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Enjoy delicious cuisine and live entertainment with a view of Washington, DC on this 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.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Washington DC dinner cruise
  • Freshly prepared 3-course dinner
  • Dine and dance to live music

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What You Can Expect

Washington DC Dinner Cruise

Washington DC Dinner Cruise

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

Sample Menu (subject to change)

Tasting Trio

  • Shrimp & Watermelon: English Cucumbers | Pickled Shallots | Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad: Yellow Corn | Zucchini | Caramelized Onions | Heirloom Tomato
  • Arugula | Herb Vinaigrette
  • Whipped Goat Cheese: Candied Pecan Herb Crust | Balsamic Strawberries | Crostini
Entrées
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - Sweet Corn, Red Pepper & Thyme Succotash | Cajun Cream Sauce
  • 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
Desserts
  • Duo of Sorbet: Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit
  • Granny Smith Apple Parfait: Cinnamon Spiced Apples | Almond & Oat Crumble | Candied Chili Bacon
  • Salted Caramel Cake: Dark Chocolate Ganache | Raspberry Sauce
  • Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce
*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

Customer Reviews

Patrick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very nice. Food and entertainment worth the cost.

charles e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic!

Maureen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was the highlight of our trip. The ship is beautiful, the food fantastic, the service outstanding and the staff warm and welcoming. Don't miss this!

Sheila P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thought this was going to be an old foggies ride. Turned out the band was terrific, the views were spectacular, the food was reasonable not great

Tyrone Clark United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great experience and thanks for making the evening special

Mrs Nicola J S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Pleasant cruise, food sufficient however the trio of appetisers included a salad taster - fine, a seafood taster - not good for me as I don't like seafood and a goats cheese taster - not good for me as I'm lactose intolerant! The short rib entrée was amazing. Service was good and they had a good selection of reasonably priced wines. The band played a good selection of music throughout the evening.

Janelle/Sue E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

WE did the dinner cruise on our last night in town. It was the perfect ending to our vacation. Food and service was excellent and the views were spectacular. Would do this again and again. We took our granddaughter who is 15 and she loved being apart of an adult evening. This could be a very romantic evening for a celebration. The crew went above and beyond any expectations we had.

Nancy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We arrived about 30 minutes before sailing time, were seated, drink orders were taken while reviewing dinner menus. The boat left the dock just after the 8PM Sailing time. We had drinks, and dinner dinner was served shortly after we cruised south out of the marina harbor area around Haines Point ? out into the Potomac River where we turned and cruised upriver past the DC sights, and Reagan National Airport across the river in Va. We Cruised up river to just beyond the Key Bridge at Georgetown where we turned around to cruise back. The dinner was very good, the cruise smooth on the River and the company excellent. The band played requests, dance music and folks enjoyed dancing on a reasonably spacious dance floor. We arrived back at the marina just after 11PM 3 hours after leaving the dock. Upon leaving the boat and making our way across the parking lot, to the street we were disappointed to find no large number of taxis waiting to take away the large number of people who had not driven themselves there. Since this is a regular and ongoing operation, I would have thought that there would be a number of taxis waiting or arriving reasonably soon. Only 3-4 showed up, and we finally were picked up by a passing limousine driver with whom we negotiated a fee to take us to our hotel nearly twice what a cab would have cost. After 11PM most everyone has left this area of the city so there was not the vast amount of traffic which would be passing during the daytime. I am going to suggest that the cruise company make arrangements with at least one of the cab companies in town to send a number of cabs down there to arrive within 10-15 minutes after the boat returns to pick up passengers. Otherwise it means a walk around to one of the more traveled streets. So if you have an app on your Smart phone to call a cab you will want to use it or make arrangements otherwise. All in all an excellent experience and I recommend it to anyone. Will probably do so again.

Rosemarie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Atmosphere and food was great.

Paul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We took the whole family on yhis trip and it was excellent! The crew were very helpful and friendly. The food was fantastic. The entertainment was enjoyable. And, the view of DC from the Potomac was unforgettable. We would definately recommend the experience to others.

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