New York Cruise Lines is the parent company of industry leading travel, tourism, entertainment, and restaurant businesses that emphasize the ultimate in hospitality set to the beauty of the NYC skyline. NYCL’s most iconic brand, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, is a fixture in global tourism, hosting more than 60 million passengers since 1945. Recognized as “America’s Favorite Boat Ride,” Circle Line is 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 floating 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.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

With boats specifically designed to let you see as much as possible in any weather, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has hosted over 60 million passengers since opening in 1945. We like to think that we’ve perfected the fine art of the New York City tour. Go to ›

North River Lobster Company

North River Landing's first floating restaurant, North River Lobster Company, opened in 2014 as NYC's first casual, fresh, three-floor floating lobster shack. Designed for quick lobster lunches, happy hour drinks, sunset dinners and incredible views of the Midtown skyline, the North River Lobster Co. takes short cruises out onto the Hudson up to seven times per day. Go to › 

Fish Bar

Fish Bar at Pier 81 is a new 3-story seafood lounge and restaurant opening in time for Summer 2016. Fish Bar will distinguish itself by offering patrons short sailings on the Hudson River, several times a day, boasting sweeping 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline with an “out of city” experience. Go to 

New to the New York Cruise Lines Family in 2017

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World Yacht Charters

World Yacht is NYC's premiere dining destination on the Hudson River. With two stunning vessels elegantly appointed, World Yacht is the ideal venue for romantic dinners, group outings, and corporate and social events. Go to

The BEAST Speedboat Ride


When it was unleashed in the summer 2011 season, the new BEAST Speedboat Ride was New York's only jet powered thrill-ride speedboat attraction. Equipped with 1400 BHP-horsepower with 2 ZF 3000 marine gears and powered by two Hamilton Jets, the new BEAST rockets through the water with the ability to reach up to a heart-pounding speed of 40 knots (about 45 mph). Go to ›


New York Cruises Lines has been around for 70 years. That's a long time. Here's a brief overview.