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Washington Odyssey Lunch Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • The only cruise vessel able to pass under the Potomac bridges
  • Tempt your taste buds with a delectable lunch
  • Fantastic views of the most important US monuments
  • Relive key historic events on this superb cruise
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Mar: Monday - Friday

    Duration

    2 hours 45 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.

    Meeting Point

    Cruise departs from Pier 4 at 6th & Water Streets SW. Directions for reaching the starting point are given in Additional Information.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The cruise ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This delightful lunch cruise on the Potomac River combines the pleasure of sightseeing with the joys of gourmet cuisine.

    From a superb vantage point at your dining table you will see world-famous landmarks – such as the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the iconic Washington Monument – plus infamous locations such as the Watergate Hotel.

    You can choose from an enticing menu of creative seasonal hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, entrees and desserts, guaranteed to please the palate.

    While you dine, talk or admire the view a fine selection of live music – everything from classic jazz to contemporary favorites – will be provided to entertain you.

    Itinerary

    Your luxury Washington Odyssey Lunch Cruise promises wonderful views and a delightful and memorable experience. There is no hotel pick-up for the tour. To join your ship you should make your way to Pier 4 at 6th & Water Streets SW. Directions for reaching the start point are given in Additional Information.

    To receive your boarding pass for the Odyssey III please present your voucher and photo ID at the activity operator’s ticket kiosk at Pier 4. Boarding begins 45 minutes prior to cruise departure time.

    As you are boarding, the ship's photographer records the moment for your entire party and the photo will be available for purchase afterwards.

    The Captain and crew greet you as you step onto the ship. Once in the dining room, a hostess will greet you and escort you to your private table where your wait staff will introduce themselves.

    From each of her three climate-controlled glass-atrium dining rooms to the outside deck, Odyssey III offers a delightful setting that begs to be explored. The exquisitely renovated interiors and enticing dance floors capture a distinctive atmosphere reminiscent of the classic ocean liners. Be sure to visit the Captain's bridge, open to all passengers throughout most of the cruise.

    During your trip you will enjoy a sumptuous three-course gourmet lunch freshly prepared on board. Menus are liable to change but the sample menu below gives you an idea of the fare on offer.

    Please find the sample menu. Download the sample menu

    Menu items are subject to change.

    Drinks are not included with your ticket but can be purchased at the bar or from the excellent wine list.

    Enjoy your meal to an accompaniment of live music – everything from classic jazz to contemporary favorites; from a five-piece band to soft piano music – that won't end until well after the ship returns to the dock. And, if the music makes you want to get up and dance, there are spacious dance floors available!

    The only vessel designed specifically to travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac, Odyssey offers exclusive river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every dining table. At times when wind and tide conditions prevent navigation to the Kennedy Center and Georgetown, an alternate route south on the Potomac and past historical Old Town Alexandria will be taken.

    Below are some of the key landmarks on your route:

    Jefferson Memorial: A beautiful columned rotunda, this memorial honors the nation's third president, brilliant statesman, author of the Declaration of Independence and founder of the University of Virginia.

    Lincoln Memorial: Built to honor assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, the memorial has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln's death.

    Washington Monument: Standing 555 feet, the gleaming marble obelisk, known as the Washington Monument, is the city's most visible landmark and the tallest freestanding masonry structure in the world.

    Watergate Hotel: Home to the now infamous Scandal in which former CIA employees were caught trying to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee. Ultimately the scandal forced the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. Now it is home to a luxury hotel and residential apartments.

    Your delightful cruise lasts for 2 hours and ends at around 02:00pm, when you will be dropped back at the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 2-hour cruise
    • 3-course lunch
    • Tea, coffee and water
    • On- board entertainment
    • All 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 DC 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’s ticket kiosk located dockside. You will be issued boarding passes at this time. Boarding begins 45 minutes prior to cruise departure time.
    Cruises go ahead rain or shine all year long. In the rare event the Coast Guard prohibits cruising because of weather conditions, your activity operator will contact you to make other arrangements.
    If you require a vegetarian option please mention this when you make your booking

    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