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Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise

Washington, United States
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From $106.27

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

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.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

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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.
247 reviews
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Great experience
ReNaye_D, Dec 2021
It was a very nice cruise. Would have liked to have taken off at 6 like stated. Also though it was dark I still would have liked the DJ to say something like, “look to your right and you will be able to see the Washington Memorial” or something to that affect. My waiter Johnny was great!!!
The atmosphere is very attractive, the music was good, didn't care much for the food.
muna_a, Nov 2021
Just enjoying the new view of Washington DC. The atmosphere is very attractive. If you love cocktail, you are in luck. The tip on parking helped a great deal. Just recommend they have hand sanitizers at the entrance.
Wonderful Vegan Food Choice
Lisa_D, Aug 2021
Service was wonderful. All staff very friendly. Fantastic that a vegan choice was available and fruit included in dessert! Was delicious. Very disappointed with higher tide and unable to go the expected route. The actual cruise was only 2 hours not the 2.5-3 as advertised so we didn't get to see anything lit at dark.
DC Dinner Cruise
Katherine_M, May 2019
This was a perfect evening! We tried something different and came into DC by Amtrak, which arrived in the afternoon. Time to take a rest then head over for our cruise. Salmon dinner was great, but we enjoyed the live music too. Plus to see the monuments lit up at night from a distance was wonderful. The crew and staff very attentive. The only hitch we had was our Uber drop off at the venue. There is construction going on down at the harbor. So make sure you have the correct address. Kind of confusing for the driver and even us. But we made it!
Incredible Dinner Cruise of Washington DC on the Potomac
Laura_G, Aug 2018
Best part of our Washington DC vacation! Super classy and special. Excellent food & live band music with a spectacular view.
Lovely experience
Ebony_H, Nov 2022
It was my oldest daughter 23rd birthday celebration. She really enjoyed the experience. We had a great time! The DJ was wonderful! Thank you.
Nice cruise
Benjamin_T, Nov 2022
Definitely an experience worth repeating. Food was great. Fun and friendly crew. Music and dancing. And I thought 2.5 hrs was too short but was more than enough. DC traffic was typical but parking was easy. $48 though. Otherwise no regrets.
Beautiful view & good food
Sonyth_H, Oct 2022
Beautiful views, good food, people danced, it was just wonderful! The only down side was that the music was a bit loud so it was hard to talk, but I would definitely go again !
1 traveler found this review helpful
Marcella_S, Oct 2022
Excellent and fun way to celebrate a special occasion! Awesome experience from when you stepped on until you stepped off! Great customer service and quality!
1 traveler found this review helpful
My dinner cruiser
Larry_H, Sep 2022
Very romantic crew was exceptional professionals Will recommend we’ll try again next year we will try the lunch crew next
Relaxing night on the water
Nancy_S, Sep 2022
Relaxing dinner away from the hustle and bustle. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was decent, but the ambiance was magnificent. Only complaint was the dj in our dining area was subpar. People wanted to dance, filled the dance floor and then he would play songs that just immediately cleared the floor. The other dining area, we found out too late had a dj that kept the music pumping and dance floor hopping! So moral of the story…walk around the boat.
Great experience
Inna_L, Sep 2022
Good music, food and atmosphere. Service was good too. Drink menu includes mixed drinks, wine, beer for additional cost
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for leaving us with a positive review- we love seeing this kind of feedback. Sail with us again soon!
The Magnificent Cruise
Lenya_A, Sep 2022
The staff and the joyous atmosphere. It was infectious and the DJ was absolutely PHENOMENAL! I highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks for the positive review! Hope to have you aboard again.
Connie_C, Sep 2022
I enjoy the Dinner and the beautiful scenery while cruising. I enjoyed the DJ and I danced. I would recommend this cruise to all and I would go again.
Dinner Cruise
Janet_H, Aug 2022
Dinner was great, we met amazing people, the DJ kept things hopping, and the scenery outside the window was delightful.
Anniversary cruise
Delius_F, Jul 2022
This is my 3rd dinner cruise on the oddesy dinner cruise. We just love it . We been on the cruise for our 7/25 , been on the cruise on my 23 and now on my 25th. Consider the cruise to. Be our anniversary ship with dinner . Just love it and the crew members are excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyable but somewhat disappointing.
Norman_P, Jul 2022
The boat did not sail upriver to the heart of DC to see the many sights advertised. Instead it sailed down river and circled around. Food was OK. Service was a bit disorganized.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Thumbs up!
Natalia_K, Jul 2022
Beautiful views, nice atmosphere and music! It was interesting to observe a few groups that were there to celebrate birthdays and life! People are people!
Patricia_B, Jul 2022
Seeing the Washington Monument from the water craft was very special The dinner & dessert were even more delicious than we anticipated.
Beautiful views
Danielle_S, Jul 2022
The views were amazing! The cruise was decent overall. The only thing that wasn’t satisfying was the food, but that can be expected.


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