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Spirit of Philadelphia

Address: 401 S. Columbus Blvd., Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 866 455 3866
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$91*
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Ranked #61 of 169 Activities in Philadelphia
Owner description: Great Entertainment at a Great Value. That's the Spirit. Festive yet...
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Owner description: Great Entertainment at a Great Value. That's the Spirit. Festive yet affordable, the Spirit of Philadelphia, conveniently located at Penn's Landing is alive with vibrant dining and entertainment, day or night. Come aboard for a brunch, lunch, sunset or dinner cruise and let us engage you with our unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and breathtaking views. And the best part? It's all included for one price. Welcome Aboard.
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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went on a Sunday night dinner cruise for my boyfriend's birthday. It was a great experience! The cruise was practically empty and we had our own 2-person table next to the window. Our server, Michelle, was attentive and friendly. The food was good and plentiful. We had a great time and definitely plan on coming back in the future!!

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Belleplain, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I found this cruise on Group On at a discounted rate and decided I wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary here. They were accommodating as we kept adding couples to our celebration. Easy to find, parking is $15. We boarded, met the crew and our waiter was Matt. He also was a bartender, dancer and just a great guy! Bring... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This was our second experience with Spirit. Our first experience was amazing. However this last experience was absolutely horrible . No more singing servers and not much entertainment except music from a DJ. This experience was completely different than our first time and very disappointing. The food was OK. Our server seemed overwhelmed but she personally did a great job... More 

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Cruises42, Manager at Spirit of Philadelphia, responded to this review

Hi - We are very sorry about your recent experience. We strive to provide our guests with quality service and we let you down. We will continue working with you offline to resolve this issue. Thank you. More 

Tranquility Nj
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We've cruised with the Spirit of New York so had great expectations - while we had an OK time the Spirit of Philadelphia fell short of the bar set by their NYC sister ship. The food was OK though disappointed there was no dessert buffet as advertised or experienced in NYC - we were served a strawberry mousse shot &... More 

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Mt Bethel
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A group of us celebrated my friends 80th birthday with a luncheon cruise and it was delightful. Food was excellent, service good. The DJ played the three specific songs we requested prior to the date which especially thrilled her. All in all an excellent time at a reasonable cost.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well, the gang did it again! This is the third time we have been on the Spirit of Philadelphia and that is just this year. We usually try and go twice a year but this trip was on them so we made it three times this year. In August they had developed a problem with the ship and left port... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me for our first yr anniversary. When we made our way to our very small table next to the window it was full of rose petals which was very sweet. I was impressed but I wasn't impressed with how much space we had with the next table beside us. Every time we needed to get up to... More 

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Philadelphia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went on a dinner cruise and I felt that for the money we paid (close to $100 per person), it was definitely not worth the money. The food wasn't that good. It was the quality of an average diner. It was essentially like a wedding reception with noisy teeny-bopper music playing (Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, etc.) full-blast and really nowhere... More 

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Cruises42, Manager at Spirit of Philadelphia, responded to this review

Hi there - We are sorry to hear that our cruise did not meet your expectations. We value the open and honest feedback from our guests and would like to thank you for your review. We will absolutely use it to improve our product. Thanks! More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went on this lunch cruise as a "day date" for my husband and I. We went on line and saw the packages and a section for guaranteed window seat for $50. Not sure if this was an additional 50 for the window or $50 a person for the cruise and the window seat, we decided to call and place... More 

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Absecon, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A friend took my wife and I for dinner but didn't tell us where we were going. What a delightful surprise to wind up on the Spirit of Philadelphia. The food was good, the staff attentive and I even learned how to do a line dance. Most notable was the beautiful Philadelphia skyline as we cruised along the Delaware River.... More 

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