What You'll Get
Though tattered ragamuffins with gambling hands are prone to dining with the fishes, it's the esteemed members of land-society who dine atop the fishes. Merge seafaring and supping proclivities with today's Groupon for a cruise of Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston. Choose between the following options:
- For $56, you get a 3-hour dinner cruise Monday through Saturday (up to a $113.84 value).
- For $40, you get a 2-hour Sunday Sunset dinner cruise (a $78.47 value).
The Spirit of Boston treats as many as 600 revelers to fine dining, music, and dancing with the Boston Harbor lights as a backdrop. Step aboard and tour the ship as she casts off from Commonwealth Pier in the Seaport District. The Sunday Sunset cruise (boarding starts at 5:30 p.m.), running June through September, treats end-of-weekend warriors to a slightly smaller buffet menu than its counterpart but an equally large helping of beautiful views. Shortly after being put to sea on the 3-hour Monday through Saturday dinner cruise (boarding starts at 6:30 p.m.), a smorgasbord will be served at the grand buffet, where cruisers can load up on garlic-encrusted sirloin or herb-marinated pork tenderloin at the carving station. Before sweet teeth reap the rewards of dessert, sink them into a nutritious entree brimming with fresh ingredients, such as the wild Alaskan salmon bedecked in citrus, white wine, dill, and chutney.
While dining or exchanging cannon fire with enemy dinner-cruise ships, guests shouldn't be shocked if they're serenaded with a pop song by a member of the ship's crew—a motley band of sailor-server-singers who often moonlight as boxer-bartender-bankers. Once sea legs grow, take them for a spin on the dance floor, where the ship's disc-jockeyman spins the hottest hornpipes and sea chanteys, or climb to the ship's top deck, a spacious floating patio that offers breathtaking views of the city.
The Spirit of Boston sometimes features a discount online, but this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for holidays or specialty cruises. Taxes and fees included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.