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Spirit of Washington Cruises

Gangplank Marina, 600 Water Street SW, Washington DC, DC 20024 (National Mall)
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Ranked #52 of 118 Activities in Washington DC
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Type: Boat Tours
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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233 reviews 233 reviews
105 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
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

Miami, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My Family and I sailed Spirit of Washington for our families' first -ever, family reunion. The Staff onboard were great and friendly. Prior to booking the cruise, my experience was great with the sales person Els until one of the members of my family fell ill. That family member has been in intensive care now for over a month and... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The experience was very nice and we had a blast looking at all the monuments and all that D.C . Has to offer

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The boat ride to Mount Vernon was nice and narrated along the way. We had a little over 3 hours to tour Mt. Vernon, which was plenty of time to see everything.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Expectations were greater than experience. Be prepared to fork out $17.00 for parking, wait 20 minutes for beverage service, and minimal views of the monuments. The weather was very nice however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We went on the dinner cruise last and it was awesome. The management team was nice and our waiter was great. My boyfriend had a great birthday and it's a night we will not forget!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a relaxing way to travel from Washington DC to Mount Vernon and back. The upper deck was a great way to see the river and the settlements along its banks as we floated down the Potomac. The three hours allotted to tour Mt Vernon was adequate and entering from the river made us feel as if we stepping back... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We took an evening three hour dinner cruise tonight - July 19th. Great fun. The staff were very attentive. Lots of choice with the food. They had the buffet laid out differently which allowed them to get the passengers fed relatively quickly. A nice touch was the complimentary champagne upon boarding. We enjoyed the DJ and the music selection. Three... More

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