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Philadelphia Lunch Cruise

Philadelphia, PA

Item #: CRU-PHI-0009
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Overview

For a truly unforgettable and undeniably delicious afternoon experience, step aboard the Philadelphia Lunch Cruise for an outing on the Delaware River!

  • Admire dazzling city sights from the impressive decks or the vast panoramic windows of the Spirit of Philadelphia
  • Feast on a grand buffet spread, filled with mouthwatering salads, sides, entrees and desserts
  • Enjoy special amenities on this 2-hour cruise like vibrant DJ entertainment, dancing, full-service cash bars, breathtaking views, and light narration of Philly attractions along the river
  • Whether you're a local or visitor, share a fun lunch in Philadelphia with family, friends or a special someone on this unique cruise outing!
Penn's Landing - Philadelphia, PA
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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
Duration
The cruise lasts approximately 2 hours.
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Maximum Participants
The cruise can accommodate up to 500 people.
Spectators
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
Casual attire is fine for daytime cruises.

For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. In those jurisdictions where it is required, all guests over the age of 18 are required to provide their full name and email address prior to boarding the vessels. Guests who self-report they are experiencing any symptoms indicative of COVID-19 will not be permitted to board our partner's vessel. All guests ages 3 and older are required to wear face coverings at all times while on board our vessels, except while dining, unless exempted by the local health authority. Our partners request that each guest face mask fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the guest to remain hands-free. They also require that the mask fit snugly against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, and be made of breathable material. Guests who do not have a face mask will not be permitted to board the vessel. If you have travelled internationally in the last 14 days, the CDC advises that you should stay at home and avoid contact with others. Additionally in those jurisdictions where it is required, guests will undergo temperature screening prior to boarding. Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either. These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

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

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

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

Desserts:
Seasonal Cut Fruit
Cannoli
Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
Cheesecake
Chocolate Cake
Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
Apple Cobbler

Where does the cruise go?
The ship departs from Penn's Landing and sails down the Delaware River as far north as the Ben Franklin Bridge and as far south as the old Navy Yard passing under the Walt Whitman Bridge.
Is the ship handicap 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 we can provide the appropriate assistance upon arrival.
Are there any age requirements?
Children are welcome on the cruise 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, so seating can be arranged.
How do I get to the ship?
The cruise departs from Penn's Landing where Columbus Boulevard meets Lombard Circle.
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 your Spirit DJ spins popular dance hits. Day or night, Spirit is alive with vibrant entertainment.
Are gratuities included in the price package?
Gratuities are not included in the package price and is suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
Is there parking close to the ship?
Yes, there is a parking lot on Columbus Boulevard at Lombard Circle, operated by Penn's Landing Corporation. Parking fees vary by the day of the week.
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 about the ship?

The ship is spaciously designed with three climate-controlled interior decks, strolling decks at the bow and stern, and a large outdoor patio deck. It is handicap accessible and Coast Guard approved for up to 500 passengers. Amenities include full-service bars, two dance floors, spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.

What is the dress code?
For daytime cruises, casual attire is fine.
Do you sail in inclement weather?

Absolutely, the ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. It sails rain or shine, year-round.

Returns
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Exchanges
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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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