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Elementary & High School Events in Norfolk

Host Your Next Event on the Water

Students of any age love dining & dancing on the Elizabeth River with the Norfolk waterfront as their backdrop. Spirit offers not only a safe venue for hosting large groups of young students, but also seemingly endless opportunities to teach and inspire. Ideal for proms, awards ceremonies, faculty events and more, let our expert event planners create an unforgettable experience for your students and staff.
 

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Custom packages
Large groups
Myriad amenities
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Fun From Start to Finish

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.

372 guests
DJ, dance floor and games
Multi-course buffet

Fun From Start to Finish

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.

372 guests
DJ, dance floor and games
Multi-course buffet
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All About Spirit of Norfolk

All About Spirit of Norfolk

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Ship Details
Sample Menu for Spirit of Norfolk

Our freshly prepared, three-course buffet menu is included in the base ticket price for all Spirit dining cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your event planner. 

Core Spirit 2020 Dinner Buffet (post-COVID)

Our freshly prepared, multi-course buffet is included in the base ticket price for all standard dinner cruises. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your server onboard. Menu items subject to change.

 

 

Caesar Salad
Romain Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Croutons

Bow Tie Pasta Salad 
Scallions | English Cucumbers | Roma Tomatoes | Dill & Mustard Vinaigrette

 

 

Roasted Broccoli Florets
Toasted Garlic | Chili Flakes

Creamed Corn & Cheddar Cheese Casserole
Green Chilies | Scallions | Fresh Cilantro

Mashed Potatoes
Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic

 

 

Oven Baked Flounder Filet
Tomato, Shallot & Caper Sauce

Baked Ziti Pasta
Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Mozzarella | Cheese Spinach Sauce

Honey & Sesame Chicken
Scallions | Fresno Chilies

Italian Beef Meatballs
Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Italian Parsley

Braised Beef Short Ribs
Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Spirit Seasonal Dessert Display
 

Included in Your Ticket
Coffee | Hot Tea | Iced Tea | Water

Craft Cocktails, Beer & Wine
Available to purchase onboard

Spirit of Norfolk Cruise Route

Otter Berth

Address

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA

The City's Most Distinctive Event Venue

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.

80 guests
Onboard sound system
Gourmet dining options

The City's Most Distinctive Event Venue

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.

80 guests
Onboard sound system
Gourmet dining options
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All About Virginia Elite

All About Virginia Elite

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Ship Details
Sample Menu for Virginia Elite

All menu selections are prepared freshly on board for Elite private charters. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions - just inform your event planner. 

Virginia Elite Plated Dinner Menu

Pre-Select 1

Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine Hearts | Homemade Focaccia Croutons | Caesar Dressing

Spinach Salad

Baby Spinach | Bacon | Quinoa | Sun Dried Tomatoes | Lemon Vinaigrette

Garden Salad

Mesclun Mix | Sun-dried Tomatoes | Strawberries | Salt & Pepper Almonds | Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

Pre-Select 2

Half portion entrees to be served together

Petit Filet Mignon
Red Wine Demi-Glace | Broccolini | Carmelized Shallots

Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken
Mozzarella | Sun Dried Tomatoes | Basil Cream Sauce

Lemon Thyme Chicken
Natural Glaze | Fresh Herbs

Roasted Salmon Fillet
Lemon | Dill Cream Sauce

Cheese Tortellini
Sage Cream Sauce | Parmesan Cheese

Pre-Select 2

Seasonal Roasted Vegetables

Charred Broccoli

Green Beans & Blistered Tomatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Curried Cous Cous

Ancient Grain & Kale Blend

Chef's Selected Pastries

Spirit of Norfolk Cruise Route

Otter Berth

Address

333 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA

Customize Your Event with Onboard Enhancements

Photo Packages

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Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer

Entertainment Enhancements

Odyssey Boston - Live DJ

Live band, rooftop DJ

Bar Packages

Chicago Wedding Cruise 34

Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar

Menu Enhancements

Odyssey Dining 30

Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.

Bar Enhancements

Chicago Cruises 38

Signature cocktails, outdoor bars, and coffee stations.

And Much More

Spirit of Chicago Wedding Venue 2

Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!

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Important Information

Groups of 20 or more require an event proposal so we can craft your ideal event.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
Take virtual 360 tours and view more photos of all our Spirit vessels.
Spirit of Norfolk and Virginia Elite are docked at Otter Berth, near Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk.
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Meet our Fleet

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

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.

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.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.

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Review

My kids' summer camp decided to come here on a trip. The kids loved the view of the navy ships and were excited to be on the water. I liked their kid friendly menu. They also enjoyed the entertainment with music from a DJ and Xbox games. Overall, great trip!!

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zetaspeechlady
Location
Greenville, NC
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