Spirit Cruises Baltimore Frequently Asked Questions
Before you cruise, let us answer some important questions for you!
Accessibility. Is the Spirit Wheelchair Accessible?Yes. The Spirit has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. Our crew is happy to aide passengers that need assistance. Please call 866.312.2469 to discuss any accessibility concerns and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.
Attire. What is the recommended dress attire for Baltimore Dining Cruises aboard Spirit?Dinner Cruises - For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button down shirt. For women, nice slacks, Capri pants or a sundress is recommended. Although allowed, we strongly discourage collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts or sneakers.
All Other Cruises - These cruises are more relaxed and casual attire is fine.
Boarding. What is "Boarding Time" and "Cruising Time?""Boarding Time" is the earliest our guests may board the ship. Typically we begin boarding 1/2 hour prior to the "Cruise Time.” Tickets may be picked up at our dockside kiosk up to one hour prior to the cruise.
Cancellations. What is your cancellation policy?Although your purchase is a final and non-refundable, we will be happy to reschedule for another available date of your choosing up to a year from the date of your original reservation. You will be assessed a $25 per ticket re-booking fee and are responsible for any price difference if you happen to choose a cruise with a different price.
Children. Are there any age requirements?Children are welcome on our lunch and dinner cruises. However, on midnight moonlight cruises all passengers must be 21 years or older with valid photo ID. Children under 3 are complimentary and a discount is offered for children between the ages of 3 and 12 on select Lunch Cruises. Call 866.312.2469 for details.
Coast Guard Regulations. Is the vessel Coast Guard certified?Yes. All our vessels are Coast Guard certified and maintained regularly to adhere to strict safety regulations. See our cruise route >>>
Cruise Route. Where does the Spirit of Baltimore go?Our ships cruise past many historic and along the Patapsco River including the USS Constellation, Federal Hill, Ft. Mc Henry. Light Ship Chesapeake, The Sanctuary, The John W. Brown and Fells Point.
Dancing. What kind of dance music do you play?Our lunch and dinner cruises feature a full range of popular dance tunes spun by some of the area’s hottest DJs. Selections may include Rock, Blues, Line Dances, Motown, Oldies, Salsa, Hip Hop, Country, and current chart-toppers from every musical genre.
Directions. How do I get to the ship?All our ships are docked at the Inner Harbor along the west wall. We are located between the Maryland Science and the Baltimore Visitors Center. Conveniently located near the Metro and Light Rail as well. Discount parking is available at the Royal Sonesta Hotel at the corner of Light and Lee Street.
Drinks. What do drinks cost?Mixed drinks start at $6.00 for Classic brand liquors, $8.00 for Premium drinks. All beer is sold by the bottle, with domestic beers for $5.00 and imports for $6.00. Wine begins at $5.00 per glass. Soft drinks are $2.00 each and juice is available for $2.00 each. These prices do not include tax or fees. Coffee and tea are included in your ticket price. Prices are subject to change.
Entertainment. What type of entertainment is offered?Sit back and relax on one of our climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Experience the view as your engaging Spirit DJ spins popular favorites and dance hits. Day or night, Spirit is alive with vibrant entertainment.
Gift Certificates. How can I purchase gift certificates?Spirit Gift Certificates are available from $50 to $400 and may be purchased online or by calling 866.312.2469. Printed gift certificates come with an elegant presentation holder. Spirit Cruises will continue to honor any previously issued Gift Certificates that contained a listed expiration date.
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Groups. What size group can Spirit Cruises Baltimore accommodate?The Spirit of Baltimore can host parties of two to 450 guests. Groups of 20 or more should visit our group website or contact our group sales department at 866.845.7245 for reservations. Parties of 1-19 guests can make call 866.312.2469 or use our Reservations System to make reservations online!
Menu. What type of food is served?Our cruises feature all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets with delicious choices prepared on board by our executive chefs and their galley staffs. With advance notice, we can accommodate requests for kosher meals, and we can arrange special meals for guests with allergies. Other specialty menus are available for groups and deck or full-ship charters. Review our menus online: Lunc Cruises | Themed Cruises | Dinner Cruises
Spirit After Dark Moonlight Cruises. What do they include?Spirit offers Spirit After Dark Moonlight Cruises from June- September featuring open seating, lively djs, rockin’ dance tunes, late-night snacks and cash bars. Passengers must be age 21 or older with valid photo ID.
Packages. Do you offer packages to make my cruise extra-special?Yes. We offer several enhancements and packages that can be added on to your lunch or dinner cruise package. You can choose from a private table for two, balloons, roses, bar packages and more. Call 866.312.2469 or use our Reservations System to Book your Cruise Online!
Parking. Is there parking close to the ship?Yes, paid parking is available across the street at the Royal Sonesta Garage. We will give you a coupon so your parking is $6.00 per car for up to 10 hours.
Payment. What type of payment do you accept?Payment is required in full at the time of the reservation. We accept major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We also accept traveler's checks, money orders, and certified checks. Please send checks or money orders to the address below:
Spirit of Baltimore
561 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phones. Will my cell phone work on the cruise?Yes, your cell phone will work on the cruise. For the comfort of other guests, we ask that cell phone conversations be held only on the outside decks.
Pricing & SchedulesPrices do not include tax or fees. Prices and schedules are subject to change. Some more popular cruises and dates may be priced higher. Some prices exclude specialty, holiday and premium cruise dates.
Call 866.312.2469 or use our Reservations System to Book your Cruise Online!
Refund Policy. Do you offer refunds?We regret there are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final. We cruise year-round, rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, we will contact you to make other arrangements.
Reservations. How can I make reservations for a cruise?While parties of 19 or fewer are often able to walk up and purchase tickets on the day of a cruise, reservations are highly recommended. You can review pricing and purchase tickets online via our reservations system or by phone.
• Call 866.312.2469 or use our Reservations System to Book your Cruise Online!
Groups of 20 or more call:
• Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 5:30pm
Seasickness. Will I get seasick?It is highly unlikely. The Spirit of Baltimore is one of the largest and most stable cruise ships on the Patapsco River.
Seating Arrangements. How is seating arranged on board?Our ships feature cruise style seating. The majority of our tables accommodate four to eight people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties. Review the enhancement packages available on your date for private seating upgrades.
Ship Information. Can you tell me a little about the ship?Our ships feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of our tables accommodate four to eight people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties. Review our the enhancement packages available on your date for private seating upgrades.
Smoking. What is your smoking policy?All interior areas of our ship are non-smoking areas. Passengers who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks
Congratulations to our Summer Sweepstakes Winner!Congratulations to Michael P. the winner of Spirit's Dinner Party for Ten Summer Sweepstakes. He will experience a fun and festive dinner cruise featuring an engaging assortment of bountiful buffets, live entertainment, DJ music for dancing and spectacular views.
Tickets. Where can I pick up the cruise tickets?Tickets can be conveniently picked up at our dock up to one hour prior to the cruise. The credit card used for purchase and a photo ID will be required.
Weather. Do you sail in inclement weather?Absolutely. Our ships are fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. We sail rain or shine all year long.
Wedding Events. How much does a wedding event on the Spirit cost?It depends on the event (engagement party, shower, bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, wedding & reception, post-wedding luncheon, etc.), the number of guests, the time of year and the package you choose. Our expert wedding planners will be happy to give you a cost proposal. Find out more or call 866.845.7245.