Potomac River Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a Three Hour Washington DC Dinner Cruise on the Potomac

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participants participants Price for 2 participants

All aboard for an evening of entertainment! This experience gift is your chance to enjoy a tasty three hour sightseeing cruise on the Potomac River. 

The excitement begins when you and your guest board the Spirit of Washington at Pier 6 and Water Streets. Here you will be greeted by the friendly Captain and Crew. Once on board, you will be escorted to your dinner table. You may then order a cocktail from your Server or take the opportunity to explore the ship's decks. Once underway, you will be invited to the Dinner Buffet where you may enjoy as much as you’d like. From fresh crisp salads to the carvery, savory mains and side dishes, there is something on the menu for everyone! After desert, take a spin on the dance floor or a stroll on the deck and enjoy the amazing views of the Nation's Capital.

Sights along the way include the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Old Town Alexandria, the Washington Monument and more! So whether you are looking for a unique gift or a unique sightseeing tour of Washington DC, this Dinner Cruise on the Potomac River is the ticket!

The Potomac River Dinner Cruise Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. There may be up to two hundred additional participants on the cruise.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

District of Columbia, Washington

The DC Dinner Cruises are offered on select dates year round, subject to availability.

The Washington DC Dinner Cruises have a sail length of 2˝ to 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3 to 3˝ hours.

The Dinner Cruises may be held dockside by the Captain or the Coast Guard due to severe weather conditions.

What to wear
Business Casual attire is suggested. Please do not wear jeans or sneakers.

Additional Information

Buffet Dinner Cruise Menu

The Salads, Served with freshly baked bread, whipped and flavored butter

Harvest Salad Station
Field harvest mixed greens with vine-ripe tomatoes, hot house cucumbers, toasted sunflower seeds, shredded cheddar cheese, herb-toasted croutons, smoked bacon and garbanzo beans served with your choice of dressing

Culinary Creations from the Kitchen
A daily creation from the Chef

The Carving Station

Garlic Encrusted Sirloin
Oven-roasted strip loin served with a red wine demi-glace and fresh horseradish cream

Herb-Marinated Pork Loin
Oven-roasted loin of pork served with our Chef’s handcrafted seasonal sauce

The Entrees

Island Herb Grilled Chicken
Pacific Island roasted chicken breast finished with a lemon basil white wine sauce and sprinkled with fresh cilantro, oregano, parsley, shallots and garlic

Tilapia Fillet with Lobster Cream
Oven-baked tilapia fillet with a classic lobster sherry cream sauce

Orange-Soy Salmon
Alaskan salmon fillet served with an orange-soy glaze, topped with a tangy mango pepper salsa

Tuscan Pasta
Imported gemelli pasta tossed with fresh vine-ripe plum tomatoes, roasted eggplant, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers and mushrooms served with your choice of sauce


Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed red bliss potatoes finished with a hint of roasted garlic and a touch of light cream

Local Harvest Vegetables
Seasonal medley of locally-sourced vegetables, lightly seasoned and steamed

Cilantro Lime Rice
Long grain rice steamed with vegetable broth, cilantro and lime

Fresh Steamed Green Beans
Whole green beans lightly seasoned

Sweet Dessert Duo

Chocolate Mousse Truffle
Moist layers of rich chocolate mousse and cake, enrobed in a decadent chocolate ganache, topped with a drizzle of white chocolate

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
Rich New York-Style cheesecake topped with layers of moist cake, vanilla bean mousse and a white chocolate ganache, finished with a caramel drizzle

*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Price includes tax and service charge. Beverages other than water, coffee and tea are additional and can be purchased on board.

Limited paid parking is available at the boarding location.


Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Potomac River Dinner Cruise require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Dinner Cruise Review 

4 stars

The experience overall was very nice. It was raining and cold so that put a bit of damper on things. I'd say in this case to have individuals out with umbrellas for guests getting out of cars not everyone had an umbrella. The food was very good, but not a big fan of the buffet style with so many people and nice attire. It was a bit crowded and really noisy. The person on the PA system (2 level) seemed to be 'eating' the mic, because it was hard to hear/ understand him. It was very fun though and would recommend it to friends! 

- - Washington DC, Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DC Dinner Cruise 

2 stars

We booked this event to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary and also to get a chance to see the Potomac from the water. If you look at the pictures of the ship, it looks like there should not be a seat in house without an excellent view. That is not the case, we were seated at a table facing a mirror. We then sat and watched while the staff took drink orders for all the tables except ours. It was not until we asked the manager if we would be served. He appologized and informed us that our table was mistakingly left of the list. He did eventually wait on us himself. The food was o.k., however, the entertainment was very good. Overall the experience was o.k. but we will not do it again. 

- - Richmond, Monday, May 11, 2009


4 stars

I took my hubby on his birthday. The food was ok, the service was excellent !!! I just loved the staff, the waiter waiterisess .. .they were absolutely great with us. The music and dancing part also fun. Although we dont drink, the drinks also looked good (adding this for the sake of people who do). The drinking-people were really enjoying themselves. So I will recommend this one. 

- - washington DC, Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Spirit of Washington 

5 stars

We had a greeat time at on the Spirit of Washington. It was our 2nd Anniversary and the staff was great! Everyone was polite and professional. They acted like they enjoyed their job and made us feel special. We're definiately going to do this again before the year is out. I'll recommend this to everyone on my job. Thanks for making that our special night. 

- - Viriginia, Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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