Dinner Cruise Past the National Monuments: Candlelight Dinner & Dancing
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The last date listed for Dinner Cruise Past the National Monuments: Candlelight Dinner & Dancing was Saturday December 10, 2011 / 6:30pm (Boarding at 6:00pm).
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First of all, when we got to the dock, there were two Dandy's back to back. we went into the office and they explained that we were on the smaller boat. So we went to that and had to wait outside in the cold untill exactly 600pm. We had a nice table and I chose the chair that would be facing backwards so that my wife could get the better view. There was a paper tent withour name on it and that we were Goldstar memebers. The servers were very nice but spoke very little English. She got our drink order wrong but then fixed it right away. we started out with Clam Chowder, a nice salad and then we had the Prime Rib. I had the chocolate mouse and my wife had the cheescake. everything was better than expected. Because of the high water level, we couldn't go past the monuments and went over to the stadium area of DC. Which was okay. But then they had to waste some time, so we were just drifting very slowly. Then it started to get hot inside and I tried to find the outside part of the boat. There was none. No way to open a window, and nowhere to go, so I started feeling a little claustrophic. The music then started and it was 80's Wedding music, which everyone seemed to like. o by the time we got near to our starting point, I was ready to go. They bring the bill and there is n Goldstar discount on it. It was full price, even though we paid in advance. We mentioned it to the server, who couuld barely understand us, and she went away for a long period of time and came back with the discount. Two glasses of wine, one coffee, the tax, service charge and tip came to about 56 dollars. Then we heard the couple to our right and another couple behind us were having the same problem. No Goldstar discount and lots of talking about why we should get it. That put a little damper on the situation as I felt like they might have been trying to scam us. But the servers worked it out for everyone in the end and my wife had a really good time. So it was worth the Goldstar price, but I wouuld never pay full price.
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The idea behind the cruise is great, but the event was less than spectacular. First, the waters were deemed "too rough" for us to take the designated tour route, so instead we cruised along the harbor and didn't actually get to see the monuments...continued
Dandy Restaurant Cruises is a fine-dining dinner-boat pioneer with more than 26 years of successful operating experience. They are world renowned for excellent food and service in an elegant atmosphere.
Dandy Restaurant Cruises are moored in beautiful, historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, only 15 minutes from the nation’s capital. They cruise past the national monuments to Georgetown and back to beautiful, historic old town Alexandria.
Nina’s Dandy Cruise Ships’ menu features signature dishes that are prepared fresh daily in the ships’ kitchen, using only the finest ingredients. The menu is always free of trans fats. Nothing is fried, and any sautéeing is done in olive oil. All dinner cruises are five-course, table service, candlelight dinners and dancing.*