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General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville

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Take a Musical Lunch/Dinner Riverboat Cruise in Nashville!
Cruise down the scenic Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat, on one of the largest paddlewheel riverboats in the country. Enjoy lunch or dinner and a musical performance in the riverboat’s beautiful Victorian dinner theatre.

Lunch Cruise
A mid-day cruise. This thrilling show includes a delicious lunch and a cruise down the Cumberland River on the beautiful General Jackson Showboat.

Dinner Cruise
What a thrill to cruise the Cumberland River on the beautiful General Jackson Showboat. Your night will include a Las Vegas style show with a dynamic cast of entertainers, elaborate costumes, dancers and a live orchestra. The evening includes a delicious dinner, the show and a three-hour cruise.
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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If you want to get a bit of everything from Nashville, this could be a good choice. The foods in my opinions are under average, with boring salad and chicken main dishes, followed by average cheesecake for dessert. We took the tour on Nov 24 Saturday evening when they probably
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Response from ElizabethB5318, Guest Relations Manager at General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville
Responded Nov. 26, 2018
Hello! Thank you so much for the review and for the feedback about what could make our tour even better! Come back and see us
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The show was Vegas quality, very very nice. The ship is relaxing. The food was horrible IMHO. We did the lunch buffet as we were going out on the town in the evening. We also paid extra for the Captains table which I'd do again. So go expecting to be on a riverboat and
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Response from ElizabethHepp, Executive Assistant at General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise in Nashville
Responded Feb. 6, 2019
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the show and the views! I am sorry to hear that the food did not meet your expectations. We always welcome feedback and we take pride in offering a top-quality experience to our guests. I will forward your review to our management. We offer several tours and I hope you will consider traveling with us again in the future!
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The boat is beautiful, and the city was so pretty lit up at night. Dinner was just ok (everyone gets the same meal; chicken was dry by everyone's standards at our table). Show was hokey in my opinion, but it was appreciated by most of the other attendees.
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We were on the lunch cruise. The food was very good, with a good variety. The entertainment was very good, we really enjoyed it.
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We took the lunch cruise, and the entertainment was great - musical review of Tennessee. Then food was surprisingly good, and was served as a buffet with two entrée choices. The first hour of the cruise was dedicated to lunch and watching the musical show. By the time the show
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