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Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise, Norfolk, VA

Set sail on the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship as part of this group motorcoach vacation package. Departing from Otter Berth, near Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk, the Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise features a cruise along the Elizabeth River, dinner, spectacular views and onboard entertainment.

About the Elizabeth River

The Elizabeth River, six miles long and two miles wide at its mouth, is a tidal estuary of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia which separates historic cities Norfolk, Virginia and Portsmouth, Virginia. Tunnels running under the river and bridges that crisscross over it, provide transportation between the two cities and access to Interstate 95 to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.  More than just a transportation route, the Elizabeth River has shaped and economically defined Norfolk. Both the shipping industry and the military depend on the Elizabeth River, and in exchange, the city depends on their economic base.

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What to Expect during the Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise

During your cruise, climb aboard the Spirit of Norfolk at Otter Berth for a two-hour cruise along the Elizabeth River with spectacular views and a 30-minute dockside party. A delicious dinner buffet with freshly prepared salads, entrées and desserts awaits you on the ship.

Spectacular Views of the Elizabeth River Waterfront

After departing, enjoy spectacular views along the Elizabeth River waterfront from the ship’s spacious observation deck. See mighty ships and submarines of the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet and impressive sailboats traveling the waterways. With the contrast of the warm colors of the sun setting against the cool colors of the night sky, a sunset on the Spirit of Norfolk is not to be missed.

Dinner on the Spirit of Norfolk

A freshly prepared and seasonally inspired buffet-style dinner offers something for everyone.  Start your meal off with a salad. Choose from an organic mixed field green salad, organic spinach and kale salad, roasted red beet salad, Mediterranean couscous and chickpea salad, or orzo and bay shrimp salad. Mains include oven baked North Atlantic sole fillet, honey and sesame chicken, whole-roasted pork loin and braised beef short ribs. Complementing the entrees are roasted broccoli florets, cream corn and cheddar casserole, baked ziti pasta and mashed potatoes. Seasonal cut fruit, cannolis, chocolate drizzle cheesecake, chocolate cake and apple cobbler are just a few of the desserts served at the buffet. Complimentary refreshments include water, iced tea, coffee and hot tea. Soda and juice, beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase.

Onboard Entertainment

After you’ve strolled along the ship’s spacious observation deck for spectacular views and enjoyed the delicious dinner buffet, relax in one of the ship’s lounge spaces. Lounge spaces feature all kinds of entertainment. Play your favorite board games like Jenga and tabletop shuffleboard or listen to some of the best DJs in the city as they play multiple genres and styles of music on the cruise ship.

Travel Tips

-          Please note the Spirit of Norfolk dinner menu is subject to change.

-          The Spirit of Norfolk is ADA compliant

-          Business Casual attire is recommended for the Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise.

-          The Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise can accommodate various dietary needs including Vegetarian and Kosher. Please be aware these options must be served as a plated meal, rather than buffet-style. Should you require a special meal please provide advance notice, 48 hours for Vegetarian and two weeks for Kosher.

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