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Address: Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
Phone Number: +1 866-302-2469
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Description: Come aboard Spirit of Washington for a unique mix of dining, entertainment...
Come aboard Spirit of Washington for a unique mix of dining, entertainment and views. Cruising the Potomac River year-round, Spirit offers lunch, dinner, and holiday cruises like Father's Day, plus a variety of themed cruises.
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Mount Vernon cruise

We took the Mount Vernon cruise to George Washington's house as it seemed the most pleasant way to get out there. Had booked our tickets online so we had to queue a bit to collect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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Sevenoaks, Kent
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Orlando, Florida
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816 reviews 816 reviews
400 attraction reviews
519 helpful votes 519 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We took a large group of students on the cruise last week and had an absolute blast! From the time we arrived to the time we left, the staff there made us feel very special and they were very attentive. Andrew the supervisor went above and beyond to ensure everyone on board that night had a great night. The buffet... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My girlfriend and I were set for a cruise on the spirit today for valentines day. unfortunately we never made it. We plugged the directions straight into our GPS from the map and address provided from the website that lead us to a dirt road. We called customer service but unfortunately for us again the Representative was in Chicago and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
5 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My husband and I went on a free dinner cruise around the Potomac. Seeing how it was free...the bar was set really low to make us happy and still...this experience didn't meet it. Except for the mashed potatoes which were decent, the food in general was bland. The staff was nice but in general really slow and would forget to... More 

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Carolyn C, Manager at Spirit of Washington Cruises, responded to this review

Hi - We're so sorry to hear about your experience with us. We apologize for the slow service and the lackluster food. We never want our guests to leave on such a sour note. We'd really like to take some time to talk to you and gather more details about your specific cruise so we can address that with our... More 

Leesburg, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was totally disappointed with the cruise on the Spirit of Washington. The food on the buffet was average (no meat selection - only fish, chicken and pasta). Bar service was painfully slow. But what really made me feel that I had wasted my money was the highly choreographed entertainment. The cruise director' talked the entire time leading the audience... More 

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Carolyn C, Manager at Spirit of Washington Cruises, responded to this review

Hi - We are so sorry about your recent experience aboard Spirit of Washington. We absolutely understand your frustrations with the buffet selection and entertainment. We strive to create unforgettable memories and we clearly let you down. We would really like to talk with you about your experience in greater detail so we can improve. If interested, please reach out... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were spending Thanksgiving by ourselves so we decided to do something different. We took the thanksgiving day lunch cruise. First the food was excellent, which to be honest I wasn't expecting for a buffet. But they had a great selection of entrees and an excellent selection of deserts. The announcer/DJ was great and had the families on the dance... More 

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Sevenoaks, Kent
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156 reviews 156 reviews
52 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We took the Mount Vernon cruise to George Washington's house as it seemed the most pleasant way to get out there. Had booked our tickets online so we had to queue a bit to collect them but we were soon allowed to board. Sunny day so we started out on the top deck outside but the wind was cold so... More 

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Westfield, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We booked the Spirit of Washington D.C. dinner cruise for October 5th. It normally is over $100/person but this one was discounted to $66/person for this particular date which I believe was their last one of the year. What a disappointment! First, they told us the wrong time to be there and arrived one hour before we could even board.... More 

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Cruises42, Manager at Spirit of Washington Cruises, responded to this review

Hi - We are so sorry that our cruise did not meet your expectations. We are sorry about the miscommunication with the cruise time. Typically we recommend people arrive early to pick up their tickets. Also, our Spirit product is a more casual product and plays top 40 music. Nevertheless, we understand that with the crowd we should have catered... More 

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My sons 5th grade class took an end of the year to Washington, DC in April of 2012. The highlight of our trip for the adults of course was the Spirit of Washington Cruise. The dinner on the cruise was delicious! It was a full course meal with dessert included. All the parents kept saying was i wish my spouse... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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271 reviews 271 reviews
109 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were in the Washington Area for a reunion and one of the excursions offered was a dinner cruise on Spirit of Washington. We began our meal while still alongside the pier. They offered a wonderful variety including baked talapia, breaded and baked chicken, short ribs, pasta, grilled polenta, baked tomato stuffed with spiced couscous. It was all absolutely mouthwatering!... More 

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Moline, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

During our trip to DC I was sooo excited to take this river cruise and see the fireworks. We paid a lot of money for this Holiday cruise. Our waiter took our drink order early but we waited and never got our drinks ---- the entire night! To get a drink you had to wait in line 1/2 hour at... More 

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Cruises42, Manager at Spirit of Washington Cruises, responded to this review

Hi there - It sounds like there were good parts and bad parts to your cruise. Of course,we want the whole experience to be good so we're sad to hear about the things that went wrong. We totally understand your frustration with us as we have not communicated with you at all. We are so sorry about this and would... More 

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