What You'll Get
River cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding mermaids equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of cruise options on the brand-new Philadelphia Belle riverboat.
Setting off from Penn's Landing, the Philadelphia Belle makes her grand debut as the largest vessel of her kind on the East Coast, cruising the Philadelphia waterfront after being artfully restored to late 1800s steam-powered elegance. A crisp red, white, and blue exterior, accentuated by a magnificent paddle wheel, gives way to elegant interiors where groups can take in city sights, gourmet meals, and insults from jealous water birds. Most cruises include a narrated tour of the Philadelphia waterfront, and eager eaters can cruise and dine with packages that include meals inspired by Steven Starr Events. Enjoy weekday lunch ($42.90 and up), weekend brunch ($42.90 and up), or a weekday night ($69.90 and up) or Saturday-night ($74.90 and up) dinner cruise. Less languished landlubbers ride along with a cruise-only package ($27.95–$34.95), or hop aboard the two-hour sightseeing cruise ($27.95). Like the best school dances, the midnight moonlight cruise on Friday and Saturday nights provides a DJ, a dance floor, and chaperones to quietly talk to until 2 a.m. ($34.95).
With an open-air top deck and three lower decks for dining and entertainment, the ship makes a great venue for seeing the city for the first time, rediscovering favorite sights, and events of all sorts. While on the inner decks, music from Philadelphia International Records, artwork inspired by Philadelphia, and sand art inspired by the boat's niece, stand out in large, stately rooms boasting tin-style paneled ceilings, marble columns, and wide windows.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per party of 5 or less; limit 1 per visit. Limit 2 per party of 6 or more. Reservation required; subject to availability. $15 fee for cancellation or rescheduling. Not valid on holidays. $100 credit may be used for multiple cruises; may be shared among multiple people. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax, gratuity & fees not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.