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Spirit of Norfolk to resume dining cruises

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 14:29:14-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The Spirit of Norfolk is set to resume its dining cruise operations, just in time for Father's Day.

Spirit of Norfolk by Hornblower Cruises and Events is set to resume on Friday for its dining cruise experience.

Guest spacing and reduced capacity have been implemented to follow social distancing guidelines and Governor Northam's Phase Two order.

“We are proud of our excellent safety and sanitation track record and always operate and maintain a rigorous process around cleanliness and hygiene,"Hornblower General Manager for Norfolk Jolene Price-Thompson says. "So, while our guests can still expect the same high standards and welcoming service, we are adapting our amazing experiences to reflect the need for social distance, alongside elevated health and hygiene practices.”

Spirit of Norfolk says they have implemented the following COVID-19 preventive measures:

  • Mandatory daily crew member health screening, and wearing of appropriate PPE
  • Revising boarding and ticketing procedures to allow for social distancing and touchless entry
  • Requiring guests to wear face masks while cruising, except while eating and drinking
  • Reducing the number of guests on board, and adapting table spacing to allow for a minimum 6-foot distance between guests while they dine
  • Buffet stations will feature a protective shield, while an attendant will assist and serve each guest. Single-use menus will be provided on every cruise and discarded (recycled) afterwards.
  • Implementing enhanced sanitation and disinfection procedures, with hand sanitizing stations available throughout

Cruise prices start at $46.90 for lunch, $59.90 for brunch , and $63.90 for dinner, including a buffet-style menu of freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts.

For Father’s Day the cruise line will offer brunch with mimosas and “manmosas.”

To book a reservation, click here.