We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 224 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 112
  • 57
    Very good
  • 24
  • 16
  • 15
Professionally done

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
steve m
roanoke in
Add Photo Write a Review

224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 224: English reviews
roanoke in
Level Contributor
108 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank steve m
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
50 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank prtyof5
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When family came to visit on the hottest day of the summer we decided on a lunch cruise. It proved to be perfect, good food, interesting sights, and an air conditioned dining room. The crew and wait staff were super nice and tended to our every need. On the two hour trip narration of the sights was given the first... More 

Thank Bob R
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2nd time on the spirit of Norfolk Gospel dinner cruise, was very nice again this year, although the food wasn't as good as last year but I will be returning next year.

Thank hunneybun07
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday July 30 cruise The food is great, the most thing that I like here is the service from the servers specially Josea. My fiancée propose to me and he helps my fiancée in making it a smooth romantic one. The Dj help my guy forgot the music cd he wants to play, the DJ and Josea help my guy... More 

Thank Almira R
Glen Allen
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess time takes it toll. This would've been my 3rd time crusing on the 'Spirit ', however it's been years prior to my recent get together with Family and Friends. I bragged about the ship's,elegant dining,entertainment on each level ( including a band) . Well, I was totally SURPRISED, No linen tablecloths, No plated dinner and No band !... More 

Thank lorealyj
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buffet selection was good. Had a nice kid friendly buffet menu as well. The staff was great. The waitress was outstanding. Very friendly , customer service 120 percent. The DJ played a good selection of music for all ears.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I took the dinner criuse on July 4, 2016. It was a great way to enjoy the fireworks and a nice dinner. My daughter especially loved the jinga game on the top deck. The wait staff were very nice and the boat was not overcrowded.

Thank SCgirlatheart1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

What a great night for so many of us who had the privilege of not only a great Captain (Jim Lee) but also of meeting so many wonderful young ladies of the International Junior Miss pageant! The food was great too! Nice DJ and pumped crowd...thanks to the two great servers Kayla and the other young man whose name I... More 

Thank Danne Smith M
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I was a little leery of calling ahead to specify my dietary restrictions for a dinner date, but not only was I greeted with a warming conversation with their staff on the phone, I was delightfully surprised while on the cruise. I am gluten-free and dairy-free and when in similar situations I have found that food to accommodate people like... More 

Thank kgrunau

Travelers who viewed Spirit of Norfolk also viewed


Been to Spirit of Norfolk? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Spirit of Norfolk and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Verona, Virginia
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Spirit of Norfolk staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?