Philadelphia Lunch Cruise

Philadelphia, PA

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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!

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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!
Location
Penn's Landing - Philadelphia, PA
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    Delight in the sights and sounds of 'The City That Loves You Back' from the comfort of a luxury yacht! Head to Penn's Landing for a memorable, mouthwatering experience aboard the Philadelphia Lunch Cruise.

    Step aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia, where you'll be greeted by a friendly crew member who will escort you to your dining room table. Feel free to relax in this comfortable, climate-controlled area, settling in and ordering drinks before lunch begins. Or take a stroll, exploring the ship as this cruise from Philadelphia prepares to depart for an afternoon of entertainment, food and sightseeing!

    Enjoy the calm lapping of waves as the boat navigates the Delaware River, giving you exquisite views of famed Philadelphia attractions along the waterfront. Check out spectacular sights like the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman Bridges, Shot Tower, Gazela tall ship, Old Swedes Church, Naval shipyard, and more. With photo ops galore, your Philadelphia Lunch Cruise will already be unforgettable even before the main event begins!

    Take advantage of unrivaled perspectives from the superb seating of the ship's open-air decks. Once you've feasted your eyes on the Philly and Camden city skylines, head back to the dining room for a meal unlike any other lunch in Philadelphia.

    With a grand buffet presenting an array of eats and treats, there's something for every appetite on board! Savor a variety of entrees, garnish your plate with any number of tasty sides and salads, and choose from tempting desserts. Buffet selections may include (though subject to change):

    Fish filet
    Chicken
    Whole-roasted pork loin
    Organic greens and broccoli florets
    Mashed potatoes and vegetables
    Mediterranean couscous and chickpeas
    Baked ziti
    Fresh fruit
    Cakes, cannoli, cobblers and more!

    This cruise from Philadelphia isn't over yet! Catch some more sunshine and fresh air on the decks after lunch. Order a cocktail from one of the full-service cash bars. And get ready to move 'n' groove to the tunes of the ship's DJs, as the sounds of top hits coax guests to the dance floor to rock back to the dock!

    Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, sightsee with friends, enjoy a fun date, share an afternoon with family, or simply jazz up a lunch hour there's no more dazzling way to do it than aboard the Philadelphia Lunch Cruise!

    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.
    Experience Provider Info
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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.
    Booking Information
    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 3 days in advance.
    Cancellation Policy
    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Rescheduling is subject to a $25 per person transfer fee. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
    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 Cloud 9 Living 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 Cloud 9 Living 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.

    This experience has a customer rating of 4
    based on 12 reviews.
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    We had a lovely time -- this was a Mother's Day gift to my mom. Everyone on the staff was so nice and attentive, and the food was delicious. We will definitely recommend this to others. One thing we did not like was being near smokers outside on the deck.
    The ship, your attendants and the food was exceptional. BUT...It was my wife's birthday and was hoping your cruise was going to make this very special for her. If you were going to book a bus load of high energy 8-10 year old's, this cruise should have been noted as age appropriate. We were not alone in that we couldn't hold a conversation with each other over the noise. All of us adults were scrambling to escape the loud music that was catered to the screaming children. It was made clear to us that profit was much more important to you than providing an exceptional experience that was promised and expected. I would not recommend this cruise to anyone under these circumstances.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi there Gregg,  Thank so much for sharing this with us! Happy Belated Birthday to your wife from the entire Cloud 9 Living team! We are glad that the crew and the food were stellar!  We've spoken with our cruise partners regarding the numerous children aboard the ship, and unfortunately as the cruise is open to people of all ages, there is truly no way to prevent parents from wanting to share the adventure with their little ones. It's understandable that this complicated your experience and provided a bit of a challenge for conversation. Our sincerest apologies that you and your wife were amid a group so rambunctious! We hope you were still able to enjoy each other's company, despite the noise! In terms of the music, we are so sorry the music was not your style. We do note that there is a live, vibrant DJ aboard the ship, but we understand how this could have added to the chaos with the number of children aboard!  As with all of our experiences, we want our customers to have an enjoyable, memorable, and exciting experience, and we are so sorry that your Lunch Cruise was anything less than that. We have gone ahead and placed a $50.00 credit in your account, in hopes of getting you out on another experience!  Very Best, Sophia
    We went to celebrate our 39th anniversary and it was disappointing....the food was very average and soft drinks cost extra..there were several big groups who took over everything....the music was very loud and for us not age appropriate. Do not recommend if you are older and not in a group.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
      Michael,  Wishing you a Happy Belated Anniversary! We are so sorry to hear that the Lunch Cruise was less than what you expected for your 39th anniversary celebration. We appreciate you letting us know how the event went! The buffet is certainly meant to be wonderful, and we would love to learn more about what you experienced. Our apologies for any confusion, coffee, tea, and iced tea are complimentary, while additional beverages are available for purchase.  Although the cruise is known to accommodate up to 500 people, we understand how powerful of a presence any private groups can have. We are hopeful that despite the other guests, that you and your guest were able to enjoy each other's company!  In terms of the music, our cruise partners aim to provide a lively and upbeat atmosphere, but we apologize if the style was not a good fit for the occasion. Again, thank you for taking the time to write in, we truly appreciate it. While I know we can’t bring back that day for you, we have placed $50 in your account for use towards a future experience if you’d like to give us another try. Best,  Sophia
    Our server (Robert) was the best, he should be promoted.
    Lunch cruise was great, staff very friendly and helpful, food was very good.
    There was some confusion with directions as road work was being done. The food was good and the weather was beautiful. Checking in was a little confusing as I brought confirmation papers as directed, but they were looking for a voucher? Thank you for introducing us to new experience.
    We anticipated a larger variety of foods. The menu and desserts were disappointing. We did enjoy the trip though.
    Great trip! Everything about it was great!
    Everything was very good. The only small problem I had was the paperwork that I was supposed to print and take along was not the right paperwork according to the people at the cruise. They took care of it very quickly and effectively though, and everything was fine. Had a good time.
    We had taken the cruise over 20 years ago and it was not good. This was a gift from my son so we decided to give it another chance. And we were pleasantly surprised. The ship was gorgeous, the food was excellent and the dj/tour guide was lots of fun. Thanks for a great experience.
    The lunch cruise was wonderful! The staff was pleasant and helpful...the emcee was very good and the music was thoroughly enjoyable. Also, the food was absolutely delicious. The day was a wonderful experience and not only would I recommend it to friends, I would do it again. Thank you to one and all for making it a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
    It was the perfect Fall day. Anthony was our talented server/vocalist. The captain was knowledgeable and the cruise showed the brighter side and gloomier parts of the waterfront, both PA and NJ. Wishing for a renaisance. The food was OK, but just OK. Amanda, however, was a lovely person. This was a gift and we would definitely do it again. Thanks

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