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Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River

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Norfolk, United States
Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Sail along the scenic Elizabeth River on a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk that features a dockside launch party, onboard entertainment, and a full dinner buffet with coffee and tea. See the Norfolk skyline light up after dark, have perfect views of passing submarines and Navy ships, and enjoy a fun evening of games and dancing on deck.
  • Elizabeth River dinner cruise
  • See Norfolk at night
  • Dancing, games, and DJ music
  • Full dinner buffet with hot drinks
  • Alcohol is available for purchase
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
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Dinner
Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
Taxes and service charge
Hotel Drop off and pick up
Alcoholic drinks available to purchase on board
Gratuities
333 Waterside Dr , 333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

Parking: City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area. Local parking is located at the Town Point Garage on the corner or Waterside Drive and Main St.

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to a launch site in downtown Norfolk, where the crew of the recently-overhauled Spirit of Norfolk welcomes you aboard for a dockside launch party. You have time to explore the ship while it's still tied to the dock, from the climate-controlled interior decks to lounges, game spaces, dance floors, and full-service bars (alcohol will be available for purchase throughout the cruise).

After the ship pulls into the Elizabeth River, enjoy unobstructed views of the Norfolk Skyline as a DJ spins music from the dance floor, with the option to join in the dancing, play indoor and outdoor games, or simply relax on deck. Sit down to a buffet dinner of salads, fresh entrees, and desserts along with unlimited hot coffee, tea, and water.

The dinner tables on the Spirit of Norfolk can accommodate groups of all sizes, with seating options for two to 10 at communal tables that offer a fun opportunity to socialize. At the end of your cruise on the Elizabeth River, the Spirit of Norfolk returns to Otter Berth, where this tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
CITY CRUISES – NORFOLK
Make your way to Otter Berth in downtown Norfolk, where you’ll board the recently-renovated Spirit of Norfolk. Explore the ship during the 30-minute dockside launch party: the cruise ship has two climate-controlled interior decks with panoramic windows, lounge spaces, and indoor and outdoor games, plus expansive dance floors and full-service bars. Set sail along the river, then sit down to a buffet dinner of freshly-prepared entrees, salads, and desserts. You’ll have access to unlimited coffee, hot tea, and water throughout the cruise, and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. The Spirit of Norfolk is a good fit for groups of all sizes, as seating choices include tables for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10. Head out on deck to watch for ships and submarines from the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet, or just enjoy the DJ music on one of the boat’s dance floors. At the end of the 2-hour cruise, return to Otter Berth, where this Elizabeth River cruise concludes.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Waterside
See views of Waterside marketplace on the Elizabeth River in downtown Norfolk, Virginia
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Parking is available at the Waterside Garage, on the corner of Waterside Drive and Atlantic Avenue.
  • Our decks are climate-controlled to cruise year-round
  • in all weather conditions.
  • Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire.
  • Infants under three cruise free. We offer children’s prices every day of the week except Saturday.
  • We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please let your server know if you have any serious food allergies.
  • Spirit of Norfolk features communal seating. Most tables accommodate 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 people; so guests may be seated with other parties. We hope this will spark conversation and help everyone get to know each other.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Seating is only guaranteed together for the number of tickets confirmed on this voucher. Reservations may not be combined.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Experiences
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:The Spirit of Norfolk Lunch Cruise on the Elizabeth River departs from 333 Waterside Dr. Norfolk, VA 23510
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Local Parking is available at Town Point Garage on the corner of Waterside Drive and Main St. There may be a fee for parking.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River handicap accessible?
A:Yes. Please be sure to notate any special needs or requests in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there any age restrictions on the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:There are no age restrictions. Children ages 3-12 enjoy a discounted rate and infants under 3 years old go free as lap children.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there high chairs/booster seats available for my child during the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Yes, both high chairs and booster seats are available for use during the sightseeing cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Business to dressy casual attire is recommended. For men, slacks or khaki pants and a collared shirt with or without a jacket; for women, slacks or skirts with a collared shirt or dress. Please no jeans, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, or gym shoes.
Apr 2021
Q:
How early should I check in for the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I smoke on board the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Smoking is allowed on the outside decks only. Please dispose of all refuse in proper receptacles. Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.
Apr 2021
Q:
Where do we sit on the boat during the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your deck. From there the Host/Hostess will show your party to your assigned table(s). Seats are assigned based on needs and capacity for each cruise.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian selections available during the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Yes, vegetarian options are available with notice. If you require any dietary restrictions or have food allergies, please notate them in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own cake for a celebration during the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Yes, guests are allowed to bring a cake, which must be in a closed, covered container (e.g. cake box.) You must keep the cake at your table as there is no available storage on board. There may be a cake cutting fee.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Yes, there are restrooms on board for your convenience.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are there life jackets available onboard the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens in case of bad weather during the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Cruises sail rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard or Transport Canada, the boat will remain dockside but provide the full dining service.
Apr 2021
Q:
Will I get seasick during the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Most guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may wish to bring Dramamine or other seasickness medication.
Apr 2021
Q:
Are professional photography services available during the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:Yes, there is a photographer who will take your boarding photo for an additional cost.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Spirit of Norfolk Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River.

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star-4
seeing all the ships in...
Mark_S
, May 2022
seeing all the ships in harbor from the water was very cool . Sunset on the upper deck enjoying a drink , very nice
star-5
Birthday
Neil_M
, May 2022
Celebrated her birthday on the cruise. Lovely evening...the crew was very nice and the food was good and plentiful. Love to go again!
star-5
Birthday trip
John_B
, May 2022
This was a birthday / Christmas gift. Being there with family and having some time together. They live up in the Fort Lee area and had wanted to go on a dinner cruise.
star-5
Beautiful night out
Zoya_S
, May 2022
Wow what a magical night. And the high school that was there definitely made the night. The food was wonderful and the music was outstanding. Thank you for the unforgettable night.
star-5
The Bum Diggity
Anna_C
, May 2022
The crew was so friendly and thoughtful. The passengers were just as cordial, now one showed any prejudices. We danced the night away and my buddies feel the same. We will definitely do another cruise. Thank you for making us feel special.
star-1
None. They had no dinner...
Laura_S
, May 2022
None. They had no dinner rolls and when asked, the server said they had 3 cruises before ours and they had none left. Then there was no coffee creamer or milk. just hazelnut creamer which I am allergic too.
star-5
Awesome
Randolph_G
, May 2022
What a wonderful dinner cruise, we are from Portsmouth Virginia and regularly go on this dinner cruise in Norfolk. We meet this beautiful family from Baltimore, Maryland celebrating a Graduation from Hampton State and a Birthday, they invited us to join them in their celebration, we had a wonderful time as you can see. I love ❤️ the Spirit of Norfolk. This is my husband’s and I fourth cruise and I hope for many more.
star-5
Great 2022 HU Graduation...
Chenelle_J
, May 2022
Great 2022 HU Graduation time!! For all ! Thank you for a memorable experience for me and my family.
star-1
Worst cruise experience ever
Mei_R
, May 2022
Very unpleasant experience. Arrived at 6:30pm, people were in line getting buffet dinner. We were told the host will let you know when it's our turn to get food. By the time it's our turn, it's almost 8pm. We were starving! We had to chow down dinner quickly in otder to get out to deck to see the view. Very Disappointed it's already dark and far away from the harbor and mo view to see. Worst the upper deck were filled with high school kids that were running, knoking my daughter, yelling, screaming, making throwing things that making sudden loud noises. Unbearable!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not Happy
John_S
, May 2022
We have done this cruise before and this time very disappointed asked for cream for coffee , ice cold coffee, and she said we don’t have any. There was a drip over the table , didn’t tell us that EVERY coke we drank was charged by the coke NO refills , I get that the weather was not great but that was no-one’s fault . Had no bottle ultra and just for 266.00 dollars expected a bit more .
star-3
Not my cup of tea
Morgan_B
, May 2022
This cruise isn’t bad if you want a party dinner cruise. I wouldn’t recommend for couples who are looking for a relaxing time away.
star-1
I expected a romantic...
John_D
, May 2022
I expected a romantic cruise for me and my wife the food was good but the atmosphere was lousy and as far as the DJ go it was terrible rap hip hop. The music with pipe throughout the ship the music was too loud. As far as I'm concerned I would not recommend this to any of my friend ark fellow co-workers on for the Spirit of Norfolk in fact I would say request my money back but I know that's not going to happen just live and learn is all I can say,if anything they should have played the rap and hip hop on one deck and the diversity of music on the second deck third deck which would been a whole lot better the culture with Mix but the music with terrible. The couples on both sides of me and my wife was really disappointed also in the music.
star-5
Called to see if I could get a refund because I tested positive for COVID-19
M_M
, Apr 2022
Caught COVID when I arrived so I was unable to attend. I’m not sure if they will process and refund or modify my reservation.
star-1
No experience at all
Sainteea_M
, Apr 2022
I was not able to make it because my partner had COVID but they would not let me reschedule or refund.
star-4
First time
Banita_P
, Apr 2022
The dance floor was lit. The buffet was straight It was cold that night so enough the outside was a rough lol but a nice view to have, refreshing I should say Wish the trip was longer had a good time over all.
star-5
Birthday Celebration
Marvin_S
, Apr 2022
very nice outing for our event of Birthday celebration. Would recommend to others to experience. really nice.
star-5
60th Birthday Surprise
Michael_N
, Apr 2022
Lovely time with my girlfriend celebrating her 60th birthday. Food and staff were wonderful. Looking forward to our next visit
star-4
Would do it again!
Gregory_C
, Mar 2022
Very relaxing, enjoyable and educational. The DJ was a little loud for our 75 year old taste, but not overbearing. The buffet was ample and tasty. The beef was tough but the chicken and fish were great. Lots of deserts. Most people were celebrating birthdays or anniversaries so the vibe was very positive!
star-4
Overall grear experience
IKRAM_M
, Mar 2022
I would definitely go back. The staff were okay but not smiling. Our server spilled water in the table, he was like sorry and kept moving. He didn't really care. The food selection was disappointin, the food was not wow, and not too many options. The Dj guy is great, the while atmosphere is good. I will go back and try the brunch again. Please work on the food part and costumer service.
star-1
Nothing to spend a hundred dollars on.
Marie_D
, Mar 2022
It was so cold we couldn't go outside we had to stay on the first floor the whole trip and the food was horrible the life experience is just being on a ship

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