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Belle of Louisville Riverboats

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
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Perfect little trip

We went on an evening dinner cruise on the smaller of their two River boats, Mary Miller. It was... read more

Reviewed today
K B
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Lafayette, California
A”Nice” trip and once in a life time

The trip is real interesting and a good two hours on the boat. Interesting insight whilst out on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thundercat747
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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River style steamboat in the world. She and her sister vessel, the Mary M. Miller riverboat offer river cruises perfect for all ages. We offer cruises nearly year-round, and have special events throughout the season. The Mary M. Miller replaced the Spirit of Jefferson in July of 2017. She is named after the First Female Steamboat Captain. The Mary M Miller is not a steamboat but she does have a paddlewheel. She is climate controlled and has 2 indoor decks and a top deck under cover but open air.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District
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Reviewed today

We went on an evening dinner cruise on the smaller of their two River boats, Mary Miller. It was an excellent 2 hour excursion up the river including a good buffet dinner and music and commentary by a friendly "DJ". We were especially pleased with...More

Thank K B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The trip is real interesting and a good two hours on the boat. Interesting insight whilst out on the trip from the DJ/Guide... The buffet was OK but nothing special, it was not really worth the price but the environment make it. The chairs and...More

Thank Thundercat747
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an amazing time this past Friday nite. A small group of family met for the two hour sightseeing cruise. We did not have the dinner buffet. I visit Louisville a couple times a year, this was the first time on the Belle. My...More

Thank Antoinette W
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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for including us in your visit. we do hope you will come back and ride again or try The Mary M Miller her sister boat.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on the belle for one of our many honeymoon adventures and it was perfect. In every way. They made an announcement congratulating us on our recent marriage and wished us a happy honeymoon! Such sweet staff including their Dj! The views were wonderful...More

Thank Paige S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Mother’s Day we wanted to do something different and while visiting Louisville we decided on a river brunch cruise. Great selection, the boat we cruised on was a true steam boat built in the 1800’s. The cruise took us up and down the Oho...More

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you enjoyed the cruise and was one of the lucky ones since we were sold out on all 3 cruises that day. we hope you will come and see us again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice river boat cruise which left Louisville at noon (boarding at 11:30) and returned 2 hours later. Must sign up for the buffet at least 2 days early. Open bar with reasonable prices plus snacks. Music played by DJ was really good.

Thank tombob7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were to take a dinner cruise on the Mary M Miller, but with the floods we were not able to cruise but we did have dinner. Enjoyed our time on the Mary M Miller and Shelly helped us tremendously with our arrangements.More

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes this has been a horrible year with floods, we are so sorry we could not cruise but did get to enjoy the dinner. It is never a easy call to cancel but mother nature sometimes does not play well. Yes Shelly is a wonderful...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

We went as a family for the Thanksgiving Day meal and cruise. The food was good and boat was nice but I thought the scenery along the river was lacking. Its very industrialized. Also, the person they had doing the trivia and guide of what...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

We had one day to spend in Louisville and decided to ride the Belle of Louisville. It did not disappoint. The boat was so cute and like a step back in time. The weather was beautiful which made the slow cruise down the river even...More

Thank Grace M
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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

We are glad you decided to do a cruise with us. We hope you will come back to Louisville again

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We experienced our first river cruise aboard the Belle and were not disappointed. Our adventure happened to be a Boo Cruise for the kiddos. They enjoyed a Halloween party with trick or treating around the boat! We would definitely do it again. Great time with...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

we are so glad you enjoyed the cruise. This is one of our crews favorite cruises. We also offer brunch with Santa on the Mary Miller.

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Tonya S
May 10, 2018|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
they are welcome , there is no charge they just need to be added into your count.
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Kimberly M
April 30, 2018|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
yes we have different options depending on your group size. you can call our office and ask to speak to someone in group sales 502-574-2992
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Betty W
February 23, 2018|
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there are several hotels downtown with in walking distance and some that offer shuttle service. If you go to our Louisville convention and visitors website at go to louisville . com you can click on hotels for downtown or... More
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