Spirit of Norfolk Buffet Lunch Cruise

4.5 / 5

12 reviews

Spirit of Norfolk Buffet Lunch Cruise

From $61.16 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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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    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
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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 12 reviews

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    Love the tour however...

    Boarding Purser could have been friendlier..." a smile " would have been a nicer or warmer tone of voice. Gave the impression they were put-off by the whole thing. Maybe they were having a bad morning. Carried themselves around looking grumpy and wishing the whole thing was over with! Otherwise, it was enjoyable.

    August 10, 2019

    July 19, 2021


    Some of the crew seemed unorganized and slightly unprofessional. However, this was not my main concern. My main concern stems from the ships inability to provide clean plates when eating? We went through a whole stack of plates and each one of them were filthy and used! They all had either smeared leftover food or globs of food left on them from other people. If this laziness and lack of attention to detail is common for the simplest and basic of HEALTH tasks, what does it imply concerning other tasks? How can you expect a participant to feel confident in anything when the plates can’t even be clean? Disgusting! Additionally, not only was the food mediocre, the fruit was so sour I was forced to spit it out. It was obviously bad or mixed with something and was far from edible. I would never desire to go back on this cruise again as it confirms a buffet’s stereotype of being disgusting, cheap, and cant even attain the status of decent in quality. What an embarrassing activity for anniver

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    May 27, 2019

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