New contract comes as travel to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island approaches pre-pandemic visitation levels

New York, NYStatue City Cruises, the authorized provider of ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, announced today that the ten-year contract with the National Park Service has been awarded to Statue City Cruises. Statue City Cruises, part of the City Experiences portfolio of water and land-based experiences, has operated the service for more than 15 years. The new contract begins March 1, 2024.

प्रतिमा सिटी परिभ्रमणVisitation on board Statue City Cruises is currently at 87 percent of pre-pandemic levels with several days so far this year exceeding pre-pandemic levels. Historically, visitation has averaged more than four million annual visitors, including an all-time high 4.6 million visitors in 2016.

“On behalf of Statue City Cruises, we appreciate the opportunity to continue to deliver first rate hospitality and create amazing experiences for guests on board our vessels to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island,” said Mike Burke, COO of Concessions & Park Services for City Experiences.  “We sincerely thank the National Park Service for their continued trust and confidence.”

Statue City Cruises will continue to provide world class experiences to locals and visitors from two convenient departure points at Battery Park in lower Manhattan and Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Visitors will enjoy the rich culture and history of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and the Statue of Liberty Museum. The pedestal and crown of the Statue of Liberty completely reopened in October 2022.

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Hornblower Group is a global leader in experiences and transportation. Hornblower Group’s corporate businesses are comprised of three premier experience divisions: American Queen Voyages®, its overnight cruising division; City Experiences, its land and water-based experiences as well as ferry and transportation services; and Journey Beyond, Australia’s leading experiential travel group. Spanning a 100-year history, Hornblower Group’s portfolio of international offerings includes water-based experiences (dining and sightseeing cruises), land-based experiences (walking tours, food tours and excursions), overnight experiences (cruises and railways) and ferry and transportation services. Hornblower Marine, a subsidiary of Hornblower Group, provides vessel outhaul and maintenance services at Bridgeport Boatworks in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Additionally, Anchor Operating System, LLC, a subsidiary of Hornblower Group, provides reservation, ticketing, and website integration services for clients in the transportation, tourism and entertainment industries. Today, Hornblower Group’s global portfolio covers 114 countries and territories, 125 U.S. cities and serves more than 22 million guests annually. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Hornblower Group’s additional corporate offices reside in Adelaide, Australia; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; London, United Kingdom; New Albany, Indiana; New York, New York; Dublin, Ireland; and across Ontario, Canada.  For more information visit


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सिटी एक्सपीरियंस हॉर्नब्लोअर ग्रुप के जल और भूमि-आधारित अनुभव कंपनियों के विशाल पोर्टफोलियो का प्रतिनिधित्व करता है और इसमें दो उप-ब्रांड शामिल हैं: सिटी क्रूज और सिटी फेरी।  सिटी क्रूज कंपनियां अमेरिका, कनाडा और ब्रिटेन में 22 गंतव्यों में भोजन, दर्शनीय स्थलों की यात्रा और निजी कार्यक्रम संचालित करती हैं।  सिटी क्रूज कंपनियां राष्ट्रीय उद्यान सेवा और नियाग्रा पार्क आयोग की ओर से क्रूज भी संचालित करती हैं और वर्तमान में स्टैच्यू ऑफ लिबर्टी नेशनल मॉन्यूमेंट और एलिस आइलैंड नेशनल म्यूजियम ऑफ इमिग्रेशन, अल्काट्राज़ द्वीप और नियाग्रा फॉल्स को नौका सेवा प्रदान करने के लिए सेवा अनुबंध रखती हैं।  सिटी फेरी कंपनियां अंतर्देशीय और तटीय जलमार्गों में यात्रियों, वाहनों और अन्य कार्गो को सुरक्षित रूप से परिवहन करने के लिए आवश्यक विशेष ज्ञान और विशेषज्ञता प्रदान करती हैं, जो एनवाईसी फेरी और प्यूर्टो रिको फेरी सिस्टम के ऑपरेटर के रूप में कार्य करती हैं।  सिटी एक्सपीरियंस कंपनियों का पोर्टफोलियो भी वेंचर अशोर, वॉक्स और डीवर्स टूर्स सहित कंपनियों के साथ किनारे भ्रमण, साझेदार-प्रस्तावित अनुभव, मल्टी-पोर्ट पैकेज सहित पानी और भूमि-आधारित अनुभवों की एक श्रृंखला प्रदान करता है।  अधिक जानकारी के लिए देखें।


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