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By Kim Taylor

If you need a unique idea for Valentine’s Day or for a winter birthday party, consider Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises or World Yacht Cruises for their ability to transform an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience. Whether you want to cruise by day or by the twinkling lights of night, and whether you choose to sail all around Manhattan for three hours or opt for a shorter jaunt, cruising in the winter is every bit as enjoyable and uplifting as it is in the summer.

For Valentine’s Day, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and World Yacht both have special offerings: World Yacht is offering romantic 4-course dinners at private tables, with options for champagne, roses and chocolates (book before 1/26 for complementary champagne). Visit for details. And Circle Line is having a “Love At (One Hundred And) First Sight” photo contest. Participants can snap a photo with a significant other at any of the 101 sites the cruise line visits, or send in a photo in front of any of those sites from years ago. A story should accompany each photo, and winners will receive either a $50 Amex gift card or two cruise tickets. Photos can be messaged on Twitter or Instagram to @CircleLine42 and include the hashtag #loveat101st. Photos can also be uploaded on Facebook with tagging Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. If social media is not an option, Circle Line is also accepting email submissions at For more information about the Valentine’s Day Cruise, visit for details.

Happy sailing and celebrating! Cruises depart from Pier 81 on the Hudson River.

Originally published January 2014
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