Odyssey Cruises in Washington, DC

Entertainment Cruises580 Water St SWWashington, DC 20024
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Overview

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.

Description

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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Betty C
"Drastically overpriced!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2019 NEW
BIG TIP, when making reservations, if you want a quiet area DO NOT mention it's a special occasion or you will be seated with others celebrating. It was so loud you could not hear the person across the table. After 30 minutes the waiter finally came to take our order, he had to get close to each of us to hear. The food was mediocre and lacked in presentation an example, fried crab cakes (yellow) served over corn (yellow) with one little piece of broccolini (green). While coffee and tea were supposed to come with the dessert there wasn't an opportunity to order. Keep that in mind when you place your meal order. We went on a Saturday night and numerous tables were empty, some had silverware scattered on top.
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nyja44
MD
"Perfect afternoon "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2019 NEW
Enjoyed a perfect afternoon on the DC Odyssey! Food, service and views were impeccable! Would absolutely recommend. Looking forward to going again!
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JustMe985
Woodbine, Maryland
"Anniversary Celebration "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
My husband & I booked the brunch cruise in celebration of our anniversary. It was a lot of fun & a nice change of pace from going out to dinner at a restaurant. Unfortunately, the tides were very high so the boat was not able to go the route where you can see all of the monuments. We saw the Washington monument in the distance but that was it. They start boars 45 minutes before departure. We boarded and were shown right to our table. The buffet was available soon after we were seated. We were mostly done eating by the time the boat departed. This was nice because we spent a lot of our time outside enjoying the views. We chose not to purchase the romance package. I’m glad we didn’t because we didn’t need it. The staff did so much to acknowledge our anniversary. There were rose petals and a card on our table when we got there. Our sever brought us each some champagne. Later she brought us a slice of cake to share and a bag with two champagne flutes to take home. The food was great! Was it the same as eating at a fancy restaurant on land? Nope! But for a buffet on a cruise, they really did a very good job. Everything was hot and fresh and refilled often. The service was excellent. Our server was both friendly and attentive. She went above and beyond to make us comfortable. When we first arrived, the band was playing soft music. But, as the cruise went on, they started playing music to encourage people to dance. It was too loud for my preference and made conversation hard. We had a great time and would consider doing this again in the future.
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Joceline M
"SO GREAT!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
The food is ok, the service and attendance are so good. The music was great!!! I highly recommend it for a couple. But don't purchase the photo until you will see, because they are so bad. It is my second time with bad experience.
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weekendgetaways010
Michigan town
"Love it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 10, 2019 NEW
We went on the bottomless mimosa brunch over the weekend. So wonderful! The service is amazing, the boat is gorgeous and the food was delicious! Loved the photo they took of us as we boarded the boat. The waitstaff goes above and beyond to make your experience the best. We highly recommend!
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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.