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Nashville Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the General Jackson

  • 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
Nashville Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the General Jackson
From US$88.88
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Lunch Cruise at 10:30am
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Lunch cruise departs @ 12:00pm (Shuttle Departure between 10:30am and 11:00am.) Please be in the Lobby by 10:30am
From US$88.88
Dinner Cruise at 5:30pm
Dinner cruise departs @ 7:00pm (Shuttle Picks up at your hotel between 5:30pm and 6:15pm) Please be in the lobby by 5:30pm
From US$128.25
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This Nashville lunch or dinner cruise combines live entertainment, a 3-course Southern-style meal, and beautiful views of the Cumberland River for a reasonable price, so you can get more sightseeing and entertainment for less. Plus, this Nashville cruise on one of the country’s largest paddle-wheel boats includes hotel pickup and drop-off, making it even more appealing for travelers.

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.

Reviews (292)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Average foods and skyline and good show

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...More

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ElizabethB5318, Guest Relations Manager at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Nice way to spend the afternoon

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....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018
Beautiful boat experience, but hokey show

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 18 October 2018
Great entertainment

We were on the lunch cruise. The food was very good, with a good variety. The entertainment was very good, we really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue C
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Enjoyable Afternoon

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....More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank vicki m
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Sandra P
26 November 2018|
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Response from hoagie64 | Reviewed this property |
The boat dock is behind the Opryland Hotel , on the river naturally!!
Rhonda Z
18 September 2018|
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Response from kellygF7268TD | Reviewed this property |
We did the Dinner Cruise. It was about 4 hours. Dinner was serviced as soon as we got moving. The Show started after dinner, there was a short break to use restrooms before the show, and an intermission during the show.
Melinda H
14 September 2018|
Response from AirdrieJudy |
I always stay at Wyndham Resorts if they are available as I have time share time there. You can also book by the night if you're not an owner. The Wyndham Resort in Nashville is right across from Opryland Hotel, Grand Ole... More