Penn's Landing - Philadelphia, PA
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*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's day weekend (Feb 13 and 14) and specialty cruises
For a truly unforgettable and undeniably delicious afternoon experience, step aboard the Philadelphia Lunch Cruise for an outing on the Delaware River!
- Admire dazzling city sights from the impressive decks or the vast panoramic windows of the Spirit of Philadelphia.
- Feast on a grande buffet spread, filled with mouthwatering salads, sides, entrees and desserts.
- Enjoy special amenities on this 2-hour cruise like vibrant DJ entertainment, dancing, full-service cash bars, breathtaking views, and light narration of Philly attractions along the river.
- Whether you're a local or visitor, share a fun lunch in Philadelphia with family, friends or a special someone on this unique cruise outing!
Delight in the sights and sounds of 'The City That Loves You Back' from the comfort of a luxury yacht! Head to Penn's Landing for a memorable, mouthwatering experience aboard the Philadelphia Lunch Cruise.
Step aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia, where you'll be greeted by a friendly crew member who will escort you to your dining room table. Feel free to relax in this comfortable, climate-controlled area, settling in and ordering drinks before lunch begins. Or take a stroll, exploring the ship as this cruise from Philadelphia prepares to depart for an afternoon of entertainment, food and sightseeing!
Enjoy the calm lapping of waves as the boat navigates the Delaware River, giving you exquisite views of famed Philadelphia attractions along the waterfront. Check out spectacular sights like the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman Bridges, Shot Tower, Gazela tall ship, Old Swedes Church, Naval shipyard, and more. With photo opps galore, your Philadelphia Lunch Cruise will already be unforgettable even before the main event begins!
Take advantage of unrivaled perspectives from the superb seating of the ship's open-air decks. Once you've feasted your eyes on the Philly and Camden city skylines, head back to the dining room for a meal unlike any other lunch in Philadelphia.
With a grand buffet presenting an array of eats and treats, there's something for every appetite on board! Savor a variety of entrees, garnish your plate with any number of tasty sides and salads, and choose from tempting desserts. Buffet selections may include (though subject to change):
Whole-roasted pork loin
Organic greens and broccoli florets
Mashed potatoes and vegetables
Mediterranean couscous and chickpeas
Cakes, cannolis, cobblers and more!
This cruise from Philadelphia isn't over yet! Catch some more sunshine and fresh air on the decks after lunch. Order a cocktail from one of the full-service cash bars. And get ready to move 'n' groove to the tunes of the ship's DJs, as the sounds of top hits coax guests to the dance floor to rock back to the dock!
Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, sightsee with friends, enjoy a fun date, share an afternoon with family, or simply jazz up a lunch hour there's no more dazzling way to do it than aboard the Philadelphia Lunch Cruise!
- 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
The cruise lasts approximately 2 hours.
The cruise can accommodate up to 500 people.
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:
Casual attire is fine for daytime cruises.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 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 an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet 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 Menu
*subject to change
Organic Mixed Field Greens
Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
Roasted Red Beet Salad
Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad
Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole Roasted Pork Loin Sides:
Roasted Broccoli Florets
Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Baked Ziti Pasta
Seasonal Cut Fruit
Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
Can you hold a reservation and pay later?
Reservations cannot be held without payment.
Where does the cruise go?
The ship departs from 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.
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 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.
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 cruise departs from Penn's Landing where Columbus Boulevard meets Lombard Circle.
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. Day or night, Spirit is alive with vibrant entertainment.
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 the dress code?
For daytime cruises, casual attire is fine.
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 server (Robert) was the best, he should be promoted."
"Lunch cruise was great, staff very friendly and helpful, food was very good. "
"There was some confusion with directions as road work was being done. The food was good and the weather was beautiful. Checking in was a little confusing as I brought confirmation papers as directed, but they were looking for a voucher? Thank you for introducing us to new experience."