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Odyssey Cruises

600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, DC 20024 (National Mall)
+1 866-306-2469
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Ranked #46 of 124 Activities in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Enjoy live music, dining, exceptional service and monumental views. Cruising year-round from the Gangplank Marina, Odyssey offers brunch, lunch,... more » Owner description: Enjoy live music, dining, exceptional service and monumental views. Cruising year-round from the Gangplank Marina, Odyssey offers brunch, lunch, dinner and holiday cruises like Father's Day, plus all sorts of specialty cruises. « less
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have nothing but high praise this activity. The food was great, the service I received from Chante and Jonoy was nothing short of stellar, and the views of the Washington from the Potomac were beautiful on an early fall evening. There was a live band providing terrific music during dinner and for dancing afterward. On a stroll around the... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were treated to a luncheon cruise aboard the Odyssey as part of our employee of the year festivities recently! The sights and views of the river were simply stunning! The food and entertainment were also amazing. The band kept us entertained and filled the cabin with great music and created a festive and celebratory mood. The staff and crew... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I cannot recommend this cruise for anyone under the age of 50 -- and I'm 54! Booked the dinner cruise on a Sunday night to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with our adult children on a recent trip to D.C. -- was looking for something special! What was good - attitude and response of staff was positive and welcoming. They really... More

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Cheyenne
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I truly loved this experience. A delightful barge ride up and down the Potomac. The meal was absolutely delicious, the crew/servers were friendly and dancing to live music while watching the sun go down was a delight.

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anaheim
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I took cruise July 4th week. Seemed like a 1/2 filled cruise but who's complaining? Wonder ful cruise. Staff was great always attentive and caring.Lovely evening, we'd do it again, A bit pricy but was a great value

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Northern Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the Mt.Vernon cruise today for our anniversary. We had hoped to have an enjoyable cruise and a few hours to walk around Mt.Vernon. The cruise, its staff and the boat were all sadly disappointing! They were unable to print tickets or receipts upon our arrival. We were given hand written stubs that were then taken from us, leaving... More

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Cruises42, Manager at Odyssey Cruises, responded to this review

Hello - We are so sorry to hear about your experience. It sounds like you did not enjoy yourself at all and that is definitely disappointing to us as well. We will continue working with you offline to resolve the situation and improve. Thanks for your review! More

Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Great band and great staff period. Im 28 and enjoyed all the old school music. The staff dances, the band dances. Food was also good.

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Timmins, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

On July 25, 2014 we took this cruise for our 33rd wedding anniversary and thought we would go for the top package, a fancy treat for both of us. The staff were gracious and wished us Happy Anniversary at every turn. However, we did not receive the champagne as the package promised, the Premium appetizer we were to receive was... More

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Cruises42, Manager at Odyssey Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Rachel - It is disappointing to hear that you did not receive your Champagne as you should have with the package you purchased. We understand how frustrating this must have been and we absolutely take full responsibility for this mistake. We would really like the opportunity to talk to you on the phone about making this right. Please reach... More

Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a very good way to spend a couple of hours. Beautiful river cruise giving nice views of many of the Monuments and Memorials. Excellent brunch is served with more choices than you can imagine. Very good light jazz band provides good music for both listening and dancing pleasure. Highly recommended!

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Cleveland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a "cousins reunion" recently, and one night we decided to take a river cruise. The cruise includes dinner. Drinks are extra. The food was excellent. I had a crab cake appetizer, and short ribs. All of the food was excellent. The cruise starts off heading down the Potomac, then comes back past DC. It began about 8 p.m.... More

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