Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cruisin'

There will be two sailing restaurants out of Penn's Landing.

Cruisin'

The Philadelphia Belle cruises up the Delaware River in front of the Philadelphia skyline, heading to a ceremony at Penn´s Landing. (Clem Murray / Staff<br />Photographer )
The Philadelphia Belle cruises up the Delaware River in front of the Philadelphia skyline, heading to a ceremony at Penn's Landing. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer )

Philadelphia will double its complement of sailing restaurants next spring when the Philadelphia Belle starts offering lunch, brunch, dinner, and moonlight cruises from Penn's Landing.

The Philadelphia Belle -- as this paddlewheel riverboat has been rechristened -- arrived at Penn's Landing after a voyage down the Mississippi, through the Gulf of Mexico, and up the Atlantic. It now will get months of fit-out.

There will be some competition in play here.

Tom D'Amato, the Belle's vice president and general manager, previously was a VP with Entertainment Cruises, which operates the Spirit of Philadelphia, berthed just downriver.

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