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  • Location:Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Washington DC Dinner Cruise

Come aboard Washington's premier dining ship! This 3-hour dinner cruise takes you along the Potomac River for panoramic views of the nation's greatest monuments as you dine on a freshly prepared 3-course dinner.


  • 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

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.

Dressed in your most festive attire, arrive early and enjoy a cocktail. You'll discover the ship's unique elegance is merely a taste of the experience to come. The Captain and crew will greet you as you step aboard, and the ship's photographer will record the moment for your party. Once on deck, your hostess will greet you and escort you to your private table, where your wait staff will introduce themselves and give you the opportunity to decide how you'd like them to pace your service.

The boat has three climate-controlled dining rooms, an open-air deck to explore and a distinctive atmosphere that's reminiscent of the European canal ships. Be sure to visit the Captain's bridge, open to all passengers throughout most of the cruise.

The menu of creative seasonal starters, entrees and desserts is freshly prepared onboard daily, perfectly complemented by an excellent wine list. With soft piano music, spacious dance floors and live music provided by a five-piece band, the entertainment doesn't end until well after the ship returns to the marina. Dance to everything from classic jazz to contemporary favorites.

As you depart, feeling relaxed and refreshed, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase.

Please see below for sample dinner menu.


Sample Menu (subject to change) 

Tasting Trio:
  • Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad - Asparagus | Zucchini | Caramelized Onion | Corn | Tomatoes | Arugula | Herb Vinaigrette
  • Rock Shrimp Spheres - Rock Shrimp | Blue Crab | Lime Zest | Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Whipped Goat Cheese - Candied Pecan Herb Crust | Balsamic Strawberries | Crostini
  • Crab and Mussel Gratin - Lump Crab | Macaroni | Gouda | Fontina | Monterey Jack | Asparagus
  • Romesco Crust Salmon - White Bean, Carrots, Artichoke & Parsley Stew
  • Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken - Roasted Red Potatoes | Scallions | Summer Squash | Rosemary Vinaigrette
  • Braised Short Rib - Chimichurri Glaze | Queso Fresco | Roasted Corn | Zucchini | Blistered Grape Tomatoes
  • Cauliflower Steak - Israeli Couscous | Red Currants | Crispy Capers | Parsley Vinaigrette
  • Duo of Sorbet - Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit
  • Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake - Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce
  • Mountain Berry Shortcake - Fresh Berries | Lemon Sponge Cake | Vanilla Cream
  • Chocolate Decadent Cake - Raspberry Sauce | Mixed Berries
*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy. 

Customer Reviews

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 America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great experience and thanks for making the evening special

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.

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Atmosphere and food was great.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everything was amazing!!

Norman W
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Outstanding! Everything was in place, and perfect, it made my 31st Anniversary a special memory.

Thanks for the memories!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The food dancing and cruise wqs great! Would tell everyone to do this!!

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