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Address: 333 Waterside Dr, Waterside Festival Marketplace, Norfolk, VA 23510-3202
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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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Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River
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Great food, beautiful ship, good staff

We booked in advance through Groupon. The week leading up to our sailing looked as if a storm was going to hinder our sailing - we lucked out and the rain held off to well after... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Karen B
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AWESOME SAUCE!!! I cant write a review long enough to tell how awesome this dinner cruise was so Ill hit the main events: Food-even though it was buffet (which we dont care for) was GREAT! All the meats were superb. The mashed potatoes were homemade, not that instant stuff. Entertaining- PARTY ON A SHIP THE END! Drinks-Pricey but top shelf... More 

Thank MetroBride
Honolulu, Hawaii
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here with the 2017 National Institute of Learning Development (NILD) Conference Group. It was a wonderful time of meeting people in a very special setting. The cruise was so smooth that it was hard to believe we were moving through the Elizabeth River. It was a buffet-style dinner with excellent choices. The ship's staff was very friendly and... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My group was rather large (54 people - a busload) and we were joined on board by another large group as well as individual parties (from 2 - 10 people). The large groups were seated on the left-hand side of the dining room as we entered the ship (bow). Smaller group were seated on the right-hand side. Each side had... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Good idea, bad day. This past Saturday, cold temps placed everyone crowded into the first floor, creating three major problems: (1) impossible to hear narration of the excursion; (2) fogged windows made visibility limited; (3) so many people and tables crowded together made trips to the buffet nearly impossible. What a waste of time and money. But, apparently, it's all... More 

Thank Eat5
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were invited to attend this cruise to help celebrate a friend's birthday, and we were not disappointed. Fun, food and very entertained. We booked the R & B midnight cruise, and it were so much fun. The music were great. All I can say is thank you for the invite, and we will be back.

Thank theath56
Chesapeake, Virginia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Wanting a unique and different type of anniversary celebration, we chose the dinner cruise on the eve of New Years Eve. The ship is beautiful, the staff attentive and friendly and the food was terrific! Served buffet style, the variety was decent. There was a dj with good music provided, as well as games and a couple bars available. The... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We booked in advance through Groupon. The week leading up to our sailing looked as if a storm was going to hinder our sailing - we lucked out and the rain held off to well after we returned. Due to the high probability of rain the ship was not even 50% full. We were seated with a group of 6... More 

Thank Karen B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had a wonderful time. The live music was fun with dancing. The food (buffet) was very tasty. Staff was very knowledgeable.

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Lakeland, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Easy to get to and a fun ride. They let you eat when you arrive so the stations are not crowded with people all eating at one time. The food was really good and desserts...fabulous! They had a DJ that kept the ride lively. We went upstairs and sat on the sofas and had an enjoyable visit with our group.

Thank Chsmith7
Sussex, New Jersey
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Staff was very efficient, food was average & DJ during the whole cruise. Better if you pre-pay for the whole trip - especially with available coupons. The tour of Norfolk Naval Base was both educational & beautiful. The weather was perfect & we met a lovely local couple celebrating their anniversary. Also an area for a private party that did... More 

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