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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
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

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.

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1 - 5 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Very entertaining worth the trip.

We visited Nashville for the first time. This was one of the activities we did while we were there. The food was good, the service was very friendly. The entertainment was top shelf. Family friendly if you have young ones. Highly recommended.

1  Thank kellygF7268TD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Better show than the Opry

We truly enjoyed the lunch show and cruise on Wednesday 5/23 more than the iconic Grand Old Opry earlier in the week. Why, the performers played throughout the cruise on different decks, they were accessible for pictures with us, the buffet lunch was very good....More

4  Thank john101010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Could have been so much better

We were told that our shuttle to the boat would leave at 5:30 from the green canopy at the Gaylord. There is no green canopy that I have found, only blue. We missed the 5:30 time because we were searching for the green canopy. We...More

2  Thank haf112
Samantha V, Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I first want to apologize for not receiving the level of customer service we at Gray Line hold our representatives to. We expect our reps to be far more accommodating and informative and I apologize for the treatment you received. It sounds like there was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Terrible food!! Lunch cruise

We arrived 30 minutes early only to find at least 80% of the people already seated and eating. The chicken was undercooked -raw. I should have looked around first and chosen more of the side dishes. There was no “3 course meal” The entertainment was...More

Thank Alice R
Samantha V, Marketing Coordinator at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alice, I'm sorry to hear you did not have a good experience. Though Gray Line does sell the tickets for the lunch and dinner cruises, we only provide the transportation to the tour. We do not own or operate the General Jackson. I do...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Perfect Day!!

We had a fantastic day on the General Jackson! The entertainment was awesome and much more than I had expected. The performers were very kind to interact with the patrons and posed for pictures, for free!! Some or all of them entertained for almost the...More

1  Thank 143Cathy
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Jodi D
21 June 2018|
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Response from 143Cathy | Reviewed this property |
The boat trip itself is 4 hours and it passes very quickly because you are enjoying a very good meal and the entertainment is awesome!
13 June 2018|
Response from 143Cathy | Reviewed this property |
The website says the phone # is 615-458-3900. Good luck!