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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.
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
Returns to original departure point
General Jackson Showboat Admission Ticket in Nashville
Live Entertainment On Board
Lunch or Dinner Cruise Options Available
Boat Cruise along the Cumberland River in Nashville
Entry/Admission - General Jackson Showboat
Additional food and beverages
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon advance notice
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
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
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 yesterday
Hey Maura! It sounds like you had a wonderful experience on the General Jackson Showboat tour. Please come back and see us again!
We loved the riverboat tour! The food was excellent, the service was great! Our waiter treated us awesome and was Johnny months spot to take care of us! The entertainment was great and we got wonderful seats! Thank you!!
Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sherry P
GrayLineCares, Customer Relations at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
Hi Sherry! We’re glad that you enjoyed your time on the General Jackson Showboat tour. Please let your friends and family know about us!
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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
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 dinner so cant advise.