Cherry Blossom Fireworks Cruise Aboard Luxurious Cruise Boat with 3-Course Dinner
We have reserved Washington's finest cruise boat with the largest open air top deck and fully climate controlled lower level to enjoy magnificent views of the Cherry Blossom fireworks in style while you enjoy a seated 3-course dinner.

Event Date

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 5:50 PM

Event Address

Nina's Dandy, docked at 1 Prince Street
1 Prince Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Requested Attire

Cocktail attire requited. Please bring a warm coat so you can enjoy the views from the open air top deck. The boat is fully climate controlled.

Event Description

We have the best seats in town to watch the fireworks display that is a part of the annual Cherry Blossom festival. Watching the fireworks from the Potomac River is a truly unforgettable and magical experience.

Depart from the Alexandria waterfront and enjoy illuminated monuments of Washington along with sweeping views of the DC skyline at a distance as you indulge in a 3 course dinner including dessert and enjoy wine from the cash bar. Enjoy a memorable cruise on the Potomac as you meet ICDC members and make new friends!

We expect this cruise to be very popular. Our cherry blossom fireworks cruises have sold out each of the last 11 years. Please reserve your tickets now!

~ Climate controlled private yacht
~ 3 hour cruise
~ 3 course dinner including dessert
~ Sip on wine and cocktails from the cash bar
~ Enjoy the company of ICDC members
~ Cherry Blossom festival fireworks display (Subject to favorable weather)
~ Magnificent views of the illuminated monuments and DC skyline
~ Enclosed climate controlled deck for fireworks viewing and socializing:

You will be seated in a special section of the yacht reserved exclusively for ICDC members. The yacht is fully climate controlled but during the cruise you will have access to the open-air outdoor deck so dress warmly to enjoy the views of DC under the stars! As the Washington nightlife comes to life at a distance, you can socialize, make new friends, and enjoy the views before returning back to the dock at the conclusion of our private cruise.

Escape the traffic and enjoy Washington's famous cherry blossoms while sharing Gourmet Dining and an unparalleled views of the majestic monuments. The cruise is aboard Nina’s Dandy, docked in beautiful, Historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia just 15 minutes from the Nation's Capitol.

Dinner Menu*

Exotic Green Mesclun Mix Salad
with tomatoes, cucumbers, and freshly prepared
tapenade dressing of crushed olives, fresh parsley,
a hint of garlic, herbs, wine vinegar and olive oil

Entrée Selection
*Prime Rib & Poached Salmon (Surf & Turf)
served with fluffy rice and green beans almondine

~ OR ~

Pasta Primavera for Vegetarians with or without Alfredo sauce

Includes fresh French bread, sweet whipped butter
Fresh rolls and butter served with meals

A Selection of Desserts
Selected table-side during the cruise

* We reserve the right to substitute any of the above as the chef continues to refine the menu.

NO REFUNDS IF YOU MISS THE BOAT: Kindly note that it is your responsibility to arrive on time at the designated meeting location. Traffic delays and road closures are possible. Please give your self plenty of time to arrive at the meeting location. If you are delayed due to any reason and miss the boat or if you arrive at a location other than the location designated on the online event description and miss the boat, we are unable to issue you a refund.

WEATHER NOTICE: The boat's cabin is enclosed and climate controlled but we suggest a warm coat so that you have the option to enjoy the views from the open air deck if you so desire.

FIREWORKS NOT GUARANTEED BY ICDC: While we expect the fireworks to be presented as planned, please note that the fireworks organized as a part of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is beyond our control. We will cruise rain or shine but we are unable to offer refunds in the unlikely event the fireworks are canceled or postponed due to any reason.

Tickets

  $125.00 - Discounted Ticket for ICDC members with PRIME RIB AND SALMON option:
Depart from the Alexandria waterfrints and enjoy illuminated monuments of Washington along with sweeping views of the DC skyline at a distance as you indulge in a 3 course dinner with dessert and enjoy wine from the cash bar.

$125.00 - Discounted Ticket for ICDC members with VEGETARIAN option:
Depart from the Alexandria waterfrints and enjoy illuminated monuments of Washington along with sweeping views of the DC skyline at a distance as you indulge in a 3 course dinner with dessert and enjoy wine from the cash bar.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable.

Event Agenda (May change)

When you arrive, please request to be seated in the special section of the yacht for ICDC members so that you can enjoy the company of ICDC members as you enjoy a delightful cruise.

Please arrive promptly at 5:45 so that you can come aboard the boat at 6:00 PM. Please allow time for road closures and delays associated with the Cherry Blossom festival. You MUST arrive at 6:00 PM for registration as we WILL leave at 6:15 PM SHARP. No refunds will be offered if you are late or fail to arrive at the designated meeting location for any reason.

6:00 PM Check-in starts at the designated meeting location outlined below. Please arrive on time and allow yourself enough time to locate the meeting location.*

6:15 PM Boat departs the dock.

We will return back at the dock following the cruise around 9:30 PM. Please note that cruise time including the exact time of arrival and departure may change to accommodate security and traffic considerations on the river. Please check this Web page 24 hours prior the event for the most up-to-date information.

* Please note that it is your responsibility to arrive at the meeting location on time. Please allow plenty of time for traffic delays and/or road closures. If you do not arrive at the meeting location at the designated time and miss the cruise, we are unable to issue refunds. Purchase of tickets by your constitutes your acceptance of our no refund policy.

Map/Parking

Wilson Bridge

Once you have crossed the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (coming from MD), or just before crossing it (coming from VA), take the Alexandria exit for Route 1 North.
Once on Route 1, go four traffic lights to Duke Street. Make a right onto Duke Street.
Once on Duke Street, follow until it ends.
At the end of Duke Street make a left onto The Strand.
Once on The Strand go about half a block.
A public pay parking lot leading to our pier will be to your right.
The entrance gate to our pier is on the water's edge to the left as you are facing the river from the parking lot.

14th Street Bridge South Bound

Once on the 14th Street Bridge heading south, take Exit 10B, Mount Vernon-Reagan National Airport. This will put you on the George Washington Parkway Heading South.
Important: You will NOT be able to access this exit from the HOV lanes crossing the bridge.
If you choose to use the HOV lanes, continue on 395 South and take Exit 8C, Crystal City-Alexandria, Route 1 South. At this point follow the Crystal City Directions.
Once on the Parkway, continue past the Airport into Old Town Alexandria.
Once in Old Town, the Parkway becomes Washington Street.
Stay on Washington Street until you see a statue of a confederate soldier in the center of the street. This is the intersection of Prince and Washington Streets.
Go one more block south to Duke Street. Make a left onto Duke Street
Once on Duke Street, follow it till the end.
At the end of Duke Street make a left onto The Strand.
Once on The Strand go about a half a block.
A public pay parking lot leading to our pier will be to your right.
The entrance gate to our pier is on the water's edge to the left as you are facing the river from the parking lot.


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.