Washington DC Lunch Cruise
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For a lunch in DC that's made of memories, delicious eats and sightseeing treats on the water, step aboard one of the District's most impressive yachts: the Spirit of Washington!
- Escape to the waters of the Potomac River for a 2-hour Washington DC Lunch Cruise featuring some of the area's best sightseeing opportunities.
- A mouthwatering buffet spread complements this scenic cruise offering salads, sides, hot entrees, and a full dessert station.
- Stop by a cash bar for a favorite cocktail, relax on the ship's rooftop lounge, stroll along the magnificent decks, or move 'n' groove on the dance floor!
- Whether a local or visitor to this fascinating destination, an outing like this is a great way to experience America's Capitol City.
Experience the history and famed highlights of America's Capitol City, accompanied by fantastic eats, from the supreme comfort of the Washington DC Lunch Cruise. An afternoon aboard the Spirit, one of the area's most impressive yachts, is one that won't soon be forgotten!Key Info>
Embark on your wander on the water by exploring the ship's many amenities. Stop by a cash bar to grab a refreshing cocktail, wine or beer enjoying it as you stroll one of the Spirit's four exterior decks. Take in the shoreline as the ship departs from the pier, making its way along the Potomac River and past renowned Washington DC attractions.
Settle in to your table and prepare for a buffet that offers a delicious lunch in DC, with something savory and sweet for everyone! Though menus are subject to change, guests can expect a mouthwatering spread that's prepared fresh, using seasonal ingredients:
- Mixed greens, spinach and kale, or roasted red beet salad
- Mediterranean couscous and chickpeas
- Vegetables sides
- Baked ziti
- Whole-roasted pork loin
- Fish filet
Once the dining is done, this Potomac River cruise will pick up a lively pace, thanks to the talented spinning skills of the ship's DJ. Head to the dance floor with family and friends to bust a hot move to the tunes of a variety of popular genres and artists! Request a favorite song, or snag a slow dance with a special someone on board.
Prefer to wind down a bit after your meal instead? Take advantage of the Spirit of Washington's remarkable rooftop lounge the perfect place to kick back and admire the passing scenery! Take in fantastic views of Old Town Alexandria, Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Jones Point Lighthouse, and much more. With Washington DC sightseeing like this, plenty of photo opps with breathtaking backdrops are just a smile away!
Make some afternoon waves with one of the most unique things to do in DC. Set sail on the Spirit with family and friends sharing endless memories, entertainment and eats aboard the Washington DC Lunch Cruise!
- 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
DurationThe cruise lasts 2 hours, boarding begins 30 minutes before cruise departure.
Maximum ParticipantsThe cruise ship can accommodate up to 500 people.
SpectatorsOnly those on board will be able to enjoy this experience.
Weather DependentThis experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
What To WearSlacks and a collared shirt are recommended for men. Dresses, dress pants or capris are recommended for women.
Booking InformationFor this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 5 days in advance.
Cancellation PolicyPrior 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.
What type of food is served?
The cruise features an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with delicious choices prepared on board by the executive chef and their galley staff. With advance notice, special meals for guests with allergies can be arranged.
Sample Buffet Menu
*subject to change
Organic Mixed Field Greens
Organic Spinach & Kale Salad
Roasted Red Beet Salad
Mediterranean Couscous & Chickpea Salad
Oven Baked North Atlantic Sole Filet
Honey & Sesame Chicken
Whole Roasted Pork Loin
Roasted Broccoli Florets
Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Baked Ziti Pasta
Seasonal Cut Fruit
Chocolate Drizzle Rice Krispy
Strawberries & Vanilla Custard
What is the dress code?
It is recommended to dress business casual, however casual attire is allowed.
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.
What is typical cruising time?
Typically 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
*Departure times are subject to change
Can I hold a reservation and pay later?
Reservations cannot be held without payment.
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.
Where does the cruise go?
The ship cruises past several historic and national sites along the Potomac River including the Washington Monument, Fort McNair, General's Row, Old Town Alexandria and the Torpedo Factory.
How do I get to the ship?
The ship is docked at Pier 4 where 6th & Water Streets meet in SW Washington DC.
What type of entertainment is offered?
Sit back and relax on one of the climate-controlled decks. Dine on the bountiful buffet. Watch your talented wait-staff as they delight you with their up-beat renditions of popular favorites. Then kick it into high gear as the DJ spins popular dance hits.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The ship can accommodate wheelchairs for boarding and provides a handicap-accessible restroom. Please notify Cloud 9 Living of any special-assistance members in your party prior to the cruise so you will be provided with appropriate assistance upon arrival.
Is gratuity included in the price package?
Gratuity is not included in the package price and is suggested for all on-board purchases and outstanding service.
What do drinks cost?
Mixed drinks and cocktails begin at $7.00, beer begins at $5.50 and wine by the glass begins at $8.00. Soft drinks and juice are available for $2 each. Please note drink prices are subject to change.
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 72-hour notice you are welcome to reschedule your cruise date. Failure to appear on your booked date or reschedule with 72-hour notice will result in the loss of value for your lunch cruise.
How is seating arranged on board?
The ship features cabaret-style seating. The majority of the tables accommodate four to eight people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties.
How is the ship designed?
The cruise ship is spaciously designed with three climate-controlled interior decks, outdoor strolling decks at the bow and stern, and the largest outdoor patio deck in Boston topside. It is handicap accessible and Coast Guard approved for up to 600 passengers. Amenities include full service bars, two dance floors (or staging areas), spacious bathrooms, flexible seating arrangements and huge, panoramic windows.
What is the smoking policy?
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only.
What if it rains?
This experience takes place indoors and will not be affected by weather conditions.
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