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  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Board one of the country’s largest paddle-wheel boats for a spectacular lunch or dinner cruise down Nashville’s Cumberland River! Relax and admire views from the decks, indulge in a Southern meal and enjoy live entertainment including talented musical performers, dancers and comedy.

Highlights

  • Boat cruise on Nashville’s Cumberland River
  • See the city skyline from an authentic paddle-wheel showboat
  • Enjoy live entertainment including music, comedy and dancers
  • Dine on a 3-course Southern meal on board
  • Choose a lunch or dinner cruise

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What You Can Expect

Nashville Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise

General Jackson Plying the Cumberland River

After pickup from your Nashville hotel, board the General Jackson Showboat, one of the largest paddle-wheel boats in the country, and travel down the Cumberland River. This grand vessel was designed to recreate the showboats that plied the waters of American rivers in the 19th century.

Admire views of the Nashville landscape as you relax on the indoor or outdoor decks. In the beautiful Victorian theater on board, you’ll feast on a traditional Southern meal. For sample lunch and dinner menus, see the Itinerary section below.

You’ll then be treated to live entertainment! On the lunch cruise, enjoy a comedy production full of classic Southern humor. On the dinner cruise, enjoy a live orchestra accompanied by a dynamic cast of dancers in elaborate costumes.

After your cruise, you'll be taken back to your hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Menu

Lunch:

Appetizers (available for purchase)
Shrimp cocktail with lemon and cocktail sauce
Cheese plate with crackers
Roma tomato bruschetta with basil, red onion and Parmesan cheese on toasted garlic French baguette
Crab cakes served with remoulade
Baked nachos with black olives, green onions, melted cheese, salsa and jalapenos
Breaded mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce

Buffet:
Mixed green salad with choice of dressing
Roasted chicken in rich country gravy
Slow-roasted sugar-cured country ham with mustard molasses glaze
Corn bread
Pumpkin cheesecake

Dinner:

Appetizers (available for purchase)
Shrimp cocktail with lemon and cocktail sauce
Cheese plate with crackers
Roma tomato bruschetta with basil, red onion and Parmesan cheese on toasted garlic French baguette
Crab cakes served with remoulade
Baked nachos with black olives, green onions, melted cheese, salsa and jalapenos
Breaded mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce

Salad
Crisp iceberg wedge lettuce and Benton Mountain bacon crumbles, Sweet Water Valley buttermilk cheddar cheese with red and yellow tomatoes and cucumber ranch dressing

Main Course
Braised short ribs with BBQ demi-glaze, sweet potato gratin and chef's choice of seasonal vegetable

Dessert
Chocolate tart with Jack Daniels whiskey-spiked seasonal fruit

Please note: Menus are subject to change.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Surprisingly good food for a buffet. Great entertainment

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

One of the most fun things we did the entire vacation! Music and entertainment was superb! Food was really great as well!

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