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Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

1. Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

See the sights of Washington DC from onboard the Spirit of Washington with a lunch or dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Enjoy a buffet dining experience as you sail, and delight in panoramic views. Board your vessel and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative entrees prepared fresh daily and listen to the onboard music. After your meal, visit any of the three climate-controlled decks as you glide by the sights. LUNCH/DINNER BUFFET SAMPLE MENU SALADS FIELD GREEN SALAD (G*)(VG)Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Carrots | Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Dressing KALE QUINOA SALAD (G*)(VG)(V)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette GREEN GODDESS PASTA SALAD (V)Sweet Peas | White Beans | Scallions MAIN HONEY SESAME CHICKEN (G*)Scallions | Fresno Chillies OVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH (G*)Spicy Tomato | White Bean Ragu BAKED ZITI PASTA (V)Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella Cheese | Spinach Cream Sauce ROOT VEGETABLE FRICASSEE (G*)(VG)(V)Idaho Potatoes | Broccoli | Grape Tomatoes | Gremolata | Cauliflower Coconut Cream Sauce COMPLEMENTSROASTED BROCCOLI (G*)(VG)(V)Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes GARLIC MASHED POTATOES (G*)(V)Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic DESSERTSIGNATURE DESSERT STATION (V)Cakes | Brownies | Seasonal Fruit | *May Contain Nuts *Menus subject to change

From Washington DC: Mt Vernon Day Trip, River Cruise & Lunch

2. From Washington DC: Mt Vernon Day Trip, River Cruise & Lunch

Arrive at the wharf where you’ll meet your expert guide, ready to take you on the ferry. As you travel downstream, one of the first things you’ll spot is the impressive Titanic Memorial. Over on the east bank, you’ll see the many restaurants and marinas lining the walkway before the famous Ronald Regan Airport and Alexandria come into view. One of the final sights you’ll see is Fort Washington. Completed in 1809, this military defense guarded the nation’s capital until 1814, when it was destroyed by its own garrison. After three hours spent soaking up these iconic sights from the water, you’ll arrive at the Mount Vernon ready to continue your exploration. For the most comprehensive tour of the estate and grounds possible, you’ll be in the expert company of a Mount Vernon guide. Your first stop will be the estate’s farm, where Mount Vernon produced food, textiles and more. This was only possible because Mount Vernon, like most of the country’s estates during the time, was run by enslaved persons. You’ll gain an insight into their life on the farm, seeing where they lived, slept, ate, and the forms of resistance they took against the estate owners. Next, you’ll get your first view of Mount Vernon's mansion. After its owner’s illustrious career and fame, Mount Vernon began to attract more and more visitors who wanted to learn about the country’s first president. Despite this interest, the government wouldn’t purchase it as a state property. Instead, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association did, raising enough funds to buy the land (200 acres) and mansion. It's thanks to them you’re able to be transported back in time through the stately mansion, where you’ll get an up-close view of areas including the blacksmith’s shop, the overseer's quarters and the greenhouse. Admire the family portraits adorning the walls, explore George Washington’s private study, and lay your eyes on the bed where he died. Despite reserving a crypt for him in Washington DC, Washington told Congress he wished to be laid to rest at Mount Vernon. See the Old Tomb where he and Martha were buried until 1831. By the end of your tour, you’ll make your way back to the ferry for a picnic lunch on board. Enjoy the scenic cruise back to the nation's capital with an incredible insight into America’s most prolific founding father.

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I enjoyed this lunch cruise. DJ was great! He played a diverse playlist that kept everyone entertained. The food was good-not 5 star or gourmet but not bad at all. What made it even better was the that all of staff were so nice! You can tell they thoroughly enjoy the work they do and they like people because they were definitely spreading joy! Keep up the great work! You’re appreciated!

This was for my husband's birthday and I'm happy that I gave him a birthday experience that he thoroughly enjoyed. The DJ was on point; the food was fantastic and the waiters/waitresses were so friendly. I learned a few dance steps on the dance floor; thanks to the hostess turned dance instructor. Thank you very much.

We had a blast! I took my fiancé on board the dinner cruise for his birthday. They thought it was our anniversary haha but no matter! The food was delicious, the staff were incredibly accommodating and we enjoyed dancing with them all! Super worthwhile!

Nice and very energetic event. Oeganisation, music and entertainment was great. Food was really bad, bad choice, no taste, looks like food in refugee camp,

I rather wanted to have real soul food than broccoli or green pasta you need to fix the menus