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138 ratings
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7 events
3 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 12 2010

Not this time. You could actually see how they try to cut cost in every aspect of the trip. Where before there was abundance of food and drink now there were only few choices and not as good. Champagne brunch use to be that, now if you want a...continued

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10 events
6 reviews
53 stars
attended Apr 17 2011

The event was canceled. The rating is not correct since my family and I did not partake. This brunch was to be an 80th birthday celebration for my Mother. I had to quickly find a solution which cost twice as much.

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24 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 12 2009

I believe there were only 31 passengers on this lunch cruise, including a group of 24. For the three of us, the quality of the food exceeded our expecatations. The cod fish filet was cooked to perfection and the beef burgancy was very flavorful....continued

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8 events
3 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 31 2010

I read the reviews posted by others and I disagree with may of the negative experiences others had. We took the Sunday brunch cruise. There was plenty of great food, trust me, I can be a real food critic. We have done other cruises on other boats...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended May 09 2010

The Dandy was a dud!! From the outside, the boat was disappointing and in need of maintenance, however once inside, accommodations are acceptable. But it got worse. The food was mediocre and the service was lousy. The piano man was grumpy and...continued

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12 events
1 review
13 stars
attended Oct 31 2010

THE CRUISE WAS WONDERFUL! THEY TAKE YOUR GROUP A PICTURE WHEN YOU FIRST ARRIVE (AND THEY SELL IT ON YOUR WAY BACK, IT WAS $20 I THINK FOR 4 PICS) THEN YOU FOLLOW THE MAITRE D' TO YOUR TABLE. ALL TABLES ARE NEXT TO A WINDOW SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE...continued

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30 events
23 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 01 2012

This was an excellent day and we loved every minute of it! The food was wonderful and the service was even better. The boat was very clean and the top deck was a great place to view the sights. Dessert and drinks were not included in our ticket...continued

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21 events
9 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 28 2010

We had a great time, the weather was gorgeous, and the views were great! Out of town family members were thrilled with the unique views of the monuments and seeing DC in a way they hadn't before. Teenage daughter wants to do it every...continued

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12 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 20 2010

The cruise and lunch were great. Captian's diaglogue on the way out was full of great information, and was entertaining too. The only problem was drizzle after lunch, but of course you can't control the weather!

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9 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 15 2012

Food, entertainment, and facilities--within the enclosed area and out on the decks--were well maintained and clean. Good selection of well-prepared foods on the buffet. Only complaint relates to billing. Had we not brought print-out of paid...continued

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6 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

This was the second cruise I've taken on Nina's Dandy. My first experience was a dinner cruise, but I found the lunch cruise to be much more enjoyable. The Captain narrates the scenery on the lunch cruise, so you actually learn a lot more. (On the...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 02 2010

I highly recommend the Dandy cruise, especially as we're enjoying these gorgeous spring days and evenings. You begin on the lower (indoor) deck, where lunch is served. The room is lined with windows and there are virtually no "bad" seats. Lunch...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 06 2010

We generally had a nice time. We managed to get there right before the boat left and parking was easy to find but does cost an extra $5. Also, you will have to pay a $5 DC tax and the waiters will expect a 15% tip, even though it was only for an...continued

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57 events
15 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 30 2012

The luncheon cruise was perfect in every way. There were several large groups on board, but my husband and I were seated right by a window at a table for two. The eggs benedict was delicious--almost as good as in New Orleans! Our waiter Bill...continued

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23 events
7 reviews
60 stars
attended Nov 29 2013

Have done this trip a number of times. It's a nice day out. Good for adults and children. Beware, there is a service charge, additional to the ticket price which is billed when you're on the boat.

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43 events
6 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

We had a great time! The food was delicious and there were lots of choices. It was fun to see all the monuments from the "water" side, and it was very relaxing to not have to drive to see them! Next time we want to try your dinner cruise!

Lynda

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Donielle LaVancher Juenker Red Velvet
12 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 23 2012

We had a really nice time. The food was good for a buffet, and the staff was very friendly. The fuel surcharge and extra fees were a bit of a bummer, but I read about them in advance, so was prepared. Also purchased a nice picture of my whole...continued

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9 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

This is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon
The food is great, nice atmosphere,great views of the area and despite being a life long Washingtonian I actually learned some things I didn't know from the captains commentary
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3 events
1 review
9 stars
attended Jun 08 2014

One of Alexandria's overlooked jewels! I have lived in Alexandria for 37 years and have not done the Dandy cruise in many years. It was absolutely wonderful. Great food, great service and I learned a lot from the narrator even after living...continued

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28 events
22 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 25 2010

A nice afternoon with my mother-in-law ... food was just OK ... music was appropriate for the older, Sunday brunch crowd ... floating along the river was nice ... and the explanation of what we were seeing was informative ...

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