CIRCLE LINE SIGHTSEEING CRUISES HOSTS “CARNIVAL DAY”
TO CELEBRATE ARRIVAL OF TWO NEW VESSELS
Circle Line Brooklyn and Circle Line Queens to Offer Passengers Additional Space,
Added Visibility and a Climate-Controlled Environment
NEW YORK (June 20, 2009) Line Queens each hold up to 600 passengers and offer upgraded amenities while maintaining the iconic silhouette that generations of voyagers have come to associate with New York City’s most famous sightseeing cruise.
To celebrate the arrival of the two new vessels, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is hosting a carnival celebration and block party on Pier 81 on Saturday, June 20. After a brief naming ceremony at 10:30 am, with godmothers Leigh-Taylor Smith (Miss New York) and Kayla Zanders, a young girl selected by the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Metro New York, Circle Line will turn Pier 81 into a bustling 1940’s-style carnival with plenty of entertainment, including a merry-go-round, dunk tank, jugglers, face painters, stilt-walkers, and balloon artists. Circle Line will also treat guests to a barbecue and complimentary cruises to the Statue of Liberty and back. All proceeds from the event will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York.
“We weren’t sure how we could top last September’s gracious welcoming of the Circle Line Manhattan by Whoopi Goldberg,” says Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises vice president and general manager Andreas Sappok. “But this June, with two new vessels on the way and a full day of 1940’s-style partying, we are confident we can show the cruising aficionados of New York City a great time, both on the pier and on the Hudson.”
The new vessels replace the Circle Line XI and Circle Line XV, which were in service for Circle Line for more than six decades.
Miss New York Christening Brooklyn
Brooklyn President with Bill Evans