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Belle of Louisville Riverboats

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
+1 502-574-2992
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AWESOME TIME ON THE BELLE w/ The Louisville Crashers

This one of the best experiences in Louisville that we have had, the crew and staff were the... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Scott S
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
Family fun!

We took the locks cruise from 1 pm - 4 pm, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were able to sit and... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
DSJmom
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Alabama
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The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River style steamboat in the world. She and her sister vessel, the Mary M. Miller riverboat offer river cruises perfect for all ages. We offer cruises nearly year-round, and have special events throughout the season. The Mary M. Miller replaced the Spirit of Jefferson in July of 2017. She is named after the First Female Steamboat Captain. The Mary M Miller is not a steamboat but she does have a paddlewheel. She is climate controlled and has 2 indoor decks and a top deck under cover but open air.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“paddle wheel” (15 reviews)
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401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District
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+1 502-574-2992
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This one of the best experiences in Louisville that we have had, the crew and staff were the absolute nicest people. Lost cell phone in an uber then went on the boat then the staff helped to retrieve the phone and make the rest of...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

we are glad you had a great time, and the Crashers are awesome. Now that you popped the Question on the boat, we do weddings and receptions on the boat. contact our wedding consultant Dianne.

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We took the locks cruise from 1 pm - 4 pm, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were able to sit and relax on the deck while listening to the announcer share information about the Belle, the locks, and the surrounding area. The Belle, built in...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

The locks trips our very popular cruises. we are glad you enjoyed the cruise

Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had heard great things from our tour guides about visiting the Belle of Louisville. We would have like to have heard some history over the speakers while the boat was moving. We were never told what we were looking at and it was pretty...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We are sorry you could not hear. Our Dj's are supposed to do some narration and play music also. we do offer a 1 hour harbor history cruise on Saturday that has more narration.

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I booked the riverboat cruise and if I could give this a MINUS 5, I would. I'm on here right now writing this review. As far as staff concerned, they were very pleasant and helpful. THEN, 120 teenagers embarked. Absolute yelling screaming...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

we are sorry you did not enjoy the cruise and were not aware of the school group that was on. We do ask the schools to make sure the children respect the other passengers on the cruises. We are a tourist attraction and very popular...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I had been on the Spirit of Jefferson Cruise years ago and was so excited to take my husband this time. I had heard so much history and the buildings along the river were explained and I knew he would love it. We were both...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

we are sorry you were disappointed in the cruise. Our Dj's are to talk about the river on the cruise and play music. we do have a harbor history one hour cruise that is all narration. We try and do a mixture of both on...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was an enjoyable trip. We brought our son and his little family with and had dinner on the river. The food was average, nothing to write home about, but not bad. The atmosphere was great. Our little grandson had a great time. We were...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went on the Spirit of Jefferson - The trip was good and everyone had fun - Great sights - food was great for a Buffet - and entertainer (D.J.) was funny and informative. Highly recommended !!

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

we are so glad you enjoyed your trip on the Spirit of Jefferson. You will have to come back and ride our new Vessel the Mary M Miller she will be taking over for the Spirit of Jefferson later this summer.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I took a Belle of Louisville sightseeing cruise a few years ago, but this time we were on the Spirit of Jefferson. No comparison! Decide what kind of a trip you want first and then pick a boat. Whereas the Belle is a large, ornate...More

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your cruise on the Belle of Louisville, she is a true Steamboat and loved by people all over. We do have a new boat that will be taking over for the Spirit of Jefferson later this summer, she is not...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

A wonderful way to ring in the new year! We boarded around 9:30, left the dock at 10, cruised up river for about an hour and half or so, toasted the new year and then returned to the dock around 1. A great selection of...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales and marketing manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed the New years Eve cruise. We think the river is beautiful at night also with all the bridge lights. We hope you will come back and cruise with us again. Happy New year

Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The Spirit of Jefferson dinner cruise was a great break. The dinner was down-home meatloaf, BBQ chicken, salad, biscuits, corn, mac-n-cheese and, oh was it good! Sweet tea and Carmel bars for dessert. The boat ride was smooth and cool (it was November after all!)....More

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Mark T
5 July 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
yes, we have had several on the boats. we also make a perfect venue, for weddings, receptions or rehersal dinners
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Tkcotten13
12 June 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
we do have a evening cruise that boards at 8pm and cruises 8:30pm-10:30pm. It is just a sightseeing cruise with concessions and bar available for purchase. There will be fireworks that evening however we do not guarantee... More
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epona18
6 March 2017|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
The Belle of Louisville and the Spirit of Jefferson offer lunch and dinner cruises and the Belle offers a brunch cruise from June- October on Sundays. You have the option of purchasing a ticket with the meal or a ticket... More
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