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Spirit of Norfolk

109 E. Main Street, Suite 500, Norfolk, VA
+1 866-304-2469
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Ranked #4 of 16 Activities in Norfolk
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Splash aboard Spirit of Norfolk for the perfect mix of dining, entertainment and views. Cruising throughout the year from the Waterside in Downtown... more » Owner description: Splash aboard Spirit of Norfolk for the perfect mix of dining, entertainment and views. Cruising throughout the year from the Waterside in Downtown Norfolk, Spirit offers lunch, dinner, moonlight and holiday cruises like Mother's Day, plus many themed cruises. « less
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife & I celebrated our 6th anniversary on board the Spirit of Norfolk. We had an excellent first experience on the ship. The food was delicious and our server Brittany was outstanding, the other staff was very cordial & friendly also. Can't wait to do it again.

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I rode on the Spirit of Norfolk as part of my husband's Navy reunion, and I think it was my favorite part of the tour we took. The food was very good, and apparently their chef is a champion of the Food Network show "Chopped." After we ate we went up to sit outside on the deck and see the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

It was a surprised Pre Bday Celebration for my girlfriend. Upon arrival, I picked up my tickets from the booth. The ladies were very friendly & welcoming. I had a total of 14 tickets including myself & my girlfriend. Well...when it was time to board the ship my group went ahead to board because it was a surprise of course... More

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Cruises42, Manager at Spirit of Norfolk, responded to this review

Hello - We are so sorry to hear about your experience. Our intention was definitely not to ruin your surprise birthday party, however we totally understand your frustration. With our midnight/moonlight cruises safety is our number one concern. A valid ID is required for all passengers boarding this product and this is a strict policy we enforce. Unfortunately, we can't... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had not been in years and was excited for good food and fun. After we were seated a friendly waiter showed up and asked for our drink orders. I ordered the special, a peach sangria and most everyone else ordered the tea. Did not get our drinks until AFTER we were done eating...I did not even see our waiter... More

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Cruises42, Manager at Spirit of Norfolk, responded to this review

Hi Melissa - We are extremely sorry to hear about your recent Spirit of Norfolk experience. We can tell you are very disappointed about your experience and we don't blame you. That being said, we would like to hear more about your cruise so we can identify how to improve for future parties. If you have a moment, please reach... More

Petersburg, West Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was years since I had been on one of these cruises and things haven't changed. The service from start to finish was great, from the time we arrived till the time we left. The food was good, the weather held off and the crew was very interactive with us. I felt anything you asked for, you could get it... More

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The cruise itself was great. The history of the port and surrounding areas was interesting. Don't go on this cruise ship expecting 4-5 star restaurant food quality. The green beans were not steamed properly. The mashed potatoes were not fluffy. The rice on the fish was hard. The fish fillets were too thick. The drinks were very costly. There was... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we went with friends on this 2 hour beautiful historic tour of the norfolk harbor area.........music was WAY tooo loud but all the rest was awesome, loved the boat, fabulous lunch buffet onboard and going topside the views are great..........would go again

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Wilson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went on the dinner cruise and it was very nice. My only complaint was that I had paid in advance for the premium drink package that includes 4 tickets for premium drinks and when I get my tickets I only had one ticket. Had to wait out in the blazing sun for someone to call and get the rest... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I went on dinner cruise on 14 June 2014 and from the start when i was greeted by staff was the start of terrible service. First i ask staff where was ticket booth and he replied with an attitude where booth location. Next we ask to board boat at 630 because it was hot outside. We were told there was... More

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Carolyn C, Manager at Spirit of Norfolk, responded to this review

HI there - We are glad you enjoyed the DJ, however, we know the rest of your experience was not ideal. We apologize about this and have addressed this with our staff. We appreciate your review and will use it to improve our service. Thank you. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Food was terrible ,ribs in lil box was fatty mashed patatoes were cold ! Not good variety too lil for too much money.

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