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Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise with Buffet
3.5
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$107.07
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About
Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for two hours of fun on the waters of Philadelphia! This dinner cruise includes amazing DJ entertainment and views of the magnificent skyline. Enjoy a delicious attended buffet dinner as you gaze upon a beautiful view of Philadelphia's twinkling lights. This cruise is currently only offering outdoor dining options only. We are fortunate to have beautiful outdoor decks that are available for sightseeing. Food and beverage service will be available at outdoor tables. Access to the outer decks is by stairs only and guests will have access to restrooms. We have great weather on the water right now, we would just recommend you bring a hat, light sweater or jacket and of course your shades!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5042PHLSPI
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - City Cruises Philadelphia
Exclusions
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA The Spirit of Philadelphia departs from Penn's Landing Boarding starts 30 min prior to scheduled cruise.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - City Cruises Philadelphia
Exclusions
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA The Spirit of Philadelphia departs from Penn's Landing Boarding starts 30 min prior to scheduled cruise.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 1, 2020
A note from Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise with Buffet
Guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household. Masks not required while seated. Cloth face coverings are not required under on young children under age 2, and anyone who has trouble breathing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
    401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
    The Spirit of Philadelphia departs from Penn's Landing Boarding starts 30 min prior to scheduled cruise.
    See address & details
  • 1
    City Cruises Philadelphia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Penn's Landing
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Delaware River
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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3.5
8 reviews
Excellent
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Lakshmi
1 contribution
Bad experience
Oct 2021 • Friends
We paid $137 for the "terrible" dinner on this cruise. The food was old and we could taste it. It's very overpriced. The waitress and bartenders were very rude. The cruise is not clean and had bad smell inside. I wouldnot recommend and not worth it.
Written October 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shontel G
6 contributions
Not worth it
Literally just a cruise. No tourist info or historical info. Lack of info or instructions as to being able to walk around boat. Our waitress was horrible and we had to get our own drinks. It would’ve been nice to know more info before booking in order to understand that it’s just a back and forth on the Delaware River and nothing else! Drinks are also very overpriced! Not recommended
Written September 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mstate247
1 contribution
Couples night was beautiful for me and my fiancé
Aug 2021 • Couples
Beautiful , good food, open buffet included in trip, drinks where good but expensive, my first time ever on a boat and I loved it
Written August 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Beth P
30 contributions
Great music and food
So much fun!! Best music and DJ!! The food was great….pleasantly surprised!! Had so much fun!! Classy and fun!! Would go again!!
Written August 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jay
1 contribution
Not worth the money, food is extremely poor
Jun 2021 • Couples
The food is terrible, bland and no flavor. Staff was amazing but that was the only highlight of the night , nothing else to brag about. I want to get what I paid for and this was not it.
Written June 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cait
2 contributions
Very overpriced
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nice cruise with good views.

Extremely subpar food for the price. No buffet. No choice. Soggy salad. Instant food.

Disorganized service. After landing, 20 min waiting on board for check. Photographer came also after landing.
Written August 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Director of Security K.W.A
Newark, DE1 contribution
The service was excellent
Jan 2020 • Couples
The experience was something new and intriguing. We would definitely do it again. However there was a server named Matt, who made our entire experience even better. With his characteristics and mannerisms, made our experience even better. Ten times better. I actually shook that young mans hand, and told him, that it was because of him that we are going to dine on that boat because of him. Whoever raised him raised him right. We could see that he was tired but he never once allowed us see it. If Matthew is every going to see this. I am requesting him every single time we come every month this year!!! Your customer service is like nothing we have experienced. Thank you!!!!
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Don F
Burlington, NJ10 contributions
They stepped it up a notch!
Jul 2018
A very nice time on the water! Food is much better then I remember from before. Service is very good and it seem like they go further then before when We went. Although this was years ago Pricing is reasonable for what you get. I feel going at night is the best option for a number of reasons, two off the bat would be the views and the food options.
Written November 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Candice W
Candice W
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Completely Disappointing
My boyfriend and I went on the Premier Dinner Cruise in Washington DC booked through City Experiences by Hornblower
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444christas
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Contact company directly, not through Expedia, etc
Do not book any of these cruises from Expedia and make sure you get what you pay for if you book directly from City
Sudzi
Sudzi
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Gave us something different to do.
Food flavor was ok but only had dark meat chicken or salmon to chose from not a fan of either. Mashed potatoes were
Culture283351
Culture283351
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Terrible
We had soup and salad after the main course. Ice in the beer?! So many things went wrong that I could go on and on.
ticketforadventure
ticketforadventure
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Over priced
We spent $300 per person on a 4th of July Fireworks Cruise to be put on the inferior "spirit" ship while we watched
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Horrible Washington DC Scenic Lunch Tour
Our experience was horrible. Wash DC Scenic Tours canceled the night before claiming mechanical problems. They offe
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Dinner cruise
Very relaxing and enjoyable. Floating down the Potomac. They had a DJ for after dinner dancing. Singles could line
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Beautiful Anniversary Dinner
I booked tickets for our anniversary as I thought it would be an amazing unique dining experience. We had never be
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jjldpd365
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Fun but pricey
Scenery and food were great. Prices were high. Dj was good, and our server was very nice. We would probably do it a
SandiiR
SandiiR
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Bottomless mimosas!
Fantastic experience! Our waitress Venus was AMAZING! When they say “bottomless mimosas” they aren’t kidding! We bo
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Great experience
Something different to do... Theresa and David were our servers-they were awesome! My steak was over cooked but my
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Wonderful sunset
I loved the food, the sunset, the wonderful music, but it must improve the attention of the waitress, few people an
Paul C
Paul C
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Great trip to Mt Vernon, onboard the Mt Vernon!
From the moment we stepped on-board, to the end of the cruise, my wife and I felt really looked after and welcome.
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Bogus Promotions
I had been strategically planning my family reunion for over a year in advance and had expressed my interest in Spi
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Meredith
I was a little hesitant at first because I have been on a dinner cruise before in another city and was not impresse
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