Baltimore Harbor Lunch Cruise

Baltimore, MD

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Put a little pep into your day by boarding a luxury yacht for eats, entertainment, and fantastic waterfront views! The Baltimore Harbor Lunch Cruise is your ticket to an unforgettable afternoon!

  • Locals and visitors alike will appreciate the breathtaking scenery afforded by this exquisite 2-hour cruise from Baltimore
  • Savor unlimited trips to the ship's remarkable buffet, offering a wide selection of salads, entrees, side dishes, and desserts
  • Move 'n' groove to the tunes of local DJs or relax on spacious decks as the Spirit of Baltimore floats along the beautiful Patapsco River
  • Enjoy a most memorable lunch in Baltimore with family, friends, or a special someone!
Inner Harbor - Baltimore, MD
When Do I Choose A Date?
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March - December:
Select Dates - 12:00 PM

*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's day weekend and specialty cruises

Essential Information
  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages like juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine will be available for purchase on board
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees
  • All ages are welcome
  • Includes a lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads, and desserts
The cruise lasts 2 hours, boarding begins 30 minutes before cruise departure.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 450 people.
Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
Weather Dependent
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What To Wear
We recommend casually stylish attire such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Although allowed, we strongly discourage t-shirts, casual jeans, shorts, and sneakers.
What type of food is served?

The cruise features an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with delicious choices prepared on board by the executive chef and their galley staff. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged.

Sample Buffet Menu
*subject to change

Fresh Salads:
Organic Mixed Field Greens
Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
Roasted Red Beet Salad
Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad

Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole Roasted Pork Loin

Roasted Broccoli Florets
Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Baked Ziti Pasta
Mashed Potatoes

Seasonal Cut Fruit
Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
Cheese Cake
Chocolate Cake
Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
Apple Cobbler

What is the dress code?

We recommend casually stylish attire such as nice pants or jeans, polos, button-down shirts, and sundresses or skirts. Although allowed, we strongly discourage t-shirts, casual jeans, shorts, and sneakers. 

What is boarding and departure time?
Boarding time is when guests are able to board the ship. Departure time is when the ship leaves the dock. Boarding occurs 30 minutes prior to departure.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on our and children under 3 years old cruise free. Please inform Virgin Experience Gifts at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 to ensure seating.
Where does the cruise go?
Ships cruise past many historic sites along the Patapsco River including the USS Constellation, Federal Hill, Ft. McHenry, Light Ship Chesapeake, The Sanctuary, The John W. Brown and Fells Point.
How do I get to the ship?
The ship is docked at the Inner Harbor along the west wall located between the Maryland Science and the Baltimore Visitors Center and near the Metro and Light Rail as well. Discount parking is available at the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel at the corner of Light and Lee Street.
What type of entertainment is offered?
Sit back and relax on one of the climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Watch your talented wait-staff as they delight you with their up-beat renditions of popular favorites. Then kick it into high gear as the DJ spins popular dance hits.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. Please notify Virgin Experience Gifts of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so you will be provided with appropriate assistance upon arrival.
Is gratuity included in the price package?
Gratuity is not included in the package price and is suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
How is seating arranged on board?
The ship features cabaret-style seating. The majority of the tables accommodate four to eight people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties.
Can you tell me a little about the ship?

The cruise ship is spaciously designed with three climate-controlled interior decks, outdoor strolling decks at the bow and stern, and the largest outdoor patio deck in Boston topside. It is handicap accessible and Coast Guard approved for up to 600 passengers. Amenities include full-service bars, two dance floors (or staging areas), spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.

What if it rains?
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.

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Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and have received a booking confirmation, all bookings are final and no rescheduling or cancellations will be allowed.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 4
based on 12 reviews.
The welcome was delightful and courteous. The meal was very good and excellent service. I would have rated 5 but the wheel chair service needs additional information for access. I had to walk to the pier and ask for chair that was reserved and was noted on reservations. The attendant retrieved chair and walked back with me to retrieve my friend. After the cruise I had to find someone to push the chair up the ramp to disbark
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Joyce, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. I am pleased to hear that your cruise had such an impressionable start. Our partner always looks to provide the best service and food possible and are happy they could deliver that to you. I am sorry to hear that there were some hiccups in regards to accessibility needs. Our partners always want to ensure they make this experience as seamless and enjoyable for all and appreciate your feedback on this. I do hope we have the chance to get you out on another wonderful cruise in the future! Best, Brooke
It was classy and fun and buffet was good
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi there George!  Thanks so much for letting us know!  Our partners aim to put on a truly spectacular event, and I am so excited to hear that your Baltimore Harbor Lunch Cruise was just that!  Best, Sophia
Was ok music was ok small floor was windy out so couldn't enjoy the view from outside Our waitress was great but the drinks was very expensive
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Thanks for writing in about your lunch cruise. I'm sorry to hear the weather wasn't the most cooperative while you were out on the water. Despite that, I'm glad you had great service and hopefully had great company on board. Please, let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy your weekend!  Best, Brooke
My husband and I scheduled our cruise on what happened to be a super rainy day. The staff was nice and accommodating. Unfortunately, We were not able to enjoy the indoor portion of the second floor, due to a scheduled wedding. It limited what where we could go on the boat - and because it was raining outside - we weren't able to fully enjoy the decks. Food was great and drinks were tasty!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Thanks for writing in. I'm sorry to hear Mother Nature wasn't the most cooperative during your cruise. Despite the crummy weather, that's great to hear you had accommodating service and delicious food. We would love to get you out on a better day, so I have added $25 to your Cloud 9 Living account for a future experience. Best, Brooke
Food was great/ staff courteous and polite but was expecting more. Narration of the history of Baltimore as we cruised and saw scenes, games after eating or something besides food and music! We have been on similar cruises and do much more is possible.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Thanks for writing in. I'm sorry to hear that the cruise missed its mark in regards to your expectations. This cruise does only offer lunch and musical entertainment on board, but I will be sure to pass along your comments to our product team to see if we can better address this in our description.  I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the food and had great service, though. Please note that I have placed $25 in your Cloud 9 Living account to use towards another experience.  Best, Brooke
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