40 MAY 2019 • FOGHORN VESSELPROFILE Washington, DC, with its graceful skyline of some our nation’s most treasured buildings and monuments, is best seen by water. And the Odyssey III, a 600-passenger dinner boat operated as Odyssey by Entertainment Cruises, recently underwent a $2.2 million renovation to make cruising on the historic Potomac River even more special. With its contempo- rary, European-inspired design—built especially to travel beneath the bridges spanning the Potomac— Odyssey III is perfect for gliding around the Nation’s Capital, viewing all its famous sites in comfort and elegance. “Over the last five years, we have invested over $50 million in our fleet, our technology, and our efforts to continuously elevate our guests experience,” said Kenneth Svendsen, CEO of Entertainment Cruises. ”The spectacular transfor- mation of Odyssey III is testament to that commitment. This is a without a doubt one of our most significant de- velopments this year, and ensures this exceptional vessel firmly remains the definitive luxury dining experience on the Potomac for generations to come.” Inside the glass-enclosed vessel, steel-hulled vessel, a host of new upgrades have been added. A fully remodeled dance floor, new carpeting, enhanced lighting, band stands, bar equipment, granite bar countertop, bar stools and tables, and a new ceiling have been added. Evoking elements EASY MANEUVERABILITY Give your passengers a smooth ride with reliable John Deere PowerTech™ propulsion and generator drive engines. Withhightorqueandlow-rated rpm,theydeliver excellent vessel control and quiet operation. For easy navigation on the water — Nothing Runs Like A Deere™. JohnDeere.com/Marine 60 to 559 kW (80 to 750 hp) of the surrounding landscape and waterways, neutral tones and natural textures have been artfully applied to the three dining areas and bar. Contemporary fixtures and finishes complete the interior. The vessel officially returned to service on March 30, and offers lunch, brunch, cocktail and dinner cruises with live enter- tainment. Meal service features a three-course menu of freshly prepared cuisine such as fish, pasta, fresh vegetables, and other delicacies served with a selection of award-winning wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails. The glass-enclosed design allows the Odyssey III to cruise year-round, taking passengers on a cruise with un- paralleled vistas of national treasures including the Kennedy Center, Georgetown, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, historical Old Town Alexandria, and National Harbor. “The sleek low profile and glass- topped design allows guests to ex- perience the city from a whole new perspective,” said Mary Rinaldo, Regional Vice President of Entertainment Cruises. New work on the vessel included refitting the propulsion system. Entertainment Cruises is a partici- pant in the PVA Green WATERS Program, and operates in some of the most historic waterways in the U.S. including tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. The operation continues its com- mitment to protecting the country’s valuable resources through the safe and responsible operation of its fleet. In partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the District Department of Energy and Environment, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company has installed state-of-the-art, Revamped Odyssey III Makes a Spectacular Return to Entertainment Cruises’ Washington, DC Fleet Odsyssey III renovations include a new bar for passengers to enjoy.