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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
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.

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1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great music, great service, very good food

We went on a dinner cruise; the weather was great, and the theatre area is air-conditioned. First we heard a talk by the captain about the ship and the flood that shut down Music Valley Drive for almost a year. Then we were escorted to...More

Thank songbirdtova
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun Night Along The River

The cruise ship was a real joy. the food was good. The entertainment was fun. They did not overbook the ship. The whole time was enjoyable. I would recommend this.

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Dinner Cruise

We went with another couple on a Friday night. The food was excellent! Steak with all the extras. The show afterwards was Superb. Best entertainment we've seen on a Dinner Cruise. Went down the river saw the city of Nashville all lit up at night....More

5  Thank Carol W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Tripping on the General Jackson

This was a fulfilling experience. Comfortable cruise on a large paddle wheeler. Night time view of Nashville from the river left some to be desired. But the country-western musical show and the talent therein was great! The meals was good: steak, veggies and dessert. If...More

3  Thank lthane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic time!

I purchased tickets for the General Jackson Showboat for Father's day which was on a Sunday. There is a shuttle you can catch if you're staying at the Gaylord Opryland to the General Jackson. If not you can simply park at Opry Mills Shopping Mall...More

Thank travellinggypsy_7
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Jodi D
21 June 2018|
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Response from vicki w |
I work on the GJ and the day cruise you depart at 12 and arrive back around 2:30. The evening cruise departs at 7 and you arrive back between 10 and 10:15 depending on mother nature. Hope this helps!!