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Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise

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Experience the nation's capital on a scenic lunch cruise! On this Washington DC cruise, not only will you indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet, but there will also be live entertainment! Enjoy a colorful cast of performers, including a DJ to play your favorite songs and lively narration of the endless stream of city sites you pass, including the Washington Monument, the Potomac River and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Highlights
  • See historic Washington D.C. sights and monuments from the Potomac River 
  • Lunch or brunch buffet, cash bar, and live DJ included in tour
  • Skip long lines, and sightsee with live commentary from the ship’s captain
  • Travel in style aboard the Spirit of Washington, a modern dining ship
What to Expect
Arrive up to one hour before your departure time at Pier 4, Washington D.C. Once on board, spend a leisurely afternoon cruising the Potomac River, while enjoying your meal (see Itinerary for sample menu). Alcoholic drinks can be purchased (own expense). Choose from the Spirit of Washington’s three interior dining rooms or venture up to the outdoor deck for fresh air and great views of the city’s monuments, museums, and other major sights. As you meander down the river and take in city views from the water, listen to your captain’s descriptions of historic landmarks, or take a turn on the dance floor where a DJ spins Top 40 hits. Your boat returns you to the departure point at the end of the cruise.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Washington DC, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-hour lunch (or brunch) cruise
  • Buffet menu
  • Coffee and tea
  • Service charges
  • Tax and fees
Exclusions
  • Other drinks (not listed in Inclusions)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please Note: Although we offer children 3 years old and under free admission, please enter how many children are attending in the field provided, so that we can accommodate them on the cruise.
  • The ships feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of the tables accommodate 4 to 8 people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties. Please understand that we cannot guarantee specific seating on the deck
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was a little hesitant at first because I have been on a dinner cruise before in another city and was not impressed. This cruise, however did not disappoint. The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The lunch buffet was outstanding and the entertainment did not disappoint.
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I was in DC with a group of 35 Seniors, and we took this cruise. It was a beautiful day, and the cruise was delightful. They had a delicious lunch buffet, with a good variety of meats and vegetables. Then the desert table was awesome. They offer a good choice of wines and
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Everything was so organized for our group outing, the food, staff, and the music was great. I wish we could have stayed all day, I was not ready to leave after having so much fun. The 2 hour was not enough.
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We joined our good friends to celebrate their birthdays, and had a great start to our day. The food was good, but not great. The views were nice enough. The reason we had so much fun, was because of the service provided by the staff. From the moment we arrived, arrangements and
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My wife and I were visiting Washington DC and wanted to spend some time doing something other than a museum. The Brunch cruise was very special. Since we were there on a Sunday in September the large crowds didn’t exist so this was perfect experience. Splurge and get a window
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By: Spirit of Washington
Meredith
10
Meredith
I was a little hesitant at first because I have been on a dinner cruise before in another city and was not
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Brooke S.
10
Poor DJ
The DJ mainly played one style of music for the entire cruise. He did not consider the other people on the cruise
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Miss Natuful B
Lanham, Maryland
10
Cruising through Washington DC in November!
Absolutely wonderful service. We had a blast ,from the fod to the DJ...superb. Thanks Spirit of Washington team.
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texasjoy10
262
Great Cruise
I was in DC with a group of 35 Seniors, and we took this cruise. It was a beautiful day, and the cruise was
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Trek148425
Chicago, Illinois
10
a special place to visit in the DC area.
It was a great trip. A nice way to spend the day and learn some history. The river cruise is the way to go!
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Angela J
Oxon Hill, Maryland
21
Saturday Dinner Cruise
It was my husband's 50th Birthday and I surprised him with a this Dinner Cruise. The smile on his face was
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Jennifer P
22
Cruising Anniversary
The food was good, the music was good, and the service was decent. Jasmine the manager was great. The DJ was fun.
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Rick M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
4814
A pleasant cruise on a luxury ship
We didn't opt for the breakfast buffet, but it looked quite tasty. The ship offered a wide choice of beverages at
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Footprints106437
10
The staff and food was amazing
Everything was so organized for our group outing, the food, staff, and the music was great. I wish we could have
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TellMeWhen2Go
4815
Excellent First Experience
We joined our good friends to celebrate their birthdays, and had a great start to our day. The food was good, but
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