Aboard the recently renovated Spirit of Philadelphia, panoramic windows show the Delaware River unfolding, and friendly waiters appease appetites with a bounty of elegant flavors. Before leaving port, anticipatory aquateers can take a virtual tour of the ship to prepare for their journey onto the high seas of entertainment and dining. After guests have been escorted to a candlelit table, the dinner buffet lays out enough fine food to satisfy a hungry pack of longshoremen with culinary degrees. Pick from salads, hot entrees, sides, and desserts, featuring such items as fresh Mediterranean salmon, roasted-rosemary beef, chocolate-truffle mousse, and New York–style cheesecake.
Dr. Denim cultivates casual elegance with a cornucopia of fashionable denim, athletic wear, and casual clothing from an all-star list of brands that include 7 For All Mankind, Fossil, Marc Jacobs, Rock Revival, Adidas, and Nike. Stage an appareled attack with a Lacoste starburst crocodile graphic tee ($35), whose fierce reptilian graphic will cause the horses stitched on the polo shirts of your enemies to quake in fear. The Unica floral leggings ($14.99) embellish stems with efflorescent blooms. Outfit small athletes in the pocketed Adidas Junior Firebird tricot track pants ($30), or apply your Groupon toward a pair of high-end Miss Me boot-cut jeans in a white wash with a button closure and studded-wing back pockets ($108).
If you've ever gazed into the stitched eyes of a needlepoint narwhal, you've felt the restorative capability of needle arts. Now you can explore the healing power of needle arts without the wasteful excesses of thread with today's Groupon to holistic healing: for $40, you get an hour-long private acupuncture session at Lauren Buckley Acupuncture, an $80 value. Though Lauren Buckley Acupuncture offers community acupuncture in a group setting for an income-based payment of $20 to $40 per session, your Groupon gets you a one-on-one private session. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Rossi Wellness Center takes a three-pronged approach patients’ health that takes the shape of combined primary care, aesthetic services, and weight management. By covering such a broad spectrum of services, Rossi Wellness Center’s clients don’t have to run around town to multiple practices, doctors, or Fountains of Youth. This also allows the wellness practice to focus on preventative medicine. Depending on the condition, treatments can include exercise therapy, beauty injections, or care and monitoring for general problems such as high cholesterol.
One of the longest-running local espresso establishments, Capriccio Cafe keeps eyelids ajar and hunger pangs at bay with specialty coffee drinks, fresh pastries, and grilled sandwiches. Enjoy a medium latte ($3.50) or a Ghirardelli mocha frappe ($4) to time-travel taste buds back to childhoods spent drinking steamed milk and chocolate syrup. Coffee lovers can also experience the liquid marshmallow sensation of a vanilla-seasoned latte ($3.35+) alongside breakfast treats including crumb cake ($2.25) and danishes ($2.75), which call out like Sirens to a sea of empty stomachs.
Dozens of rums from around the world unite for one night at the Rum on the River Cane Spirits Festival to showcase the intricacies of the storied elixir. As a ticketed attendee, you'll be free to sample, sip, and savor more than 25 different brands of barrel-aged cane-and-molasses brilliance, including toddies from Bacardi, El Dorado, and Leblon. Octo Waterfront Grille's sumptuous tropical buffet will keep your stomach grounded no matter how levitating the libation, preventing you from unconsciously talking like a pirate. During the Mojito Olympics, eight bartenders will pit their mixological moves against one another in three events judged by six guest judges before one is crowned with the muddled-mint-leaf laurels of Grand Mojito Champion. The Pagode Project will keep the atmosphere hot and hip-shaky by filling the air with samba music and propulsive beats.