Spirit of Norfolk Lunch Cruise in Norfolk, VA

City Cruises Spirit of Norfolk173 Waterside DrNorfolk, VA 23510
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Sail away on a Spirit of Norfolk lunch cruise on the Elizabeth River with a freshly prepared buffet, dance floor, DJ music, live narration and onboard games! Sip unlimited coffee, or hot and iced tea as you soak in the majestic views of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet and city skyline from the comfort of a climate-controlled interior deck or outdoor roof deck.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Family-friendly buffet lunch cruise aboard a state-of-the-art Spirit of Norfolk along the Elizabeth River. The cruise lasts about 2 hours.
  • Kids ages two and below cruise free!
  • Departs from Otter Berth at Town Point Park in Norfolk's Waterside District, located about 20 minutes from Virginia Beach and an hour from Williamsburg.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to cruise time to check in and find parking.
  • Experience full entertainment with live narration, DJ music, dance floor and games on board!
  • Refreshing cocktails, wines, and beers are available for purchase at the onboard cash bar.
  • Cruisegoers must be age 21+ with a government-issued ID to purchase/consume alcoholic beverages.
  • The yacht-style dining vessel operates rain, shine or snow and features two climate-controlled interior levels.


from Spirit of Norfolk Signature Lunch Cruise
Embark on the Norfolk Lunch Cruise for a two-hour adventure along the picturesque Elizabeth River with amazing views, delicious buffet meal, and DJ entertainment. Whether you're planning a family outing or looking to escape the office routine with friends, the Spirit of Norfolk offers a casual yet festive atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Indulge in a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch that includes a wide variety of freshly prepared entrees, side items, salads, and desserts with plenty of choices for picky eaters. Your meal is accompanied by unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and water. Other beverages, such as soft drinks, craft cocktails, wine, and beer are available for purchase on board. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

An onboard DJ provides live entertainment, setting the stage for dancing and enjoyment. You can also listen to live narration to learn more about the sights you'll encounter. Plus, the skyline deck offers interactive games, including giant Jenga, shuffleboard, and foosball, ensuring there's something for everyone to relish.

Take in the awe-inspiring sights of the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet as you cruise along the Elizabeth River. The cruise offers you a unique perspective on these mighty vessels.

Meeting location: Otter Berth, 173 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA

The dress code is casual attire, allowing for a relaxed and comfortable experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spirit of Norfolk Signature Lunch Cruise

Where does the Norfolk Signature Lunch Cruise depart from?

The lunch cruise departs from Otter Berth at 173 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510. It's located along the Elizabeth River Trail at Town Point Park in the Waterside District.

Is there parking?

City Cruises does not own or operate any parking lots in the area, but you'll find local parking at the Town Point Garage on the corner of Waterside Drive and Main St., and at Waterside Garage on the corner of Waterside Drive and Atlantic Avenue. Parking fees apply.

What is the Spirit of Norfolk Cruise schedule for the lunch cruise?

The Spirit of Norfolk Signature Lunch Cruise typically runs from 11:30AM to 1:30PM (subject to change). Boarding starts 30 minutes before scheduled departure. Arrive early to check in and find parking.

What is the Spirit of Norfolk?

The Spirit of Norfolk is a three-level yacht-style dining vessel with two climate-controlled interior decks and an outer observation deck equipped with an onboard dancefloor, live DJ entertainment, games, and a full-bar.

Is it wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Spirit of Norfolk is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Its first level is also equipped with a wheelchair-accessible restroom.

Is the cruise recommended for children?

Yes, absolutely. Children ages two and under cruise free!

Is there a dress code?

Yes, the cruise requires business casual attire such as khakis, nice jeans, dresses, button-up shirts, and blouses.

What should I bring?

Guests ages 21 and above planning on purchasing alcoholic drinks from the onboard bar should bring a government-issued ID. Don't forget your camera or smartphone to capture all the fun on the cruise!

Can I bring a cake from outside?

Cakes brought from outside are allowed on board as long as they are covered and held at your table with only flameless/LED birthday candles. Cake-cutting fees apply.