As you board your lunch cruise, get your smile ready as our photographer takes a keepsake photo of you and your party (you can decide to purchase or not, when you dock). Let our expert staff greet you and seat you. Explore the ship as we get ready to pull away from the dock! Once you've been invited up to our Grande Buffet, take as little or as much as you like. While you dine, enjoy a narrated tour of Manhattan's breathtaking skyline from our panoramic windows.
Sights you'll see: Empire State Building: The Empire State Building was built in 1931 at a height of 1,250 ft.. It was the tallest building in the world for over 30 years. Brooklyn Bridge: The Brooklyn Bridge was built from 1869 to 1883. It is considered to be one of the greatest engineering triumphs of all time. World Trade Center Site: Built between 1966 and 1976, the World Trade Center's twin towers were once the tallest buildings in the world at 110 stories each. They were destroyed by an act of international terrorism on September 11, 2001. South Street Seaport: Once the heart of the 19th century Port of New York City, it has been revived by the transformation of Pier 17 into shops and restaurants. Governor's Island: This island and its historic fort, Castle William, were under military command from the 1700s to 1996. After more than 200 years under federal control, the White House transferred ownership of the 172-acre (69.6 hectare) Governors Island to New York State for the purchase price of $1.00. Statue of Liberty: A gift to the people of America from the people of France, "Liberty Enlightening the World" stands 300 ft. (91m) above New York Harbor. She was built by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Ellis Island: From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the first stop for more than 16 million immigrants arriving in the United States.