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hot but really nice

Not a lot of vocal history or talk about the area while on the tour, more visual and relaxing. It... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Demone00
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Hinesville, Georgia
Totally Worth the Money

My family of 5 did the "Sightseeing-only" tour (there is a dinner for more). We had a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy L
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Bradley, Illinois
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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...more
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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 6 days ago

Not a lot of vocal history or talk about the area while on the tour, more visual and relaxing. It was HOT when we went and we selected the site seeing only, no food tour. There were lots of available seating, lots shaded, some not....More

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

we are glad you enjoyed the cruise. Our concession stand does start cooking popcorn and hot dogs and chicken strips right before boarding in order to serve our customers quickly.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 5 did the "Sightseeing-only" tour (there is a dinner for more). We had a great experience. The tour is a legit 2 hours long and there are 2 bars that sell cocktails to enhance the trip. The only "negative" thing I would...More

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

we are glad you enjoyed the cruise. We try and lay out the directions for parking but yes sometimes it is difficult to figure out we do suggest parking at Joes Crab shack restaurant that is the easiest location to find.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect trip for young and old. You can eat, you can dance, you can just enjoy the wonderful trip. Everyone was very friendly. Wonderful experience

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fireworks cruise for the 4th of July on the Belle of Louisville was offered as an extra activity for the convention that my boyfriend and I were in Louisville for. We did not hesitate to get tickets for that, as that sounded like an...More

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for cruising with us . we are glad you enjoyed the cruise and we had a beautiful night for the fireworks. we hope you will come back to Louisville again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was perfect as we boarded the 104-year old authentic stern wheel steamboat, the Belle of Louisville. The leisurely two-hour river tour was relaxing and enjoyable. In between narration about sites along the river we were passing, we also learned about Dixie Land Music...More

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we are glad you enjoyed the cruise on the Belle of Louisville. She is like no other and the oldest Mississippi style Steamboat in the world still in operation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I walked down to the Belle to look at her as she was not sailing the day we were in Louisville. We wanted to see her because as the last running Steamboat, she was built in our hometown of Pittsburgh! When staff...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a Sunday afternoon sightseeing cruise and it was very relaxing and enjoyable. Our three teenagers enjoyed it too. Recommend getting the $5 unlimited soft drink add on especially on hot days. We were outside but had seats under the roof so we had...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat itself is really interesting. I enjoyed that but the scenery on the tour wasn't that great. It was mainly old barges and some houses along the Kentucky and Indian boarders of the Ohio River. We just did the sightseeing tour so I can't...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We boarded a riverboat, last week. The staff was very accomodating; helping me to the elevator, and with stairs. The food selection was quite good, and the boat ride was terrific from the top tier. I would go again, if I get the chance.

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

were so glad you were able to join us on one of our cruises, we do hope you get a second chance to come back again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time on this trip. This time there was a fathers day bbq. It was very nice with reserved seating. It’s a pretty and relaxing trip. Music and dancing after lunch Handicap accesssable

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BelleOfLouisville, Director of Sales at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for coming back a second time. Glad you were able to get tickets since it was sold out weeks in advance.

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657vickie
25 June 2018|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
the boat does not cruise during thunder over Louisville we stay dockside all day. Yes we have one of the best viewing spots to see the air show and the fireworks
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Tonya S
10 May 2018|
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Response from BelleOfLouisville | Property representative |
they are welcome , there is no charge they just need to be added into your count.
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Kimberly M
1 May 2018|
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Response from Carolyn B | Reviewed this property |
We didn't do a private cruise - It's a Big Paddleboat with 2 decks and a top deck. When we were there, they were also serving a larger group from N Carolina and we all had the same buffet. We were on one side of the deck... More
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