Risty Van Ogle

Risty Van Ogle’s Event Journal

Waterways cruise 9201
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 / 6:30pm (Boarding Begins at 6:00pm)
Sunset Dinner Cruise (Kirkland)
1 ticket
Pan-seared Bistro-cut Hanger Steak (Assigned in Advance)
1 ticket
Winter Harvest Cheese Tortellini (Assigned in Advance)

How was your experience?

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We chose the dinner cruise as an early Valentine's date, and overall had a good time. Seating is assigned by them so you don't know whether you'll be sitting at a middle table(we had a middle table) or window table until you board, although we found out later that after purchasing your tickets, you may be able to call the number listed and make special requests such as window seats, flower petals on your table, etc. Since this particular cruise was in winter, it was already dark when we boarded so we couldn't really see the beautiful sights and surroundings as we cruised by. The wait staff and captain were very warm and informative, and the food was delicious! Only complaint we have is that we were seated very close to a large group of people that were very loud the more they drank and in some ways obnoxious. Was hard to have a conversation between the two of us as we could barely hear each other over that group. Other guests aboard were also upset about that issue as well. I would definitely go again, but next time will be an evening in the summer months so it will still be light enough to be able to see the sights and surroundings while enjoying dinner from our table.

Help others enjoy a great night out

There is a kiosk at the marina, we thought we needed to check in there to get our passes, but we found out after waiting at the kiosk that we just board directly onto the boat. Not sure if this is how it always is for people that prepurchase tickets, but just wanted to let other people know so they don't wait in line at the kiosk to check in if it's not necessary