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Address: 333 Waterside Dr, Waterside Festival Marketplace, Norfolk, VA 23510
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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Great way to see the 4th of July Fireworks!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was highly disappointed!..I had been on this cruise a couple of times and i really enjoyed it,but this time it was boring. The tables were to close that every time i tried to getup my water would spill all over the table,we had to wait over a hour to get our food. I didnt understand how the setup was,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had done this before with adults and it was fine, but went with our 2yo and 5yo last night and it was a disaster. They dismiss tables to eat in some order, so my kids didn't get a bite of food until 7:40. They were starving and didn't understand why they couldn't eat. We had to pay $5 for... More 

Thank Shack49
EntertainmentCruises, Public Relations Manager at Spirit of Norfolk, responded to this review

Shack49 - Oh no! We're so sorry to hear that you didn't think our cruise was kid-friendly. We can assure you we try to make the experience fun for people of all ages, but considering your feedback, there's still some work to be done. We will absolutely address this with our team and look for more ways to engage children.... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed this dinner cruise. The food was very good, the service was excellent and the cruise was lovely. Would recommend!

Thank Travlerfor2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun, lights, VIP and great music. Great staff, drinks are quite pricey. Whatever you do pay the $47.50 to get thru line first , take pictures, enjoy eating dinner in a section for VIP and preferred seating...and the staff takes care of you.!!

Thank Opici B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Update: We're actually finishing up a cruise that they sent us a voucher for after also refunding our money from last year--we have had a fabulous experience and I love the renovations to the ship. The update looks fabulous! Old: So, if you have the opportunity to take a cruise on this little dinghy, DON'T!!! Their customer service is poor... More 

Thank Tiggersunshine
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went on a dinner cruise with another couple. It was a nice time, and the buffet dinner was tasty and plenty to eat. They had a DJ and dance floor and it was well worth the price.

Thank mikeyt62
Martville, New York
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

As a tour group leader I took my group on the Spirit of Norfolk, It wasn't the best experience. Lack of organization. Forgot to call our tables. We stayed at our tables waiting to be called. Didn't happen so I went to the waitress and ended up doing their jobs by calling my own group up table by table. Not... More 

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