Entertainment Cruises, Washington, DC welcomes its newest 175-foot yacht, the Spirit of Washington, to the yacht’s new home on Pier 4 at The Wharf. Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser will christen the new ship later in March during an official christening ceremony. Entertainment Cruises, Inc. has strong roots with Washington, DC, as its area operation employs 300-350 annually, with 50% being DC residents. In the month of March, the Spirit of Washington brand will celebrate 30 years serving guests in Southwest DC. The new Spirit of Washington is an iconic, traditional style yacht available for individual guests and group reservations of 20 to 600.
“Entertainment Cruises’ long-standing relationship with DC plays an integral role in the revitalization of The Wharf,” says Monty Hoffman, Founder & CEO, PN Hoffman. “We welcome the new Spirit of Washington in becoming part of this world-class destination.”
Designed and built specifically for special events, guests will receive gracious service and an extensive menu comprised by Vice President of Food and Beverage, Lars Kristiansen – as well as Corporate Chef Brad Parsons. The vessel promises lively entertainment and remarkable views of the Washington, DC skyline, Old Town Alexandria, VA and National Harbor, MD. The Spirit of Washington can also accommodate patrons from the Commercial Pier in National Harbor, MD, close to MGM National Harbor and the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel.
The four-level yacht includes a first level Capital Deck, seating 225 guests for lunch or dinner and up to 300 guests for a cocktail reception. The second level’s Waterfront Deck is similar in size and can seat 225 for dinner and 300 guests for a cocktail reception. The third level features the District Lounge, seating 40 to 50 guests inside while outside an open-air patio deck boasts its own bar. The open-air top level of the ship is the Rooftop deck, complete with patio furniture and cocktail service. Amenities on all decks include a climate-controlled interior, wall-to-wall carpeting, panoramic views, designated dance areas and full-service bars. Lunches and dinners are traditionally served buffet-style with wait staff tableside service for appetizers and cocktails. The on-board entertainment includes lively DJs who play a variety of music throughout the cruise.
“We’re excited to welcome the new Spirit of Washington to our DC fleet,” says Kenneth Svendsen, CEO of Entertainment Cruises. “The renovated vessel perfectly complements the major waterfront renaissance of The Wharf.”