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Belle of Louisville Riverboats

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
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Not the Best Scenery

We went as a family for the Thanksgiving Day meal and cruise. The food was good and boat was nice... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2017
travelmiamor
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Great Louisville tourist experience!

We had one day to spend in Louisville and decided to ride the Belle of Louisville. It did not... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
Grace M
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

We went as a family for the Thanksgiving Day meal and cruise. The food was good and boat was nice but I thought the scenery along the river was lacking. Its very industrialized. Also, the person they had doing the trivia and guide of what...More

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

We had one day to spend in Louisville and decided to ride the Belle of Louisville. It did not disappoint. The boat was so cute and like a step back in time. The weather was beautiful which made the slow cruise down the river even...More

Thank Grace M
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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

We are glad you decided to do a cruise with us. We hope you will come back to Louisville again

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We experienced our first river cruise aboard the Belle and were not disappointed. Our adventure happened to be a Boo Cruise for the kiddos. They enjoyed a Halloween party with trick or treating around the boat! We would definitely do it again. Great time with...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

we are so glad you enjoyed the cruise. This is one of our crews favorite cruises. We also offer brunch with Santa on the Mary Miller.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

My husband and I have done cruises on the Belle 3x now. The first 2 were evening sightseeing buffet cruises, the most recent was a 6 hr trip down the Ohio River from Madison to Louisville. All 3 trips have been well worth the money...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

we are so glad you enjoyed the Madison trip. Yes the popcorn and soft drinks were offered just on that cruise. we do have the 2018 dates already set . the trips from Louisville to Madison are already full but the trips from Madison to...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The dinner was amazing and so were the sights. I paid the extra for the window seat however do not think that was necessary. We were not looking out the window much while eating dinner. After...More

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

The Belle of Louisville came to Madison and offered a 1.5 hour cruise, which seemed just the right length. We enjoyed getting to sit on the open deck and see the sunset and historic houses along the way. The music and entertainment were fun. All...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

If I could write two reviews I would give the experience, music, and cold beer five stars. The buffet turned is reason for two stars. It was an Oktoberfest Fest themed cruise, only German fair that was even close was the sauerkraut. They had baked...More

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BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

I did speak with our caterer. The bratwurst were not baked factory pre cooked, the German potato salad follows a German recipe, the chicken did have a Bavarian sweet mustard sauce on it. the Bavarian pretzels were served with beer cheese. We are glad you...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We took a river cruise on a Saturday night. It was nice to be able to see all the bridges and to learn a bit of history of the area. The drinks were pricey and the food wasn't that great but overall we had a...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

The cruise was very relaxing. The lunch food was good. We were seated on the second middle deck and the buffet was on the lower deck, which made it a bit difficult managing the stairs with hands full.. Captain pointed out several items of interest...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

I use to live in Louisville and never tried the riverboat cruise. I am disappointed it took this long to try it out. Everyone on the boat was very friendly. We did the brunch cruise option. There were lots of breakfast and lunch food items...More

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Betty W
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
The Galt House hotel, an iconic property right on the river. The Belle of Louisville dock is directly across the street, accessible via a pedestrian bridge, imminently walkable. We had a good experience staying at the Galt... More
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Mark T
July 5, 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
June 12, 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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