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Address: 333 Waterside Dr, Waterside Festival Marketplace, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: +1 866-304-2469
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Description: Splash aboard Spirit of Norfolk for the perfect mix of dining...
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.
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Celebrating with college alumnae chapter

We attended the lunch buffet and there was also a gospel brunch. Except for getting in the ship the entire cruise was well organized. You can go from floor to floor. Outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Michelle K
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Frisco
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Well, first off, being right downtown, it was the hardest place to get to, being mobility impaired. Local police officers were the rudest ive encoubtered when trying to get access to a handicap spot. Forced our group to park in a garage 2 blocks away and walk, walk, walk. Ofc. Buckner, VAPD, you need more sensitivity training. Once on board,... More 

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virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to have an afternoon cruise provided as a work incentive. The buffet, though difficult to maneuver, was wonderful and had quite a few choices of menu items. The salad bar was perfect. Our waitress, Meagan, was absolutely amazing and made sure our experience was perfect. She even wrote us a thank you card. Jerry, the DJ... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband surprised me with my first anniversary lunch cruise. We had a wonderful time!!! We were seated at a table by the window and our waitress, Meagan, was amazing. She continuously checked on us and even gave us a thank you card, before we left the ship, wishing us a happy anniversary. We received a complimentary non acholic drink... More 

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Azle, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were enrolled by their DINING CRUISES brochure. I'm handicapped, so we were captive on the main deck by banging rock and roll as the ship took the same route both ways up the bay without a word of commentary. The buffet was C at best: Chicken meatballs, Pesto Pasta (who paired those?), steamed broccoli, no potatoes or carving station.... More 

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

Hi - We're so sorry about the mix up with the brochures we displayed! We totally understand the frustration and would really like the opportunity to talk with you and personally apologize. Please reach out to Lynn at LBagby@entertainmentcruises.com to discuss your cruise. Thank you! More 

Bel Air, Maryland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a group dinner on the Spirit of Norfolk. The boat is very luxurious and the food was good for a buffet. The drink prices are exorbitant and staff services were very slow. The music was so loud you could not carry out a table conversation. Maybe under different conditions it would be OK, but I'll never find out.

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Verona, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is not the place to have a wedding. First of all they say if the weather is not nice, they will move the ceremony inside. Well it was a very windy day. You try to decorate (only allowed 15 minutes) but the arch will not stand, the aisle runner will not stay down. So you get told not going... More 

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Ashland, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Today was National Red Hatters Day, so the boat was filled with Red Hatters dressed in all their bling's,gorgeous hats and clothes.That boat rocked with fun. You board the boat at 11:30 am and leave at 12pm. You're all seated at tables,they take your beverage order and then serve a buffet lunch which was yummy.They take pictures before you board... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We attended the lunch buffet and there was also a gospel brunch. Except for getting in the ship the entire cruise was well organized. You can go from floor to floor. Outside upstairs is a walk up bar and nice comfortable chairs. The DJ on our floor was great. Seems as though it took the gospel band way too long... More 

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Gloucester Point, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Always nice being on the water. The private party had good music which made the cruise so enjoyable. The food was good but the alcohol is a waste of money. Cup of wine $8 and was like flavored water. Tried Hennessy n coke for $12. Not sure if I had a teaspoon of liquor. Beer might be worth your money.

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Newport News, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Is a great way to have a fun lunch. Food is great, very tasty and excellent service. Weather was great so that made the ride very nice I really recommend to make time for this attraction. Can be for lunch or dinner.

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