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Spirit of Washington Lunch Cruise

US$ 58.37 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Enjoy an unforgettable lunchtime escape aboard the Spirit of Washington
  • Stupendous views of Washington DC from the water
  • The grand buffet offers sumptuous food catering to all tastes
  • Live entertainment and all your favorite music

Overview

Cruise on the Potomac River aboard the Spirit of Washington and enjoy spectacular views of the US capital’s historic landmarks. Tuck into a buffet lunch ranging from creative wholesome salads to toothsome desserts.

On this delightful excursion, you can expect sheer enjoyment from beginning to end. Through the boat's large panoramic windows you will see the city skyline plus important sights such as Fort McNair, US Naval Research Lab, and Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

This excellent and affordable cruise is perfect for an afternoon getaway or family celebrations.

Itinerary

Escape for some refreshment and relaxation on Spirit of Washington Lunch Cruise.

To obtain your boarding pass please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket desk at the dockside. Boarding begins 30 minutes before sailing time. Make sure you arrive in good time so you can settle down comfortably to enjoy the trip.

A keepsake photo of you and your party will be taken upon boarding, so go ahead and smile for the camera! (You can decide to purchase or not, when you dock.)

Welcoming staff will greet and seat you, and take your drink orders (payable direct). Please note that many tables are designed for cabaret-style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Feel free to get up and explore the ship – especially the outdoor strolling decks.

As the Spirit of Washington pulls away from the dock, grab your streamers and drinks and join in a festive ‘Bon Voyage’ toast.

Once you’ve been invited up to the Grande Buffet, help yourself to whatever you like. You can even go back for seconds and thirds as long as the buffet is open!

The menu may vary from time to time but below is an example of the delicious fare you can expect to enjoy:

Please find the sample menu. Download the sample menu

Menu subject to change

While you dine, you will be entertained with a fascinating narrated tour of Washington’s waterfront. Key landmarks visible through the huge panoramic windows include Fort McNair, US Naval Research Lab, and Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Throughout the cruise, Spirit’s staff will dazzle you with impressive renditions of your favorite tunes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the talent.

When lunch is over, why not stretch your legs? Head topside for the largest outdoor patio deck in Washington and catch a breath of fresh air and an amazing view. Or hit the dance floor – from line dances to Top-40 hits, Spirit’s DJs know how to get everyone up and dancing, right to the end of your cruise.

Your 2-hour cruise ends at around 2:00pm and you will be dropped back at the starting point.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes (including boarding time)

Start time

Start time: Please contact the activity operator for reconfirming departure details.
The voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (including boarding time)

Meeting point

Cruise departs from Pier 4 at 6th & Water Streets SW. Directions for reaching the start point are given in Additional Information.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the boading time. This is mandatory to ensure time to obtain boarding passes..

Ending point

The cruise ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • 2-hour cruise
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Onboard narration
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Tea, coffee and water
  • Taxes and fees
  • Fuel surcharge

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Drinks from the bar or wine list

Do/Dont's

Smart casual dress is requested for lunch cruises. Please no jeans, sneakers, sandals or collarless shirts.

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Please note

Please contact the activity operator within 5 days of booking or at least 72 hours prior to your arrival into Washington to confirm your cruise reservation. You will not be guaranteed a place on the cruise until you have contacted the activity operator to confirm.
You must print and present your voucher in order to redeem services purchased. Please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator ticket kiosk located dockside. You will be issued boarding passes at this time. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time.
Cruises will go ahead year-round, rain or shine. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather, your activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Directions for reaching the cruise office at 6th & Water Streets, S.W., Pier 4:
  • From Rockville/Gaithersburg Maryland Area:
  • Take 270 South to 495 Northern Virginia.
  • Take George Washington Parkway to 395 North.
  • Go over 14th Street Bridge staying on 395.
  • Take the Maine Avenue Exit.
  • Cross over Maine Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Water Street.
  • The cruise office is located at the end at 6th & Water Streets, S.W., Pier 4
  • From BW Parkway:
  • (Baltimore, Greenbelt, New Carrolton and Landover, Maryland)
  • Take Baltimore-Washington Parkway toward D.C.
  • Take 50 West Exit . 50 West is also New York Avenue
  • Turn left on 7th Street, N.W.
  • Keep straight on 7th Street to the Waterfront
  • Turn left on Water Street and go down 1 1/2 blocks
  • The cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets, S.W., Pier 4
  • From Virginia:
  • Take 395 North to Washington and keep straight
  • Go across the 14th Street bridge, staying on 395
  • Take the Maine Avenue Exit
  • Cross over Maine Avenue
  • Turn left on Water Street and go down 3 blocks
  • The cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets S.W., Pier 4
  • From Downtown:
  • Go south on 7th Street until it dead ends at the waterfront
  • Turn left on Water Street and go down 1 1/2 blocks
  • The cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets S.W., Pier 4
  • From Georgetown:
  • Go down M Street or K Street
  • M Street will turn into Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Follow Pennsylvania Avenue to 17th Street. Turn right on 17th Street and then turn left on Constitution Avenue
  • Turn right on 9th Street and go straight
  • Go through tunnel following signs for Maine Avenue
  • Keep straight
  • This will end on Water Street at Hogates
  • Turn left on Water Street and go 1 1/2 blocks
  • The cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets, S.W., Pier 4
  • From Rt. 66:
  • Take 66 across the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
  • Follow the main roadway and you will be on Constitution Ave., NW.
  • Follow Constitution Avenue to 7th Street, NW.
  • Turn Right on 7th Street and follow it south. It will dead end on Water Street.
  • Turn left on Water Street, SW and proceed past 7th Street.
  • The cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets,
  • S.W., Pier 4
  • From Waterfront Metro Station:
  • Waterfront Green Line Metro is within easy walking distance - just three blocks from the pier.
  • Walk down M Street
  • Turn Left on 6th Street
  • Go one block
  • Turn left on Water Street
  • The cruise office is located directly in front of you
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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