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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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Good On Your Wallet, If Not On Your Time

This is a 90 minute cruise covering the 16 mile distance by water from Washington, DC to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. On your way to Mount Vernon, the crew will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Northern Va
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What an unbelievable time I had on my brunch cruise! Big shout out to the entire staff and DJ Rich (on the 1 & 2s). Special shout out to my server and partying BFF...Shakeeya! I have never been soooo delighted with an entire brunch cruise! From the photogs and greeters, to the safety staff and DJ Rich, to the overall... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a 90 minute cruise covering the 16 mile distance by water from Washington, DC to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. On your way to Mount Vernon, the crew will provide a bit of sightseeing narration, including a Titanic Memorial, an old fortress, military housing, colonial Alexandria & other points of interests you pass along the way. For this... More 

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mrsradiokillah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I can only review the process of attempting to redeem a voucher since we haven't cruised as of yet. I bought 3 discounted adult fares from Travel Zoo on Saturday for my partner's birthday celebration. Mind you, I called the reservation line moments before making the purchase, just to ensure that reservations were available for the next day brunch cruise.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I went on a cruise and tour of Mt. Vernon. We had such a great time. The boat cruise was a hour and a half (one way) to get to Washington's home. The captain pointed out sights and gave us facts/information on the way there that was extremely interesting. Once at Mt. Vernon we got three house... More 

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Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

3 of us went there for the Mother's Day dinner cruise. Total cost including outrageous fees was $407.00! When we entered the music was so loud you couldn't even talk to the person next to you without yelling. We asked them to turn it down 3 times. The food was cold and of poor quality and it ran out before... More 

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Keedysville,Md
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

we went on an afternoon Brunch Cruise on Mother's Day. The wait staff and the views were great. There was a buffet with one side breakfast and the other lunch. This was a 3-5 pm cruise. Not many people at all wanted breakfast, which made the lunch lines excessive. The tables were so packed in, that you had to get... More 

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Kent, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Don't waste your time or money. The wait staff and the view were the only good things about this cruise. We were seated at a table that wobbled - I had to stuff my napkin under it so we didn't spill our drinks or food. We waited close to an hour to eat and by then all the food was... More 

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PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We took a group of 94 people on the Spirit of Washington cruise. We had a terrible experience. We waited nearly an hour for our group to be called to the buffet. The food was meager, poor quality, and ran out without prompt replenishment. Management had no remedies other than weak apologies and double talk. After we got back we... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I took the Cherry Blossom Cruise on a pretty Sunday afternoon. I just walked around the Tidal Basin and found the cruise to be great way to see the Cherry Blossoms from a unique perspective. I'm a photographer and I really enjoyed getting views from the Potomac River that I'd never seen before. The cruise lasts about an hour. You... More 

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Bethesda MD
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I went on the Valentine's day cruise with a date. A few things. First, the area to wait in is outdoors on the water. You have to pick up tickets then walk, what seems like forever, and wait to board the ship on a very slippery surface. When we went it was windy, snowing and freezing. The parking area is... More 

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