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Spirit of Washington Dinner Cruise

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Spirit of Washington Dinner Cruise

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You’ll never run out of things to do onboard in this Spirit of Washington Dinner Cruise . See all of our fun entertainment options. Reserve the seats today!

Watch the sunset over Washington DC from one of the five decks of your luxury cruise ship during this dinner buffet cruise. Bring your camera with you to capture the breathtaking views of Washington , DC landmarks as your captain cruises down the Potomac River on his way to the White House.

A leisurely evening of sightseeing, fine dining, and dancing will be provided. Enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet (see sample menu below) and relax in the elegant dining room while the DJ entertains you with dance music and comedic skits on the jumbo screen.

After dinner, take turns spinning your partner around the dance floor while the DJ spins your favorite songs from the past. Alternatively, take a romantic stroll around the ship’s decks and take in the illuminated DC landmarks, which include the Washington Monument , the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the Admiral’s Row colonial townhomes, and other notable buildings and structures.

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  • Live Entertainment
  • Stroll Under The Stars
  • Rock The Boat

Quite simply, a Spirit of Washington dinner cruise is the perfect night out. A vibrant setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and harbor lights. An evening filled to the brim with festive cuisine, an interactive DJ, live performances, and dancing.

For a party of two to a small group of friends or coworkers, or a grand affair for up to 450 guests, this is the most unique moving experience in Washington.

The dinner cruise includes:

• Welcome Aboard – You’re in for a special evening from the moment you are escorted to your candlelit table. Many tables are designed for cruise-style seating with other guests, reminiscent of ocean-going cruises. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while our crew casts off for three fabulous hours.

• Bon Appetit’ – Your waiter will invite you to our Grande Dinner Buffet. Everything is freshly-prepared. Take as little or as much as you like.

• Oh, Beautiful – Savor your culinary selections over perfectly-paced dinner music and a never-ending view of Washington DC .

• Live Entertainment – While you’re reveling in the vibrance around you, Spirit’s talented waitstaff will dazzle you with their vocal talents.

• Stroll Under The Stars – Take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor deck in the city .

• Rock The Boat – Spirit’s dinner cruises spotlight some of the hottest DJs in the city. For nearly two hours, we’ll spin your favorite top 40 hits from various genres and styles and let you rock ’til we dock – literally. The perfect end to the perfect night.

Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise

Overview: Step aboard the Spirit of Washington for an evening of unparalleled cruising fun. Enjoy this luxurious cruise ship while you dine, dance, and enjoy star-quality entertainers and breathtaking skyline views, all for one price.

Hurry! Catch the Spirit and Cherish the Experience. Make your reservation today and get your eTicket for this one-of-a-kind Washington Dinner Cruise . All Aboard!

Operating Times: Sunday: Sails: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Monday – Tuesday: Sails: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Wednesday – Thursday: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday: 4/1/19-08/30/19 & 12/6/19-12/27/19: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm 9/6/19–11/29/19 & 1/1/20-3/31/20: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday: 4/1/19-9/1/19 & 12/1/19-12/29/19: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm 9/8/19–11/28/19 & 1/1/20-3/31/20: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Boarding and departure times are subject to change.

Duration: 3 hours

Booth Location: Southwest Washington DC

Please DO contact us to check the availability before you book it because the departure dates are subject to change.

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Board this sleek, five-deck luxury cruise ship and set sail for a fun-filled evening of dinner , dancing, and sightseeing around Washington, D.C. As you make your way down the Potomac River, you’ll be treated to some of the most spectacular sunset views in the city of Washington , DC.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat fine-dining buffet in an elegant dining room while being entertained by a fantastic DJ, dancers, and comedians, among other activities. Take time after dinner to wander the ship’s decks and take a romantic stroll through the city to take in even more of the twinkling DC skyline.

Alternatively, you can hit the dance floor while the DJ spins your favorite songs. A few of the most popular attractions in Washington DC, including the Washington Monument, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and the Admiral’s Row colonial townhomes, will be visible as you travel along the route.

Don’t forget to bring your camera because the views from this Washington DC sunset cruise are not to be missed.

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Spirit of Washington DC Dinner Cruise in Washington, District of Columbia

Dine and dance the evening away aboard the Spirit of Washington on an exciting Washington DC Dinner Cruise on the Potomac River. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with skyline views from the climate-controlled interior deck and incredible sights from an open-air roof deck. Spirits continue to flow with a fully-stocked bar, games, and lively DJ music. up to 2.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Departs from Pier 4 in The Wharf Marina. Boarding starts 30 minutes prior to cruise time.
  • Due to construction at the District Wharf, nearby parking is limited. Please allow time to find parking or ride the train.
  • Recommended for friends, colleagues and the whole family. Kids ages two and under cruise free!
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of iconic DC landmarks from the open-air roof deck.
  • Creative cocktails, wine and beer are available for purchase at the well-stocked cash bar.
  • Must be age 21+ with a government-issued ID to be served alcoholic drinks.
  • Try the onboard games or hit the dance floor as the DJ spins today's hottest tunes.
  • Spirit of Washington features three climate-controlled interior decks and cruises rain, shine or snow.


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Spirit of Washington DC Dinner Cruise is located at City Experiences by Hornblower • Pier 4 • Washington , DC 20024

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Nearby Things to Do

  • Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise
  • Odyssey Washington DC Premier Lunch Cruise
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  • Smithsonian National Museum of Air & Space Tour

Nearby Hotels & Lodging

  • Cambria Hotel Washington D.C. Capitol Riverfront
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Washington, DC/Downtown
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City
  • Club Quarters Hotel, Washington DC, White House
  • Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol

Frequently Asked Questions about Spirit of Washington DC Dinner Cruise

How long is the cruise.

The dinner cruise lasts approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. Boarding starts 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

Where does the dinner cruise depart from?

It departs from City Cruises Washington DC - Pier 4 at 580 Water Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. It's located in The Wharf Marina.

Is there parking?

City Experiences does not operate any parking lots in the area. However, you'll find parking options at the garage next to Pier 4 at 607 Water Street, 1100 4th St. SW near the Waterfront subway station, and at District Wharf at 1000 Water Street SW. Fees may apply.

What's the closest train station to the pier?

The nearest station is Waterfront Metro (Greenline), just two blocks from the pier at 399 M St. SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Are children allowed on the dinner cruise?

Yes. Children are welcome to join, plus ages two and below cruise free! Don't forget to select a free ticket for infants to ensure admittance to the Spirit of Washington.

What is the Spirit of Washington?

The Spirit of Washington is a yacht-style dining vessel featuring three climate-controlled interior decks, three outer observation decks, and a roof deck. It's equipped with an onboard restroom, dance floor, DJ entertainment, and a bar.

Is it wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Spirit of Washington is wheelchair accessible and has a ramped entrance. There are stairs from level 3 to the roof deck, but guests with wheelchairs can still enjoy the three outdoor observation decks from levels 1 to 3.

Is there a dress code?

Yes. The dinner cruise requires casual attire: khakis, nice jeans, dresses, button-up shirts, and blouses.

What should I bring?

Please bring a camera or smartphone for pictures and a government-issued ID if you plan on purchasing alcoholic drinks from the onboard bar. Must be at least 21 years old to be served alcohol.

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