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4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Cruise on Nashville's Cumberland River aboard one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, the 'General Jackson Showboat', during this 4-hour excursion. Book for a lunch or dinner cruise, enjoying the scenery on the riverbanks as well as live entertainment. Round-trip transportation from local hotels included.
  • 4-hour paddle-wheel 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
  • Pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Feast on a 3-course lunch or dinner while enjoying live music, comedy, and views of Nashville’s skyline.
Begin your showboat cruise with convenient pickup at your Nashville hotel 30 minutes prior to departure time; the lunch cruise departs at 11am and the dinner cruise departs at 6pm.

Board the historically recreated General Jackson Showboat, one of the country's largest paddle-wheel boats, and set off down the Cumberland River. Find a spot on one of the outdoor or indoor decks to enjoy the riverside scenery, then make your way to the boat's onboard Victorian theater to be seated for your meal. Dig in to a traditional Southern meal, then sit back and enjoy a show featuring live comedy and music. The dinner show includes a live orchestra and talented dancers. 

When the General Jackson pulls back into the dock, transfer to ground transportation for the ride back to your Nashville hotel. 

Please see Itinerary section for a sample menu.

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.

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Reviews

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L
, Oct 2018

We arrival one hour early for the cruise, on checking in they ask us if we had heard there was a problem with the boat, we said no we had not heard a word about problem. We were told the ship could not leave the dock because of problems. They told us we still would receive a meal and the entertainment would still go on, they added we would receive $25.00 back per ticket. We were not told if we choose not to go we could receive all our money back. The more I think about it, them offer me $25.00 back on the price we paid for the tickets, OVER $125.00. I receive a call from the cruise people on my cell today, it was made to me three hours before we were to leave the dock. I receive the message today , Sunday the 14th on my cell recorder. The food was ok and the entertainment was good but not worth over $100.00 They give every person who purchase a ticket at our choice a free ticket plus the $25;00. This took place October 13th at night.

L
, Sep 2018

We did the luncheon cruise and had a wonderful meal and great entrainment. Just with there was a little more activity out on the decks.

D
, Aug 2018

Boat was great food great Show was wonderful more than I expected . We went on night cruise excellent

C
, Jul 2018

Wonderful show and great service. Just the right length of time with enough free time to explore. The food was very good, and we had interesting conversation with our table mates.

T
, Jul 2018

The show was foot stumping and the food was great. If you leave hungry, it's your own fault. But be prepared for it to be hot and humid in July.

S
, Jul 2018

The food and the show were great! The views of Nashville were beautiful! The dinner cruise was a great way to end your day! The staff was very nice. Highly recommend!

t
, Jul 2018

I went on this lunch tour and took my sister with me and we had a wonderful time and great food and the show was awesome .. I would go again if I go to Nashville again it was one of our best experiences ..

k
, Jul 2018

Food was hot and very good, especially the pulled pork. We were too far away for them to pick us up at hotel, there should be a discount for that.

M
, Jul 2018

Everything great. But next time would like to be seated in front of the stage instead of along side of it!.

S
, Jul 2018

lots of fun. Great entertainment.

G
, Dec 2017

The show was nice not so much the food.

A
, Dec 2017

The show was fantastic, thank you

B
, Dec 2017

This tour was amazing!

M
, Nov 2017

The entertainment was wonderful and the lunch buffet was excellent. Had a wonderful time. Recommended it to others. Also posted on Facebook what a great time to be had and recommended it with pictures. Had feed back from people who said they will book it when they visit Nashville.

L
, Nov 2017

The lunch cruise was supposed to include transportation to and from my hotel in downtown Nashville. However, I was told transportation was not available due to it being Veterans Day. I had to provide my own transportation to and from the cruise. While I had no problem arranging car service, there should have been a reduction in the price. Tickets at the Nashville Showboat Lunch Cruise ticket booth were 60 each. This is much less than I paid and not consistent with the companys lowest price guarantee.

r
, Oct 2017

And the food was Great!

S
, Oct 2017

Absolutely take this tour. We were the evening cruise the lights of Nashville are spectacular at night. The meal is excellent...served family style. Entertainment was very good. The only drawback was a shortage of seating for cocktail hour before dinner and show.

C
, Oct 2017

Touristy! Staff very nice and helpful. Food better than expected. Entertainers worked/tried hard but unfortunately lacked talent. Sounds were as tinny as they get.

B
, Oct 2017

The beverages are very expensive and the food was OK, but nothing fantastic for the price. The show was entertaining.

o
, Oct 2017

What a wonderful time. The show was a lot of fun. Seeing the evening skyline of the city was something that should not be missed. the food was good too.


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