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Birthday Cruise

Birthdays & Special Occasions

Host Your Next Event on the Water

A cruise for your birthday, anniversary, or a meaningful milestone provides a breathtaking backdrop to ensure your special celebration is unforgettable. Our professional planners, flexible packages and superior guest service make it simple and easy to host your next event on the Delaware River.

Stunning views
Custom packages
Large groups
Abundant amenities
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866-455-3866

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Our Event Venues

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Fun From Start to Finish

Great for parties of all sizes, a Spirit of Philadelphia cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance and see the city like never before. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, a freshly prepared buffet meal and attentive service as you sail the Delaware River.

530 guests
DJ, dance floor and games
Multi-course buffet

Fun From Start to Finish

Great for parties of all sizes, a Spirit of Philadelphia cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance and see the city like never before. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, a freshly prepared buffet meal and attentive service as you sail the Delaware River.

530 guests
DJ, dance floor and games
Multi-course buffet
Spirit of Philadelphia against bridge at sunset

All About Spirit of Philadelphia

All About Spirit of Philadelphia

Find directions, parking information, plus photos and virtual tours.

Ship Details
Sample Menu for Spirit of Philadelphia

Our freshly prepared, three-course buffet menu is included in the base ticket price for all Spirit dining cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your event planner.

Core Spirit 2020 Dinner Buffet (post-COVID)

Our freshly prepared, multi-course buffet is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.

 

 

Caesar Salad
Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons

Bow Tie Pasta Salad 
Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

 

 

Roasted Broccoli Florets
Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro

Mashed Potatoes
Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

 

 

Oven Baked Flounder Filet
Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

Baked Ziti Pasta
Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce

Honey & Sesame Chicken
Scallions | Fresno Chilies

Italian Beef Meatballs
Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley

Braised Beef Short Ribs
Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display
 

Included in Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Philadelphia Dining Cruise Route

Penn's Landing

Address

401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

The City's Most Distinctive Event Venue

With amazing waterfront views, private setting and completely customizable options, this is one of the city’s best dining and entertainment venues. Enjoy an elevated private yacht experience as you cruise the Delaware River.

110 guests
Onboard sound system
Gourmet dining options

The City's Most Distinctive Event Venue

With amazing waterfront views, private setting and completely customizable options, this is one of the city’s best dining and entertainment venues. Enjoy an elevated private yacht experience as you cruise the Delaware River.

110 guests
Onboard sound system
Gourmet dining options
Freedom Elite

All About Freedom Elite

All About Freedom Elite

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Ship Details
Sample Menu for Freedom Elite

All menu selections are prepared freshly on board for Elite private charters. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your event planner. 

Freedom Elite Dinner Menu Plated (Post COVID)

Pre-Select 1

Wedge Salad
Iceberg Lettuce | Smoked Bacon | Crumbled Blue Cheese | Grape Tomatoes | Buttermilk Ranch

Mesclun Salad
Assorted Baby Greens | Grape Tomatoes | English Cucumber | Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

Caesar Salad
Romaine Hearts | Sundried Tomato | Shaved Parmesan | Garlic Caesar Dressing

Pre-Select 1

Braised Beef Short Rib
Cabernet Reduction

Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast
Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce

Amish Roast Chicken
Thyme Demi-Glace

Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon
Tomato Caper Sauce

Citrus Glazed Cod
Roasted Pineapple & Mango Chutney

Herb Roasted Loin of Pork
Citrus Pan Jus

Cheese Tortellini
Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

Petit Filet Mignon
Additional $20 Per Person
Merlot Demi Glace

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb
Additional $20 Per Person
Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce

Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp
Additional $20 Per Person
Dijon Cream Sauce

Pre-Select 2. Accompanied By Fresh Assorted Breads And Butter.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Oven Roasted Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes

Roasted Broccoli Florets With Toasted Garlic & Chili Flakes

Haricot Verts & Baby Carrots

Jasmine Rice

Display of Assorted Mini Pastries

Vanilla Cheesecake

Chocolate Torte

Philadelphia Dining Cruise Route

Penn's Landing

Address

401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Customize Your Event with Onboard Enhancements

Photo Packages

a couple posing for a picture

Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer

Entertainment Enhancements

Odyssey Boston - Live DJ

Live band, rooftop DJ

Bar Packages

Chicago Wedding Cruise 34

Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar

Menu Enhancements

Odyssey Dining 30

Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.

Bar Enhancements

Chicago Cruises 38

Signature cocktails, outdoor bars, and coffee stations.

And Much More

Spirit of Chicago Wedding Venue 2

Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!

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Important Information

Groups of 20 or more require an event proposal so we can craft your ideal event.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
Take virtual 360 tours and view more photos of all our Spirit vessels.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 455-3866.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.

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Review

I suggested and later planned my office holiday party on a boat for 100+ people. From day one of requesting a quote till the end of the event, they provided excellent customer service. Each individual from the boat staff deserves applause for keeping it so professional, welcoming and friendly. 
 

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