Two companies offer Valentine’s Day cruises in Washington DC, and between the two there are seven different cruises over the Valentine’s Day weekend, including a brunch cruise, a lunch cruise, and multiple dinner cruises. These cruises are offered by Spirit Cruises and Odyssey, which are both owned by Entertainment Cruises. Below we give all the relevant details, in one compact guide, about every Valentine’s Day cruise in Washington DC.
Because Spirit Cruises and Odyssey are part of the same company, there are some basic similarities between their offerings. All dinner cruises are three hours long, for example, and every couple gets a rose and a glass of champagne each as part of the ticket price. There is also a shared promotion between the two companies – entering the promo code “VDAY10” when booking online gets you 10 percent off the dinner cruise on February 13th that is offered on both the Spirit ship and the Odyssey ship. In short, the fundamental outline of both companies’ cruises is the same. However, there are differences, with the most major one being that Odyssey offers three-course plated dinners, whereas Spirit Cruises’ meals are all buffet-style. (Odyssey’s brunch cruise features a buffet, though.) Perhaps not surprisingly, then, Odyssey’s cruises are slightly more expensive.
Here is a concise breakdown of the Valentine’s Day weekend offerings of both companies:
(1) Dinner Cruise on February 13th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM for $85.90 per person
(2) Lunch Cruise on February 14th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM for $54.90 per person
(3) Dinner Cruise on February 14th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM for $129.90 per person
The boarding time for each Spirit cruise is 30 minutes before departure.
(1) Dinner Cruise on February 13th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM for $107.90 per person
(2) Brunch Cruise on February 14th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM for $79.90 per person
(3) Dinner Cruise on February 14th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM for $169.90 per person
(4) Dinner Cruise on February 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM for $129.90 per person
The boarding time for the dinner cruises is one hour before departure, and 45 minutes before departure for the brunch cruise.
The details for each of these cruises can be found on the respective Spirit Cruises and Odyssey websites for Washington DC. If you visit these sites any time around February 14th, there will be promotional material for the Valentine’s Day cruises. If you visit during a different time, these cruises will be classified as “specialty cruises,” which can be found by hovering over the “Cruises and Promotions” tab. Cruises can be booked directly on the site or over the phone.
So, overall, there are quite a few Valentine’s Day weekend cruises in Washington DC, and these cruises could fit into most people’s schedules, provided they aren’t working the entire holiday weekend. The prices are fairly high, but a fine meal on the Potomac River, overlooking the nation’s capital, is a pretty nice way to celebrate with your partner.