Potomac River Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a Three Hour Washington DC Dinner Cruise on the Potomac

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$264

Potomac River Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a Three Hour Washington DC Dinner Cruise on the Potomac

4 stars rating 4 Reviews
participantsparticipants 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!

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

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
District of Columbia, Washington

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

duration Duration
The Washington DC Dinner Cruises have a sail length of 2½ to 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3 to 3½ hours.

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

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

Additional Information 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

Accompaniments

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.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  04GR13100A

Cancellation Policy 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.

Price Price: $264


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


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


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


duration Duration:
The Washington DC Dinner Cruises have a sail length of 2½ to 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3 to 3½ hours.


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


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


Additional Information 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

Accompaniments

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.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  04GR13100A


Cancellation Policy 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

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

Thumbs-Up 

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

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

Question: Does the ship have wheelchair access?

Answer: Yes. Spirit has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. Be sure to let us know if you have a person in your party that uses a wheelchair so they can be seated on the main deck. You can make notes in the comments field under your date selection.

Question: What are the boarding procedures like?

Answer: You will be subject to a search. In order to expedite the boarding process they ask that you do not bring any unnecessary bags on board and please make sure that all gifts are in gift bags or unwrapped for easy screening.

Question: What are the seating accommodations on the Spirit? Will we have to share a table with another party?

Answer: The ship has cruise style seating. While there are some tables that seat two, most seat four to eight people and you may have to share a table with another group, especially during busy dates.

Question: What happens if it rains on the day of our cruise? Will it be cancelled?

Answer: The ship is fully enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. They sail rain or shine all year long.

Question: I'd like to purchase the Potomac River Dinner Cruise for our anniversary but my wife's gluten-free. Will they be able to accommodate her?

Answer: While they offer gluten and allergy free products and gluten sensitive menu items, the galley openly handles flour. Precautions are taken to keep ingredients separate but they cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. There is not separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment.