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Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Open Loop New York Launch New Partnership to See New York by Land and by Water

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, the iconic New York City sightseeing cruise company, and Open Loop New York, part of RATP Group, a leading operator of sightseeing open-top bus tours in New York, announced today a joint partnership to offer visitors exclusive new experiences to see the city's skyline and major attractions. Launching on May 1st, the special combined offers will include access to New York's newest hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tours, paired with an unforgettable Circle Line cruise sailing around New York Harbor.

"We are thrilled to work in tandem with one of the world's top sightseeing companies with deep experience providing compelling content in New York, as well as Paris and London," said Daniel Boockvar, CEO of New York Cruise Lines, the parent company of Circle Line. "As two leaders in global sightseeing, we look forward to providing a truly unique and seamless experience for guests who want to hear all of New York City's great stories and see all its notable attractions by both land and sea."

Two of the most exciting new combo offerings launching May 1st will include:

  • Two-Day Open Loop Tickets + a Circle Line Cruise
    • Includes access to Open Loop's new hop-on hop-off tour buses for 2 days, along with a Liberty or Landmark Cruise aboard Circle Line
  • Three Day Open Loop Tickets + a Circle Line Cruise
    • Includes access to Open Loop's hop-on hop-off tour buses for 3 days, and a Circle Line Landmark Cruise

Additional combo options will also be available online and at the Circle Line Box Office and Open Loop Visitor Center, both conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. Guests will enjoy the ultimate in convenience, as Open Loop's newly revised routes will include express service directly to Circle Line at Pier 83 at 42nd Street and 12th Avenue.

Open Loop's tours features convenient and frequent Downtown, Uptown, Midtown routes and the Night Tour, set to NYC's sparkling lights. Circle Line's Liberty Cruise is the fastest way to see the Statue of Liberty and the celebrated Landmark Cruise showcases all the best sights of midtown and lower Manhattan from the Hudson and East Rivers.

"Open Loop is very proud to partner with Circle Line which is New York's premier and historic sightseeing cruise as we launched three routes now available in the heart of Manhattan taking in the city's iconic sites and areas with brand new double-decker buses wrapped in patriotic colors. With a dedicated frequent service to Pier 83, we are truly excited to offer our guests unparalleled convenience and content through this ultimate tour experience," said Tony Alvarado, VP Business Development for Marketing and Sales of Open Loop New York.

The partnership has been announced in conjunction with Circle Line's commemoration of 70 years as one of New York City's most famous icons. Circle Line has hosted on board over 60 million passengers since 1945. Stay tuned for a series of upcoming announcements from Circle Line as it continues to celebrate its 70th Anniversary. To receive up to the minute Circle Line news and updates on construction, follow @CircleLine42NYC on Twitter and Instagram or visit

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