Spirit of Philadelphia at night

New to Event Planning?

Let us do the work.

Our all-inclusive events combine an exciting venue, delicious dining, and amazing entertainment to create an unforgettable experience on the Delaware River. Let our in-house experts help you every step of the way to create a unique event tailored to you and your group.

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Why Choose a Cruise

Enjoy incredible skyline views along the Philadelphia Waterfront.
Work with a dedicated planner to choose an all-inclusive package, or design your own.
Go big. We can accommodate groups of up to 530 guests.
DJ and dance floor, bars on each deck, games, rooftop lounges and more.
Chef-driven, 3-course plated or buffet meals with optional enhancements available.
We'll help you pick the right venue for your party size, event vibe and budget.

How it Works

Tell us about your event or occasion

Fill out a request for proposal, with any details you have.

An event planner will reach out ASAP

After reviewing your proposal, one of our event experts will be in touch within one business day.

You'll get a customized proposal

We'll help you pick the right venue to suit your style and event needs.

Cruise Flow

Gather Your Crew

Make sure everyone in your group receives their ticket before boarding. Tickets can be picked up at the Ticket Booth next to the ship. Be sure to have photo ID and your reservation number.


You’re welcome to board up to an hour before cruise time. Our ship’s photographer will be on hand to capture the moment for your entire group.


Enjoy the attentive service of our crew and some atmospheric music while you dine. Afterwards, our DJ or onboard entertainment will turn up the tunes.

Soak in the Views

Linger at your table or head out to an outdoor deck for unmatched skyline views.

Let's Dance

After dinner, your onboard entertainment gets into full swing and it’s time to hit the dancefloor.

Something Sweet

Savor a sweet dessert and pair it with a specialty cocktail.

See You Again

Once we’ve docked, you’ll have a chance to pick up your printed boarding photo.

Our Venues

Spirit of Philadelphia

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

Our Venues

Freedom Elite

With amazing waterfront views, private setting and completely customizable options, this is Philadelphia’s most innovative dining and entertainment venue. Enjoy an elevated private yacht experience as you cruise the Delaware River.

Our Event Planners

From planning to day-of coordination, our in-house experts delight in the details that bring your event to life.

What Our Guests are Saying

"You are really in for a treat. If 92 women from California can have the time of their life without complaints, you know the cruise did the best job ever. Thank you Spirit of Philadelphia."

- BKLIR, AMerican Canyon, CA

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.