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Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise provided by City Experiences By Hornblower

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise
Guests are required to wear masks/face coverings when on board as they are interacting with others who are not members of their household. Masks not required while seated. Cloth face coverings are not required under on young children under age 2, and anyone who has trouble breathing.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See Washington DC from a new perspective on an evening cruise along the Potomac River. From the deck, enjoy unparalleled sunset views of the city skyline, which looks completely different when lit-up. Indulge in a gourmet buffet dinner as you pass iconic landmarks illuminated at night. Plus, a live DJ ensures an enjoyable evening for larger parties and intimate dates alike.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Washington DC
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  • 1
    City Experiences By Hornblower
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Potomac River
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Washington Monument
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Washington DC
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Highlights
  • Rare opportunity to see the nighttime cityscape
  • Views you won’t find on land of illuminated Washington landmarks
  • Gourmet dinner: Fresh salads, entrees, and desserts
  • Hit the dance floor or sit back and enjoy the music
What to Expect
Your evening begins at Washington DC’s District Wharf, where you are free to board an hour before departure. Grab a refreshing drink from the bar (own expense) before heading out onto the deck for sunset photos. In the dining room, choose from a selection of freshly prepared appetizers, salads, and entrees served at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Once the sun goes down, spot famous landmarks, including the Washington Monument and Woodrow Wilson Bridge, illuminated under the night sky. Enjoy a variety of sweet treats for dessert, and then join the DJ on the dance floor to finish off the night—crowded bars in downtown DC can’t compare to dancing on the Potomac behind views of the cityscape. If dancing isn’t your cup of tea, relax at your table, or step out onto the deck for a cool breeze with a view of the city skyline. For dinner, take your pick from a wide variety of buffet items. See the sample menu below (subject to change): Salads * Organic Mixed Field Greens * Organic Spinach & Kale Salad * Green Bean Salad * Kidney Bean, Black Bean & Chickpea Salad * Red Beetroot Salad * Bow Tie Pasta Salad Vegetable, Potatoes & Pasta * Roasted Broccoli Florets * Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole * Baked Ziti Pasta * Mashed Potatoes Entrées * Oven Baked Atlantic Flounder Filet * Honey & Sesame Chicken * Italian Beef Meatball * Braised Beef Short Ribs Dessert Buffet * Seasonal Fruit * Raspberry Mousse * Lemon Pound Cake & Fresh Strawberries * Coconut Vanilla Cake * Carrot Cake * Red Velvet & Chocolate Chip Brownie
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Important Information
Departure Point
Washington DC, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Buffet Dinner
  • DJ Entertainment
  • Entry/Admission - City Experiences By Hornblower
Exclusions
  • Additional beverages (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kimberly M wrote a review 1 May
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Something different to do... Theresa and David were our servers-they were awesome! My steak was over cooked but my husbands steak was good.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Brooke S. wrote a review Dec 2019
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The DJ mainly played one style of music for the entire cruise. He did not consider the other people on the cruise and there were people bored all across the cruise. The young people 18-25 were entertained and the people 25-75 were not entertained.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Miss Natuful B wrote a review Dec 2019
Lanham, Maryland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely wonderful service. We had a blast ,from the fod to the DJ...superb. Thanks Spirit of Washington team.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Angela J wrote a review Nov 2019
Oxon Hill, Maryland5 contributions3 helpful votes
It was my husband's 50th Birthday and I surprised him with a this Dinner Cruise. The smile on his face was priceless!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jennifer P wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions6 helpful votes
The food was good, the music was good, and the service was decent. Jasmine the manager was great. The DJ was fun. Glad we went, but I don’t think we would go again.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Bottomless mimosas!
Fantastic experience! Our waitress Venus was AMAZING! When they say “bottomless mimosas” they aren’t kidding! We bo
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Very overpriced
Nice cruise with good views. Extremely subpar food for the price. No buffet. No choice. Soggy salad. Instant food.
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Wonderful sunset
I loved the food, the sunset, the wonderful music, but it must improve the attention of the waitress, few people an
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Great trip to Mt Vernon, onboard the Mt Vernon!
From the moment we stepped on-board, to the end of the cruise, my wife and I felt really looked after and welcome.
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Bogus Promotions
I had been strategically planning my family reunion for over a year in advance and had expressed my interest in Spi
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The service was excellent
The experience was something new and intriguing. We would definitely do it again. However there was a server name
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Meredith
I was a little hesitant at first because I have been on a dinner cruise before in another city and was not impresse
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Great Cruise
I was in DC with a group of 35 Seniors, and we took this cruise. It was a beautiful day, and the cruise was deligh
Trek148425
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a special place to visit in the DC area.
It was a great trip. A nice way to spend the day and learn some history. The river cruise is the way to go!
Rick M
Rick M
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A pleasant cruise on a luxury ship
We didn't opt for the breakfast buffet, but it looked quite tasty. The ship offered a wide choice of beverages at r
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The staff and food was amazing
Everything was so organized for our group outing, the food, staff, and the music was great. I wish we could have st
TellMeWhen2Go
TellMeWhen2Go
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Excellent First Experience
We joined our good friends to celebrate their birthdays, and had a great start to our day. The food was good, but n
ronr821
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Must experience this relaxing excursion
My wife and I were visiting Washington DC and wanted to spend some time doing something other than a museum. The Br
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Couple ‘s Visit
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this day. We felt really special when we got on the cruise to have each
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A Must-Do Experience in DC
This was an experience I would highly recommend if you want a chance to take on beautiful scenic views along the Po
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