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New York Cruise Lines: 
Leading marine-based tourism, transportation, dining and entertainment since 1945.

ABOUT US

New York Cruise Lines is an industry-leading maritime sightseeing, entertainment, dining and transportation company. Since our founding in 1945, we have delighted over 85 million guests from around the globe. We currently maintain and operate a fleet of over 25 state-of-the-art boats from our offices in midtown Manhattan, in the heart of the Hudson River Park.

OUR BRANDS

Circle-Line boat with the NYC skyline in the background.

CIRCLE LINE CRUISES

America’s Favorite Boat Ride offers world-renowned tour guides paired with spectacular views of NYC and the Statue of Liberty. One of the only tours to offer a complete loop around Manhattan, custom-designed boats have massive windows, snack bars and a choice of both on-deck and in-cabin seating. 

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New York Water Taxi in front of the Statue of Liberty.

NEW YORK WATER TAXI

NYC’s leading marine-based private transportation company. New York Water Taxi provides contract transportation services to corporations and municipalities on its modern fleet, as well as providing private charters for weddings, film shoots, parties and other events.

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North River Lobster Company docked.

NORTH RIVER LOBSTER COMPANY

New York City’s only floating lobster shack, North River Lobster Company sails from Midtown all day long during the summer, offering a fantastic variety of food, beer, wine, cocktails, and FUN! Grab a delicious lobster roll or a bucket of beer and enjoy the spectacular views from 3 sun-drenched decks.

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World Yacht Cruises boat on the rooftop with a wedding couple.

WORLD YACHT CHARTERS

Plan your wedding, corporate event or other spectacular adventure on New York’s most luxurious private yacht. Take over a whole deck or even the entire boat for your special occasion as our professional staff and crew cater to your every need. 

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The Beast riding in front of the Statue of Liberty.

THE BEAST SPEEDBOAT RIDE

New York City’s only rollercoaster on the water! The Beast is a high-speed, 30-minute, jet-powered thrill ride twisting, turning and skimming its way from Midtown Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty and back. It’s loud, wet, wild and incredibly fun. 

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OUR TEAM

Meet the NYCL leadership team.

CRAIG KANARICK, Chief Executive Officer

CRAIG KANARICK

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Kanarick joined New York Cruise Lines in October, 2017, after a long career as a serial entrepreneur. Best known as the co-founder and former Chairman of industry-pioneering digital firm Razorfish, he served as the CEO of Mouth Foods immediately before coming to NYCL. He received degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the MIT Media Lab.

JOHN BANKS

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Banks has a long history in public service, most notably as Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of Finance for The Council of the City of New York. His 16 years of government service spanned portions of the Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, and Bloomberg administrations. Subsequently, he entered the private sector and had a distinguished 13-year career as Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Con Ed. In 2015, he was appointed President of the Real Estate Board of New York, serving until 2019. He joined the Board of New York Cruise Lines one year ago. Mr. Banks graduated from City University of New York-Baruch College.