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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 10:30amMost Popular
Lunch cruise departs @ 12:00pm (Shuttle Departure between 10:30am and 11:00am.) Please be in the Lobby by 10:30am
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

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 (289)
1 - 5 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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

5  Thank vicki m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Girls Getaway

The entertainment was great and the food delicious. I would do this again. Excellent event for family or a group of friends.

Thank payton583
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
An enjoyable experience

We did the lunch cruise. There were two lunch sittings. We were on the first which meant that when the loading began at 11.15 we were ushered directly into the dining area where the buffet was waiting. This meant a very early lunch which caught...More

5  Thank Ian P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Our trip to Nashville

The food was terrible the entertainment was tremendous the staff going to be more accommodating but the food was horrible

2  Thank Clarence G
Shauna H, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Gray Line Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Clarence, We only provide the transportation for this attraction in Nashville and would love to hear about your experience with the transportation from Gray Line. If you want to leave a review for the General Jackson, please go to this site: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55229-d1487263-Reviews-General_Jackson_Showboat-Nashville_Davidson_County_Tennessee.html?m=19905

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Loved it, but...

The dinner cruise was one of the highlights of our vacation in Nashville. This is how it works, and then the BUT....: you're up on the open upper decks for a while as the boat cruises down the river, and you can purchase drinks. Then...More

1  Thank suesing
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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
Sara R
13 September 2018|
Response from travellinggypsy_7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes this cruise is wheelchair accessible they have ramps and elevators.