Norfolk Journals

Norfolk - Home of the Atlantic Fleet

An October 2004 trip to Norfolk by nilgun

Quote: Norfolk hosts the biggest Navy base on the entire world. On our weekend trip we visited various naval attractions.

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside

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Hotel | "Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel"

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Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is a place to stay if you are going to visit Norfolk. When we checked into our room, the tastefully decorated room impressed us. But what impressed us and our parents was the view. Our room was on the fifth floor and looked at the Elizabeth River. During the day, the blue waters of Elizabeth River mesmerized us. The sun flickered in the blue waters, and when we stood on the balcony, we could smell the river. I would have gladly spent an entire afternoon watching the scenery. At night, the view was breathtaking. The lights of the buildings in downtown Portsmouth and the ships docking for repair broke the darkness of the night. Although the hotel was old, it was rec...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 10, 2005

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk 23510
(757) 622-6664

Victory Rover

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Attraction | "Victory Rover - Naval Base Cruise"

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Our tour started at 2pm on a beautiful Norfolk autumn day. After getting our tickets from the Nauticus, we boarded Victory Rover. The weather was beautiful, but when the boat started cruising in the Elizabeth River, the chilly wind was felt as we were sitting on the deck. As the sun warmed our faces, we first traveled towards the Portsmouth Bridge. Our guide informed us about some of the buildings visible in Waterside district of Norfolk. Later, the boat made a U-turn and we were able to see downtown Portsmouth. One of the most interesting things to see was the ships in dry docks. Seeing huge ships being repaired was not a common scene for most of the tourists. As our boat gently cruised towards ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2005

Victory Rover
1 Waterside Dr
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
(757) 627-7406