DC Gourmet Lunch Cruise

From: $80   


Pier 4, 6th & Water Streets - Washington DC


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*Rates do not apply for holidays, Valentine's Day weekend (Feb 13 and 14) and specialty cruises

Spend an afternoon floating along the waterfront, wining and dining in style aboard the Odyssey the Potomac River's premier vessel for enjoying the DC Gourmet Lunch Cruise.

  • This 2-hour scenic cruise boasts an elegant ambiance, freshly-prepared cuisine and live music, making for an unforgettable afternoon!
  • Indulge in stunning views of historic Washington DC attractions and monuments from the ship's panoramic windows as you dine.
  • Grab a drink from the ship's cash bar, take a stroll on the wrap-around deck, or sway to the serenades of a four-piece band on the dance floor.
  • Fill your afternoon with family, friends, good food and great memories on the Potomac!

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For an afternoon that comes filled with a stylish ambiance, delicious dining and dazzling views, look no further than the Odyssey. Board this magnificent yacht and set sail on the Potomac River for an unforgettable DC Gourmet Lunch Cruise.

As soon you set foot on the all-glass Odyssey, you'll know you're in for a boat ride from Washington DC that's unlike any other. Get swept up in the spectacular views afforded by the vessel's panoramic windows and exterior deck, perfect for strolling in the sunshine and fresh air. Take advantage of the unique perspectives of celebrated DC attractions and historical monuments on this 2-hour scenic cruise, with plenty of chances to catch magical moments and beautiful backdrops on camera.

When it comes to lunch in Washington DC, the Odyssey does it right. The ship's Executive Chef is the mastermind behind the distinguished, delicious three-course plated meal. Savor the intimacy of private seating at a table perfectly suited to fit your party size. Sit back and relax as a first-class wait staff serves your appetizer, entre and dessert choices. The DC Gourmet Lunch Cruise offers delectable selections like (though subject to change):

  • Seasonal salad
  • Whipped goat cheese
  • Oven-baked salmon filet
  • Glazed chicken breast
  • Braised beef short rib
  • Greek zucchini fritters
  • Duo of sorbet
  • Granny Smith apple parfait
  • Chocolate decadent cake
  • Odyssey's Signature Warm Butter Cake

This remarkable Potomac River cruise also features a four-piece band, providing the perfect level of light serenading as you dine. Relax with a beer, wine or favorite cocktail from one of the ship's full-service cash bars as you unwind after your meal. Invite someone to share a spin with you on the dance floor. Or soak up even more DC sightseeing as you glide back to the docks, passing landmarks (depending on the route) like Francis Scott Key Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, National War College, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and Old Town Alexandria.

Without a doubt, this Gourmet Lunch Cruise is one of the most unique things to do in DC so board the boat and let the memory-making begin on the mighty Potomac River.

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages like juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine will be available for purchase on board
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees

The cruise lasts 2 hours, boarding begins 30 minutes before departure.

Maximum Participants:
The cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.

Only those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.

Weather Dependent:
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.

What to Wear:
For men, slacks and a collared shirt are recommended. For women, a skirt, dress pants or a dress is recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given but rescheduling your dinner cruise is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your boarding time. Rescheduling is subject to a $25 per person transfer fee. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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  1. What type of food is served?
    This cruise features a plated lunch menu prepared on board by the executive chefs and their galley staffs. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged.

    Plated Lunch Menu
    *subject to change
    First Course: Tasting Duo - Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad and Whipped Goat Cheese
    Main Course: Oven Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast, Braised Beef Short Rib, Greek Zucchini Fritters
    Desserts: Duo of Sorbet, Granny Smith Apple Parfait, Chocolate Decadent Cake, Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake

  2. Are there any age requirements?
    Children are welcome on our and children under 3 years old cruise free. Please inform Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking if you will be bringing additional guests under 3 to ensure seating.
  3. What is boarding and departure time?
    Boarding time is when guests are able to board the ship. Departure time is when the ship leaves the dock. Boarding occurs 30 minutes prior to departure.
  4. Can I hold a reservation and pay later?
    Reservations cannot be held without payment.
  5. If my party is not able to make it or we miss the ship will we receive a refund?
    There are no refunds once the dinner cruise is booked, however with a 72-hour notice you are welcome to reschedule your cruise date. However, failure to appear on your booked date or reschedule with 72-hour notice will result in a loss of your lunch cruise.
  6. What is the smoking policy?
    Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only.
  7. What if it rains?
    This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.

Customer Reviews:

  • DC Gourmet Lunch Cruise

  • April 18, 2017

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"We had a wonderful time. Good food, new friends and a view of DC not often seen."

  • DC Gourmet Lunch Cruise

  • September 29, 2015

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"We really enjoyed the lunch cruise. The staff was professional and friendly. The cruise started on time. We were promptly served a nice hot lunch and enjoyed the music and scenery. "

  • DC Gourmet Lunch Cruise

  • August 24, 2015

  • 4-half

  • Washington DC

"The cruise was excellent. The food was very, very good. The very best part of all was the staff --- the service was impeccable."