Baltimore Harbor Dinner Cruise
Year-round, typically Friday and/or Saturday evenings with occasional weekday cruises.
Departure times range from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM with boarding beginning at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Click here for schedule
- Freshly prepared cuisine, perfectly paced music, and dancing under a canopy of stars
- Take in the stunning Baltimore skyline through panoramic windows, or outside on the city's largest outdoor deck
- Relax with coffee and dessert before being enticed to the dance floor by the tunes of Baltimore's hottest DJs
- A romantic evening you will remember for years
Looking for the perfect night out? Then come down to the Inner Harbor and step aboard the Spirit of Baltimore for a dinner cruise you won't forget.
You'll know you're in for a special evening the moment you step aboard the completely renovated beautiful ship and are escorted to a candlelit table.
Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while our crew casts off for three fabulous hours along Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor. Savor your culinary selections over perfectly-paced dinner music and a never-ending view of Baltimore's historic harbor seen through our huge panoramic windows. Truly, a sight you won't soon forget.
After you have relaxed over coffee and dessert, the interactive and entertaining DJ will dazzle you by spinning the latest tunes. Take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor deck in the city while Baltimore historic waterfront spreads before you in all directions. It's the perfect pause before the pulsing beat of dance tunes entices you onto the dance floor. This dinner cruise spotlights some of the hottest DJs in the city. For nearly two hours, they'll spin your favorite tunes and let you rock until they dock - literally.
The perfect end to the perfect night.
The ticket price does not include any gratuity on either the beverages purchased, or for the excellent service provided by your server. If you would like to offer a tip, they are always greatly appreciated.
Rates do not apply for holiday, Valentine's Day and specialty cruises.
3 Hours. Cruise departs in the evenings. Boarding will begin at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
Up to 200 guests per dinner cruise
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What to Wear:
For men, slacks and a collared shirt are recommended. For women, nice slacks, Capri pants or a dress is recommended.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Reschedulings are subject to a $25 per person transfer fee. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
What type of food will be served?
The cruise features all-you-can-eat dinner buffets with delicious choices prepared on board by the executive chef and their galley staff. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged. Other specialty menus are available for deck or full-ship charters.
Buffet Dinner Menu (subject to change):
Spirit Salad - mixed greens tossed with cranberries, chili almonds and apples, served with roasted garlic balsamic or apple bacon vinaigrette.
Classic Caesar - Romaine, parmesan cheese and herb croutons tossed in a house caesar dressing.
Salads are served with freshly baked bread, whipped and flavored butter.
Signature Spirit Short Ribs - Asian-style short ribs and scallion mashed potatoes
Pan Seared Chicken - Seasoned chicken breast topped with wild mushroom ragout, served over herb polenta
Baked Tilapia - Herb-crusted tilapia atop tomato orzo and drizzled with lemon caper sauce
Cavatelli - Pasta tossed with roasted vegetables and tomatoes in a fontina cream sauce
Mediterranean Stuffed Tomato - Vine ripe tomatoes filled with couscous, feta cheese and basil pesto
Dessert Tasting Trio - Malt ball mousse, chocolate fudge cake, mini apple crisp
What is the dress code?
For evening cruises, appropriate attire is business casual to dressy. Men traditionally wear slacks and sport coats, with or without ties. Women wear dresses or nice pants. T-shirts, jeans, shorts and sneakers are not recommended.
What is "Boarding Time" and "Cruising Time"?
"Boarding Time" is the earliest our guests may board the ship. Typically we begin boarding 1/2 hour prior to the "Cruise Time."
What is typical cruising time?
Departure times, occasionally, are subject to a slight change. Specialty cruises, such as holidays, may be subject to additional fees.
Mon - Sat : 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sundays: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
We do not hold reservations without payment.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on the cruise and children under 3 years old cruise free. Please inform us at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 so that we can ensure seating.
Where does the cruise go?
The ship cruises past many historic sites along the Patapsco River including the USS Constellation, Federal Hill, Ft. Mc Henry, Light Ship Chesapeake, The Sanctuary, The John W. Brown and Fells Point.
What kind of dance music do you play?
Lunch and dinner cruises feature a full range of popular dance tunes spun by some of the city's hottest DJs. Selections may include Rock, Blues, Line Dances, Motown, Oldies, Salsa, Hip Hop, Country, and current chart-toppers from every musical genre
How do I get to the ship?
The ship is docked at the Inner Harbor along the west wall. It's located between the Maryland Science and the Baltimore Visitors Center. Conveniently, located near the Metro and Light Rail as well. Discount parking is available at the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel at the corner of Light and Lee Street
What type of entertainment is offered?
Sit back and relax on one of the climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Watch your talented wait-staff as they delight you with their up-beat renditions of popular favorites. Then kick it into high gear as your Spirit DJ spins popular dance hits.
Is the ship handicap accessible?
Yes, the ship is wheelchair accessible and provides handicap-accessible restrooms. The ship is ADA compliant with a 32" clearance for wheelchairs. It is important that you inform us in advance if you are bringing guests in wheelchairs or guests who may need special assistance in any way so that we can ensure seating.
Are gratuities included in the price package?
Yes. They are included in the cost, however alcoholic beverages or any additional costs are not included.
What do drinks cost?
Mixed drinks start at $6.00 for standard brand liquors, $8.00 for premium drinks. All beer is sold by the bottle, with domestic beers for $5.00 and imports for $6.00. Wine begins at $5.00 per glass. Soft drinks are $2.00 each and juice is available for $2.00 each. These prices do not include tax and gratuity. Coffee and tea are included in your ticket price. Prices are subject to change.
If my party is not able to make it or we miss the ship will we receive a refund?
There are No Refunds once the Dinner Cruise is booked, however with a 72-hour notice we will be happy to reschedule your cruise date, however if you miss your Dinner Cruise without notice, we will not be able to re-schedule. Failure to appear on your booked date will result in a loss of your Dinner Cruise. Please call Cloud 9 Living at 866.525.6839 to re-schedule your Dinner Cruise
How is seating arranged on board?
The ship features cabaret-style seating. The majority of the tables accommodate four to eight people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties
Can you tell me a little about the ship?
The ship is spaciously designed with two climate-controlled interior decks, outdoor strolling decks at the bow and stern, and an outdoor patio deck topside. It is handicap accessible and Coast Guard approved for up to 200 passengers. Amenities include full service bars, a dance floor (or staging area), spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.
What is your smoking policy?
All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks.
Do you sail in inclement weather?
Absolutely. The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. We sail rain or shine year round.
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"My boyfriend and I had an incredible time celebrating our one year anniversary aboard the Spirit of Baltimore! Every single staff member was beyond friendly, entertaining, and accomodating. This experience was a surprise for my boyfriend and he loved every minute! The food was fantastic, we definitely left stuffed to the gills...the music was awesome, never a dull moment on the dance floor...and the excellent staff members topped off the overall experience. Thank you again so much. I think we will be looking at other experiences through your site in the near future!"
"Since it was a dinner cruise, I thought the food would have been a little better for the price. The staff were excellent. Fun time."
"It is quite unfortunate that I have to leave this review. The customer service at Cloud 9 was exceptional, however, after that the experience goes down hill as fast as an avalanche. As you enter the cruise there are staff there pushing costly picture. After boarding dinner begins. The food was just horrible. Mushy vegitables, dry chicken, tasteless fish, powdered mashed potatoes. Even the salad was limp. The music was too loud and catered to a very young hip-hop crowd. We were so unimpressed that I wanted to get off before they even left port. My husband wanted us to stick it out for the sake of our anniversary. We did, only because the people who sat next to us were good company. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Lowe. I would not recommend this cruise to anyone."