Spirit of Philadelphia

Spirit of Philadelphia

Exciting dining and specialty cruises in a fresh, fun atmosphere.

Ship Overview

A new and fully renovated Spirit of Philadelphia is open and ready to cruise! Enjoy a lively atmosphere, a chef-driven buffet meal and attentive service as you sail the Delaware River. Great for parties of all sizes, a Spirit cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance and see the Philadelphia skyline like never before.


Highlights of the new and improved vessel include:

  • Elevated lighting, sound, colors and textures 
  • Newly designed dance floors & bars 
  • New furniture, fixtures & finishes 
Up to 530 guests
Multi-course buffet
DJ, dance floor and deck games
Stunning skyline views
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Spirit of Philadelphia Cruises

Starting from: $44.90

A Spirit of Philadelphia cruise delivers fun from start to finish. Enjoy delicious dining, fun games, and a live DJ for an exciting experience that’s unmatched on land. Join us for one of our famous dining cruises, or make your celebration truly memorable with holiday and specialty sailings.

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Group Events on the Water

Departing from picturesque Penn’s Landing, Spirit of Philadelphia is perfect for groups of any size. We love bringing together everything you need - from attentive service to fresh food, exciting entertainment, and stunning views. Your group can reserve a large table, private deck, or charter the entire ship. Let our talented staff help bring your next group event to life.

Departs Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia skyline views
Fun DJ & deck games
Multi-course buffet
Up to 530 guests

Virtual Tour & Floor Plans

Take a 360-degree tour of Spirit of Philadelphia and view detailed floor plans to help you plan your next event, celebration, or fun night out.

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Important Information

Get everyone together on the water. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
Express yourself! Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at 401 S. Columbus Blvd along Penn’s Landing.

Philadelphia Dining Cruise Route

Penn's Landing


401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

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.

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

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.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

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


We had my daughter‘s Sweet 16 on the Spirit of Philadelphia. All the hosts, staff and DJ were great. They accommodated our every need and our party had a great time. Food was very good and the whole experience made for a memorable Sweet 16 for my daughter

Jeff G.

Went out on a Gospel Cruise with family & friends to close out the summer season. This was an enjoyable experience. One that we will all treasure for some time. We truly enjoyed it & recommend the cruise for any occasion.

Joanne A.
Philadelphia, PA

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.

American Canyon, CA
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