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  • Average15%
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The General Jackson(R) is a unique 300-ft paddle wheel showboat that cruises the Cumberland River w/ views of the Nashville skyline. Enjoy live entertainment along with a delicious meal and a cruise that you can't get anywhere else. Holiday shows...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-1209
+1 615-458-3900
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All reviews dinner cruise top deck cumberland river mashed potatoes served family style captains table river cruise the pilot house downtown nashville costume changes talented singers souvenir glass the wait staff christmas show great entertainment show starts high energy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Living in Nashville for 4 years and always looking at a ride on the General Jackson we decided to do it with friends and booked the Jazz Cruise December 16th. What a delightful experience!. Music was great, the food and service were very good.. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the show without the dinner and thought it was great! One reviewer claimed it was cheesy. Maybe a smidge ... but the vocal talent, musicianship, stage setting, lighting, sound, and all the costume changes more than deliver a fantastic show. We live in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FloridaAquamaids
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on this cruise during the Christmas season. Show was excellent with very talented musicians. Tables are close together making it very crowded. Food was good and servers were very professional. Difficult to get refills as staff is so busy. A fun and relaxing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SharonB231
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve been on this 4 times in the past 20 years. The quality of the show is excellent. The food was really awful. One choice, take it or leave it. I’ll never go again. At this price the management should be embarrassed and ashamed!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roadman70
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We had a excellent time on the Christmas cruise. The food and show was both really good. It was very organized and my 10 year old daughter really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lanaemily
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The boat was well appointed and the meal was very well prepared and tasty. A definite repeat trip for another wonder boat cruise.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank N1137ETrickb
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Our office took us on the General Jackson for Christmas. The show was Christmas Traditions and it was awesome! The food and service were top-notch. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 12 December 2018

If you're a local, this trip isn't for you. If you're visiting Nashville, I'd recommend. It's a very touristy experience, which, for the sake of my little sister, I committed to. Very very cheesy/showy, but - it IS called a "SHOWBOAT" after all. Food was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank carriel0rene
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We booked a short trip to Nashville specifically to see Ray Stevens. While there, we wanted to do something "Christmassy" and the General Jackson is what we chose. First a big positive: The show is absolutely wonderful - great talent, costuming, singing & dancing. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank GottaLuvCruising
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

I went in with no expectations and left a little disappointed. My main complaint is that the show was overly sexualized with one of the main stars, “Natasha”. Her outfits, while beautiful and glamorous, were inappropriate for the show. Every outfit just showed too much....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Angela J
27 November 2018|
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Response from JohnN59 | Reviewed this property |
It's inside. The food is good and you'll love the show! Have fun!
Ron M
19 November 2018|
Response from Jerriwhite | Reviewed this property |
There were people in jeans and shorts mostly. There were some dressed up more, but they were in the minority.
Ron M
19 November 2018|
Response from DMGAmes_Iowa | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there is no dress code. We were there in September and it was warm. Some men were dressed in slacks and shirts, others in sweats or shorts and T shirts; women in dresses or slacks, some in sweats or... More