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Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Spectacular views
  • Perfect venue for a celebration
  • Fantastic buffet spread
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    2.5 hours (including boarding time)

    Start time

    Monday - Friday & Sunday:
    Boarding: 11:30am, Sailing: 12:00noon
    Boarding: 11:00am, Sailing: 11:30pm
    Duration: 2.5 hours (including boarding time)

    Meeting Point

    Cruise departs from Penn's Landing. Directions for reaching the start point are given in Additional Information.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the boading time. This is mandatory to ensure time to obtain boarding passes.

    Ending Point

    The cruise ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Have fun in Philly when you enjoy a superb lunch cruise aboard the luxurious Spirit of Philadelphia.

    Go as a twosome, or a couple of couples, or make it a party. This trip is equally suitable for a relaxing getaway or a big celebration. Admire spectacular views of the city while you savor a delectable buffet.

    Once you've finished your plentiful meal, the cruise kicks into high gear when the Spirit DJ spins your favorite Top-40 hits and you show off your latest moves on the spacious dance floor.


    Enjoy refreshment and relaxation on the Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise on the Delaware River. There is no hotel pick-up, please make your way to the departure point at Penn’s Landing. Directions for getting there are given under Additional Information.

    To obtain your boarding pass please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket desk at the dockside. Boarding begins 30 minutes before sailing time. Make sure you arrive in good time so you can settle down comfortably to enjoy the trip.

    A keepsake photo of you and your party will be taken upon boarding, so go ahead and smile for the camera! (You can decide to purchase or not, when you dock.)

    Welcoming staff will greet and seat you, and take your drink orders (payable direct). Please note that many tables are designed for cabaret-style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Feel free to get up and explore the ship – especially the outdoor strolling decks.

    As the Spirit of Philadelphia pulls away from the dock, grab your streamers and drinks and join in a festive ‘Bon Voyage’ toast.

    Once you’ve been invited up to the Grande Buffet, help yourself to whatever you like. You can even go back for seconds and thirds as long as the buffet is open!

    The menu may vary from time to time but below is an example of the delicious fare you can expect to enjoy:

    Please find the sample menu. Download the sample menu

    Menu subject to change.

    While you dine, you will be entertained with a fascinating narrated tour of Philadelphia’s skyline, which can be clearly seen through the huge panoramic windows.

    Throughout the cruise, Spirit’s staff will dazzle you with impressive renditions of your favorite tunes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the talent.

    When lunch is over, why not stretch your legs? Head topside for the largest outdoor patio deck in Philadelphia and catch a breath of fresh air and an amazing view. Or hit the dance floor – from line dances to Top-40 hits, Spirit’s DJs know how to get everyone up and dancing, right to the end of your cruise.

    Your 2-hour cruise ends at around 2:00pm and you will be dropped back at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 2-hour cruise
    • Onboard entertainment
    • Onboard narration
    • Buffet Lunch
    • Tea, coffee and water
    • Taxes and fees
    • Fuel surcharge


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Drinks from the bar or wine list
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please contact the activity operator within 5 days of booking or at least 72 hours prior to your arrival into Philadelphia to confirm your cruise reservation. You will not be guaranteed a place on the cruise until you have contacted the activity operator to confirm.

    You must print and present your voucher in order to redeem services purchased. Please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator ticket kiosk located dockside. You will be issued boarding passes at this time. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time.

    Cruises will go ahead year-round, rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, your activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.How to reach Penn's Landing by Public Transportation:Via SEPTA:Take Bus Route #25 to the Columbus Boulevard/Lombard Circle stop. The ship is located on Lombard Circle.Alternative Bus Routes that transport around the Penn’s Landing Viaduct are Routes # 33, #21 & #42. Follow Columbus Boulevard South to Lombard Circle.Via Market Frankford El:Follow to 2nd and Market Street stop, about a 15-20 minute walk from the ship. Walk east on Market Street to Front Street (1/2 block). Make a right onto Front Street and follow to South Street. Make a left and cross over the South Street Bridge to Columbus Boulevard. The ship is located across Columbus Boulevard on Lombard Circle.Via Philadelphia Phlash:Take to the Market Street & Penn’s Landing stop. Follow directions above from Market Frankford El.