Cruise around the Potomac on the glass-enclosed Odyssey cruise ship. Experience world-class dining onboard as you sail past iconic Washington, D.C. landmarks including the Jefferson Memorial, Georgetown waterfront, and Lincoln Memorial. During your cruise, you’ll enjoy a dance floor with live music, incredible skyline views, and unbeatable hospitality as you create lifelong memories.
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Are children allowed on the cruise?
Yes. Children are welcome on board. Children under the age of 3 can cruise for free.
Does the cruise require a dress code?
Yes. Most guests dress in elegant or dressy-casual attire. For women, cocktail wear, a dress or dressy-casual attire is appropriate. For men, collared shirts and dress pants are recommended. Dressy jeans are acceptable. Casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes or flip flops are discouraged.
How long is the cruise?
The cruise is approximately 2-3 hours.
Does the cruise have a bar?
Yes. A cash bar is available onboard and serves cocktails, wine, and beer. Unlimited coffee, tea, and water are also offered.
Is parking offered?
Parking is limited at the Gangplank Marina off Water Street. Several metered lots are available nearby. In addition, the cruise ship is easily accessible via the Waterfront Metro station (Green Line).
Can the staff accommodate my dietary restriction?
Vegetarian menu options are available. While we offer gluten and allergy free products and gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten-free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cooktops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.
Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The Odyssey has a deck and restrooms that can accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. Our crew is happy to aide passengers that need assistance.
What is the difference between "Boarding Time" and "Cruising Time?”?
"Boarding Time" is the earliest you and your guests may board the ship. You are free to board any time after that up until the "Cruise Time." The ship will leave port at the "Cruise Time." We recommend allowing plenty of time for parking and getting to the ship. The ship leaves promptly at the listed “Cruise Time” and passengers will not be able to board once the ship sets sail.
May I bring my own camera on board?
Guests are more than welcome to bring their own camera for personal pictures aboard the ship. In addition, as you are boarding, the ship's photographer records the moment for your entire party. As you depart, you'll find your boarding photo ready for purchase.
Is there a coat check where my jacket and briefcase may be kept during the cruise?
Coat checks are available when needed. Your server would be more than happy to check any items for you at the beginning of your cruise.
Are there restrooms on board?
Yes, the handicap accessible restroom is located midship and the other restrooms are located downstairs.
Is smoking allowed on the cruise?
Smoking is allowed on the observation deck.
What if it rains or snows?
Odyssey will cruise in most weather conditions all-year round. Each enclosed deck is climate controlled and the weather will not affect your cruise. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, the ship will remain dockside for the length of the event.