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Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Philadelphia, United States
Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Dinner Cruise with Buffet
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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This dinner cruise on the Delaware River features a delicious buffet meal, an amazing DJ, and dancing. Enjoy the view of the Philadelphia skyline or head to the dance floor. Bring that special someone or a group of friends for three hours of fun on the water.
  • Philadelphia dinner cruise
  • Delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet dinner
  • DJ entertainment and dancing
  • Stroll under the stars and enjoy the city skyline
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3-hour cruise
Delicious dinner buffet attended by server, with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
Background music curated by DJ
Outdoor dinning on our spacious lounge decks
Beverages
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd , 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Boarding: Penn's Landing. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at Lombard Circle Parking Lot on Columbus Boulevard and Lombard Circle.

This activity will end right where it started.
Board the ship and it’s off to a candlelit table for two—or more. Some of the ship’s cabaret-style seating encourages meeting new friends, so be sure to mingle. Three climate-controlled interior decks with panoramic windows allow for a perfect view of the Philadelphia skyline.

As the ship departs from Penn’s Landing, head to the elegant dinner buffet, complete with salads, entrees, and desserts. The food is prepared fresh on the ship. Sample everything or simply find some favorites.

Great food and entertainment go hand-in-hand on this cruise, so take in the live performances during dinner. Grab a cocktail at the floating rooftop lounge, head to the spacious observation deck for a moonlit stroll under the stars or hit the dance floor with one of the hottest DJs in the city, spinning Top 40 hits from a variety of genres.

For dinner, take your pick from a wide variety of buffet items. See the sample menu below (subject to change):

Salads:
Organic Mixed Field Greens
Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
Green Bean Salad
Kidney Bean, Black Bean & Chickpea Salad
Red Beetroot Salad
Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Vegetable, Potatoes & Pasta:
Roasted Broccoli Florets
Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Baked Ziti Pasta
Mashed Potatoes

Entrées:
Oven-Baked Atlantic Flounder Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Italian Beef Meatball
Braised Beef Short Ribs

Dessert Buffet:
Seasonal Fruit
Raspberry Mousse
Lemon Pound Cake & Fresh Strawberries
Coconut Vanilla Cake
Carrot Cake
Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Cruises Philadelphia
Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, fun music and incredible views.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Penn's Landing
Your cruise departs from Penn’s Landing
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Delaware River
Dine on the Delaware River and enjoy panoramic windows allow for a perfect view of the Philadelphia skyline
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge (meal not included)
  • For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button-down shirt. For women, nice slacks, capri pants or a sundress is recommended.
  • In order to follow current safety guidelines, this cruise is currently only offering outdoor seating options. We would just recommend you bring a hat, light sweater or jacket and of course your shades.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Experiences
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    Where is the departure point for the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:The Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise with Buffet departs from 401 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19100
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Is there parking near the departure point for the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Local Parking is available at Lombard Circle Parking Lot on Columbus Boulevard and Lombard Circle. There may be a fee for parking.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Is the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet handicap accessible?
    A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Are there any age restrictions on the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:There are no age restrictions. Infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Are there high chairs/booster seats available for my child during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Yes, both high chairs and booster seats are available for use during the sightseeing cruise.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    How should I dress for the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Business to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women, slacks or skirts with a collared shirt or dress. Please no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    How early should I check in for the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Can I smoke on board the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Where do we sit on the boat during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Are there vegetarian selections available during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Are there restrooms on board the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Are there life jackets available onboard the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    What happens in case of bad weather during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
    Apr 2021
    Q:
    Will I get seasick during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?
    A:Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
    Apr 2021

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    4.0
    star-4
    115 Reviews

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    star-2
    Less than advertised!
    George_W
    , Jun 2022
    Were not seated in accordance with our reservation. Food and service were good. Music too loud. Manager was not concerned that an error had been made with my reservation. Would NOT recommend.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    My 5th year anniversary
    Robert_W
    , Jun 2022
    Just sitting out on the deck watching the sun go down was awesome 💯💯💯. The view we had was just nice, the weather was good, the food was amazing it was just a all out of this world excitement. I will be back very soon!
    star-5
    Chalito & Letty Philly dinner cruise
    Charles_C
    , Jun 2022
    Sitting on the deck and viewing the Philly skyline. The cool fresh air and drinks made it romantic. Music was lively
    star-4
    Philly at night on the river
    Sandra_W
    , Jun 2022
    Night time cruising was beautiful Food was good Waitstaff were excellent Drinks were expensive Easy to get to
    star-5
    The food and the scenery...
    anthony_a
    , Jun 2022
    The food and the scenery was amazing. In addition the music was really good as well. The host were very professional and nice.
    star-1
    Prejudice
    Rock_L
    , Jun 2022
    A very very very painful memory Discrimination Prejudice Rudeness It a complete waste We did not eat It was horrible
    star-5
    Amazing time!
    Kristen_B
    , Jun 2022
    We had the best time on this cruise! The food was amazing, the music was great and the atmosphere just brought everything together! I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone and I would also take this trip again and again! Thank you for everything!
    star-5
    Great time
    Johnny_F
    , Jun 2022
    Well worth it. My first time on a boat and the experience was above and beyond. Crew and staff very pleasant throughout the entire night
    star-5
    Great wonderful experience
    Javon_A
    , May 2022
    Wonderful experience food was great I feel comfortable to walk around the ship I didn’t feel sick as well.
    star-4
    Cruising in Philly
    Terri_S
    , May 2022
    Staff were wonderful and cruise on the Delaware was smooth, a great way to start Memorial Day weekend. More then enough food at the buffet.
    star-5
    Amazing
    Jamal_J
    , May 2022
    Took my husband for his 45th birthday. We had an amazing time. The food was great and so was the DJ. They also had fire works at 9:30pm. Wait staff were very professional and on point. Absolutely loved it.
    star-5
    Dancing on the Water…!!!
    ShannonL_K
    , May 2022
    The food was Ono, as they say in Hawaii! The views were marvelous but the best part was two families that were Celebrating Birthdays and were dancing up a storm to the DJ’s music! It was like a fun Floor Show! Loved it all!!!
    star-5
    Best Birthday Dinner Ever
    Nicole_F
    , May 2022
    First time experiencing a dinner cruise. It was everything we both imagined but more. It was my partner’s 46th birthday, and in his words, “This is the best birthday ever!” Food, service, music, and crewmen was awesome. Great atmosphere and plenty of views.
    star-5
    It was a great overall...
    Dommasin_C
    , May 2022
    It was a great overall experience our waitress was amazing, me and my wife were very happy to do this as a first time experience for Mother’s Day
    star-1
    Mother’s Day/ birthday celebration
    Latisha_S
    , May 2022
    The food and music was great, but where we was sitting the vent was dripping water my son left pants legs was wet and it was really cold outside when we got off the boat..around 8pm i complain to a different waiter after complaining to 2 others already and they finally cut the vent off…smh
    star-5
    Pre Mom’s day celebration of love.
    Lawrence_W
    , May 2022
    The buffet was very clean and organized. A very good variety foe all to enjoy. It meant the criteria for vegan and pescatarians. 👍 🎉🎊🥳
    star-1
    Nothing signature about it
    Morgan_C
    , May 2022
    The crew was nice, but no wait staff like the picture portrays. The food was terrible, drinks were bottom shelf and overpriced, and the music makes you feel like you’re at a bad wedding reception. The DJ walks around the boat (including outdoor top deck) to make sure he turns the music up enough so that there isn’t the slightest chance of a peaceful experience during the 3 hour trip. Several of us debated swimming home. For $130 I expected a lot more.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Philly Dinner Cruise
    Chris_R
    , Apr 2022
    1st year proposal anniversary with my fiancé. We had an amazing time we will never forget. Definitely 10/10
    star-5
    It’s was amazing
    Paulina_A
    , Apr 2022
    Having time with my fiance and we chose to spend it at Spirit of Philadelphia. our time spent together was amazing, fun, lovely, and sweet. We enjoyed our moment spent there.
    star-5
    I Enjoyed myself and...
    Vicky_W
    , Apr 2022
    I Enjoyed myself and meeting new people.Sta was Great.Food Great.I will be back. Nice calm relaxing Cruse Music Great.
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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