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Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Enjoy a sightseeing dinner cruise along the Potomac River and Washington, DC’s beautiful waterfront, departing from Gangplank Marina at 600 Water Street SW. This excursion covers the Potomac River with fascinating views of DC’s famous monuments and the city's historic waterfront.
    The Odyssey is a modern dining ship with three exquisitely decorated glass atrium dining rooms, offering amazing river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. These inner dining areas offers plenty of comfortable seating with large picture windows to see the sites. There is also an open-air observation deck (reminiscent of the European canal ships) and dance floors.
    The Captain and crew greet the guests as they arrive and the ship's photographer will record the moment for each party, if desired.
    For the 3-course dinner, there is a tasting trio, entrees and desserts. To begin, choose from roasted summer vegetable salad, rock shrimp spheres or whipped goat cheese. The entrees include crab and mussel gratin, Romesco crust salmon, maple mustard glazed chicken, braised short rib, cauliflower steak or steak and lobster tail (additional charge). For dessert, there’s duo of sorbet, Odyssey signature bread pudding, mountain berry shortcake or chocolate decadent cake.
    After eating, dance the night away to live music. The evening begins with softer standards before shifting to more high-energy dance music after dinner.
    Throughout the cruise, enjoy stunning views of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Reagan National Airport, the United States Naval Research Laboratory, Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge and much more.
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    Sample Menu (subject to change)

    Tasting Trio

    • Shrimp & Watermelon: English Cucumbers | Pickled Shallots | Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad: Yellow Corn | Zucchini | Caramelized Onions | Heirloom Tomato
    • Arugula | Herb Vinaigrette
    • Whipped Goat Cheese: Candied Pecan Herb Crust | Balsamic Strawberries | CrostiniEntrées
    • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - Sweet Corn, Red Pepper & Thyme Succotash | Cajun Cream Sauce
    • Oven Baked Atlantic Salmon Filet: Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun-Dried Tomatoes | Citrus Dill Sauce
    • Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast - Fingerling Potatoes & Chives | Haricot Verts | Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce
    • Braised Beef Short Rib - Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions | English Peas Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
    • Greek Zucchini Fritters - Lemon Orzo with Red Onions & Sun Dried Tomatoes | Spring Onion & Cucumber TzatzikiDesserts

    • Duo of Sorbet: Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit
    • Granny Smith Apple Parfait: Cinnamon Spiced Apples | Almond & Oat Crumble | Candied Chili Bacon
    • Salted Caramel Cake: Dark Chocolate Ganache | Raspberry Sauce
    • Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce*Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We took the 7pm 3hr dinner cruise. Pros-the wait staff was lovely and attentive, particularly Victor and Rosalina. The food was better than expected. Lobster bisque was very flavorful and tasty. Crab cakes filled with crab and in a delicious Cajun sauce. Dessert was so-so....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Donna B
    Reviewed July 6, 2019

    Pros: The staff and servers were good-friendly, but not very attentive. The food was better than expected and plenty of it. Buffet line moved well. The fireworks, which is what we mainly came for, were excellent. The condition of the ship overall was OK. Cons:...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank mgerard1967
    Reviewed July 4, 2019

    The boat was nice, bathrooms were clean, staff was pleasant, music was great - the singers were better than the DJ'd music. The desserts were good, however, they ran out of everything so fast that by the time everyone got around, there wasn't much left...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank shannonm39
    Reviewed June 19, 2019

    Salmon and ravioli were almost inedible; we tired a few bites and gave up. The wine was awful; I didn't order a second glass because I didn't want to drink it again. The caesar salad could not have been worse; awful pieces of romaine. I...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Bob M
    Reviewed June 7, 2019

    Excellent service, great food! Music vocals were wonderful. The DJ portion of the music was a bit loud...we are in our 70's. We will look back at this as a positive in our DC visit.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank dav4440
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    None appears to be enforced...saw everything from dressy dresses to shorts and tee shirts. Most wore business casual.
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