Water activity

Norfolk: Elizabeth River Candlelit Buffet Lunch Cruise

4.7 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises

Norfolk: Elizabeth River Candlelit Buffet Lunch Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises
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From US$ 77.20 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy amazing views of the mighty Atlantic Fleet while cruising along the Elizabeth River during a lunch aboard the newly renovated Spirit of Norfolk. With a casual yet festive atmosphere, this 2-hour cruise is ideal for an outing with family or friends!

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a sumptuous attended buffet
  • Stroll along the outside decks
  • See the sights of Norfolk's historic skyline
  • Cruise along the Elizabeth River
Full description
You are in for a special day on a Spirit of Norfolk Lunch Cruise. Dine 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. Order drinks, then feel free to explore the ship as the crew cast off on the Elizabeth River. The Shipmates invite you to an attended 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 and listen to relaxing background music as you take in everything Norfolk has to offer.  Create unforgettable memories on a Spirit of Norfolk Lunch Cruise. SAMPLE MENU Salads 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 Entrées Oven Baked Flounder Filet Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce Honey & Sesame Chicken Scallions | Fresno Chilies Italian Beef Meatballs Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display *Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
  • Two-hour cruise
  • Attended buffet lunch
  • Coffee, tea and iced tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Alcoholic beverages (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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Dress: dressy-casual attire. No jeans, shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, t-shirts, gym shoes, or flip-flops are worn on the cruise.
  • All interior areas of our ship are non-smoking. Guests who smoke may do so on the outdoor observation decks only.
  • Groups of 15 or more are non-refundable once confirmed. Changes can be made on group bookings up to 2 weeks in advance at the local supplier's
  • discretion.
  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 43 reviews

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The trip was more than we expected. Loved everything about it. The only thing that would have made it better would have been able to hear and understand the narrating part of the trip. As we walked to the back of the boat near the bar, we realized as seniors with some hearing loss we could hear and understand what was being said. Unfortunately that was late in the cruise. Thank you for a wonderful time. I am a local but I brought my friends here were visiting here for the first time and were from CA. Only here for a short visit so Big Bang for their time. Joan Elliott

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May 15, 2022

The cruise was very nice. It was my first time on the Spirit of Norfolk. The staff was very friendly which you was enter the ship. Once on board, they show my party of seven to our table. Then peg host Showann came to our table and took very good care of everyone. The food and drinks was amazing. All of the staff on the ship made sure you was comfortable. This music was nice and the atmosphere was great. I will be returning soon.

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April 18, 2022

I liked the fact that everything in the meal was labeled. I have allergies and it was easy to eat - for once! The meal was good. I was not crazy about being seated in the middle of the room when there were seats by the window, but we went upstairs after we ate

September 25, 2021

Product ID: 8171