Although 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 $44, you get one ticket to a three-hour dinner cruise from Spirit Cruises on a Sunday–Friday (up to an $89.65 value). The Spirit of Philadelphia dinner cruise on the Delaware River departs from Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
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.
After dinner, seafarers can stroll the outdoor deck or cut a boat-rug to the tunes of a live DJ. With this deal, cruisers can take a sweetie out for a romantic night under the stars and finally reveal which twinkling light they're visiting from.
Boarding and departing times vary.