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Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruises

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    3.5 hours (including boarding time)

  • Start time

    Monday - Thursday: Boarding: 6:30pm, Sailing: 7:00pm
    Friday & Saturday:
    01 Apr - 30 Nov & 01 Jan - 31 Mar: Boarding: 7:00pm, Sailing: 7:30pm
    Sunday: Boarding: 5:30pm, Sailing: 6:00pm
    Duration: 3.5 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 start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
  • Ending Point

    The cruise ends at the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Live floor show to keep you entertained
  • Stupendous views of Philadelphia at night
  • Perfect for a celebration
  • Fantastic buffet spread


Have fun in Philly when you enjoy a superb dinner buffet 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 a night of romance on a Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruise There is no hotel pick-up for this trip, 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.) You’ll know you’re in for a special evening the moment you step aboard Spirit’s elegant decks and are escorted to your candlelit table. Order drinks (payable direct), then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off for 3 fabulous hours on the Delaware River. Your waiter will invite you to the Grande Dinner Buffet, where you can sample a little bit of everything, or just select your favorite fare. Everything is freshly prepared in the shipboard galley and served in the true manner of an ocean-going cruise buffet. Menus change but the following example will give you an idea of what is likely to be on offer: Menu subject to change. Savor your culinary selections over perfectly-paced dinner music and enjoy the views of the city lights through the vast windows. Day or night, Spirit is alive with entertainment. While you relax, enjoy your meal and take in the endless stream of city sights, you will be entertained with live performances. The ship’s talented staff will engage you with wonderful renditions of your favorites. After the show, take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor patio deck in the city while Philadelphia’s magnificent skyline spreads before you in all directions. It’s the perfect pause before the pulsing beat of Spirit’s dance tunes entices you onto the dance floor. Spirit’s dinner cruises spotlight some of the hottest DJs in the city. For nearly two hours, they will spin your favorite tunes and let you rock ‘til you dock - literally. The perfect end to the perfect night. At the end of your 3-hour cruise, you will be dropped back at the starting point.


  • 3-hour cruise
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • Taxes and fees
  • Fuel surcharge


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Drinks from the bar or wine list

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.

Dress Code - For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and jacket. For women, nice slacks, skirt or dress is recommended. Collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers are not allowed.

Menu is subject to change.

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.

Safety Alert - Pursuant to an advisory issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, please power off Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices while onboard the ship.

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.

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