Great Entertainment at a Great Value. That's the Spirit.
Festive yet affordable, the Spirit of Washington is alive with vibrant dining and entertainment, day or night. Come aboard for a brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise and let us engage you with our unique combination of dining, dancing, entertainment and breathtaking views. And the best part? It's all included for one price. Welcome Aboard.
Established in 1978.
Entertainment Cruises' roots date back to 1978 when the Spirit of Norfolk was christened and began cruising the historic Elizabeth River. Today, we have 30 boats across nine locations and host more than 1.5 million guests each year. Our shipmates feel privileged to share in our guests' special celebrations - and help make their experiences with us memorable.
Learn more about our history on our website.
Meet the Business Owner
In the 90s, a young bartender named Michael Higgins took a summer job on the Spirit of Chicago. He fell in love with the industry and soon founded Odyssey Chicago, which expanded to the East Coast. In 2007, Spirit and Odyssey merged and Entertainment Cruises was founded as the country's largest dining cruise company, with Michel Higgins at the helm as CEO.
Most recently, we're excited to have Windridge Yacht Charters join the Entertainment Cruises family, bringing our fleet to 30 dining, sightseeing and excursion ships in eight markets.
Our goal's simple and our approach sincere: We're inspired by a commitment to excellence and dedicated to creating unforgettable memories.