Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Philadelphia, United States
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From USD 135.10

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This dinner cruise on the Delaware River features a delicious buffet meal, an amazing DJ, and dancing. Enjoy the view of the Philadelphia skyline or head to the dance floor. Bring that special someone or a group of friends for three hours of fun on the water.
  • Philadelphia dinner cruise
  • Delicious, all-you-can-eat buffet dinner
  • DJ entertainment and dancing
  • Stroll under the stars and enjoy the city skyline

What's Included

  • 3-hour cruise
  • Delicious dinner buffet attended by server, with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
  • Onboard entertainment and DJ music for fun from start to finish
  • Spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline and waterfront landmarks
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, and iced tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
    401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

    Boarding: Penn's Landing. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at Lombard Circle Parking Lot on Columbus Boulevard and Lombard Circle.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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):

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

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

City Cruises Philadelphia

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Penn's Landing

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Delaware River

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge (meal not included)
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • Dress code: We encourage casual attire that is informal and comfortable, (khakis, nice jeans, dresses, casual button-ups/blouses) for your day on the water.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:Where is the departure point for the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:The Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise with Buffet departs from 401 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19100

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:Local Parking is available at Lombard Circle Parking Lot on Columbus Boulevard and Lombard Circle. There may be a fee for parking.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Is the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet handicap accessible?

    A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Are there any age restrictions on the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:There are no age restrictions. Infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Are there high chairs/booster seats available for my child during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:Yes, both high chairs and booster seats are available for use during the sightseeing cruise.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:How should I dress for the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:Business to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women, slacks or skirts with a collared shirt or dress. Please no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:How early should I check in for the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Can I smoke on board the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Where do we sit on the boat during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.

    Apr. 2021

    Q:Are there vegetarian selections available during the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise with Buffet?

    A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

    Apr. 2021

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    Featured review
    It was a great time. The food was really good. The service was good. Great atmosphere for a date night. The DJ kept the party going with good music to dance to. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone for a night out with friends or a date night. The staff really provided great service.


    186 reviews
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    Great vibes
    Rebecca_L, May 2023
    The boat ride was amazing and the people and music where great with great vibes. The good wss ok but not for the price .
    Christine_V, May 2023
    I really enjoyed the music, the food could be seasoned better. The staff was great. Please think about placing air fresheners in the restrooms
    Its was awesome, I will let to make a trip with my family next month
    Chopee_J, May 2023
    Ohoo wow ooo, it was so stunning and we were happy to be the boat ride yesterday. We had an amazing time and the food was very very good 👍... I think I will need a refund for one of my friends she was unable to attend the boat ride, she loss her sister two days to the boat ride
    The music 🎶, food was...
    JANE_S, May 2023
    The music 🎶, food was good..need more choices for dessert. Crews are friendly it was beautiful and hope to come back soon
    My experience.
    Marie_P, May 2023
    The view from the deck and the servers were very endearing. The desserts should be full size slice of cake instead of miniature cubes
    Cruising on the Delaware River
    Lloyd_M, May 2023
    Great food, music and ambiance made for an unforgettable evening. The crew was nice and friendly, loved dancing from dinner to docking!
    Everything was great except for one thing.
    Road_t, May 2023
    The staff was very good. The ship was clean, and attractive. The food was excellent. We enjoyed the views and music. Our only complaint is that we were furthest from the food, and it took a long time to get to us. The people closest to it, had their food, and were going back for seconds, and thirds, before we even arrived at the buffet tables. We even had to jump in front of someone who was going for a refill. Some things were empty, and we had to wait, quite a bit longer for them to refill and some, like the Greek salad, was never refilled. When we went for dessert, there two empty trays of maybe cookies, not sure, and some pudding, but not much. I asked if they could refill the trays and they never did. There were no spoons to eat the pudding. When I asked for 2, at the bar, was given 2 plastic forks. I think that having the people furthest from the buffet tables, go first, and then announce, no refills until all were served, and police that. Then announce that refills can be had. We have gone on other, such dinner cruises. This is the first time that we had that issue. Also, keep an eye on the food trays to never make anyone wait for it to be refilled. We were very hungry by the time we were able to get to the food and then had to wait for some refills, though some were not refilled, and we did not want to wait to eat. It was a long wait for us. Otherwise, we enjoyed it but that, considering the cost, because I would have liked to go for 2nds, but what I wanted a 2nd of, was never refilled. The photographer took beautiful pictures, also. We would do it, again, but only if we were assured that the issue with the food was corrected. Thank you. Sincerely, Janet and Richard LaCava
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    Jeri_A, Apr 2023
    The most memorable for me was after paying over $100 per ticket and I purchased 3 tickets, you don’t even get complimentary tea, lemonade or any beverage with your meal. That’s ridiculous. Then the ladies bathroom was disgusting. I was on the 7:30 PM cruise.
    Great atmosphere,...
    Tiara_W, Mar 2023
    Great atmosphere, delicious food and great staff. The Dj was excellent. We had an awesome time. Will definitely be visiting again. Highly recommend
    A great and wonderful...
    Ojay_C, Mar 2023
    A great and wonderful time celebrating my birthday. The service was amazing and it was such a great vibe. 10/10
    Excellent experience!!!
    Adriana_G, Feb 2023
    Food was amazing! Cocktails and wine bottles very affordable, and service was surprisingly amazing!! From parking who was very attentive and helpful to the waitress and crew!!
    Awesome way to celebrate our 7 year wedding anniversary
    Audria_B, Feb 2023
    My husband and I had a wonderful experience on the vessel. The staff was very courteous, helpful, friendly, and respectful. The food was wonderful and delicious. The DJ was awesome and made sure we had a great time.
    It's was great very...
    Jimmy_C, Feb 2023
    It's was great very helpful people just next time needs to be decorated just a lil more but over all we had a great time
    Fun night out!
    Bryan_L, Jan 2023
    Didn't like the dj he should have played neutral music. Besides that it was a great evening with great food.
    I have a good moment with...
    Malafe_K, Dec 2022
    I have a good moment with Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Dinner Cruise with Buffet, thank you for the great time!!!
    Aurea_C, Dec 2022
    Everything was very good, staff was nice and friendly. The food was excepcional. Time was also perfect! Thank you
    Birthday Celebration
    Emma_T, Dec 2022
    The most memorable part of my trip was the food and sharing the experience with my family and friends. We had a great time dancing and interacting with others on the cruise.
    I bought my fiancee...
    William_D, Nov 2022
    I bought my fiancee tickets for Mother's Day, but she unfortunately contracted COVID. She was hospitalized for more than a week. I requested a refund as a courtesy, but the company is incredibly rude and insensitive.
    Had a great time
    Dawn_K, Nov 2022
    This was a great experience. I had a great time. The staff was great. I will be going back real soon.
    Great experience,...
    Jamile_W, Nov 2022
    Great experience, definitely more than what I expected. Definitely will do this again I’m the future