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“dinner cruise”(47 reviews)
“dance floor”(28 reviews)
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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...more
333 Waterside Dr, Waterside Festival Marketplace, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
+1 757-625-1748
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife got on the spirit of Norfolk yesterday and I have to say it was a great experience. The boat was really nice and the staff was very helpful and very professional. The food on the buffet also was pretty good overall...More

Thank Nessa08murda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were blessed with a sunny 😎 cruise for most of it. I really liked the atmosphere. The crews’ attitude was always helpful! Great commentary on what we were seeing. ⚓️

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sally G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought for a buffet the food was great. We enjoyed the music and dancing. We will definitely go back in warmer weather

Thank peggyeliz
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

This place is perfect to party. Any celebration is perfect if you book there. Totally recommended. If you wanna a Good time, go to the spirit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KimAlfau
Reviewed January 4, 2019

good food, music, clean boat had a wonderful new years. Only one problem pre set up transportation at 1 am hard to fine a ride and cabs even when u call whom ever hails them down on the corner gets them first be aware. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bfm3123
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a must do! From the time we got on boat to the time we got off, it was a blast. Music was live and the food was good. Staff was courteous and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KevinG235
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife’s coworkers decided to do their Christmas Party onboard the Spirit of Norfolk and they loved it! They want to come back for the Valentines Cruise!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erickson A
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Our company had a great Time aboard the spirit of Norfolk. They accommodated 30 of our business team members & friends as well as associates. We were able to do a short quality assurance meeting prior to the cruise which we had access to a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The dinner cruise was very nice. It rained but not a lot, which made going outside on the boat a bit icky but it was still very nice. The food was great! The staff was very friendly. Even though we had a group of 150...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Loonybuck
Reviewed December 4, 2018

The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was good but the best sweets were the fresh baked cookies as we disembarked. The cruise was fun and informative. The DJ was good and knew how to get things started if you enjoy music and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 22, 2018|
Response from 2006white | Reviewed this property |
I have not, but I’m sure it would be awesome during a holiday. I did the cruise last year and this year and I had amazing time. Looking forward to my next one.
April 8, 2018|
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Response from mercedesw2013 | Reviewed this property |
I did the midnight tour. Sorry I can’t help you
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Maeve T | Property representative |
Hi there! Purchasing the platinum drink upgrade includes all access to our top-shelf liquors, full selection of beers, cocktails and house wines. I definitely recommend purchasing the upgrade is you plan on sipping on a few... More
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I would like to find the closest hotels near The Spirit of Norfolk
September 06, 2016|
Response fromZoey1996|
Up at the top of the screen, green bar, there's a choice for "hotels." When you click on the down arrow, a list of option appears. (I'm assuming you're on a pc or laptop; I don't know how it works with the mobile app.) The last option is "Near landmarks." Choose Near Nauticus Maritime Center, which is where the cruise port is. It appears that the closest is a Marriott, but there are 5 others within a mile of Nauticus.