Finally, it’s possible to fulfill your 007 James Bond dreams with a cruise through the New York Harbor on the ZEPHYR Statue of Liberty Express luxury yacht. The sleek white 143-foot cruiser negotiates the waters with ease, as guests relax in plush seating inside or stand on their choice of three outdoor deck areas. A top-of-the-line audio system ensures that guests hear their tour guides no matter where they are on the craft.
Passengers are ferried past all the most iconic New York sights in style. The majestic Brooklyn Bridge may no longer be the longest suspension bridge in the world, but it’s certainly among the most beautiful. In the battle for the most widely revered New York City landmark, the Empire State Building is one of the major contenders. Even though it’s several blocks inland, the ship gives passengers a good glimpse at its majestic Art Deco beauty.
Speaking of beauties, while the Empire State Building is a contender, the Statue of Liberty is right up there with it. Even after seeing images of it for years, nothing compares to sailing right up to her skirts and gazing upon her from the water. A gift from the French people in 1886, she stands an inch over 151 feet tall, welcoming immigrants and symbolizing freedom with her torch held high above the harbor.
The tour takes a somber turn as it passes the site of the World Trade Center, but One World Trade Center’s triumphant rise is a perfect illustration of the resilience of this proud city.
There are two snack and beverage bars onboard, as well as a full bar serving mixed drinks, beer and wine.
Good for kids?
The ZEPHYR Statue of Liberty Express ride is only an hour long and is filled with comfortable seating options, making it a great choice for kids.
Did you know?
There’s an avenue and a tea room in Brooklyn named after the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, John Augustus Roebling.
The original yachts – or jachts
, as their Dutch inventors spelled it – were used to chase pirates.
The Statue of Liberty didn’t just walk across the sea and plunk herself down on that island – she’s made up of 350 individual pieces and took months to arrive by ship.
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