Be prepared for a scenic getaway when you board the Spirit of Philadelphia and depart from Penn's Landing for their lunch and dinner cruises. Dine from freshly prepared buffet-style meals and be swept away by the modern design and updated decor, enjoy interactive dance floors and live entertainment from the city's hottest DJs. Stroll through three climate-controlled interior decks, or get your fill of the Delaware River air on the top-side open-air deck. A cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia is worth it's weight in views and luxury, and you will be planning your next trip before you even leave the ship!
About the Spirit of Philadelphia
The Spirit of Philadelphia offers four decks, including a top-side observation deck that is completely open-air. The boat has a capacity of up to 530 passengers, and is equipped with a dance floor, open bars on each deck, and live entertainment on each cruise. The cruise ship sails all year round, rain or shine, due to enclosed, climate controlled scenic decks for passenger comfort and convenience.
Attire - For men, slacks and a jacket are appropriate attire for dinner cruises. For women, slacks, a skirt, or dress is recommended. T-shirts, jeans, shorts, and sneakers are not allowed. For all other cruises, relaxed casual attire is allowed.
Seating - Seating is cruise-style, and some parties may be seated with other groups. Tables normally accommodate 4-8 people.
Things to See:
Adventure Aquarium - Opened in 2005, the Adventure Aquarium is a 2 million gallon facility that is home to 8,500 aquatic species. It is the only aquarium in the world that features hippos and exhibits Great Hammerhead Sharks.
Ben Franklin Bridge - Opened in 1926 and originally called the Delaware River Bridge, the Ben Franklin Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ. It carries 7 traffic lanes, 2 railroad tracks, and 2 sidewalks.
Walt Whitman Bridge - Named after the poet Walk Whitman who lived in Camden near the end of his life, the bridge is one of the larger bridges on the east coast of the United States, carrying 7 traffic lanes. It was opened in 1957 and connects Philadelphia, PA to Gloucester City, NJ.
Flagship Olympia - Now a part of the Independence Seaport Museum, the Olympia served in the US Navy and became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay, and served in World War I and Russian Civil War. Olympia was decomissioned in 1922 and placed in reserve until it was restored in 1957 to be a museum ship.
Sparks Shot Tower - The Sparks Shot Tower was one of the first shot towers in the United States, opened in 1808. Originally used to produce shot for hunters, the tower produced ammunition during the Civil War and War of 1812. The Sparks family kept it in operation until 1903, and the City of Philadelphia bought the side in 1913.
Naval Shipyard - This naval yard, started in 1776, now serves as a large industrial park that includes Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. The site was built in 1917 as the League Island Facility, but the area was in used from 1801 to 1995.
Red Bank Battlefield - The battlefield was the location of the Battle of Red Bank in the American Revolutionary War that took place in 1777. It is home to Fort Mercer and Fort Mifflin, both of which were either destroyed or abandoned after defending the river and preventing British forces from using the it as transportation. The site is now part of the Gloucester County Parks system.