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Spirit of Norfolk Lunch Cruise on the Elizabeth River

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What to Expect
Welcome aboard! You are in for a special day on a Spirit of Norfolk Lunch Cruise. Dine, dance and delight in breathtaking views of the Norfolk skyline bathed in sunshine and the United States Navy’s Atlantic Fleet of Ships.

Your 2-hour cruise begins as a Shipmate escorts you to your candlelit table. Cabaret-style seating with other guests, reminiscent of seafaring cruises, allows you to enjoy the experience with those around you. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship as the crew cast off on the Elizabeth River.

Our Shipmate’s invite you to a grand lunch buffet, freshly prepared on-board. Take as much or as little as you like and savor your selections as the sights of Norfolk glide by. After lunch, take your drinks topside and relax on the best outdoor patio deck in the city.

After you have relaxed over coffee and dessert, take a refreshing stroll around the ship's decks, or head to the dance floor as one of Norfolk’s top DJs plays the latest hits. The dance party continues all the way down the river, as you take in everything Norfolk has to offer.

Create unforgettable memories on a Spirit of Norfolk Lunch Cruise!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Departs from Otter Berth, near Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk.
Return Details
Norfolk Lunch Cruise returns to the Otter Berth, near Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk.
  • A two-hour cruise along the Elizabeth River
  • Delicious lunch buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
  • Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
  • Spectacular views of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet with engaging narration
  • Entertainment: Live DJ, dance floor, and games (giant jenga, shuffleboard, foosball, etc.
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel Drop off and pick up
  • Alcoholic drinks available to purchase on board
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Parking is available at the Waterside Garage, on the corner of Waterside Drive and Atlantic Avenue.
  • Our decks are climate-controlled to cruise year-round
  • in all weather conditions.
  • Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire.
  • Infants under three cruise free. We offer children’s prices every day of the week except Saturday.
  • We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please let your server know if you have any serious food allergies.
  • Spirit of Norfolk features communal seating. Most tables accommodate 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 people; so guests may be seated with other parties. We hope this will spark conversation and help everyone get to know each other.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My husband and I came to Virginia Beach for our anniversary vacation and were searching the internet to find things to do while here. We came across the Spirit of Norfolk and booked ourselves for the cruise. There was a wonderful buffet laid out for all the passengers, as well
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It’s was our first time cruising locally and we couldn’t of pick a better day. The staff was friendly, the food was hot and delicious, the drinks kept coming. We had a lovely time on the top deck on lounge chairs....Our anniversary we enjoyed cruising with family....Will be
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Had a great time on the lunch cruise with my man. The food was awesome (especially the honey sesame chicken) and atmosphere was great. The narration was educational and appropriate. It was a little loud on the ship so hard to hear at times, but there was a 45th high school
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Spirit of Norfolk cruise...have gone 6 or 7 times. A two hour narrated cruise, activities and music onboard, and good food. I recommend it to everyone. Norfolk is a neat city! This year I took my sister with me to celebrate her birthday! If you get to Norfolk, take a
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A great little lunchtime cruise with my mother. Service and food were awesome. Not our first Spirit of Norfolk cruise, but will definitely go again one day!!
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