When the earth was almost entirely enveloped in water, dessert cruises were a necessity for those craving a sweet conclusion to their dinner canoe. Explore decadent travel basics with today's Groupon: for $22, you get one ticket to a fondue dessert cruise from DC Cruises departing from Washington Marina on Maine Avenue Southwest (a $45 value). Tours begin December 23 and conclude April 10, with 20 different cruises in all (click here for the schedule).
During the dessert cruise, take in the sweeping views of D.C. and its storied monuments from the deck of a heated modern cruiser. Further the wonderment by gazing into the chocolate-fondue fountain, which waits patiently to be bombarded by morsels of fruit, pound cake, and chocolate-covered chocolate swathed in chocolate. The ship also features a cash bar to complement the savory bits of delight, making the journey an ideal outing for singles, couples, and eclectic groups of rival sea captains.
DC Cruises showcases the capital from an uncommon angle: the waterfront. The open-top yacht has a stylish lounge, air conditioning and panoramic windows. The top deck is the observation/dance deck. Both drift on the Potomac River from Georgetown to the Tidal Basin, taking in views of the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Washington Monument. Sunset and happy-hour cruises cast the buildings against colorful skies. At night, the moon glows on the marble structures, giving them new mystique. DJ parties, wine cruises, and crab feasts combine on-the-water sightseeing with local fare, and cherry-blossom cruises showcase signs of spring: trees dotted with pink blooms and newborn bills cooing in their bassinets on the Mall.
1300 Maine Ave. SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024Get Directions