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.
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.
Daily except Sunday
2 hours 30 minutes (including boarding 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)
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..
The cruise ends at the starting point
Smart casual dress is requested for lunch cruises. Please no jeans, sneakers, sandals or collarless shirts.
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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