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Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise

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Washington DC, United States

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Enjoy food, fun, and entertainment with a view of Washington DC on this narrated lunch cruise along the Potomac River. Onboard the elegant Spirit of Washington, choose to cruise from three air-conditioned interior decks or the rooftop lounge. Either way, the view is spectacular, there’s a delicious buffet lunch to enjoy and a DJ is spinning the latest Top 40 hits on spacious dance floors. Look and listen as the captain points out DC’s fascinating history while drifting past the Washington Monument, Reagan National Airport and much more.
  • Buffet lunch and dance cruise in Washington DC
  • See Washington DC's highlights, including the Washington Monument and Admiral's Row
  • Cruise under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the only active drawbridge on the Potomac River
  • Pass by Alexandria, first settled in the 1600s by Scottish and English tobacco merchants
Enjoy a leisurely lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River and Washington DC’s beautiful waterfront. This excursion covers the Potomac River with fascinating views of DC’s great landmarks and the city's historic waterfront. No trip to the nation’s capital is complete without a view from the deck of this festive ship.

The Spirit of Washington is a modern dining ship with both inner and outer seating areas. The three inner dining areas offer plenty of comfortable seating with large picture windows to see the sites, while the topside outer deck provides fresh air and an open view of the landscape. There are also spacious dance floors and full-service bars on board.

Before or after eating, grab a drink from one of the onboard bars and dance the afternoon away as a professional DJ spins the latest Top 40 hits.

Throughout the cruise, listen as the captain provides anecdotes and stories about the history and happenings of the nation’s capital while passing the Washington Monument, 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:  
Spirit of Washington
Step aboard the sleek cruise ship and get ready to be pampered and entertained on a 2-hour cruise along Washington DC’s Potomac River. Take in spectacular views of the city's downtown and enjoy a grand buffet with drinks served by the attentive wait staff. It's a great way enjoy all the highlights of Washington DC as you dine and dance the afternoon away!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Washington Monument
Some highlights you will see along the way include the 555-foot (169-meter) Washington Monument, the world’s tallest free-standing stone sculpture. Pass by the Reagan National Airport, one of the busiest airports in the US with an average of one flight every 30 seconds during peak periods!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Potomac River
You'll also cruise by Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria was first established in the 1600s by tobacco merchants from Scotland and England. Additionally, you’ll see the Torpedo Factory, pass by Admiral's Row, cruise under the famous Woodrow Wilson Bridge, view the US Naval Research Lab and more!
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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 Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch 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
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch 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
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch 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 Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Washington DC Scenic Lunch Cruise.

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Good Experience
Nancy K
, Sep 2019
Food was great, clean cruise. Very nice way to spend an afternoon. Make a wonderful experience with wonderful staff and people. Recommend it to anyone.
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Overall good
Paul W
, Jun 2019
Ship was well maintained. Views good. Friendly crew. So so food. Nice live entertainment. Extra characters.
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river cruise
mikepoulsen24
, Jun 2019
Great staff and great food . Very nice lounge area on the top of the boat to take in the sights. Dj was great also
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My birthday cruise!
miguel m
, Sep 2018
As for the food and entertainment it was a five star. What monuments? From afar you see the Washinton memorial and the Capital. Near by some buildings that were described. No photo moments.
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fun trip on the spirit of washington
thereseharding
, Sep 2018
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the lunch cruise.The staff was great, super attentive. The DJ was out of this world. We loved the food and variety.The ride was fine, but not many sights to see and the Potomac was full of trash which was off putting.I would totally recommend the cruise.
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Family Reunion
yolande9171
, Aug 2018
I enjoyed the cruise. The crew was polite and helpful and the variety of food was very good. When we docked, the crew lined up on both sides and sang to us as we left the boat.
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Was a nice trip down the Potomac on...
Thomas y
, Feb 2018
Was a nice trip down the Potomac on a clear cool day. The food was ok - nothing special at all. The staff was especially nice and attentive, and the DJ kept everyone dancing and smiling throughout the trip
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This was a fun cruise with great food...
Diane C
, Feb 2018
This was a fun cruise with great food, music and dancing!
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Loved it! Service was great, weather...
Andie
, Apr 2017
Loved it! Service was great, weather was perfect and the food just topped it all off. What a great way to spend the afternoon.
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We really enjoyed the October 21...
Arniesdad
, Nov 2016
We really enjoyed the October 21 Lunch cruise. We couldn't decide between the Spirit and the Odyssey cruise. The Odyssey was a barge with a restaurant on top. This was a real ship with multiple decks. The food was good and the waiter was AMAZING! ALL the staff was outstanding. We really enjoyed that the boat was not full for the lunch cruise and so we could find places to watch the shoreline go by where we were not in the middle of a crowd. We wished there would have been more explanation of what we saw along the shore. There was some, but it was minimal. The DJ was good but not pushy. Very enjoyable lunch cruise.

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