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General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville

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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.
  • Ride one of the largest paddle-wheel boats in the US for this river cruise
  • Take in Nashville's Cumberland River scenery from an indoor or outdoor deck
  • Watch a show with live comedy and music in the boat’s Victorian theater
  • Choose from a 3-course Southern-style lunch or dinner
What to Expect
Your Nashville cruise starts with hotel pickup. From there, your driver takes you to meet your crew for the day or evening. Once you get to the Cumberland River and board the General Jackson Showboat, enjoy views of the river from either the indoor or outdoor deck. There's plenty of space on this ship to wander around before your meal is served.   This historically recreated paddle boat also features a Victorian theater where you can head to eat your Southern, 3-course meal (see Itinerary section for a sample menu). While you eat, enjoy a live show with musical and comedy acts. Your Cumberland River cruise ends with a hotel drop-off at your Nashville hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby for pick up by 10:30am for the Lunch Cruise at 12pm. 

Please be ready in the Hotel Lobby for pick up by 5:30pm for the Dinner cruise at 7:00pm
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • General Jackson Showboat Admission Ticket in Nashville
  • Live Entertainment On Board
  • Lunch or Dinner Cruise Options Available
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Local Taxes
  • Boat Cruise along the Cumberland River in Nashville
  • Entry/Admission - General Jackson Showboat
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon advance notice
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews cumberland river the upper deck buffet lunch enjoyable trip captains table round table the staff was friendly and helpful were seated at a table prime rib second half great entertainment talented musicians fiddle player gray line downtown nashville country music ship
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very professional set up on entrance. Warmly greeted and provided great directions. The boat is immaculate. Top deck entertainment was good. Bar service available and it was not free by any means but no price gouging. Went to a 3 course meal that was very...More

Thank bruce1564
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My sister and I recently took your evening dinner and show cruise, My second time, first time was wonderful, Wanted my sister to get the experience I had, But while the meal was wonderful, We could not see the stage. Being on the upper level...More

Thank Dunnhooked
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent trip. Staff was friendly and very pleasant. The views on the dinner cruise is just beautiful dinner was great. will do this again

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Colleen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked a table for 4 but we had 4 other guests with us, which turned out to be a lot of fun. The waiter was obviously very well schooled in his trade. Food was good and the entertainment was very good. Drinks were a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review of the General Jackson Showboat tour! We’re glad that you had a nice evening enjoying the entertainment and food. Please come back and see us again!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent trip, arrived on board for buffet lunch, with a show afterwards which was very entertaining. You can wander around the boat as you take in the views of Nashville from the cruise on the river. I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Maura H
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Maura! It sounds like you had a wonderful experience on the General Jackson Showboat tour. Please come back and see us again!

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18 September 2019|
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Response from Lillian M |
Buffet style and after dinner they put on a show. I felt they should have sat. People at table according to their age range. I was solo and there was a bit so nice couple st the table. Like they refused to converse with me.
15 September 2019|
Response from markrkford | Reviewed this property |
we did the lunch cruise and it was excellent, everyone was made welcome, you will more than likely be sitting on a table with several other guests so doubt you will feel left out, not heard of anyone doing both lunch and... More
14 September 2019|
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Response from Sherry P | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer this. We booked our tour through Grayline tours. You will need to call them.
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