Happy Holidays from New York Cruise Lines, the proud home of iconic NYC sightseeing, innovative waterfront dining and exciting entertainment businesses, including Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The BEAST Speedboat, North River Lobster Company and World Yacht. It's been another great year of one-of-a-kind experiences and memory-making for more than 1 million guests!
Enjoy our 2015 year in review, and please don't be a stranger next year. We have so many new things coming in 2016, we can hardly wait for the new year.
Best Wishes for 2016!
CEO, New York Cruise Lines
Circle Line Turned 70!
On June 9th, Circle Line celebrated 70 years of iconic NYC sightseeing with a birthday party for friends, partners and guests.
Read more about the celebration here.
Circle Line on Prime Time
There was no better way to kick start 2015 than with more than 6 million people across the country tuned in to NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice in January. Viewers watched one of the show’s legendary business tasks happen on board our Circle Line boats! A few months later, the summer began with roses and romance as the newest Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, sailed into NYC on a special Circle Line cruise for an unforgettable weekend! Read and watch more here.
Alicia Keys Serenades NYC in Exclusive Concert on Circle Line
It was the big secret we couldn't wait to tell: Alicia Keys hosted a private concert on Circle Line this summer!
In addition to new, yet-to-be-released songs, she performed a stirring tribute to New York City on the top deck of our boat.
Let's hear it for New York!
Award Winning Sightseeing
On September 21st, Circle Line won the 2015 Concierge Choice Award for Best Sightseeing & Tours in New York City. The CCAs honor premier individuals and businesses in the New York City visitor and service industries, and recognized Circle Line for providing excellent service over our 70 year history.
Read more details on the honor here.
North River Delivery & Catering
North River Lobster Company started in 2014 as NYC’s first Floating Lobster Shack. In 2015, we opened bigger and better (literally, we added 600 square feet on each level of the boat)!
After another successful summer, we've pulled the gangways for the season but continue to offer year-round delivery and catering, bringing the great taste of Maine to you. Check out the new menu.
World Yacht Dinner Cruises and Pier 81 Development
As a result of the exciting development in the neighborhood surrounding us, including Hudson Yards and the extension of the 7 train, the time has come for us to innovate -- to reinvent experiential dining once again!
Another new floating restaurant is now under construction on Pier 81. Stay tuned and visit nycl.com for the latest updates on the re-development of our amazing waterfront drinking, dining and entertainment destination at 42nd and 12th Avenue.
North River Lobster Company Wins
NAJ's 2015 Coolest New Products Award
wo successful seasons, boat loads of happy customers, and now an award for Coolest New Product. We couldn't be more proud of our boat-staurant! Read more about the award here.
#BoatTennis with Prince Tennis
Dovetailing the US Open, we teamed with Prince Tennis and Sport Court to host on-board tennis games set to the NYC skyline with athletes like former NY Giants center Bart Oats, retired NBA player Charles Smith, tennis great Nick Bollettieri, and fans. The fun continued with the Sport Court on North River Lobster Company's Bar Barge for guests to enjoy complimentary rounds of tennis all tourney long.
Celebrating an Opera Star
Co-hosted by World Yacht and Circle Line, we produced a once-in-a-lifetime private after party for renowned Peking Opera artist Zhang Huoding, after her debut performance in NYC at Lincoln Center. Honored guests, including Chinese Consulate staff, celebrated with Huoding under the moonlight with the best views of NYC.
We couldn't boast any success this year if we didn't share it with the community we serve. We are so proud to have hosted more than 41,000 school kids in 2015 - a record! Nothing beats providing eager-to-learn kids with history and S.T.E.M education opportunities on our boats during a field trip!
In addition, we are proud to have supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and many other charitable and community organizations, including the Girl Scouts and the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation to name just a few.
COMING SUMMER 2016: The Circle Line Empire Class
Securing our leading role in the sightseeing industry well into the future, we're excited to announce the upcoming arrival of our next-generation boats. Read our feature story in The Wall Street Journal for details.
The Empire Class will begin service just in time for the busy 2016 summer season, so contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or check circleline42.com for updates.