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Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Lunch Cruise with Buffet

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Philadelphia, United States
Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Lunch Cruise with Buffet
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

See a perspective on Philadelphia that many visitors miss—and enjoy an indulgent meal simultaneously—on this lunchtime cruise of the Delaware River. Board the Spirit at Penn’s Landing and settle in for a relaxed sightseeing tour. Admire the city’s skyline, learn about its key landmarks from the tour’s live narration, and help yourself from the wide-ranging buffet lunch offerings. Bottomless non-alcoholic beverages and DJ entertainment are also included.
  • See a new perspective on Philadelphia’s skyline during a river cruise
  • Pick your preferred dishes from a wide-ranging, gourmet buffet lunch
  • Learn about the city and its history from the tour's live narration
  • DJ entertainment contributes to the festive ambiance
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A two-hour cruise on the Delaware River
Delicious lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts (view menu)
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
Private outdoor table with amazing views of the Philadelphia skyline
Background music
Service charge and taxes
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd , 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

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.

12:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There is no smoking inside the boat
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge (meal not included)
  • Attire: For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button-down shirt. For women, nice slacks, capri pants or a sundress is recommended.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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.
  • 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 15 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?
A:The Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?
A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-11 enjoy a discounted rate and 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?
A:Business casual attire is appropriate; such as khaki pants and collared shirts. Please no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, or gym shoes.
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I check in for the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise with Buffet?
A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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 Philadelphia Lunch 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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  • "There were several field trips of young kids on board, so for all of the small party guests to on a different deck made for a pleasurable experience!" See review

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star-5
Check date
Curtis_S
, Aug 2022
Was unable to go and couldn’t get date changed or refund even though I contacted customer service Incorrect date.
star-5
Birthday celebration 🎉🎈🎂
Gloria_D
, Jul 2022
Food was delicious. Boat ride was comfortable . Enjoyed the music and dancing. Waiters and waitresses very pleasant. Also the shipmates. All in all, we loved it. A nice afternoon getaway celebrating my fiancee's birthday.
star-5
Cruise
Kolaya_W
, Jul 2022
I was scared at first but i just relaxed and went with flow of the day. We had an great time. It was my first experience on an boat and I love every minute of it.
star-4
Fun Philly Cruise
DebraA_B
, May 2022
Food and service was wonderful, Rob was a wonderful host! The music for dancing unexpected but great! Cocktail delicious. The only thing missing was the history that this area has - we had to look up all the history and sites on our phones !
star-5
A beautiful day on the water
Alfreda_S
, Sep 2021
I really enjoy my table with the view the food was good and the service was excellent. This is a great outing for friends,families and a date.
star-5
Good day on the water
Louis_D
, Aug 2021
A great time had by all! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a superb lunch buffet on the water
star-4
Fun Time
Nicole_J
, Aug 2021
It was lots of fun I enjoyed myself the food was very good The Guy that was handling my table he was wonderful I think his name was Tyrik but he was GREAT
star-2
Food
Kevin_M
, Aug 2021
Booked ticket for a brunch and it was a full dinner at noon , half of the buffet was burned food in the trays and I mentioned a food allergy my guest had and the food had most of his allergies in them . He could barely eat.
star-5
It A great experience and...
Dorothy_L
, Aug 2021
It A great experience and I really enjoyed myself my son enjoyed his self this was our first experience on a boat the food was great and the music was on point but we really had a great time I will definitely do it again and recommend others as well
star-5
It was very relaxing,...
Karla_K
, Aug 2021
It was very relaxing, great food great music and and all the staff and guests were very nice. Had an awesome day
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We were celebrating my...
Tracy_W
, Aug 2021
We were celebrating my 60th birthday. I've been wanting to do this for years. I suggested it so my sisters. My niece joined us and we had a Wonderful Time. The ship is pristine, the staff excellent and the food was delicious. The D J played great music and managed to play each one of our fav songs. Even my late mom's fav. We really had a blast. Kudos to the entire staff. We're now planning to do the dinner trip. I'm sure with Philly lights as a backdrop it will be awesome. We've posted all our memorable pictures and videos on all our social medias. Thank You so much.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Had a wonderful time....
Cynthia_M
, Aug 2021
Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent. Definitely would go again, but i would like to try the dinner cruise.
star-1
Never again
Aabdar_A
, Aug 2021
My most experience with viator I didn't even get a chance to go and I was their and they check what I presented to them and the timing was oFF big time. I would like to have a refund.....
star-5
GREAT GETAWAY FOR BRUNCH
MARKANTHONY_R
, Aug 2021
It was a great brunch get-away... just a tadbit too short... the food was tasty... the server, Phillip, paid attention to detail.
star-4
Need bottle water for purchase
Robin_L
, Aug 2021
The food was very good. I was disappointed because I had to discard my bottle water before I could enter. And fire was no bottle water aboard for purchase.
star-4
Wish seating was better which i required
Gary_p
, Jul 2021
Food was real good .very friendly people on cruise. Servers where great. But wish seating was better i got engaged and asked for special seating which I did not receive . Was not to happy with that. Even asked to to moved did not happen 😕
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Wrong time information.
Mary_C
, Jul 2021
My email and text said that boarding time was 11:00 am and departure time was 11:30. My brother and his wife were at the pier at 11: 05 and the boat was taking off. I felt really bad as I watched them watching us leave. So I was charged for people that didn't get on the boat. Do I get a refund?
star-5
Wonderful
Alexa_M
, Jul 2021
Very clean location and food was excellent. Our Waiter Rob was wonderful and the DJ was very diverse and versatile. We were there to celebrate our friends bridal/ bachelorette party. We all enjoyed ourselves.
star-2
don't care about elderly
Wanda_E
, Jul 2021
when i book the lunch cruise i explain that i'm taking my mother whose is 90yrs old she can't go up and down stairs so we need to be on the main deck.so where did they seats us down on the lower deck ..stairs she could not go down or up they had a wheel chair lift never saw one like that anyway..you tip it over and two men guide it down steps.and you have to repeat this to go back upstairs ..oo did i mention that the floor with our table had no bathroom on it ..to go to bathroom repeat cycle over again.. she didnt want to drink any thing cause she scared that she would have to go to bathroom she was so embarrass as passengers watch ...i book this trip about a month and half from date on trip....they said they call (recieve no message )the night before to tell me ????exactly.i would have gladly change the date..this was a waste on my hard earn money and the pleasure of my mom to finally get out since the covid19...i work in customer service and this was unacceptable service. the treatment of the elderly need to be better handle.....
star-5
Excellent
LUCY_J
, Jul 2021
Excellent service. Excellent views. My family and me had great and relaxing time. The food very good. I recommend this 100% for family, couple and friends time

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