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“Spirit of Boston luncheon cruise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spirit of Boston

Spirit of Boston
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US$58.82*
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Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Come aboard Spirit of Boston for a unique mix of dining, dancing, entertainment and views. Cruising year-round from Boston's historic Seaport District, Spirit offers lunch, dinner, cocktail and holiday cruises, plus dozens of themed cruises.
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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“Spirit of Boston luncheon cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

On a recent Saturday a family group of fifteen, ages 5 to 75, celebrated grandfather's 75th birthday for a luncheon and harbor cruise on the "Spirit of Boston". It was a perfect day, weather-wise. The luncheon, served after the ship got underway, was delicious and well managed. Although underway while dining, the visibility was excellent-didn't miss a sight and they were numerous. It is our understanding the ship's chef was new to the ship. He deserves a "well done"-every one in our party was very happy. And the deserts were delicious, as well.
After eating, we adjourned topside to a spacious and comfortable viewing area for some sun and sights.
The ship was very clean and quiet; the crew was very pleasant, cordial and accommodating.
Great cruise for all. Definitely worth a redo!

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic night!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

After reading some not so great reviews I was a bit leary but we were pleased with the whole experience! Celebrating our 10 year anniversary we wanted to do something different and the staff made sure we enjoyed every bit of it! The food and atmosphere were awesome..carving stations excellent! The dj was pretty good and got better towards the end of the cruise. I would go again very romantic..lost of fun for a bunch of people as well!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great views and service but poor food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

We decided to try something different for our 30th anniversary. Since I had just received an email from Groupon offering a discount, we decided to try this dinner cruise. The Sunday dinner cruise was discounted to $52 per person. For this amount of money good food is expected. As described in other reviews on this site, the dinner was served before the boat even left the dock probably so they can get the eating out of the way and have more time to keep selling drinks. That is what this cruise is all about. It is a 3 hour booze cruise with some food and a DJ. Their website states that the Sunday dinner cruise menu includes a salad, roast, mashed potato, grilled chicken, tilapia, salmon, pasta, rice, vegetable, and a vegetable medley in addition to rolls and butter. I even asked the person at the ticket window at the dock what was on the menu this night and she said to look at the sign on the wall with the buffet listing which listed all of the above. The buffet this evening did not include tilapia, salmon, rice, or the vegetable medley. The choice was mushy pasta or dry chicken, mashed potato, green beans, salad, and meat. Since we love seafood and don't eat red meat, our choice was limited. The pasta and chicken must have been prepared earlier in the day. Other reviews have described how poor the deserts were. If you are looking for a booze cruise with a DJ, book it. If you are looking for a good food, pass. If you want a tour of Boston Harbor, try BHC.

Visited September 2013
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NH
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“Perfect Boston Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

We cruised on the "Spirit of Boston" for a company function so I cannot comment on the value of the admission but I can tell you that this was an upscale event that I really enjoyed. The food was amazing - complete with a chocolate fountain! The views were just beautiful and the audio part of the tour was very interesting. We sat on the couches on upper deck, put our feet up and relaxed. Plenty of room on the boat to wander around!

Visited August 2013
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Hypoluxo, Florida
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“Far exceeded expectations.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

What a wonderful venue to explore the Boston skyline. The lunch cruise with our family was perfect. The food was delicious and beautifully displayed at a buffet table. This was a Sunday family ice cream cruise. The buffet included a chocolate fountain along with many other delectable desserts. I failed to mention the wonderful lunch that we devoured prior to our desserts. The crew and cruise director could not have been more hospitable. As a final gesture we were handed a nice cool popsicle to enjoy as we departed from our trip to enjoy on a warm summer day. It's the little details like this that added so much more to make our trip memorable. The attention to detail was amazing. Take this trip if you visit Boston.

Visited August 2013
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