School Events on the Water

Students of any age love dining & dancing on the Inner Harbor with the skyline as their backdrop. Spirit offers not only a safe venue for hosting large groups of young students, but also seemingly endless opportunities to teach and inspire. Ideal for proms, awards ceremonies, faculty events and more, let our expert event planners create an unforgettable experience for your students and staff.

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Elementary & Middle School

Take the learning from classroom to the water! Our student cruises are a prime opportunity to learn about everything from history to science and anything in between. With awe-inspiring perspectives to encourage engagement and critical thinking, getting your students on the water is the perfect field trip.

COLLEGE

College

Whether you’re looking for a venue for current students or alumni events, our vessels are the perfect fit. Host an elevated graduation ceremony, with the water as a scenic backdrop for the best photographs and memories or reunite with your close classmates on deck. With events ranging from casual student tour groups and alumni happy hours to formal celebrations and gatherings, Hornblower has the perfect space and atmosphere.

Sample Menu

Our freshly prepared passed hors d’oeuvres and two-course plated dinner menu are included in all reception packages. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions—just inform your planner.

Choice of one

 Watermelon & Baby Arugula Salad
Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic Vinaigrette . .

Beet & Baby Arugula Salad
Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic Vinaigrette . .

Hornblower Signature Seafood Chowder
Clams | Flounder |  Potatoes | Cream .

 

. No Gluten Added . Vegan . Vegetarian

Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
Although we make every effort to prepare items denoted with a G* as gluten free, our kitchen is not gluten free, and there is always a small risk of cross contamination.

Choice of one

 Root Vegetable Fricassee
Butternut Squash | Cauliflower |  Zucchini |  Grape Tomatoes | Gremolata | Cauliflower Coconut Cream Sauce . . .

Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod
Steamed Rock Shrimp | Spinach Mashed Potato | Lemon Beurre Blanc .

 Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
Roasted New Red Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Fresno Pepper Demi Glace
Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Baby Carrots | Broccoli .

 

. No Gluten Added . Vegan . Vegetarian

Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
Although we make every effort to prepare items denoted with a G* as gluten free, our kitchen is not gluten free, and there is always a small risk of cross contamination.

Choice of one

 Mixed Fruit with Strawberries
Madagascar Vanilla and Orange Cream

New York Style Cheesecake
Lemon Marscapone Cream | Blueberry Compote

Humbolt Fog & Belletoile Triple Cream Brie
Sesame Flat Bread | Sun-Dried Grapes | Sour Cherry Preserves

Included In Your Cruise
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Available Enhancements

  • Photo Packages

    Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer
  • Entertainment Enhancements

    Live band, rooftop DJ
  • Custom Décor

    Custom florals, ice sculptures, and more
  • Bar Packages

    Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar
  • Menu Enhancements

    Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.
  • And Much More

    Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!
  • Everything was excellent! Our waiter was awesome, the captain came to visit us, as well as the manager. They all wished us a Happy Anniversary. The DJ even played our first dance song. We couldn't have asked for a better evening.
    Kimberly S.
    TripAdvisor
  • Our wedding was wonderful and unforgettable. The food was fantastic and the service was first class. I am so pleased that we choose Hornblower Cruises for our wedding and will definitely recommend you to our family and friends.
    Michelle K.
  • Thank you for making our wedding PERFECT! The stars were aligned-the food was excellent, service was impeccable, and the MC and music was THE BEST! I savored every bit of my wedding and received many compliments from the guests.
    Stacey K.

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Make your Baltimore school event a dream come true. Our team will help you create your ideal venue. We’re here to make your school event on the water an unforgettable experience.

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