Festive Fall Cruises
Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM | Amanda Mactas
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Fall is the perfect time of the year to experience the outdoors as they should be...with plenty of nature in sight! Since this is so hard to come by in New York City, the options are minimal. That's why we suggest taking a tour of the famous sights of the city by cruising around the harbor. Check out the most festive Fall cruises the city has to offer!


Hornblower Cruises: Their Sights of the Season Cruise sets sail for the next two weekends (Oct. 27 & Nov. 3), allowing guests to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Hudson Valley foliage. The luxury yacht will serve continental breakfast, a fall-inspired lunch menu, never ending cider (spiked for those who wish), and a narration of the historic sights along the way. The cruises will take place from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy special delights from City Winery and Jacques Torres Chocolate. Tickets for adults are $159.

World Yacht: This cruise line offers cruises until wintery December! Choose from a brunch or dinner cruise aboard one of their many yachts. Their dinner cruises include a four-course dinner, champagne, and a private table, while the brunch cruise includes a brunch buffet, a private table, and a complimentary beverage. Their Duchess yacht just underwent renovations to include a premium lounge area that guests can enjoy in addition to the rooftop area. Cruise prices range from $95-$154, depending on the cruise type and day of the week.

Circle Line: Take a tour of the Hudson aboard Circle Line cruises. This line offers up multiple ways to check out the views, from the Full Island Cruise (3 hrs), to the Semi-Circle Cruise (2 hrs), along with the Liberty Cruise (75 mins) and the Harbor Lights Cruise (2 hrs). Whether you want a close up view of Lady Liberty, a romantic sunset boatride, or a full tour around Manhattan, Circle Line has its bases covered. With ticket prices ranging from $28-$38, this is an affordable choice.

City Lights: This is the party boat destination in the city. More like a nightclub than a fancy floating restaurant, this cruise line knows how to get down. They offer their Yacht Party Cruise and Premium Yacht Cruise, which takes place on Saturday nights. $60 can get you on the boat, but for added fun and added cost ($84 for Yacht Party; $96 for Premium Yacht), you will get two drink tickets and access to the hot buffet.

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