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Elementary & High School Events in Philadelphia

Host Your Next Event on the Water

Students of any age love dining & dancing on the Delaware River with the skyline as their backdrop. Spirit offers not only a safe venue for hosting large groups of young students, but also seemingly endless opportunities to teach and inspire. Ideal for proms, awards ceremonies, faculty events and more, let our expert event planners create an unforgettable experience for your students and staff.

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

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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.

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.

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 Student Cruises

Our freshly prepared, multi-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. 

Philadelphia Student Cruises Menu

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.

Organic Mixed Field Greens
Grape Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Carrots| Ranch Dressing | Low-Fat Italian Dressing

Rotisserie Chicken with Garlic & Herbs
Rotisserie Seasoning | Olive Oil | Rosemary & Italian Parsley

Build-Your-Own Taco Bar
Seasoned Ground Beef | American Cheddar Cheese | Iceberg Lettuce | Salsa Picante

Three-Cheese Baked Macaroni
American Cheddar Cheese | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Monterey Jack Cheese

Steamed White Rice

Green Beans
 

Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Cookies

Brownies

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.

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.

Freedom Elite

All About Freedom Elite

All About Freedom Elite

Sleek, modern, and intimate. Customize the perfect private charter experience for large groups.
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All About Freedom Elite

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Freedom Elite Dinner Menu Buffet (Post Covid)

Pre-Select 1

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 3

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

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 Pasties

Philadelphia Dining Cruise Route

Penn's Landing

Address

401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Customize Your Event with Onboard Enhancements

Photo Packages

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Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer

Entertainment Enhancements

Odyssey Boston - Live DJ

Live band, rooftop DJ

Bar Packages

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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.
We’re docked at Penn’s Landing.
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Meet our Fleet

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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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Haris B
Location
Chicago
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