Spirit of Philadelphia Lunch Cruise
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Spirit of Philadelphia: Enjoy a perfect afternoon strolling three climate-controlled decks or relaxing on the large rooftop lounge aboard this elegant vessel.
- City panoramas: See and hear about all the top sights, including Philadelphia's skyline, the Ben Franklin Bridge, Naval Shipyard, Sports Complex, and more.
- Lunch and entertainment: Help yourself to a bountiful lunch buffet and dance to your favorite Top-40 hits as Spirit spins the cruise into high gear.
About this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania tour
Even before you come aboard, you know it's going to be a great afternoon. You're departing from Penn's Landing on the historic Delaware River. Yes, this is where William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, first came ashore in 1682. If this English real estate entrepreneur could see his city today, he'd be prouder than Donald Trump – although, as a Quaker, less outspoken about it.
Several historic ships are moored at Penn's Landing, including a Spanish-American War-era cruiser, a World War II submarine, and the cute little tugboat Jupiter, first launched in 1902. While all have plenty of nautical appeal, a sleek and deluxe yacht steals the show. This is your vessel, the Spirit. Step aboard and discover its elegant interior decor, colorful LED lighting, and the largest outdoor patio deck in the city.
Find a seat, order your favorite libation, and explore the ship. As she pulls away from the dock, grab your streamers and drinks and join Spirit entertainers in a festive bon voyage toast. The onboard atmosphere is fun and the sights are fantastic. You'll cruise under landmark bridges, view the impressive skyline, and pass famous places like Red Bank Battlefield that defended the river against the British during the Revolutionary War.
Help yourself to the Grande Buffet featuring an array of fresh salads and entrees that include Oven Roasted Salmon and Tilapia, Chicken Parmesan Meatballs, Maple and Mustard Glazed Pork Loin, and more, followed by a selection of pastries, brownies, and fresh fruit. An entertaining narration accompanies lunch, and afterwards you can relax, listen to music, and dance. If William Penn were onboard, he might even be tempted to celebrate with a jig or a reel.
An enduring city moniker
When William Penn founded Pennsylvania, he wanted a capital that avoided crowded conditions like London's. So he designed Philadelphia's city plan with large plots, five major squares, and streets wider than any major thoroughfare in London. He named his new city by combining the Greek words for love (phileo) and brother (adelphos), bestowing its centuries-old nickname: the City of Brotherly Love.
Please make your way to Penn's Landing, Spirit of Philadelphia, 401 S. Columbus Blvd (where Columbus Blvd meets Lombard Circle), Philadelphia.
Please board 30 minutes prior to cruise departure. All cruises sail rain or shine.
The Spirit has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. Crew will assist travelers who need assistance. Let us know if you have any accessibility concerns to ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.
Boat Tour, Food and Wine, Scenic
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages. Legal drinking age is 21 years, with a valid photo ID. Minors will not be served alcohol. Children 2 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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