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Overview

Enjoy delicious cuisine and live entertainment with a view of Washington, DC on this 2.5-3 hour dinner cruise along the Potomac River. On board the elegant Odyssey cruise ship, choose from one of three exquisitely decorated glass atrium dining rooms or head to the open-air observation deck to admire the view. Dine on a delicious 3-course meal, then dance the night away or see the famous sites of the nation’s capital — like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Reagan National Airport and much more under a moonlit sky.
  • 2.5 to 3 hour Washington DC dinner cruise
  • Freshly prepared 3-course dinner
  • Dine and dance to live music
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Two and a half to three hour cruise on the Potomac River
A three-course plated dinner with attentive tableside service
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water
The most breathtaking views of the nation's greatest landmarks, including the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial
Curated music selection by onboard DJ
Guaranteed table for your party size
Other beverages
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy a sightseeing dinner cruise along the Potomac River and Washington, DC’s beautiful waterfront, departing from Gangplank Marina at 600 Water Street SW. This excursion covers the Potomac River with fascinating views of DC’s famous monuments and the city's historic waterfront.

The Odyssey is a modern dining ship with three exquisitely decorated glass atrium dining rooms, offering amazing river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. These inner dining areas offers plenty of comfortable seating with large picture windows to see the sites. There is also an open-air observation deck (reminiscent of the European canal ships) and dance floors.

The Captain and crew greet the guests as they arrive and the ship's photographer will record the moment for each party, if desired.

For the 3-course dinner, there is a tasting trio, entrees and desserts. To begin, choose from roasted summer vegetable salad, rock shrimp spheres or whipped goat cheese. The entrees include crab and mussel gratin, Romesco crust salmon, maple mustard glazed chicken, braised short rib, cauliflower steak or steak and lobster tail (additional charge). For dessert, there’s duo of sorbet, Odyssey signature bread pudding, mountain berry shortcake or chocolate decadent cake.

After eating, dance the night away to live music. The evening begins with softer standards before shifting to more high-energy dance music after dinner.

Throughout the cruise, enjoy stunning views of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Reagan National Airport, the United States Naval Research Laboratory, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge and much more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Potomac River
The boat's unique design allows you to travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac River, while the glass-atrium dining rooms offer spectacular views.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Dress code is smart casual such as nice slacks and collared shirts. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, gym shoes or flip flops are worn on the cruise
  • All interior areas of the ship are non-smoking, guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
  • Cruise duration is approx 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Entertainment Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
The Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise departs from 600 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Local Parking is available at The Wharf Parking Garage. There may be a fee for parking.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise handicap accessible?
A:
Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there any age restrictions on the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
There are no age restrictions on the Dinner cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there high chairs available for my child during the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Yes, high chairs are available for use during the dinner cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Business to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women, slacks or skirts with a collared shirt or dress. Please no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes.
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I check in for the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Boarding time is 45 minutes prior to departure.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
Apr 2021
Q:
Where do we sit on the boat during the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian selections available during the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there life jackets available onboard the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens in case of bad weather during the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Apr 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise?
A:
Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
Apr 2021

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star-1
Expensive waste of time and money ‼️
IreneThomas
, Jun 2021
If it were not for the amazing gentleman that served our group, the whole experience would have been a disaster‼️ Food and DJ were terrible ‼️
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star-5
An experience of a lifetime
Thomas_F
, Jun 2021
Michael and David who was our waiters was extraordinary. They enhanced our experience beyond our expectations. The food was prepared exquisitely any overall experience and exceeded our expectations. We would like to thank the whole crew from My wife and I as we have traveled all the way from Nebraska and the cruise itself made the trip worthwhile.
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star-5
Fun Experience
Karie_B
, Jun 2021
David made our cruise super fun. He was very attentive to us and all of his other tables during the entire cruise. He encouraged guests to dance and have a good time. The video that I took of him dancing shows just how much fun he is.
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star-4
A great time
Vincent_H
, Jun 2021
The staff on the boat where very helpful and friendly. The atmosphere was good and the food was not bad. Overall enjoyed the evening very much..
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star-3
Beautiful Potomac
Jonathan_T
, Jun 2021
Amazing views! Food was good, unfortunately our 3-course meal was only 2 courses (no salad). Service was also very slow. Would return, hopefully the next trip is better!
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Overall good, but could have been better.
Casey_E
, Jun 2021
The view was amazing, although the not trip didn’t actually last that long. It was supposed to be a 2 1/2 trip and the boat didn’t leave until 6:30, and it got back at 7:30. The food was okay, I think it could have been better for what the tickets were. Staff was very friendly though.
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star-3
Okay, but could have been better
Chauncey_P
, Jun 2021
Scenic views and the family atmosphere. Parking issues should have communicated before arrival. Had to pay $15 to park. Too many students on the cruise--their cruise perhaps should have been separate. Music selections needed to be more current.
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Potential
Kim_S
, Jun 2021
Food wasn’t good at all and the service was horrible. The waiter paid very little attention to detail and kept bringing out the wrong food and he took forever just bringing silver ware and water
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star-5
Beautiful experience
Lillian_B
, Jun 2021
Everything about this experience was excellent. My server Jordan was very attentive, the food was great and the ride was excellent.
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star-3
Parking was tough and expensive.
John_W
, Jun 2021
Parking was miserable. Took an hour and $35 to park 3 blocks away. Food was 3/5. Staff was friendly. Table and dining room were clean. Sight seeing was nice. DJ and music were very loud. Couldn’t hear my wife across the table. Would do it again.
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