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    There is still limited space available aboard the Premier New York 4th of July Fireworks Cruise.

    Say happy birthday to the USA this Independence Day with Hornblower’s New York 4th of July Fireworks Cruise. The best way to see the fireworks and celebrate everything American.

    You’ll be aboard the Hornblower Sensation, with massive windows and a large, covered, top deck for 360° views.

    What’s Included:

    • Cruise in New York Harbor
    • Prime views of fireworks from the East River
    • Passed appetizers
    • American Picnic Style Buffet
    • Premium Open Bar
    • Soda, Juice, Coffee & Tea included
    • Cruise Style Seating
    • DJ and after dinner dancing

    Dress Code:
    Casual attire. We recommend bringing along a light jacket or wrap as it may get breezy on board.
    Weather Conditions: Cruise sails rain or shine!
    Atmosphere: It’s 4th of July! Friends, families and celebrations. Good food and drink and great times

    Important: Please print your tickets and bring them with you. You will be required to enter through a police checkpoint on Maiden Lane and Water Street and show your ticket. A Hornblower crew member will be available at the checkpoint to help make the process as smooth as possible.

    Cruise departs from Pier 15.


  • Is there a more inspiring, patriotic way to celebrate July 4th than at the feet of Lady Liberty, the very symbol of American Independence, or Ellis Island where so many new Americans touched land for the first time?

    Once you’ve been on Hornblower’s New York 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, you’ll know the answer to that question is no. It’s become a tradition for many and there really is no better view and atmosphere to watch the July 4th fireworks in NYC. Especially when you’re surrounded by friends and family.

    This is the only way to do July 4th, with a premium open bar and American picnic-style buffet, just like you’d expect. You’ll also see all the other great and historical sights, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, that amazing New York skyline and, of course, NYC fireworks on the East River.

    It only happens once a year and you’ll feel the excitement. Nowhere else on 4th of July can match it.

    Wednesday, July 4
    Boarding: 5:00pm | Cruising: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

    *Taxes and fees not included