Spirit of Philadelphia Signature Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Philadelphia, United States
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From $124.06

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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
  • 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

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, fun music and incredible views.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Penn's Landing

Your cruise departs from Penn’s Landing

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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)
  • 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

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 travelers. If it’s canceled 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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    Too pricey for what it is especially the cafeteria food
    175 reviews
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    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
    An Experience
    Jamile_W, Nov 2022
    The food was great!! The music was awesome, and the whole experience was magical. I would definitely do this again
    Absolutely Amazing!!!
    Phobie_M, Nov 2022
    Absolutely Amazing! The food was great! the music was so good, and the atmosphere was so amazing! If you ever visit Philadelphia DONT MISS THIS CRUISE!!!!!! It was the one of my best experiences ever!!!!
    Everything amazing. We...
    Mariavaleria_C, Nov 2022
    Everything amazing. We had a great time. Food good. Music exellent. Good assistance. Iwould go again
    Engaged on the Spirit
    samuel_w, Oct 2022
    We were engaged last night on the cruise and when I tell you the service was amazing. Its the morning after so please forgive me I don't remember everyone's name. The restaurant manager K was amazing. The attention to detail took my idea to another level with excellence. The DJ amazing. The bartender just wow and the food was excellent. Thanks again for making our night special.
    The views were amazing!...
    Dena_A, Oct 2022
    The views were amazing! Beautiful evening on the river. The staff was absolutely wonderful! So friendly and engaging. The dinner was delicious!
    Great for birthday celebrations!
    Maria_F, Oct 2022
    The music on the second deck was awesome! The whole vibe was great! The food was good, only thing I didn’t like was that no drinks were included. My family of six enjoyed ourselves along with some friends that tagged along for the celebration.
    Nice experience
    Kye_R, Oct 2022
    The overall experience was wonderful, I just wasn’t very impressed with the food nor the drinks for the prices
    Wins and looses
    Ross_S, Oct 2022
    Watching the dancing was quite cool. Thee was some sort of set piece that most people seemed to know. The sites were good but it was night when we went so all we saw was lights I would recommend going during ghe day. The meal was excellent for a buffet, I have seen some negative comments but it was a buffet not fine dining. Overall I thought it was too expensive but it was as advertised so it was a choice. For that reason alone I would not do it again. For those who haven't done it read the reviews and decide for yourself if you think it would be a good fit for you