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Not easy to find -even when a cab droped me off. Very dark area and it was not easy to get a cab afterwrds-luckily I was with two poeple I'd met on the boat and not on my own.
The boat was very clean and laid out well. I was a single person and my table was a bit stuck out and backing onto the way in. However, I had very nice people next to me who made me welcome.
The menu was unclear about the inclusion or not of the appetiser and amuse bouche ( plus it was dark and hard to read) so Ithere was some confusion about whethe I wanted an appitiser or not ( i did) when it came it was nice. My crab cake was delicious. However, the risotto was rather dry and had just a little seafood in it. The pudding -choc cip bread pudding with ice cream was lovely. Good choice of wines.
The live music was first class and thanks to y new found friends I enjoyed a few dances.
The route taken by the boat provided a brief view of the mall area - which was lovely, the city view was also nice. Unfortunately we didn't get as far towards Georgeown area as I'd hoped due to the tides.
It was an enjoyable and pleasant evening - despite the poor main course. Not sure it it was the best value for money though.
Pretty good food and band was good. Nice sightseeing along the way. A note of interest - the boat ties up right next to the ex-presidential yacht, the Sequoia.
We had a great time. The food was delicioius, the service was great, and the music was excellent. The only blip was that the name on my reservation was incorrect, which I don't understand since I registered online for the event.
Great service,food and live entertainment! Although no fault of theirs, if one of the features of the trip was to show D.C. at night,it was not as successful coz some landmarks were dark! It would help too if there was some narration or some info.where we were or what we were seeing ( ex. To your left or to the west is the...monument...)overall,it was a great experience especially that my wife enjoyed it a lot and that's what matters most!
loved it - the food was yummy, the music lively and romantic as the evening went on. The ship made several stops so we could enjoy the views which where amazing it the night skies - we will do this one again.
Food and staff and entertainment were wonderful. Disappointed that we did not see any monuments. It was stated that they could not get under the bridge. Again...VERY disappointed as that is the ONLY reason we bought this tour -- viewing the monuments lit at night.
Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise - staff were attentive and went out of their way to meet your needs, difficult to pick out sights may have been good to have a brief commentary when going past. The Captain very welcoming when coming aboard, Jerome, the Manager was attentive and our waitress Dianne did a great job. The band played some wonderful easy listening and dancing music.
We loved the whole evening. The food was outstanding and service excellent.
Loved it, loved it, loved it!! Even though you just go around in circles the food and entertainment made up for it! What an AWESOME band, Chane Link Fence. Service was impeccable. You are close to Ronald Reagan airport and get a very close up look at planes coming and going. Food came at a leisurely pace, so you were not rushed and if you were outside on deck, they kept your food warm until you returned. Food was not your "run of the mill" fare either. The excursion was something special.
The food was very good and the music was very good, as well. Unfortunately, the passengers that needed a cab got no assistance from anyone associated with the cruise and finding a cab took about an hour. Staff associated with the cruise need to get on top of that.
My wife and I took this cruise for our 15th anniversary. We boarded the ship and were escorted to out table. The table was our own, but we were about two feet from the table to our right and left. The server immediately greeted us and was very friendly. The service and food was very good, but the pace was not. It took 30 minutes for us to get our drinks and we got dessert two and a half hours into the three hour trip. We really enjoyed the outside deck, but the views of the monuments were from a great distance and we only got to see the Washington monument and the Capitol. I feel like they oversold that part of the trip. The music was very good, but it was hard to have a conversation because it was loud. Overall, this cruise is worth doing because the food is very good, the crew was very friendly, and sitting outside was relaxing and romantic.
Lovely tour but really out of the way to get there... And not much to see.
We were unprepared as to what to expect. We thought we were going on an evening cruise tour with narrated guide of DC. We were surprised to find ourselves on a family reunion cruise and dressed inappropriately. Wish we had known and we would have enjoyed more and dressed better!
The staff was great. We were not able to go the normal route due to high water levels making it unsafe to go under the bridges to Georgetown. Our route wasn't very scenic hence the bulk of my disappointment. The food was alright but not noteworthy.
Our side of the boat was way too cold. I had to mention it to 4 different employees before they moved us. Everyone was very friendly and professional. Food delivery could have been a little faster. Band and food was good.
Beautiful boat and food was delicious - without question! We had hoped for a narrative on the cruise as to the on-shore sites. And, the dining room service was definitely lacking! Our group never did receive dessert with the meal, and had to ask for a cup of coffee. While the manager very graciously waived the bar bill, which was much appreciated, it did put a damper on what should have been a beautiful evening.
Food was not good. he tea was old, the booze was good. Band was good.
The starter and the main course were good, but the dessert and coffee were poor. The temperature on board was far too cold and people kept having to go outside to warm up. There was no facility to get a taxi at the end of the evening. A map of where we were going would have been nice.
This was not our thing. I wish we saw more monuments but the focus was on the food ( not great) and the dancing. Not worth the heavy price tag.
Got to the pier 10 minutes late because of DC traffic and watched the ship leave. Was told to be on time next time. $300 words of wisdom - arrive early.
First the food; If you're vegetarian, stay away. Options were sub-par by far. I'd hit the salad instead of the Baked Fromage which is just tomato sauce with three pieces of bread and a bit of goat cheese. The Vegetable Tower was bland and cold. The only redeeming grace was the bread pudding but I shouldn't have to have had desert as the best part of the meal. If I'm hungry, please, please, please, give me some nutrition, not sugar. Also, the water, coffee and iced tea were free but juice and soda cost $3 a piece. For a $160 meal, I'd have expected all that plus champagne to be complementary.
For the boat part of the trip, there was no Washington D.C cruise, the water was to high to pass under the 14th St. bridge, which didn't look as if the bridge would even fit us regardless of water level or not, so I wonder how truthful that part is. So, no D.C. tour. Instead, you get to look at some houses and industrial area as you float down to National Harbor and back again.
Nothing to see here but overpriced hype, a bit of nostalgia of dinner on the water, and poor food choices. If you're dead set on taking this cruise, and I'd avoid it at all costs, I wouldn't recommend or use Viator for this cruise service.