Odyssey Washington DC Cruise Route

Designed specifically to travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac, Odyssey offers amazing river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. Odyssey will take a Northern track and sail under the 14th Street Bridge up towards the Kennedy Center and Georgetown, or, alternatively Odyssey will take a Southern track and sail south on the Potomac past historical Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor. The Captain will determine the cruise route as we get underway.

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1

East Potomac Park

Home to many of the Yoshino Cherry trees which are celebrated every spring during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

2

Fort Lesley J. McNair

This military reservation was established in 1791 on about 28 acres at the tip of Greenleaf Point. Major Pierre Charles L’Enfant included it in his plans for Washington, the Federal City, as a major site for the defense of the capital.

3

US Naval Research Laboratory

The US Naval Research Lab celebrated its 75th Anniversary in June, 1998. This Lab is significant for the accidental discovery of radar when ships got in the way during radio signal experiments between the lab and Hains Point in the 1920s.

4

National Harbor

A 300-acre multi-use waterfront development with a convention center, six hotels, restaurants, shops and condominiums.

5

Old Town Alexandria

Founded in the early 1700s when a small tobacco warehouse on the waterfront spawned a small settlement.

6

Reagan Airport

As one of the busiest airports in the US, it averages one flight every 30 seconds at peak periods — that’s about 900 flights on a busy day. Despite this, it’s one of the safest airports in the US.

7

Jefferson Memorial

Dedicated on April 13, 1943, the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth. While its shape is an obvious nod to the Pantheon of Rome, it also mirrors the University of Virginia rotunda, a structure designed by Jefferson himself.

8

Arlington National Cemetery

Site of President John F. Kennedy’s grave and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

9

Arlington Memorial Bridge

Designed to be an “Avenue of Heroes,” it is lined with monuments and memorials to such diverse figures as Admiral Byrd, the Seabees, Valor, and Sacrifice.

10

Roosevelt Island/Roosevelt Bridge

Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, who established many of the nation’s national parks, this is a popular site for hiking, biking and walking.

11

Francis Scott Key Bridge

More commonly known as the Key Bridge, is a six-lane reinforced concrete arch bridge. Washington’s oldest surviving bridge across the Potomac River.

12

Georgetown University

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States.

13

Watergate Hotel

One of Washington’s premier addresses, it is best known for the incident that eventually led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

14

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Opened in 1971, the Kennedy Center is considered a Washington jewel and a career Mecca for performers across all media.

15

Lincoln Memorial

White marble structure was patterned after a Greek Temple. Thirty-six Doric columns ring the building, each representing a state of the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death.

16

Washington Memorial

Built to commemorate George Washington, this 555 feet high obelisk is the tallest free standing stone structure in the world.

17

United States Capitol

The meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the federal government of the United States.

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