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Spirit of Washington Lunch Cruise

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Key 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday

    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

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    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
  • Please note & Additional info

    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.

    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 4From 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 AvenueTurn left on 7th Street, N.W.Keep straight on 7th Street to the WaterfrontTurn left on Water Street and go down 1 1/2 blocksThe cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets, S.W., Pier 4From Virginia:Take 395 North to Washington and keep straightGo across the 14th Street bridge, staying on 395Take the Maine Avenue ExitCross over Maine AvenueTurn left on Water Street and go down 3 blocksThe cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets S.W., Pier 4From Downtown:Go south on 7th Street until it dead ends at the waterfrontTurn left on Water Street and go down 1 1/2 blocksThe cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets S.W., Pier 4From Georgetown:Go down M Street or K StreetM Street will turn into Pennsylvania AvenueFollow Pennsylvania Avenue to 17th Street. Turn right on 17th Street and then turn left on Constitution AvenueTurn right on 9th Street and go straightGo through tunnel following signs for Maine AvenueKeep straightThis will end on Water Street at HogatesTurn left on Water Street and go 1 1/2 blocksThe cruise office is located on the right side at 6th & Water Streets, S.W., Pier 4From Rt. 66:Take 66 across the Theodore Roosevelt BridgeFollow 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 4From Waterfront Metro Station: Waterfront Green Line Metro is within easy walking distance - just three blocks from the pier.Walk down M StreetTurn Left on 6th StreetGo one blockTurn left on Water StreetThe cruise office is located directly in front of you