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New to Event Planning?

Let us do the work.

Our all-inclusive events combine an exciting venue, delicious dining, and amazing entertainment to create an unforgettable experience on the Elizabeth River. Let our in-house experts help you every step of the way to create a unique event tailored to you and your group.

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Why Choose a Cruise

Enjoy incredible skyline views along the Norfolk Waterfront.
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 plated or buffet meals with optional enhancements available.
We'll help you pick the right venue for your party size, event vibe and budget.

How it Works

Tell us about your event or occasion

Fill out a request for proposal, with any details you have.

An event planner will reach out ASAP

After reviewing your proposal, one of our event experts will be in touch within one business day.

You’ll get a customized proposal

We'll help you pick the right venue to suit your style and event needs.

Cruise Flow

Gather Your Crew

Make sure everyone in your group receives their ticket before boarding. Tickets can be picked up at the Ticket Booth next to the ship. Be sure to have photo ID and your reservation number.


You’re welcome to board up to an hour before cruise time. Our ship’s photographer will be on hand to capture the moment for your entire group.


Enjoy the attentive service of our crew and some atmospheric music while you dine. Afterwards, our DJ or onboard entertainment will turn up the tunes.

Soak in the Views

Linger at your table or head out to an outdoor deck for unmatched skyline views.

Let's Dance

After dinner, your onboard entertainment gets into full swing and it’s time to hit the dancefloor.

Something Sweet

Savor a sweet dessert and pair it with a specialty cocktail.

See You Again

Once we’ve docked, you’ll have a chance to pick up your printed boarding photo.

Our Venues

Spirit of Norfolk

Great for parties of all sizes, a Spirit of Norfolk cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance and see the city and the impressive Atlantic Fleet like never before. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, a freshly prepared buffet meal and attentive service as you sail the Elizabeth River.

Our Venues

Virginia Elite

With amazing waterfront views, private setting and completely customizable options, this is Norfolk’s most innovative dining and entertainment venue. Enjoy an elevated private yacht experience as you cruise the Elizabeth River.

Our Event Planners

From planning to day-of coordination, our in-house experts delight in the details that bring your event to life.

What Our Guests are Saying

"We entertained clients on a Spirit of Norfolk cruise. The staff were polite and attentive. The dinner was very good and I look forward to bringing the family next time."

- 766scottj, Chesapeake, VA

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.