- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Experience the nation's capital on a scenic lunch cruise! On this Washington DC cruise, not only will you indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet, but there will also be live entertainment! Enjoy a colorful cast of performers, including a DJ to play your favorite songs and lively narration of the endless stream of city sites you pass, including the Washington Monument, the Potomac River and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
- Buffet lunch included
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- 2-hour lunch (or brunch) cruise
- Buffet menu
- Coffee and tea
- Service charges
- Tax and fees
- Other drinks (not listed in Inclusions)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Pier 4, Washington DC
Returns to original departure point
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!
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!
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!
Sample Menu (subject to change)
Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad: Yellow Corn | Zucchini | Caramelized Onions | Heirloom Tomato| Arugula | Herb Vinaigrette
Whipped Goat Cheese: Candied Pecan Herb Crust | Balsamic Strawberries | Crostini
Oven Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet: Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Citrus Dill Sauce
Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast: Fingerling Potatoes & Chives | Haricot Verts | Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce
Braised Beef Short Rib: Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions | English Peas |Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
Greek Zucchini Fritters: Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun Dried Tomatoes | Spring Onion & Cucumber Tzatziki
Duo of Sorbet: Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit
Granny Smith Apple Parfait: Cinnamon Spiced Apples | Almond & Oat Crumble | Candied Chili Bacon
Chocolate Decadent Cake: Mixed Berries | Raspberry Sauce
Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce
- 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
- Please Note: Although we offer children 3 years old and under free admission, please enter how many children are attending in the field provided, so that we can accommodate them on the cruise.
- The ships feature cabaret-style seating. The majority of the tables accommodate 4 to 8 people and guests are sometimes seated with other parties. Please understand that we cannot guarantee specific seating on the deck
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Loved it! Service was great, weather was perfect and the food just topped it all off. What a great way to spend the afternoon.
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.
The lunch cruise was so much fun! The food was awesome and it was so wonderful to see the staff on the dance floor. Thank you for a great experience.
The Cruise was a delight. The Staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. The food was delicious.
The only difficulty was at the ticket window, it was unclear what line we were to get in for our tour.
And the temporary construction around the dock made it difficult to be sure one was at the correct
address. Otherwise, my husband and I gave high kudos for this experience.
I booked Friday morning for Wed at 12. At 11:45 Wed morn my status was still pending. I called and the lady was panicked for me asking where I was. I told her a Pier 4 (loading area) so they called and had them wait. A crew member came to get us and escorted us to the ship. DJ played nice variety.
Very professional crew and dining staff. Buffet was exceptional! Beautiful day and experience.
We really enjoyed this lunch cruise. The food was very good. The staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating. The DJ narrated the sightseeing and played music. Everyone on board seemed to be having a good time.
I am so glad you asked. We were 5 adults, 1 four and a hall year old and twin two year olds. I was celebrating a big birthday with my family in the DC area.and thought the cruise would be a lovely way to end a fun weekend . It was a great choice for us! I don't recall seeing that there would be reserved tables on you r contact info but, it was welcomed when we went on board not to have to search for an empty table and manage the kiddies. By the way, they absolutely adored the flights of steps and would rate their ascents and descents a solid 5 STARS. As a family we had been eating out all weekend and found the food in many places very good but the service lacking. You were all very organized, friendly and totally customer service oriented. From the photogs on deck and then Drew on board , all servers and the Baquet Manager helped to assure on cruise was great fun and exceeded my expectations. PS the food was yummy , too. Thank you all for a wonderful birthday celebration!! Andrea P. And family
The lunch cruise tour was awesome. My entire family really enjoyed the time we spent on the boat. The employees were great, the food was marvelous. And the DJ was wonderful, he had a dynamic voice, he can dance and d j at the same time. He help made to trip magnificent. So I thoroughly would recommend this tour, it was worth while. We enjoyed it so that the time just flew by us, that was just how much fun we had. My hat's off the cook, the DJ, and the whole staff. If I ever travel to D C again, this will be one of my stops. Oh, we were from Mississippi, and it was my birthday and they really made me feel special. Thanks again!
This tour was our Thanksgiving family outing with our Daughter, her husband and our three year old granddaughter. The food was delicious, the scenery was super and the dancing with my grand daughter was awesome. We had a awesome time and recommend this cruise to all.
This was a real shocker! When we got up to get ready for our lunch cruise it was pouring down rain and it was still raining when we go to the boat. But the cruise was still on, and all the people did an incredible job; the food was great, the boat was great, the service was great, and the entertainment was great! In fact, everything was GREAT!! Oh, and it did stop raining and turned out to be a nice day. Every person who lives in D.C. or visits D.C. should do this lunch cruise it's GREAT!!
Having never been in Washington before I thought this day time lunch cruise would be a good way to get the lay of the land and river.
The food was very nice,Plenty of it, some good choices and your encouraged to go up as often as you like. My erstwhile vegetarian friend also found plenty of tasty delights. The waitress, Nakeda, who looked after us, was an ambassador for the cruise line and she is a service star, juggling drinks, having fun, clearing tables and finding time to help the DJ belt out a tune, in rather fine form.
Now for the DJ, chatty, LOUD and always there, so be ready for that, it's not every ones cup of tea, but he kept the party going, though for a Sunday Cherry Blossom Festival lunch cruise I personally found it to much, I would have been happy with more sights highlights and peaceful tunes. But I bet this is a real fun cruise at night. It did take me back a few times to my Disco days of the 70's, so for those moments of nostalgia it was pleasant.
This is a well run cruise with good food and service, and whilst it wasn't what I was expecting, I didn't not enjoy it. Thank you Nakeda you made us feel really welcome and special. The Chanel guy.
was the best we have been on for the price. Good food, good entertainment.
Excellent trip out the food was good we had an excellent table and our waitress was lovely, we were lucky as it was a beautiful day so could go up on deck for a while and enjoy the lovely views and sunshine. The entertainment on board was also very good would highly recommend.