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Norfolk Events On the Water

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Why Choose a Cruise

Enjoy incredible skyline views from the Elizabeth River.
Work with a dedicated planner to choose an all-inclusive package, or design your own.
Go big. We can accommodate groups of up to 372 guests.
DJ and dance floor, bars on each deck, games, rooftop lounges and more.
Chef-driven, 3-course buffet meals with optional enhancements available
We'll help you pick the right venue for your party size, event vibe and budget.

For Every Occasion

Host a truly unforgettable event on the water. Book your group aboard one of our regularly scheduled cruises, or have an event planner customize a full deck or ship charter for you. Whatever you have in mind, we’ll make it happen. We cruise the Elizabeth River and host all types of events including:

Grade School Events
University Socials
Birthdays & Anniversaries
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Corporate Events

Make a statement with an event on the water. Forget the bland ballroom and show your guests the city from a fresh perspective. Our expert event planners will help you create an experience that everyone will remember long after you leave the ship.

Employee Outings
Client Entertaining
Holiday Celebrations
Networking Events
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Elementary & High School Events

From exciting and educational field trips to all decked out for prom, our sightseeing and dining cruise experiences can be customized for large groups of students, faculty, and parents. Our ships offer an engaging, safe environment ideal for groups of 20 or more.

Proms & Post Proms
Grad Celebrations
Field Trips
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University Social Events

Get social with the Norfolk waterfront as your backdrop. Our planners will take the stress out of coordinating your event so you can enjoy a safe, all-inclusive event experience. We’ll show you customizable packages perfect for student groups, and faculty and staff too.

Greek Life Socials
Faculty Outings
Alumni Events
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Birthdays, Anniversaries & Special Occasions

Make your special occasion even more memorable with our unique venues that offer stunning views. Savor a delicious meal, dance the night away, and delight in personalized touches from our thoughtful staff and event planners.

Church Events
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Meet Our Fleet

Find your ideal Norfolk cruise experience. Compare our boats and discover the Spirit venue that speaks to your style.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 304-2469.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

Will I have cell service onboard? +

Most cellular services are available on the water as we do not cruise beyond one mile off shore.


One of our conference activities was an evening on the Spirit of Norfolk for dinner, cruise and music. What a treat. The food was delicious, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the cruise was a perfect length of time. I heard many compliments the next day from our group and if you can make 300 people happy, you have really done something!

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