect way to start your evening and relax to the soothing sound of the jazz. 

the Schooner America 2.0 sailing down the river at night near a lit city

-->City Lights Sail aboard Schooner America 2.0 -->

Board the 105-foot, 1800s styled, Schooner  America 2.0  after dusk to take a tour of the unmatched Manhattan skyline. Bring your favorite companion or a group of friends to enjoy the lights as you sip on champagne in the peaceful late-night breezes of the Harbor. The City Lights sail on America 2.0 is an exquisite choice for an after-dinner event or to finish any day in the city.  (Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

AIANY Industrial Waterways Tour to Freshkills Park

-->AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour into Freshkills Park -->

Cruise the active, vibrant waterway of the Kill Van Kull and into the heart of Freshkills Park of Staten Island on one of our luxury yachts. The AIANY & planners of the Freshkills Park host this special Classic Harbor Line tour. This is the only water tour available to the public into the Freshkills waterway. Officially closed in 2001, Freshkills has embarked on a 30-year project to be transformed into the largest city park in NYC! Continuing education credits available »

Military History Tour of New York Harbor

-->Military History Tour of New York Harbor -->

In honor of our National Holiday Weekends, Classic Harbor Line and Turnstile Tours have teamed up to offer a special series of Naval Harbor History Tours! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend for a special, in-depth tour of our rich harbor-related war history.  This special 2.5-hour tour will explore the military history of New York Harbor from the Revolutionary War to today, with special emphasis on the role of the port in World War II. We will visit historic military sites, monuments, fortifications and see historic and modern fighting ships up close (especially during Fleet Week).

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-->Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting Cruise -->

Join us in NYC for a Champagne Valentine’s Day Cruise aboard the luxury yacht Manhattan II.  As you cruise on the Yacht Manhattan II, you will be able to take in all the beauty the New York City skyline has to offer while cozying up and staying warm in our climate controlled observatory. This cruise has limited capacity to create an intimate, comfortable and quiet NY Harbor cruise.  This Valentine’s Day Cruise is one of the best date ideas in the city of Manhattan.  This romantic, intimate and breathtaking NYC Cruise is something that you will make a regular annual event on this special day. 

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-->Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise -->

Please join us for this special warm and cozy cruise with your friends, family, and all your loved ones during the Holiday Season. Join us inside the toasty solarium in full holiday decor for a one hour and thirty minute cruise to see the New York City lights. Listen to Holiday songs backed by a live band!  One complimentary drink of Beer, Wine, Champagne or Delicious Hot Cocoa (Spiked if you please), Cookies, and treats for all our guests are included! (**Additional Drinks are available for purchase)   This is a NYC Holiday cruise that you just can’t miss! 

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Best Holiday Brunch in NYC | Classic Harbor Line

-->Around Manhattan Holiday Brunch Cruise -->

You will find her warm, cozy, and spectacularly decorated within the main cabin — sure to bring you and your guests into the Spirit of the Season!  This around-Manhattan holiday-themed brunch cruise is packed with a bountiful holiday-themed **three-course prix fixe menu served at your private table.**!  Expect fresh baked bagels, gingerbread muffins, cinnamon-apple pastries, seasonal fruit, spiced-glazed ham, harvest-mix salad, stuffed quiches, gluten-free waffle station with all the fixings, turkey sausage, spicy Bloody Marys, Mimosas, juices, coffee and tea. See Holiday activities we host! 

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-->Sunset & Holiday Cocoa Cruise -->

Experience a beautiful New York City sunset and the illuminated cityscape during a comfortable and unique NYC Harbor sunset cruise through the Hudson River. Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the grand salon of the Manhattan Yachts in their rich full Holiday decor while taking in NYC skyline during this magical time of year.

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-->Holiday Jazz Cruise -->

Join us aboard our luxury Yacht Manhattan II in full holiday decor and join us for our romantic Holiday Jazz Cruise.  Enjoy this 1.5 hour cruise with your loved one and a glass of Champagne in hand.  See the city lights twinkle at night as you cozy up for an evening out in NY Harbor aboard a luxury yacht.  A complimentary beer, wine, hot cocoa (spiked if you please) or champagne from the bar is offered on all trips. Additional drinks are available for purchase.

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-->New Year’s Eve Champagne Tasting Cruise -->

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve with your special someone or your close and dear friends on Classic Harbor Line’s New Year’s Eve Champagne Tasting Cruise! As you cruise on the Yacht Manhattan II, you will be able to take in all the beauty the New York City skyline has to offer while cozying up and staying warm in our climate controlled observatory. This cruise has limited capacity to create an intimate, comfortable and quiet NY Harbor cruise.

This special tour features the twinkling lights of Manhattan and a selection of special sparkling wines featuring a delicious flight hand selected by our own wine and food expert.

This cruise will have a five flight Champagne tasting and the best spots in NY Harbor for the magical display of Fireworks off the Statue of Liberty! 

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-->New Year’s Day Brunch Cruise -->

Happy Holidays! Come cruise into the New Year with us.  You will enjoy our warm, cozy, and spectacularly decorated main cabin – which is sure to bring you and your guests into the Spirit of the Season.  This round-Manhattan New Year brunch cruise is packed with a bountiful holiday-themed menu!  Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory of these 1920s style motor yachts. 

Schooner Adirondack sailing with a 400 square foot PRIDE Flag in front of the Statue of Liberty on a cloudy day

-->New York Harbor PRIDE Sail for the Hetrick-Martin Institute -->

Celebrate PRIDE with us and join aboard for an afternoon sail on one of our classic Schooners! 100% of net ticket sales will be donated to Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) whome is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization serving LGBTQIA+ youth services organization that provides its youth members with access to mental health services, social services, basic needs such as toiletries and clothing, as well as remote and in-person programming services focused on education, workforce development and arts & culture.  So grab your friends, soak up some sunshine and sail with us through the waters we proudly call home.  

Full boat shot of the Yacht Full Moon departing from North Cove Marina with the World Trade Center in the background

-->Statue & Skyline cruise on Full Moon from Chelsea Piers -->

Experience New York like you never have before aboard one of our classic yachts. After a day of sightseeing leave the noise of city street life behind and join us in NY Harbor for a sightseeing boat tour. Sit back, soak in the sun and enjoy the luxurious view of the island from the comfort of our open decks of one of these classic yachts!

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-->Mimosa Sail aboard Schooner America 2.0 -->

Start your Saturday off with a Mimosa Sail aboard the stunning Schooner America 2.0. Sit with friends and family and enjoy an early afternoon out on the water in NY Harbor. Offering a premium sailing experience, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest, largest, most elegant sailing ship designed for our fleet. Added to our fleet in 2011, the America 2.0 provides the most exceptional day sailing one can find in New York Harbor.  So sit back and relax for two hours on this classic yacht. 

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-->AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC -->

The best way to understand the many facets of climate change in New York City is by traveling along its waterways….Join us aboard Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II for the *AIANY Climate Change Tour: Resiliency, Sustainable Architecture and the Future of NYC * and learn about how climate change is affecting our city and people, and the actions NYC is taking to mitigate pending threats and reduce its carbon footprint. This tour will address the pressing need for sustainable design and greater resiliency, delving into how New York City is reducing fossil fuel consumption, strengthening its natural habitats, and reimagining its transportation infrastructure. The tour will also explore the importance of the environmental justice movement in New York City. (Offered on Fridays!) Continuing education credits available »

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-->Statue & Skyline Holiday Cocoa Cruise -->

Don’t let the cold scare you! Join us aboard one of our classic, climate controlled yachts, decked out in holiday decor and cruise with us into NY Harbor.  Take in the most famous skyline in the world and get an up close view of the Statue of Liberty.  This is one of NYCs Best Holiday Sightseeing Cruises!  Intimate and cozy, you are sure to enjoy your time out with us and make it a memorable experience. 

Statue & Skyline Cruise on Yacht Kingston

-->Statue & Skyline Cruise aboard Yacht Kingston -->

Experience New York like you never have before by leaving the noise of city life behind. Sit back and enjoy this intimate narrated tour of lower Manhattan from the open decks of yacht  Kingston ! Get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and cruise by Ellis Island.  You will also cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge all the while taking in all of the views that the NYC Skyline has to offer.

NYC Skyline photo from the deck of Yacht Manhattan II

-->Paseo en Barco por la Arquitectura de Nueva York con narración en Español -->

THIS TOUR IS ONLY OFFERED ON PRIVATE EVENTS – Narrado en español por uno de los guías del Instituto Americano de Arquitectos – Nueva York (AIANY). Se ofrece a bordo de Kingston es un mini yate de casco blanco con una cabina totalmente cubierta con grandes ventanales, y una sección de proa exterior. Disfrute de los tesoros arquitectónicos de Nueva York desde un elegante y cómodo barco. La mejor manera de conocer la ciudad. Las obras de arquitectos ganadores de premios nacionales e internacionales, incluidos muchos arquitectos españoles y latinoamericanos.

Best Mother's Day Brunch Cruise | Classic Harbor Line

-->Around Manhattan Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise -->

Treat mom to the elegant yacht she deserves! Bring her aboard the Manhattan II  for a leisurely weekend brunch, including  a delicious three-course prix fixe menu served at your private table. A complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa is included! We’ll cruise all the way around the entire island — seeing all the major sites including the Statue of Liberty!

Sunset or City Lights Cruise on Yacht Kingston

-->Sunset Cocktail Cruise on Yacht Kingston -->

Join us aboard the most intimate classic yachts in town to take in the spectacular New York City Skyline at Sunset! You and only up to 48 other guests will be aboard one of our 1920s style water taxis to zip out on to the Hudson in style! Our identical “mini yacht”, Kingston is the smallest and newest power yacht in the Classic Harbor Line fleet.

Yacht Full Moon

-->Sunset Cruise on Full Moon from Chelsea Piers -->

Join us aboard one of the smaller more intimate wooden yachts of the Classic Harbor Line fleet and departs from Chelsea Piers for a cruise in New York Harbor at Sunset. Yacht Full Moon is equipped with comfortable seating and excellent views of the city skyline and New York harbor. Occasionally this cruise will take place on her sister ship the classic Yacht Kingston. This charming plumb-bowed mini-yacht features wrap-around seating to take in all the amazing views this city has to offer. Each excursion will feature a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. 

Group of friends on the bow of the Yacht Full Moon with the Statue of Liberty in the background

-->Statue and Skyline Cruise on yacht Full Moon from North Cove Marina -->

Join us for some afternoon sightseeing aboard our Statue and Skyline cruise departing from North Cove Marina on one of our classic yachts.  In the heart of Battery Park City this is the perfect place to jump on a boat and head out into the Harbor to see the city from the waters perspective.  View iconic sites such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and more!

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Posted on 01/25/2024

It’s arguably one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States, and it’s a place most visitors to New York City want to visit. However, a combination of its popularity, as well as its island location, make the Statue of Liberty a frustrating place to visit.

Statue of Liberty visitors plan months in advance – it’s not as easy as waking up and walking over. Many guests in NYC wonder how to visit the Statue of Liberty because it isn’t straightforward.

You do have to plan to have the most seamless, cost-effective trip to the Statue of Liberty. It’s one of the most popular things to do in NYC. If you want to visit Lady Liberty yourself, you’ll want to read your guide to visiting the Statue of Liberty well in advance of your trip.

I remember the first time I saw the statue up close. I was on an 8th-grade field trip, and remember how big the statue looked up close. It looks rather small across the water at Battery Park.

Getting to the statue was much easier then than it is now, in the post-9/11 world. If I could offer one very important piece of advice, it would be to pack your patience with you.

It’s an incredibly frustrating time to get over to the Statue of Liberty, especially if you have tickets for the pedestal or crown. Being patient and being prepared for the chaos will improve your experience.

Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor with pier in foreground

How to Visit the Statue of Liberty

Purchasing your statue of liberty tickets.

Once you arrive at Battery Park, you’ll find numerous vendors offering tickets and tours to the Statue Of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. You are going to walk right past those vendors because you are going to purchase your tickets in advance.

Many of these vendors are offering scams and/or overpriced tickets, so you’ll want to avoid them. You must purchase tickets from the official site (or the official ticket office) to avoid the higher price.

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Statue Cruises is the only authorized ferry service to Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty, and you can pre-purchase these ferry tickets. They are very reasonable (at the time of publication, they were $24.50 for adults and $12 for kids aged 4-12 years old) and your ferry ticket will include access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

If you want to access the pedestal of the statue or the crown, those tickets need to be reserved in advance. There are only a limited number available, and Statue of Liberty crown tickets are especially limited.

Note that there is no additional fee for Statue of Liberty pedestal access tickets, but it can be very difficult to get last-minute tickets to these. Book in advance.

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Taking the Statue of Liberty Ferry

There are two departure points for the Statue of Liberty ferry – one in NYC at Battery Park, and one in New Jersey at Liberty State Park. While you can purchase your tickets at the Castle Clinton ticket office, we recommend getting a reserve ticket online in advance .

As mentioned above, there’s no additional fee for pedestal or crown access, but you will want to make an advanced reservation.

You’ll have to go through airline-style security at the terminal before entering the boat. Just like the airport, you’ll have to put small items like wallets, cell phones, or belts in a bin or one of your bags. Drinks, however, are allowed.

Once you go through the security, you’ll be led into a waiting area for the boat. Ferries depart every 20 minutes, so there’s almost always a boat loading or unloading. Entering the boat does feel a bit like a cattle call – everyone just pushes to the front to board the boat. If you have young kids, you’ll want to hold hands as you enter the boat.

The ferry boats that we were on were all a bit different, but they were pretty much the same. Boats had three levels, and guests could sit on any of them. There were plenty of seats, as well as restrooms and a snack bar. The ride isn’t very long at all, so before long, you’ll be at the Statue of Liberty National Monument National Park.

The ferries stop at both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, so you’ll want to get off at the first stop for the statue. After disembarking the boat, you’ll be right at the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

The Statue of Liberty from below

The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Liberty Island

Most people generally get grounds-only tickets, so they can access almost everything on the grounds except for the actual statue. There’s also the Fort Wood area of the grounds, which is only accessible to those who have crown or pedestal tickets.

You can spend as much time as you’d like on the grounds. After getting off the boat, you can pick up an audio tour at the tent to the right. These audio tours are included in your ticket and come in multiple languages. I’d recommend getting one because it’s included and will provide you with additional context about the monument.

There’s also the new Statue of Liberty Museum, which is located on the grounds. There, you’ll find the original torch of the Statue of Liberty, which came down in 1984, as well as a theater and other exhibits. This new museum is accessible to anyone with grounds tickets, whereas the old museum was only open to those with pedestal or crown tickets.

At the grounds, you’ll also find areas where you can get stunning views of Manhattan. We enjoyed spending time just taking pictures of the city and New York Harbor.

Statue of Liberty Museum

There’s also a gift shop, restrooms, a cafe, and more. During our visit, the outdoor cafe was open with outdoor seating. It was a beautiful day, so we enjoyed getting our lunch and sitting outside.

Food is what you’d expect at a tourist attraction, although they do have a delicious-looking lobster roll. Guests can bring their own food, but you won’t be able to bring a cooler on the ferry. If you do bring food, pack it in a small bag.

If you want to combine your visit to the Statue of Liberty with a trip to Ellis Island, you’ll want to start your journey early in the day. We got in line for the ferry at about noon and ended up spending most of our day at the Statue.

Manhattan from the Statue of Liberty

Visiting the Pedestal

We had pedestal tickets during our visit, so we headed there right after we got off the ferry. When visiting the crown or pedestal, you’ll have to go through additional security. There are some things allowed on the grounds that are not permitted in the statue.

Locker rentals are offered, so you can store any items if necessary. Lockers accept change only, and there’s a change machine right at the lockers.

Once you pass by the lockers, you can enter the queue for the statue. Tickets are checked to make sure you have pedestal or crown access. Then, you can walk to the security screening area.

There are some items that are not allowed inside the Statue of Liberty. These include (but are not limited to): strollers, laptop, food and drinks (water in clear containers is permitted), and backpacks (including drawstring bags). See the full list here . Note that some of these things, like strollers, are allowed on the island, just not in the Statue.

The name “pedestal” may be a bit misleading, as you do get a great view from this point. While you may think it’s the very base of the statue, it is about 10 stories high. There are stairs to climb, although an elevator that goes most of the way up to the pedestal is available.

After you reach the top of the pedestal, you can go outside and see the city. You can also continue up to the crown if you have those tickets. There are security personnel checking out tickets, and only those with actual crown tickets can enter.

As you walk down from the pedestal, you’ll be able to go outside to Fort Hood. There, you’ll have great views of both the city and the statue. Only those with pedestal or crown tickets can enter this area, so it typically isn’t overly crowded.

We were thrilled to be able to go to the pedestal and get that close to the statue. We didn’t spend too much time there but did spend enough time to explore and take lots of photos.

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Tours of the Statue of Liberty

In addition to the audio tours, there are also guided tours at the Statue of Liberty. These are included with your tickets and are ranger-guided. They can’t be booked in advance, and the schedule varies daily. If you are looking for additional information, a guided tour would be a great option, especially since they are free!

Once you are done at the island, you’ll need to get the ferry back to Manhattan or New Jersey. Once again, you’ll line up, waiting for the ferry to arrive. Make sure you are on in the right line for the correct ferry.

While we were there, the line for the ferry back to Battery Park was significantly longer than the line for the New Jersey ferry. It was a very busy day on a holiday weekend, so we had to wait for one ferry to completely fill up and leave before we got to the front of the line to board the ferry.

The ferry will make a quick stop at Ellis Island to drop off/pick up passengers before returning to Battery Park.

The Statue of Liberty is open most days, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting the Statue of Liberty

Access is offered to the pedestal and the crown of the Statue of Liberty. However, you do need tickets, and these aren’t always available. Reserve as early as possible.

You may be able to, but it’s best to get them as early as possible. Purchase them from the authorized outlet so that you don’t have to overpay.

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1. how long is a statue of liberty cruise, 2. can i buy tickets for a statue of liberty cruise on the same day, 3. are there any age restrictions for statue of liberty cruises, 4. can i bring food and drinks on board the cruise, 5. is there a dress code for statue of liberty cruises, 6. are statue of liberty cruises wheelchair accessible, 7. do statue of liberty cruises operate year-round, 8. can i get off the boat and visit the statue of liberty, 9. are there audio or guided tours available on statue of liberty cruises, 10. can i take my pet on a statue of liberty cruise, 11. are there restroom facilities available onboard, 12. can i purchase souvenirs on the statue of liberty cruise.

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic symbols of freedom and democracy in the world. If you are planning to visit this historic monument during your trip to New York City, taking a Statue of Liberty cruise is a popular option to experience the grandeur and magnificence of this statue up close. These cruises offer breathtaking views of Lady Liberty, as well as the stunning New York City skyline. But where do these Statue of Liberty cruises leave from?

Statue of Liberty cruises typically depart from two main locations: Battery Park in Lower Manhattan and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Both options provide convenient access to the Statue of Liberty and are well-served by public transportation.

If you choose to depart from Battery Park, you can easily reach the departure point by taking the subway or bus. Battery Park is located at the southern tip of Manhattan, right next to the financial district. It offers a picturesque waterfront setting and is a popular starting point for various cruises, including those to the Statue of Liberty.

On the other hand, Liberty State Park in Jersey City provides an alternative departure point for Statue of Liberty cruises. This park is located in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. It offers ample parking facilities for those traveling by car and is also accessible by public transportation, including ferries and trains.

No matter which departure point you choose, Statue of Liberty cruises offer an unforgettable experience. As you embark on your journey, you’ll sail along the waters surrounding Manhattan and enjoy breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the New York City skyline. These cruises provide an excellent vantage point to capture stunning photographs and create lasting memories.

A typical Statue of Liberty cruise lasts around 60-90 minutes, depending on the specific itinerary and any additional stops along the way.

While it is possible to purchase tickets on the same day, it is recommended to book your tickets in advance. This ensures availability, especially during peak tourist seasons.

No, there are no specific age restrictions for Statue of Liberty cruises. However, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Most Statue of Liberty cruises allow you to bring small snacks and non-alcoholic beverages on board. However, it’s always best to check with the specific cruise operator for their policies.

There is no specific dress code for Statue of Liberty cruises. However, it’s recommended to dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather, as the cruise may be outdoors.

Yes, most Statue of Liberty cruises are wheelchair accessible. However, it’s advisable to inform the cruise operator in advance to ensure arrangements are made to accommodate any specific needs.

Yes, Statue of Liberty cruises operate year-round. However, some cruises may have reduced schedules or limited availability during certain times of the year, such as winter months.

Yes, many Statue of Liberty cruises offer the option to disembark and visit the statue and Ellis Island. These cruises typically include a stop at either Liberty Island or both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, allowing passengers to explore and learn more about the history of these landmarks.

Yes, most Statue of Liberty cruises offer audio or guided tours in multiple languages. These tours provide informative commentary and enrich the overall experience.

Pets are generally not allowed on Statue of Liberty cruises, with the exception of service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities. It’s always best to check with the specific cruise operator for their pet policy.

Yes, Statue of Liberty cruises typically have restroom facilities available onboard for passengers’ convenience.

Yes, many Statue of Liberty cruises have onboard gift shops where you can purchase souvenirs, including replicas of the Statue of Liberty, t-shirts, and other memorabilia to commemorate your trip.

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Freshman Dem proposes bill to remove Statue of Liberty in protest of GOP's 'bigoted' immigration law

Rep maxwell frost accused gop of 'removing the fabric of america'.

Rep. Maxwell Frost references Statue of Liberty in GOP immigration bill

Rep. Maxwell Frost references Statue of Liberty in GOP immigration bill

Rep. Maxwell Frost, D-Fla., drafted a mock bill to remove the Statue of Liberty in response to House Republicans' efforts to pass immigration legislation.

Rep. Maxwell Frost, D-Fla., was mocked on social media Wednesday for telling Republicans to pass a bill to remove the Statue of Liberty along with their "bigoted" immigration law.

A House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing on immigration discussed H.R.2, the House GOP’s Secure the Border Act, the comprehensive border security and immigration bill passed back in May. The bill would restrict the asylum process for people crossing the border and require resumed construction on the border wall.

The freshman congressman was one of many Democrats who attacked the bill, though he also produced a mock bill to remove the Statue of Liberty for Republicans to also pass.

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Rep. Maxwell Frost, D-Fla., attacked Republicans' immigration bill. (House Oversight and Accountability Committee )

REP. JAYAPAL SHREDDED FOR SAYING BIDEN BORDER ENFORCEMENT 'SO HEAVY-HANDED' SHE HAS 'CONCERNS:' 'OUT OF TOUCH'

"My colleagues from the other side of the aisle, let’s be honest with immigrants who deserve better than what you’re offering them. Don’t welcome immigrants if you plan to reject them. If you keep pushing your bigoted H.R. 2 bill, then also pass this bill. I’ve taken the liberty of drafting it for you," Frost said, holding up the draft. "It removes the Statue of Liberty, our largest symbol that tells people to come here."

"This is who you are, removing the fabric of America. So, I want to know which Republican, who supports and voted for H.R.2, will introduce this bill," he continued. "If you’re gonna support H.R.2 and these bigoted measures, the least you can do is not be a d--n liar."

Frost’s reference to the iconic sculpture was blasted for conflating significant immigration reform with text on the Statue of Liberty.

"This is ridiculous," The Telegraph contributor Nile Gardiner remarked.

Fox News contributor Guy Benson agreed, "god this is stupid."

"Hey! Statue!" The Spectator contributing editor Stephen Miller joked, pointing out the leftist trope.

"Democrats can’t decide if they want to topple statues or have them make our laws for us," writer Ryan James Girdusky posted.

RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway added, "There’s only one party in this country that wants to tear down statues, and it’s not Republicans."

Substack writer Jim Treacher noted, "Eric Adams isn't a Republican. Brandon Johnson isn't a Republican. None of the other mayors crying about immigrants are Republicans."

"The country's going to hell because people keep electing morons like this," Twitchy’s Doug Powers declared.

Maryland State Sen. Justin Ready commented, "Then I guess New York and Chicago should stop complaining then!"

"You can be for legal immigration and a secure border, its not something we have to choose between," Republican State Leadership Committee deputy communications director Mason Di Palma wrote.

Radio host Lori Mills explained, "He should sponsor a family, and illegal aliens should be sent to his district. It’s the compassionate thing to do. @GovAbbott."

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The Statue of Liberty has been invoked to attack efforts to restrict illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

DEMOCRATS 'DRIVING POLARIZATION' ON IMMIGRATION AMID PARTY'S 'SHIFT LEFTWARD,' POLITICAL SCIENTISTS FIND

The left referring to the Statue of Liberty as equivalent to immigration law has been an often-ridiculed notion by right-wingers. During the Trump administration, cabinet members were asked how the president’s immigration stances squared with the symbolic sculpture.

"The Statue of Liberty says, ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ It doesn't say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer programmer," CNN’s Jim Acosta infamously said to then senior White House adviser Stephen Miller in 2017.

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Frost drafted a fake bill to remove the Statue of Liberty in response to the GOP's immigration stance. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Congressional Integrity Project | Islam Dogru/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Although Frost attacked Republicans, 14 Democratic lawmakers voted with the GOP to condemn President Biden’s border policies. The Democrats included Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas; Jared Golden, D-Maine; Mary Peltola, D-Alaska; Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash.; and Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla.

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Desolation and wretched poverty. A campsite in an isolated patch of Soviet forest. An old wagon, unhitched. The Roma who populate this camp are as wretched as the wagon that is the centrepiece of their ‘life on wheels’. Their clothes are as shabby as their patchwork tents. Beleaguered old women sing mournful tunes and occasionally erupt in fits of ‘wild’ dancing. A young orphan girl named Grina cries bitterly. She cannot muster the strength to dance around the campfire or even to sing a sad song. After all, the pitiful orphan is soon to be sold to a wealthy Rom from a nearby camp for an astonishing bride price of five thousand roubles.

Lording over this scene of misery, poverty, and despair is Vangar – a cruel and insatiably greedy kulak (exploiter). An exemplary counter-revolutionary, Vangar is insistent on preserving the ‘nomadic Gypsy way of life’ and rejecting the new Soviet culture and socialist economy. The camp’s youth can only dream of life in the bustling Soviet cities where not only factories, but also an entire new socialist civilization is being built by proud and happy Soviet workers. Vangar rules his camp with an iron fist and soullessly exploits all the poor Roma in the camp. It is Vangar who has schemed to sell Grina to the highest bidder. Vangar is aided and abetted by an entourage of lackeys ready to deploy their whips and beat any Roma who defy their boss’s orders. Vangar is well-fed and wears warm, attractive boots. The poor Roma whom he exploits go hungry and cold. They sing quiet songs about Vangar’s cunning, and they curse him as a tyrant no better than the ‘bloody tsar’ of the recent imperial Russian past.

In this way, the stage was set for the drama to unfold in Life on Wheels , a Romani-language play that debuted at Moscow’s State Gypsy Theatre Romen in 1931. Life on Wheels was written by A. V. Germano, the early Soviet Union’s most celebrated Romani author of poetry and prose on the theme of Roma’s emancipation under the red star of Bolshevism. Germano designed the fictional Romani camp featured in the play to bring to life for Soviet audiences the plight of contemporary Roma as the Bolsheviks understood it and wanted the Soviet people to understand it. Yet Germano’s play, written in the artistic style of socialist realism, was also to portray – for Romani audiences in particular – the trajectory through which ‘backward Gypsies’ would, with the generous aid of the Soviet state, integrate into the rapidly developing socialist society. Life on Wheels was written as an unambiguous Soviet morality play in which downtrodden Roma bravely overcome their dark past, overthrow their kulak exploiters and emerge transformed in the light of Soviet enlightenment as educated, productive citizens devoted to building socialism under Stalin’s wise leadership.

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News of Kalysh’s rumoured return ignites Vangar’s violent anger, but it also gives the camp’s poor Roma reason to hope. As a chorus, they sing of a brilliant Soviet future within their reach:

‘The Gypsy’s life on wheels Has for many years rolled on, But the Land of the Soviets Has offered us a new life.’

Kalysh has brought more than a mere promise of new life. He tells of tangible Soviet achievements. In Moscow, the poor Roma learn, a ‘Gypsy Theatre’ has been created as well as an All-Russian ‘Gypsy Union’. Soviet power offers land for nomadic Roma to settle and organize collective farms. Dignified work is available for Roma in Soviet factories. Romani children study in school.

In the land of the Soviets, Roma work side by side with their fellow citizens to build socialism. In this new world, exploiters like Vangar have no rightful place; they can no longer oppress the weak and the poor with impunity. In this new world, there is likewise no place for ‘unproductive’ and ‘backward’ pursuits like nomadism, fortune telling, begging or dancing on the streets for scraps of charity. In the Soviet Union Roma are equal citizens and, as such, they must study in schools and labour in the socialist economy. They must integrate fully into the modern, sedentary, Soviet way of life. Roma must emancipate themselves from their life on wheels, but they enjoy the assurance of the tutelage and material support Soviet power provides all its citizens.

With these promises of Soviet emancipation and transformation, Kalysh leads the camp’s poor Roma in overthrowing Vangar. They abandon their life on wheels and happily begin new Soviet lives of civic integration. Their bitter tears of exploitation are exchanged for the joy of taking Soviet power into their own hands – of learning ‘to live like people, not like wolves’. They reclaim the camp’s horses from Vangar before he flees, disempowered. Before the curtain falls at the play’s end, young Grina is seen at centre stage, dancing joyfully – an orphan still, but now she is the master of her own happy fate in the Land of the Soviets.

The founding of the Theatre Romen in 1931 came on the heels of a long and complex history of Romani artistic performance in both imperial and revolutionary Russia.

Germano, the play’s author, would later self-consciously admit to the mechanistic portrayal of revolutionary transformation in this, the State Gypsy Theatre Romen’s first premiere of a full-length play. Yet the fact that Life on Wheels was commissioned by the Soviet state at all, no less than that it was staged at the newly created Theatre Romen, was in 1931 an astonishing victory for the Romani activists and artists who had for years lobbied the Soviet state to invest in the development of Soviet-style Romani art. The founding of the Theatre Romen in 1931 came on the heels of a long and complex history of Romani artistic performance in both imperial and revolutionary Russia. That Romani artists and performers successfully launched the Theatre Romen (a theatre still in operation in Moscow today) in 1931 is due to their persistent struggle to claim the legitimacy of Romani art in Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Long before the Bolsheviks seized power in the October Revolution of 1917, Romani music and dance had occupied a special place in imperial Russian culture. By the late nineteenth century, a so-called ‘Gypsy mania’ had consumed elite Russian society. It was the height of fashion for Russian elites to frequent expensive restaurants where Romani choirs were employed to entertain audiences with dancing and singing. For the Roma artists who performed in these choirs, this was a lucrative business that potentially afforded them the advantages of wealth – not least among them the ability to send their children to prestigious schools. In the twilight of the tsarist empire, the popularity of Gypsy choirs was unrivalled, and many Romani families in the business of artistic performance integrated themselves into elite Russian society.

In the wake of Russia’s revolutions in 1917 and the traumatic Civil War that followed, Roma struggled at first to stake a claim in the emerging Bolshevik society for the music and dance traditions that had been so wildly popular in tsarist times. The Bolsheviks associated so-called ‘Gypsy music’ with bourgeois decadence. They decried the performances of Romani choirs as ethnographically inauthentic and accused Romani performers of pornography and petit-bourgeois counter-revolution.

More broadly, the Bolsheviks viewed the Romani population of the Soviet Union with dread. Through the prism of stereotypes, the Bolsheviks regarded Roma as the antithesis of the ‘New Soviet Men and Women’ whom they sought to create. When they declared their intention to ‘refashion life on earth’, the Bolsheviks envisioned a modern society of engaged citizens who laboured productively in the socialist economy and who prized education, hygiene and culture. Assuming that all ‘Gypsies’ ( tsygane , the official nationality they were known as in the Soviet Union) were extremely ‘backward’, the Bolsheviks imagined Roma as stuck at the primitive stages of human development on the Marxist evolutionary timeline. Roma, the Bolsheviks assumed, were aimless nomads, filthy illiterates and cunning parasites dangerously alienated from the socialist economy and culture that they hoped to create.

Yet Roma were but one of many ethnic minorities in the Soviet Union whom the Bolsheviks considered ‘backward’ and for whom they designed their nationality policy. The historian Terry Martin has described this nationality policy as a Soviet ‘affirmative action’ programme. The Bolsheviks promised to ‘uplift’ and ‘advance’ the Soviet Union’s ethnic minorities via a range of nation-building projects that would liberate them from the ‘backwardness’ to which tsarist rule had ostensibly condemned them. Roma and their fellow ‘backward’ ethnic minorities in the early Soviet Union were promised preferential access to jobs and education, but also the creation of national languages, alphabets, literatures, theatres, native-language schools and territories (within the USSR). In the Bolsheviks’ famous slogan, these were all to be ‘national in form, socialist in content’. In other words, this nationality policy was designed to integrate the Soviet Union’s ethnic minorities into the modern socialist economy and new Soviet culture by means of institutionalized ethnic particularism.

Bolshevik nationality policy thus provided a framework through which Roma and their fellow minority citizens of the Soviet Union could (and very creatively did) make ethnic-based claims for themselves and their nationality. In so doing, they fulfilled the ‘national in form, socialist in content’ logic that was intended by the Soviet state. In using the framework of this ethnic-based Soviet affirmative action, they also integrated themselves into the Soviet economy and culture. Roma were no exception. Indeed, the Theatre Romen and Germano’s play Life on Wheels were inconceivable without the Soviet nationality policy that made them both possible in Stalin’s Soviet Union.

In the 1920s, Romani activists and artists had energetically campaigned for the establishment of a national theatre. Using the Bolsheviks’ logic, they argued that the creation of a Soviet Gypsy theatre would ‘rescue’ Romani art from the degradations of the capitalist past and help accelerate Roma’s transition to a Soviet way of life. On stage at this new theatre, they argued, Romani artists would sing new songs of Soviet socialism for Romani audiences in the Romani language. The theatre would serve a crucial didactic function and accustom ‘backward Gypsy’ audiences to the values of Soviet socialism. In October 1930, the Commissariat of Enlightenment approved the creation of the Theatre Romen, the first theatre of its kind in the world.

Life on Wheels premiered at the Theatre Romen in 1931. Colourful tapestries and a shabby wagon decorated the stage. Romen’s female performers wore brightly patterned dresses. The men sported unruly beards, lined their eyes with kohl, and carried horsewhips. One theatre critic decried what he considered the staging’s crude exotica, but Soviet officials and theatre critics generally hailed the play as a success for the young theatre.

Life on Wheels launched what for the Theatre Romen and its artists would prove to be a stressful decade of trying to adroitly navigate evolving Stalinist policy regarding the arts, nationality policy and the ‘socialist content’ of broad Soviet culture. Several times in the 1930s, the Theatre Romen was threatened with closure by Soviet authorities. Behind the scenes, Romani activists and the theatre’s Romani performers struggled to assert their own authority over the development of this Soviet-style Romani art, as well as to meet the mercurial demands of Stalinist policy and culture.

In the Theatre Romen’s early years, Romani-language plays written by Romani authors dominated its repertoire. These plays, like Life on Wheels , faithfully wedded socialist realism and the logic of Soviet nationality policy; they were straightforward tales of ‘backward Gypsies’ becoming ‘new Soviet Gypsies’. Romen’s troupe performed these plays on stage in Moscow, but also regularly travelled in the summer season to Romani collective farms throughout the Soviet Union to perform for their rural brethren.

Already by 1933, however, calls were coming from within and outside the theatre’s administration to change course and adopt a more ‘classical’ repertoire. In 1934, it premiered its staging of Prosper Merimée’s Carmen and received disappointing reviews in the Soviet press. Doubts also emerged early on – again, from both within and outside the theatre – about the viability of performing Romen’s plays in the Romani language, rather than in Russian. Most of the Theatre’s Romen’s audience members in Moscow could not understand a word of the Romani spoken on stage. Many of its actors and actresses were themselves not fluent in the Romani language and wanted to perform in Russian. Some of Romen’s artists quickly grew tired of what they felt was the disrespect of non-Romani theatre administrators and disinvested Soviet officials. By mid-decade, the Theatre Romen was palpably in crisis.

In 1937, a serious of fateful decisions transformed the Theatre Romen. M. M. Ianshin, a star at the prestigious Moscow Art Theatre, was hired as its new artistic director. A Russian, Ianshin was selected by the Commissariat of Enlightenment to elevate the Theatre Romen’s repertoire and artistry. Ianshin’s approach was straightforward. The Theatre Romen would now perform in the Russian language, not in Romani. And while plays written by Romani artists (I. I. Rom-Lebedev, in particular) would still feature in its repertoire, greater priority would be given to staging classical plays from the heights of Soviet and world culture.

Under Ianshin’s lead, in 1938 the Theatre Romen premiered a new adaptation of A. S. Pushkin’s poem The Gypsies . The play was performed in the Russian language – the language of Pushkin and of the Soviet Union’s ‘First Among Equals’, the Russian nation. Soviet audiences were invited to delight in a play that portrayed the very same images of ‘Gypsies’ that had earlier so filled Bolsheviks with dread. Pushkin’s ‘Gypsies’ were hot-tempered and carefree. They were beguiling lovers of liberty who shunned society and wandered aimlessly. Pushkin’s character Zemfira, a fiery ‘Gypsy’ beauty, enchanted her Russian lover, Aleko, and tempted him to escape modernity and follow her into the wild steppes. Soviet theatre critics celebrated this production as the triumph, at long last, of ‘authentic’ Romani art at the Theatre Romen.

The theatre’s performances were to be ‘national in form, socialist in content.’

There is irony, of course, in the Theatre Romen’s route from Germano’s Life on Wheels in 1931 to the triumphant production of Pushkin’s The Gypsies under Ianshin’s lead in 1938. But there is much more than irony. This route mirrors in stark and telling ways the evolution of Stalinist culture and nationality policy in the Soviet Union of the 1930s. Both productions, in their own ways and their own times, reflect the Bolshevik logic that justified the Theatre Romen’s founding in 1931: the theatre’s performances were to be ‘national in form, socialist in content’. By the close of the 1930s, the Theatre Romen, its actors, and its audiences were already to have graduated to a mastery of Soviet and world culture, an embrace of Stalinist kul’turnost’ (culturedness). Life on Wheels in 1931 paved the way for the Theatre Romen’s triumph with its production of The Gypsies under the changed Soviet circumstances of 1938. Likewise, both plays helped to secure the Theatre Romen’s legacy in Soviet and Russian history as well as in the global history of Roma.

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The 6 Best Statue of Liberty Cruises + Tips From a Local

T he best view of New York might not be in the city itself, but from the harbor looking back at the skyline. Sightseeing cruises are a wonderful reminder that Manhattan is, in fact, an island, and getting out on the water offers a breezy cruise in addition to a fresh vantage point.

With a cold drink in hand, you'll see not just the Statue of Liberty , but also other top city landmarks from the Brooklyn Bridge to One World Trade Center. These boat tours allow visitors to zoom out and get a new perspective, then return to Manhattan refreshed by the wind, water, light and sheer size of the skyline.

There are different boat experiences to match every type of traveler, and here are some of the best.

Best Overall: Statue City Cruises

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Price: From $24.50

Duration: At your own pace, with ferries departing every 25 to 30 minutes

Standout perk: Admission to the grounds of Liberty Island and Ellis Island are included in this sightseeing cruise and ferry service to Lady Liberty.

The best overall value and experience belongs to Statue City Cruises, which combines the scenery of a sightseeing cruise with the in-depth experience of an attraction tour. Priority entry included with the ticket saves time at the departure point at The Battery . On board the round-trip ferry service, visitors will experience all the sweeping views of a New York Harbor cruise, including skyscrapers of the Financial District and beyond.

The first stop is Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty. Audio tours in a dozen languages are available so you can go at your own pace. Those interested can continue via boat service to Ellis Island, home to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, which contains several fascinating exhibits and the chance to look up your ancestors. Explore at your leisure, then utilize the ferry service back to lower Manhattan.

Local tip: Choose a time as early as possible in the morning for this experience. Ferry service and crowds at Lady Liberty grow throughout the day and swell on weekends; a weekday morning is the best choice.

Best for Adults: Manhattan by Sail's Day Sail – Shearwater

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Price: From $60 for adults

Duration: 90 minutes

Standout perk: This cruise provides a true sailing experience on a classic schooner.

Don't be surprised to bump into New Yorkers on the Shearwater, a schooner with tall sails that entices even jaded Manhattanites to go for a ride. Climb aboard this "Gatsby"-era boat, with capacity for 48 people, from the dock at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place and set out on a sail down the Hudson River and into the New York Harbor. Trade city crowds for the open water with this cruise, complete with a cash bar, that offers up-close views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline.

This experience, conveniently available at different times throughout the day, is a match for adults seeking a more sophisticated sail – think: hip vibe, ample bar, music and an emphasis on service. Several upgrades are available, including sails that offer a wine tasting or live jazz on board. Every sailing offers the chance to snap your photograph with Lady Liberty herself, though you won't be disembarking at Liberty Island.

Local tip: Adults seeking a romantic cruise may want to opt for the Sunset Sail on the Shearwater Classic Schooner.

Best for Families: Circle Line's Liberty Super Express Downtown

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Price: From $29

Duration: 50 minutes

Standout perk: Maximize time with this express cruise, featuring convenient, regular departures.

Families with limited time (or kids with limited attention spans) may appreciate a quick express cruise option. This fast and friendly tour, at just 50 minutes, is a speedy way to get the experience of a boat cruise without it taking a bite out of your day. Hop aboard a boat with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises – the sister company to New York Water Taxi – and choose between either the open air of the top deck or the temperature-controlled cabin. On a sunny day, the outdoor deck with its sea breeze is the place to be as the boat sails past the Statue of Liberty.

Get unobstructed views of Lady Liberty and snap some family photographs before returning to Pier 16 in the South Street Seaport. Quick, efficient and featuring live narration from a guide, this sightseeing ride is excellent value packed into a short time span.

Local tip: Kids interested in ships may want to visit the South Street Seaport Museum, near the cruise departure point, to see model ships and more.

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Best Budget: Staten Island Ferry

Price: Free

Duration: 25 minutes each way

Standout perk: Get out on the water to see the Statue of Liberty without paying a cent.

The best budget sightseeing cruise isn't a cruise at all, but rather a free mode of local transportation: the Staten Island Ferry. While many of even the most basic harbor cruises start at about $20, this ferry offers a completely free, ticketless cruise in the New York Harbor, bypassing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island along the way. With service every 30 minutes and no reservations or tickets required, the ferry is not only a steal price-wise, but also a convenient option for travelers who don't want to be tied down to a ticketed departure time.

Stand out on deck and admire views of Lady Liberty during this journey that crosses about 5 miles from Whitehall Street at the tip of lower Manhattan to St. George on Staten Island. The only drawback is that you must depart the ferry in Staten Island and reboard for the trip back to Manhattan – a small "price" to pay for a free boat ride in NYC.

Local tip: Visitors will want to avoid rush hour; these commuter boats can be crowded. Choose a time outside commuting rush hour to maximize the peaceful experience.

Best Luxury: Classic Harbor Line's Statue and Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

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Price: From $64 for adults

Duration: 1.5 hours

Standout perk: This intimate cruise on a 1920s-inspired yacht comes with one complimentary drink included.

Board a yacht at Pier 62 in Chelsea for a polished cruise including views of the New York Harbor's top landmark: the Statue of Liberty. Set sail in style aboard a yacht inspired by the roaring '20s, complete with a solarium and open-air decks as well as a climate-controlled cabin. Cruise down the west side of Manhattan and check out views of The Battery, the Financial District, Governor's Island and more.

Of all the available New York City harbor cruises, guests often praise this one for the quality of the staff running the Classic Harbor Line cruises. With an emphasis on service, an intimate group with a maximum of 80 passengers and an onboard stocked bar, this cruise offers a sophisticated option for seeing Lady Liberty.

Local tip: This cruise departs from Pier 62, which is home to a riverfront carousel for kids and a pretty stretch of Hudson River Park. Stop into Chelsea Market for some picnic supplies and relax in the park before your cruise.

Best Sunset Cruise: Circle Line's Harbor Lights

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Price: From $45

Duration: 2 hours

Standout perk: Watch the skyscrapers of the Manhattan skyline flicker to life.

Circle Line offers a variety of cruises with different itineraries. One of the most popular is the Harbor Lights tour, a cruise departing from Midtown Manhattan that includes golden sunset views and a photo stop at the Statue of Liberty. See NYC landmarks like Hudson Yards, Chelsea Piers and One World Trade Center before cruising out into the New York Harbor. You'll get to learn about New York from onboard narration as the itinerary continues past Liberty Island and beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

While the sun sets and the Manhattan skyscrapers flash to life, relax on the outdoor deck space and visit the onboard bar to purchase beer, wine, cocktails and light snacks. A temperature-controlled cabin is available for hot days. Wi-Fi is free on board and allows for easy posting of sunset photos.

Local tip: This cruise departs from Pier 83 in Midtown Manhattan. Arrive early to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at neighboring Pier 86.

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Jessica Colley Clarke is a New York-based freelance writer. She loves to take visiting family and friends out on the water in the New York Harbor for a fresh perspective on the Manhattan skyline and beyond. Colley Clarke used her expertise to write this article.

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