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Address: 333 Waterside Dr, Waterside Festival Marketplace, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
Phone Number: +1 866-304-2469

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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Lunch cruise

This was a last mi ute decision to take this lunch cruise. The food was very good and the steel drum on the upper deck was great. Be aware that they are hoping for drink orders... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Apex, North Carolina
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Middlesex, North Carolina
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellence view of city. My church went on the Gospel Cruise last Sat. It was nice. The food wasn't the best. We was the last table to get food. The meat was good not the vegetables.

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last mi ute decision to take this lunch cruise. The food was very good and the steel drum on the upper deck was great. Be aware that they are hoping for drink orders which will add to your cost. The narration of the naval base on the upper, open, deck was very hard to hear but was... More 

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Rochester, New York
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2,597 reviews
800 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 792 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very large group of us (50+) went on a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk while attending a ship's reunion this month. We paid about $70 by the time all was said and done, for which I expected a nice meal and a well-run cruise. We received neither. The "outside staff" (manning the lines, and taking care of... More 

1 Thank Larry W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on the Norfolk spirit with a group of friends. The food, atmosphere, and drinks were great. If ever you're in Norfolk, visit this attraction.

Thank Sha'Yeka J
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The dancing. The dessert. The only disappointment was everyone was so casually dressed. Some with shorts, jeans and sneakers. But it was a relaxing good time.

Thank Shawn D
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the stress of having to catch the boat before it left, and it was raining so the walk to it and waiting around to board was annoying. The DJ had the bass up a bit too much. The food was pretty good and the wait staff was awesome. Our bar tender Gale was fantastic in keeping up with... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got invited to an all white party on this vessel and I was pleasantly surprised. The food was pretty good for the price of the tickets and I really enjoyed the music. I think I will definitely give this one another shot with my husband.

Thank mzlita
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was good, the food was good but we were disappointed in the view and lack of travel the ship made. We literally made u-turns and passed by the same stuff. With nothing more to do other than eat and then check out the view we were left a little bored.

1 Thank WalterinVA
roanoke in
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The temp on the day we cruised was in the mid 90s, so it was rather uncomfortable on the exterior sections. The inside sections of the Spirit were cooled just right. The buffet food was typical and average. The alcoholic drinks were also average. We were a little disappointed in that we did not go past any warcraft; rather every... More 

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

Hi Steve - We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us and we really appreciate you leaving us a review of your experience. We're sorry you didn't get to see many warcrafts! We totally understand your feeling of disappointment. We'd love to know when you cruised specifically so we can investigate and adjust our cruise route. If... More 

Rochester, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This was the third time we've had the pleasure of dinning and cruising on the Spirit of Norfolk. This first time was way back in '89 when my husband and I were just dating. Second time was in 2007 with our young children. This time it was with our grown teenage children. It was a delite to hear that the... More 

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