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Jazz up your evening with one of the best things to do in Philly! Journey along the Delaware River to enjoy the shimmering lights, delicious cuisine, stunning sights, and vibrant entertainment of the Philadelphia Dinner Cruise!
- Admire the picturesque skylines of Philadelphia and Camden through the ship's panoramic windows or spacious open-air decks.
- Delight in a dinner menu featuring buffet favorites like salads, vegetables, pastas, savory entrees, and tempting desserts.
- Dance to the tunes of top DJs, visit the Spirit of Philadelphia's cash bars, or simply sit back and relax.
- This 2.5-3 hour cruise from Philadelphia is perfect for sharing an occasion with family and friends, or surprising a special someone with a unique date night!
Enjoy the brilliant sights and sounds of the Philadelphia waterfront in an entirely new way amid the alluring ambiance of a luxury yacht. The Philadelphia Dinner Cruise is your invitation to relish an unforgettable evening on the water.
Head for Penn's Landing on the Delaware River to board the Spirit of Philadelphia. Your special outing begins as soon as you step foot on the boat's immaculate deck, where a top-notch crew member personally escorts you to the dining room. Make yourself comfortable at your table, order a cocktail from the full-service cash bar, or explore the ship as the boat departs and your memorable night begins.
Be sure to bring your appetite aboard this delicious cruise from Philadelphia! An endless buffet awaits, proudly presenting guests with a huge array of dinner options (subject to change):
- Assorted salads
- Mediterranean couscous and chickpeas
- Orzo and bay shrimp
- Savory sides (broccoli florets, mashed potatoes)
- Creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole
- Baked ziti
- Sole filet
- Pork loin
- Beef short ribs
After you've feasted, unwind on this Philadelphia Dinner Cruise with coffee, tea, cocktails, or any number of sweet treats (fruit, cannolis, cheesecake, custard, cobbler, and more).
Take a stroll to one of the ship's open-air decks, where views go unrivaled and photo opps abound! Your Spirit cruise highlights some of the finest Philadelphia attractions: Naval shipyard, Walt Whitman Bridge, Ben Franklin Bridge, Shot Tower, Gazela tall ship, Red Bank Battlefield, and plenty more! Sip a drink on the lounge chairs of the decks, marveling at the glistening city skylines of Philly and Camden.
Don't miss the music that washes over the ship's dance floor! Move your feet to the beats of top hits spun by Philadelphia's most talented DJs, and rock all the way back to the Penn's Landing dock.
For an evening you won't soon forget, board the Philadelphia Dinner Cruise and experience magic in the making on the Delaware River.
- Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
- Additional beverages like juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine will be available for purchase on board
- Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees
This dinner cruise will last approximately 2.5 - 3 hours.
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 600 guests.
Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What to Wear:
For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button down shirt. For women, nice slacks, Capri pants or a dress is recommended. Although allowed, collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts and sneakers are discouraged.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living'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. Rescheduling is 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 is 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.
Sample Buffet Dinner Menu
*subject to change
Organic Mixed Field Greens
Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad
Roasted Red Beet Salad
Orzo & Bay Shrimp Salad
Roasted Broccoli Florets
Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Baked Ziti Pasta
Mashed Potatoes Entrees:
Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole-Roasted Pork Loin
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Seasonal Cut Fruit
Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
What is the dress code?
For evening cruises, appropriate attire is business casual to dressy. Men traditionally wear slacks and a shirt, with or without ties. Women wear dresses or nice pants. T-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers are not recommended.
Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
Reservations cannot be held without payment.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on the cruise and children under 3 years old cruise free. Please inform Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3, so seating can be arranged.
Where does the cruise go?
The ship departs Penn's Landing and sails down the Delaware River as far north as the Ben Franklin Bridge and as far south as the old Navy Yard passing under the Walt Whitman Bridge.
What kind of dance music do you play?
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.
What type of entertainment is offered?
Sit back and relax on one of the climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Experience the view as your engaging DJ spins popular favorites and dance hits. Day or night, the ship is alive with vibrant entertainment.
Is the ship handicap accessible?
Yes, the ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. Please notify Cloud 9 Living of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so we can provide the appropriate assistance upon arrival.
Are gratuities included in the price package?
Gratuities are not included in the package price and is suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
What do drinks cost?
Beer pricing will range from $4-$8,wine from $5-$12 and it will be about $6-$20 for cocktails (subject to change).
Is there parking close to the ship?
Yes, there is a parking lot on Columbus Boulevard at Lombard Circle, operated by Penn's Landing Corporation. Parking fees vary by the day of the week.
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 about the ship?
The ship is spaciously designed with three climate-controlled interior decks, strolling decks at the bow and stern, and a large outdoor patio deck. It is handicap accessible and Coast Guard approved for up to 500 passengers. Amenities include full service bars, two dance floors, 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. It sails rain or shine, year round.
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"Our first time, did not know what to expect since this was also a gift to us. The entire trip from booking to getting off the ship was excellent. Food was good, friendly service, good drinks and music. We certainly will do again in the future with friends."
"Music was too loud and the tables too close together. Expected waiter or waitress service rather than a buffet. Food was fine. Just not the relaxing cruise dinner that I expected."
"Amazing, easy, friendly, awesome night out. Highly recommended."