Odyssey Cruises in Washington, DC

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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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • The cruise deck is climate-controlled for year-round cruises.
  • Children are welcome onboard. Infants under 3 years old cruise for free.
  • Enjoy fine dining with deliciously plated meals.
  • Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.
  • Bring your camera to capture memories of the DC skyline and landmarks.


from Odyssey Washington DC
Savor each unforgettable moment aboard the exquisite, glass-enclosed Odyssey. Delight in a fabulous upscale brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise on the Potomac, as you drift past iconic D.C. landmarks such as the Jefferson Memorial, Georgetown waterfront and Lincoln Memorial.

Parking is limited, but we are easily accessible from the Waterfront Metro station (Green Line). Our deck is climate-controlled to cruise year-round. Most of our guests choose elegant or dressy-casual attire. Children are welcome and infants under three cruise free. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please let your server know if you have any serious food allergies.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
"Perfect Mother's Day Celebration on a rainy day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2019 NEW
It was our 1st time to do the Odyssey Cruise on Mother's Day. Planned few months ago and did not expect a heavy rain on that day. But everything went very well. Food presentation and entertainment was so nice. Very clean and renovated ship and well-decorated. Had a lovely celebration with my family and in-laws. Definitely coming back! Thank you!!!
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Ann C
Salisbury, Maryland, United States
"An awesome First Experience. Mother's Day celebration"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 13, 2019 NEW
The crew members rendered excellent service. Their level of professionalism is awesome. The food was very tasty. The boat is very spacious and clean. This is my first experience and my mom and and family members were very satisfied. I am happy that I decided to plan Mother's day on board the Odyssey.
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Margaret D
Staten Island, New York, United States
"Odyssey monuments cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 10, 2019 NEW
What a wonderful lunch cruise with beautiful views of the monuments! The food was amazing! The staff were incredible and so very welcoming and the ambiance was perfect!
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Orlando, Florida
"Worst Atmosphere "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 08, 2019 NEW
I only booked this reservation because of the views. The dinner cruise was for my husbands birthday as a surprise and it was a definite let down. They don’t take you anywhere near the monuments (only reason why I booked) and the middle school takes over half of the boat. Completely ruins the atmosphere. Food was okay and so was the service. Most definitely not worth the price. I will never book another dinner cruise with them again.
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Fort Worth, Texas
"A Night to remember!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 08, 2019 NEW
I purchased a dinner cruise for my parents while they were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary with a trip to D.C. They both really enjoyed it! They said the food was fantastic, and the views out their garaunteed window seats were stunning. They also said their servers were very attentive, which they appreciated. The only down side was that they found it a bit loud - prom gatherings, a wedding, and the live music were a teensy bit overwhelming to my sweet retiree parents. Thank you, Odyssey, for treating them to such a wonderful evening!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Odyssey Washington DC

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.