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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 #39 of 118 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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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Washington, DC
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When you're entertaining family for the 4th of July and they really want that unique DC experience, this was a real parent pleaser. We arrived at the earliest listed boarding time and got one of the limited parking spots available in their lot at the waterfront. The band, wait staff, and hors d'oeuvres and desserts were great. Of the entrees,... More

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Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

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... More

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Carolyn C, Manager at Odyssey Cruises, responded to this review

Hi JT - We are sorry that your recent Odyssey Cruise did not meet your expectations. We take customer feedback very seriously and will use your feedback to improve our product . Thank you for your review More

Staunton, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Through Shenandoah Tours in Staunton, Va., we purchased a bus ride to D.C., a Potomac river cruise, and a trip to the Air and Space museum at Dulles. The Odyssey Cruise was beyond fantastic. The boat has wall and ceilings made of glass so as to give gorgeous views of Washington. We were among the last to arrive for lunch,... More

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Washington DC
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My wife and I took her parents on a Friday night cruise to celebrate their anniversary. Overall, we had a splendid time, but just to provide a bit more color on the experience: On the positive side, we thought the service was excellent. From the very start, it was very convenient to be able to park in the gated area... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I called them directly to book and had no problems. The cruise was scheduled for 2-4pm on Easter, but we were told to get there by 1:15. They have limited free parking if you get there early enough. We got there about 12:45 and easily got free parking. (Parking anywhere in DC is usually very expensive. Even hotels charge $30-40/night!).... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We booked this 45 minute tour of the cherry blossom online. I thought we would be the only ones on the boat since the trees did not bloom yet. The boat was half full. Nothing to see since the trees were not in bloom. Not the boat's fault. The only thing I can recommend is not to park in the... More

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Everywhere
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20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

As a native Washingtonian, I've been on the Odyssey many times, but the last time was probably 10 years ago. My husband and I decided to give it another try, taking my adult niece with us. First, let me say, the administration booking fees are very high, and I am not sure why. For three, the fees were over $50,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Went on the Odyssey cruise for our family of five to celebrate a birthday. The hostess was nice greeting and seating us, but just like the other reviews had pointed out, we feel neglect by the waiter during the whole meal time. Some of the utensils were very dirty that we had to ask the waiter to change them, and... More

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