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Norfolk: Buffet Dinner Cruise

4.2 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises

Norfolk: Buffet Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises
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From US$ 112.36 per person

Likely to sell out

Dine, dance, and play on this dinner cruise along the Elizabeth River, with spectacular views of the Navy's mighty Atlantic Fleet, aboard the newly renovated Spirit of Norfolk.

About this activity

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This activity is non-refundable
Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a sumptuous attended buffet
  • Relax on dinner cruise with your friends or family
  • View Norfolk's skyline and savor the magnificent views
  • Cruise along the Elizabeth River
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Enjoy a cruise down the Elizabeth River over drinks and dinner. Make your selections from the buffet and eat at a candlelit table while enjoying relaxing background music and marveling at views of Navy vessels.

Board the vessel and begin your special evening being escorted to your candlelit table. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship while the crew casts off on the Elizabeth River. Be invited by your waiter to the attended Grande Dinner Buffet, with all food freshly prepared. Take as little or as much as you like. Savor your culinary selections over perfectly-paced dinner music and a never-ending view of Norfolk’s breathtaking skyline.

See the cruises route and relax over coffee and dessert. Listen to relaxing background music, providing the backdrop for your dinner experience. Stroll under the stars as you take your drinks topside and relax on the largest outdoor patio deck in the city. At the end of your fabulous cruise return to dock.

Sample Dinner Menu:


Caesar Salad Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons Bow Tie Pasta Salad Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

Vegetables, Potatoes & Pasta

Roasted Broccoli Florets Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro Baked Ziti Pasta Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce Mashed Potatoes Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic


Oven Baked Flounder Filet Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce Honey & Sesame Chicken Scallions | Fresno Chilies Italian Beef Meatballs Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley Braised Beef Short Ribs Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display

  • Cruise
  • Attended buffet dinner
  • Coffee, tea and iced tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from the Otter Berth, located next to the Waterside Mall in downtown Norfolk. Look for the Spirit of Norfolk boat.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option to ensure admittance on the cruise
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party
  • If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together
  • For men, appropriate attire includes slacks and a polo or button-down shirt. For women, it nice slacks, Capri pants, or a sundress is recommended
  • Although allowed, collarless t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sneakers are strongly discouraged
  • All interior areas on the ship are non-smoking and guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 73 reviews

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It was great!! Cute cruise ride with my boyfriend for our 1 year anniversary. The food could've been a little better but honestly, we were fine with it! Desert cookies were amazingly good. Im guessing because they were busy but no one came to serve us the first 20 minutes but once they saw us, they were helping us throughout the ride :)

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May 20, 2022

We chose the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate my sister's 40th Birthday and it was a Great night. The cruise staff, food and the crowd was Awesome. I would definitely recommend to others and I definitely will be going back more often to have a great time. Thank you Spirit of Norfolk for all you do!!!

September 27, 2021

Food was warm and generally seasoned which would work for those with health issues. Top Deck was open and it wasn't too chilly out. Quiet moments with my lady. Opportunity to interact with those nearby and social distance properly. Music got to be too loud be we were able to move outside.

September 11, 2021

Product ID: 8173