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Boats are the vehicle of imagination and the best way to avoid sharks on the high seas. With today’s Groupon to Dandy Restaurant Cruises, leave your imaginary yacht docked and let someone else organize your fantasy. You’ll get one seat on a three-hour cruise, complete with a gourmet five-course meal, breathtaking views, probable Aquaman encounter, and romantic dancing, for $45 on Sundays or Fridays, or $50 on Saturdays, an $86–$96 value. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with a cruising time of 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Sundays, boarding begins at 6 p.m. with a cruising time of 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. You’ll cruise past national monuments to Georgetown and back to Old Town Alexandria.
The attentive staff at Dandy Restaurant Cruises distinguishes itself with prompt, attentive service and an impressive mastery of long division. On their noble vessel, Nina’s Dandy, the talented staff serves your meal tableside, ensuring that your food is served hot and delicious and saving you from braving a buffet. The menu for your cruise features port-wine cheese-and-cracker hors d’oeuvres, lentil soup or tomato basil bisque, Caesar salad, and a decadent surf ‘n’ turf duo of prime rib and stuffed shrimp. For dessert, you can choose from apple pie, carrot cake, chocolate mousse, and raspberry cream cake.
The motion of Nina’s Dandy over the water has been known to return passengers to the sense of security felt in the womb, without the inconvenience of being an embryo. Cruisers are wrapped in the cozy, climate-controlled dining room with lush table linens and a warm mahogany bar. Panoramic windows look out at the crystalline waters of the Potomac, the reflection of city lights shimmering on the cold water. On the sparkling marble of an open dance floor, the vessel’s gentle movement over the water induces subtle adjustments to dancers’ feet, causing superior rug-cutting moves unknown to landlubbers.
Tables accommodate two to 10 diners; please call with party size and Groupon number(s). Tax and gratuity are not included.
Yahoo! Travelers give Dandy Restaurant Cruises an average of four stars, praising the scrumptious sustenance and sensational scenery:
> * …i’ve always found my experiences to be absolutely delightful. From the attentive staff to the well prepared and delicious meals, i’ve never been disappointed! This has been a must-do for all of my out of town guests and they have enjoyed cruising past the various monuments and landmarks… > * The food was great, the service attentive, and the welcome better the [sic] that of world cruises. White table cloths and real napkins and not a buffet. I prefer this cruise since the food is served to the table. I’m not fond of buffets and a quandery [sic] of people over the food. > * The staff were wonderful and friendly; the evening views from the Potomac spectacular.
Dandy Restaurant Cruises
Year round, Dandy Fine Dining Restaurant Cruise sets sail down the Potomac in riverboats that fete short-distance travelers with live music, dancing, and gourmet continental cuisine. Passengers snap photos of cherry trees fluttering in pastel pink from the expansive upper deck on springtime cruises, or savor bites of prime rib and stuffed shrimp and watch the President balance a star on top of the Washington Monument in the winter. Cruises embark from Alexandria and glide up to Georgetown before making their way back to port.