Gourmet Dinner Cruise in DC

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Washington DC


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

For an evening of unparalleled dining and entertainment, coupled with dazzling views, step aboard the majestic Odyssey for a first-class DC Gourmet Dinner Cruise.
  • Admire famed Washington DC attractions and historic monuments from the ship's impressive panoramic windows and wrap-around observation deck.
  • This scenic cruise boasts a freshly-prepared plated menu of creative appetizers, sumptuous entrees and delicious desserts.
  • Soak up the tunes of a live four-piece band, take a spin on the dance floor, or wet your whistle at one of the cash bars!
  • Experience one of the most memorable things to do in DC with a special someone, or celebrate a special occasion with family and friends.

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Set sail across the waters of the Potomac River on one of Washington DC's most elegant yachts, the Odyssey. Wine, dine, dance and relax aboard this remarkable glass-enclosed vessel, delighting in an evening that you won't soon forget.

The DC Gourmet Dinner Cruise greets you with an ambiance saturated in elegance, right from the moment you step foot on the ship. A crew member escorts you to a private table, ideally suited to accommodate your party size whether it's a romantic evening for two or a special occasion shared among family and friends. Sit back with a pre-dinner cocktail from one of the Odyssey's cash bars, enjoying the light notes of a four-piece band. Get your fill of favorite dance standards on this cruise from Washington DC, as you float down the Potomac with stunning sights just a window away as you dine.

Your DC Gourmet Dinner Cruise presents you with a menu of choice cuisine, created by the ship's Executive Chef and prepared onboard with fresh, seasonal ingredients. First-course starters like shrimp and watermelon, vegetable salads or whipped goat cheese make perfect selections for easing into your meal. As you move on to your entre, choose from mouthwatering dishes (subject to change) like:

  • Jumbo lump crab cakes
  • Oven-baked salmon filet
  • Maple and mustard glazed chicken breast
  • Braised beef short rib
  • Greek zucchini fritters.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with tantalizing dessert options like sorbet with fresh fruit, apple parfait, salted caramel cake, or the Odyssey's Signature Warm Butter Cake.

Your appetite won't be the only thing satisfied on this 2.5- to 3-hour cruise from DC. The ship's all-glass structure means there isn't a bad seat in the house! Magnificent panoramic windows allow guests to soak up Washington DC sightseeing, right from the supreme comfort of their dining room tables. Of course, nothing compares to a stroll on the wrap-around deck either!

Snag a cocktail and wander around outside, surrounded by fresh air, sparkling lights on the water, and breathtaking historical landmarks. Float past famous DC attractions like Lincoln Memorial, JFK Center, Roosevelt Island, Jefferson Memorial, or Old Town Alexandria. Not only does the Odyssey afford guests a striking backdrop on this scenic cruise, but its design takes sightseeing in Washington DC to a unique level. The ship's glass walls are built low enough for it to fit under structures like Francis Scott Key or Woodrow Wilson Bridges, giving guests incredible perspectives.

So make a toast, cut a rug, wine and dine in style, and sightsee to your heart's content all aboard this exquisite and unforgettable DC Gourmet Dinner Cruise.

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Essential Information:

  • Coffee, tea and iced tea are complimentary
  • Additional beverages may be purchased on board: juice, soda, mixed drinks, fine liqueurs, specialty waters, champagne and wine
  • Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees

Dinner cruises running Wednesday through Saturday will last approximately 3 hours. Dinner cruises running Sunday through Tuesday will last approximately 2.5 hours.

Maximum Participants:
Up to 500 guests per dinner cruise

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:
Slacks and a collared shirt are recommended for men. Dresses, dress pants or capris are recommended for women.

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?
    Each guest will be presented a menu to order from and each order will be prepared fresh in the full-service galley.

    Plated Dinner Menu
    *subject to change
    Tasting Trio: Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad, Rock Shrimp Spheres and Whipped Goat Cheese
    Entree: Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, 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, Salted Caramel Cake, Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake
  2. 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.
  3. What is the cruise route?
    The only vessel designed specifically to travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac, the Odyssey offers exclusive river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. At times when wind and tide conditions prevent navigation to the Kennedy Center and Gerogetown, an alternate route south on the Potomac and past historical Old Town Alexandria will be taken.
  4. Can I bring a birthday cake on board?
    Small cakes that do not require refrigeration are allowed to be brought on board.
  5. What type of entertainment do you have?
    Odyssey offers an inviting dance floor and a variety of live music from a 4- or 5-piece band on the dinner cruise.
  6. Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
    Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. Please notify Cloud 9 Living at the time of booking so the appropriate assistance can be provided upon arrival.
  7. What beverages are served on your cruise?
    Coffee, tea, and iced tea are included in the ticket price. Additional beverages may be purchased on board at the cash bar.
  8. Are there restrooms on board?
    Yes, restrooms are located in every dining room on the ship.
  9. Is smoking allowed on the cruise?
    Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only.
  10. What if it rains or snows?
    This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.

Customer Reviews:

  • Gourmet Dinner Cruise

  • October 24, 2016

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"Did the Gourmet Dinner Cruise on the Potomac in Washington DC. Good atmosphere; great band; good service. Portion size of meals were a little small. Appetizer had a strawberry garnish that had literally 2 very small pieces of strawberry. The desert we had to ask for additional raspberry sauce as it looked like it was scrapped off the plate."

  • Gourmet Dinner Cruise

  • June 15, 2015

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"The food and cruise was better than I expected. My wife and I had a great time."

  • Gourmet Dinner Cruise

  • September 10, 2014

  • 3-half

  • Washington DC

"The staff was friendly but not as professional as what I would expect for the price. No bread was available for the meal and cocktail and wine service was slow. Nice boat and I enjoyed the views. "