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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.  Circle-Line Cruises logo

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

NEW YORK WATER TAXI

NYC’s only hop-on/hop-off sightseeing boat stops along 4 of the best Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods. Stay on for the entire loop to swing by the Statue of Liberty, explore New York at your own pace with an All Day Access Pass, or book a private charter for a completely customized experience.  New York Water Taxi logo

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. North River Lobster Company logo

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.  World Yacht logo

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.  The Beast logo

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.

SAM COOPERMAN, Chairman of the Board

SAM COOPERMAN

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Cooperman has been the Chairman of the Board of New York Cruise Lines since 2008. He also serves as the Chairman of Stolt-Nielson Ltd. and SeaSupplier Ltd. Mr. Cooperman received degrees  from Columbia, Penn and Temple.