On May 1, Entertainment Cruises provided a preview of their renovated Spirit of Mount Vernon. This ship provides regular excursion cruises to George Washington’s Estate & Gardens and is also available for special occasions like student group cruises and private charters. Built in 1989, the ship is 176 feet long with a capacity of 574 guests. The renovations represent an overhaul of the passenger areas. The Spirit of Mount Vernon received new carpet, wall covering, restrooms, bars, dance floor, ceiling, and windows to allow for enhanced viewing.