Spirit of Boston 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 866.310.2469 to discuss any accessibility concerns and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.
Attire. What is the dress code on the Spirit of Boston?
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 of all ages are welcome on our lunch and dinner cruises. Children under 3 are complimentary and a discount is offered for children between the ages of 3 and 12 on select Lunch Cruises. Call toll free 866.310.2469 for details.
Coast Guard Regulations. Is the vessel Coast Guard certified?
Yes. The Spirit of Boston is Coast Guard certified and maintained regularly to adhere to strict safety regulations.
Our ship departs from the Seaport World Trade Center Marine Terminal in Boston. While sailing routes may vary, the Spirit of Boston cruises past the city skyline as far north as the Mystic River and as far south as Castle Island/Fort Independence. See our cruise route.
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 city’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?
The Spirit of Boston is located at the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and B Street adjacent to Boston’s World Trade Center and across from the Seaport Hotel. View directions.
Drinks. What do drinks cost?
Mixed drinks start at $7 for standard brand liquors, $8.25 for premium drinks. Specialty cocktails start at $9 and frozen drinks at $9.75. All beer is sold by the bottle, with domestic beer for $5.50 and imported for $5.75. Wine begins at $8 per glass. Soft drinks and juice are available for $2 each. These prices do not include tax or fees. Prices may be subject to change.
Sit back and relax on one of our climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Experience the view as your Interactive Spirit DJ spins popular favorites and dance hits.
Spirit Gift Certificates are available from $50 to $400 and may be purchased online or by calling toll free 866.310.2469. 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 of Boston accommodate?
The Spirit of Boston can host parties of two to 600 guests. Groups of 20 or more should visit our group website or contact our group sales department at 866.856.3463 for reservations. Parties of 1 to 19 can make reservations online, or should call toll free 866.310.2469. Spirit also offers private yacht charters for as few as 25 guests or as many as 110 aboard our sister ship, the Seaport Elite.
Menu. What type of food is served?
Our cruises feature all-you-can-eat buffets with delicious choices prepared on board by our executive chefs and their galley staffs. June through October we also offer Lobster Clambakes on select cruises. 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 of 20 or more and deck or full-ship charters. Check out our menus online: Click Here to See our Menus.
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.
Parking. Is there parking close to the ship?
Yes. Spirit of Boston offers an $9.00 rate for parking at the Seaport Hotel Parking Garage for dinner guests Monday - Friday ONLY! Guests must enter the Seaport Hotel Parking Garage after 5:00 PM and exit prior to 11:00 PM. Please be sure to bring your parking ticket with you so it can be stamped at our ticket booth. It is necessary for discounted parking validation. At all other times there is 35% off the posted rate with validation from our ticket booth. There are also outdoor parking lots on Northern Avenue and Seaport Boulevard that do not offer discounts. Parking rates there vary. Prices are subject to change.
Payment is required in full at the time of the reservation. We accept major credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diner's Club. We also accept traveler's checks, money orders, and certified checks. Please send checks or money orders to the address below:
Spirit of Boston
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.
Prices do not include taxes or fees. Prices and schedules are subject to change. Some more popular cruises and dates may be priced higher. Below prices exclude specialty, holiday and premium cruise dates. Call 866.310.2469 or use our Reservations System to Book your Cruise Online!
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.
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.
Seasickness. Will I get seasick?
It is highly unlikely. The Spirit of Boston sails in the calm waters of the inner harbor and outer islands. We do not go out into open ocean water.
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?
The Spirit of Boston is spaciously designed with three climate-controlled interior decks, outdoor strolling decks at the bow and stern, and the largest outdoor patio deck in Boston topside. It is handicap accessible and Coast Guard approved for up to 600 passengers. Amenities include full service bars, two dance floors (or staging areas), spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.
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 the dock up to one hour prior to boarding, on the day of the cruise. The credit card used for purchase and 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 866.856.3463.
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