Being the capital of the United States, Washington, DC is one of the most popular places to visit in America. Filled with things to do, it also is possible to take a Cruise + Land Tour (commonly referred to as a "Cruise Tour") departing from Washington, DC. This means that the trip will start in Washington, DC, as a hotel stay, followed by a cruise that departs from a different city.
The only cruise line that currently offers Cruise Tours from Washington, DC is Princess Cruises, featuring a some Canada & New England itineraries. There are also a selection of cruise itineraries that visit (rather than depart from) Washington, DC.
If you live in or near Washington, DC and are either just looking for a cruise (not a Cruise Tour), or are looking for more of a selection of cruises and don't want to fly, cruises from Baltimore, MD are also available. Check out our Baltimore, MD page for more details.
American Discount Vacations is proud to offer the best deals possible on all cruises from Washington, DC. Backed by our "Low Price Guarantee," and powered by our team of expert travel agents, we're sure to exceed your expectations when booking your next cruise departing from Washington, DC!
The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Washington, DC. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Washington, DC. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Washington, DC:
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Washington, DC, along with a brief description:
♦ United States Capitol
Also known as the Capitol Building, this is the famous meeting place of the United States Congress. It's located on Capitol Hill, at the end of the National Mall.
♦ The White House
Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, this world-famous building is the workplace and residence of the president of the United States.
♦ Lincoln Memorial
Built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, this monument is one of the most famous sites in the United States. It is located at the western end of the National Mall.
Average monthly high and low temperatures. Values are in Fahrenheit (switch to Celsius):
Total per month. Values are in inches (switch to millimeters):
Days of precipitation per month:
The information above is provided for informational purposes only. Monthly statistics are based on the most recent instance of that month. Weather is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. The data is provided by a third-party and we accept no liability regarding its accuracy.