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Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise
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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
580 Water St SW , 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Boarding: The Wharf DC. Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is available at The Wharf Parking Garage.

This activity will end right where it started.
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 within 48 hours of booking, 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
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 160 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Experiences
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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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  • "There was no notice that no parking lot was available until we arrived and were told we'd have to find street parking or drive 2 blocks to a parking garage." See review

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star-3
Boat trip
Kwizat_H
, Jun 2022
Service was inconsistent, food was of average quality, atmosphere raucous. Great views, and a wonderful ship.
star-5
Dancing on the Water
Donna_S
, Jun 2022
Dinner, dancing & the DC night skyline…who could ask for more? Fun times and dance instructions from the crew. Great DJ!
star-5
Fab Dinner Cruise and Entertainment
Catherine_L
, Jun 2022
The food was simply delicious, and the Entertainment went from Big Band Music to Pop, no one was left out of the era they enjoyed. Had so much fun dancing and with wonderful cocktails. It was also very family friendly. Thank You to all the Crew who were so kind and sweet. Can't wait to come again!
star-3
Nice experience however service needs to be improved during dinner
Gregory_S
, May 2022
The crew was fantastic however the service during dinner time left a lot be desired. We received our dinner at 7:15 45 min before the cruise was over. We ordered drinks at 6:30 we did not receive our drinks until 7:15 and I had to get up go to the bar and get them myself. The experience was great the dj was great. However service needs to be improved.
star-5
It was a great experience
Ahaoma_N
, May 2022
Music, dance and it was fun. I enjoyed the trip. The service was awesome and the cruise was fantastic. I love the experience
star-1
Don’t waist your time
Anthony_L
, May 2022
Zero “attentive” service. Asked for a bottle of wine and it showed up 30 minutes later. We were the 2nd couple seated out of all passengers and the very last table to have their tab settled. Absolutely horrible customer service. Won’t do it again or recommend to anyone I know.
star-2
The boat and staff were...
Dan_S
, May 2022
The boat and staff were great. The food was better than I expected. The major major gripe I have is that 90% of why I booked this cruise was because of the closer views of Lincoln memorial etc. the reason we were told couldn’t go under bridge was tides. Despite other boats going through and almost still waters. Bad
star-5
Nice
Tarea_T
, May 2022
Very nice. Couple friendly & Family oriented. DJ gave a special Birthday shot out to my Man as well as others birthdays & anniversary. Nice music enjoyed the dance floor.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Having fun
Taliue_D
, May 2022
We had a great time and we will be back to do it again, We told our friends about it and now they will be coming with us.
star-2
Don’t waste your money or time
George_C
, May 2022
The actual boat ride was less than two hours. We did a few circles in the Potomac but didn’t see much other than the airport and the Washington monument from a distance. The food average but the service was slow. Our main course arrive one hour and fifteen minutes after we finished our salads. There is no dress attire people were allowed on with tank tops and saggy pants. Also there is no smoking on the ship but we saw a few people smoking and the stench of marijuana was on a few people to include our server. I wouldn’t never take this dinner cruise nor would I recommend it to anybody.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time!
MARY_F
, May 2022
Food & DJ were great! Wonderful to go out on the deck. Everyone had a lot of fun! Food was delicious!
star-5
Bday Experience!!!
MONIQUE_S
, May 2022
An AMAZING experience!!! My husband and I enjoyed his birthday to the fullest!!! Excellent customer service & atmosphere 😊
star-1
VIATOR is dishonest
Ellen_K
, May 2022
Do not use VIATOR. Make your own reservations directly. The people working for them do not represent them.
star-1
Very Disappointing
Oscar_M
, May 2022
This was a terrible experience, service was terrible, the 2 wait Hera we have were really bad, they don’t know s*** about customer service, we didn’t have silverware and when asked they took forever, when they removed the empty plates form our table they did it like if they were angry, no manners at all, one of the waiter spilled a glass of water on one of us and he didn’t even say I’m sorry and pretend didn’t happened, he just walked away and when we told him about he just made some faces like he didn’t care, food choices didn’t have beef, just chicken and salmon, and food was too salty, extremely salty Id say,,, definitely I’m not recommending this cruise to anybody we payed $1,100 hundred for our party and it was very disappointing…. I giving them 0 stars
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Limited food options
Aades_S
, May 2022
Very few vegetarian or vegan options. Should add pasta or impossible meat options to the menu. Same with the appetizers also
star-4
Potomac Dinner Cruise
Tiffany_K
, May 2022
We enjoyed this experience. The best part was the clam chowder, the bread and the dancing. The service was good as well. The cruise goes to National Airport and guests can watch the airplanes take off and land. We went in mid-May and the weather outside was perfect.
star-5
Great Dinner and River Ride Tour evening cruise.
Mike_H
, May 2022
Great ride and tour of DC, Virginia, and Maryland top sites along the shoreline. Enjoyed the DJ and entertainment.
star-5
The dinner was delicious,...
Jaime_W
, May 2022
The dinner was delicious, as were the drinks;) our server will did a great job making sure we were taken care of throughout the cruise.
star-5
Extremely Fun!
Austria_B
, May 2022
We had great service from the moment we entered the boat, through the whole journey. The staff made it comfortable and fun.
star-5
Great night.
Tom_H
, May 2022
Very enjoyable. Nice food and drink and attentive staff. Enjoyed the disco and DJ played our request!

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