Cruising to the Blues On the Delaware

Video clip from the Spirit of Philadelphia’s Annual Blues Cruise on 25 Sept 2016:

Every year, or at least for the past three years, the Spirit of Philadelphia cruise line offers a blues cruise with lunch on the Delaware River. Last Sunday, my husband, some friends, and I made our annual trek to Penn’s Landing for an afternoon with plenty of blues, food, and drink.


The musical line-up varies but never disappoints. From the moment we boarded the ship about one p.m., the music was intoxicatingly loud and clear. A dance floor in front of the band was filled nearly the entire trip. As soon as one band ended, another started, and a group jam was part of the finale.

The food is buffet all-you-can-eat and not a dull spread of the same old same old. The cruise ends about four p.m. back at Penn’s Landing where we started. And how could I forget? The blues cruise price includes free wine and beer, and I started my day with a friendly welcoming mimosa.

I didn’t make any videos of the musicians and interfere with their creative rights. The line-up included Vanessa Collier and Mikey Junior who performs at The Twisted Tail frequently. All the musicians put on such a good show and performance they’d be worth seeing again without the cruise.

I almost hate to spread the word since it is so good and sells out every year. So keep it quiet and just between us, okay?

My novel tells the story of a woman’s search for a cruise on an old clipper sailing ship:

What do you think?

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