Who We Are
Who We Are
New York Cruise Lines is the parent company of the iconic Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, and other industry leading travel, hospitality and restaurant businesses. Circle Line, a fixture in global tourism, has hosted more than 60 million passengers since 1945 and is recognized as “America’s Favorite Boat Ride”, world- famous for sightseeing and special events including concerts and entertainment. New York Cruise Lines also owns and operates unique floating restaurants at Pier 81, including North River Lobster Company, an award winning casual lobster shack, as well as the brand new Fish Bar, a waterfront seafood lounge and restaurant with an expansive outdoor top deck and lively bar scene. New York Cruise Lines also operates World Yacht, a luxury special events and private charter business, as well as The BEAST Speedboat summer time thrill ride and launching this summer, Circle LIVE, a live music series. The company is located in Hudson River Park on 42nd Street and the Hudson River, convenient to Times Square, the High Line and Hudson Yards.
Gus Markou, President and Chief Operating Officer
Gus Markou began his career as a port engineer at World Yacht and rose the ranks as Director of Maritime Operations in 1994. Today, he handles the day-to-day operations as President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing more than 25 ships and their crew that make up Circle Line, World Yacht and North River Lobster Company fleets. Among other things, he is overseeing a $30 million build that will replace three of the current Circle Line vessels with modern, custom built sightseeing ships, to be delivered in 2016.