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Nashville: General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise

4.1 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line of Tennessee

Nashville: General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: Gray Line of Tennessee
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From US$ 132 per person

Likely to sell out

Cruise down the Cumberland River from Nashville on a 4-hour dinner cruise with live entertainment. On board an enchanting paddlewheel riverboat, you will be taken on a musical journey of Nashville to a thrilling backdrop.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available at Nashville hotels (please call to arrange). Meeting points are River Front Train Station 108 1st Avenue, and Music Valley Shop 2416 Music Valley Drive.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise down the Cumberland River on one of America's largest paddlewheel river boats
  • Hear Tennessee music during the Musical Road Trip
  • See the Nashville skyline lit up at night from the river
  • Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in an enchanting environment
Full description
Join one of the world's grandest showboat experiences for a delicious dinner cruise down the Cumberland River from Nashville. Enjoy world-class entertainment while cruising aboard one of America’s largest paddlewheel riverboats. Take a spectacular 4-hour dinner cruise, featuring a delicious dinner in the beautiful Victorian Dinner Theater. Departing at 18:00 every evening, enjoy the magic of Nashville lit up against the night sky. After dinner, you will be treated to a new musical experience, “Heart of Tennessee: A Musical Road Trip.” Showcasing the music Tennessee is most famous for, you will catch everything from bluegrass to soul, a little bit of gospel and - of course - a whole lot of country!
  • Ticket to the General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Tours include General Jackson Cruise, lunch/dinner and live entertainment
  • Tours are held daily, subject to availability
  • Food, entertainment and departure location subject to change without notice
  • Guests are expected to reach out 24 hours prior to tour time to arrange pick up
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 57 reviews

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The show and dinner was excellent. Went with my husband, his brother and wife. Everyone thought it was great. Boat, food and entertainment. Our server, even though had quite a few tables was always available and we never had to wait for drinks or look for her. Would and have told others about the experience.

August 17, 2019

Very enjoyable evening with great food, service, and entertainment.

I enjoyed meeting people from across the United States at my table. Even though the buffet was a bit tricky to maneuver with my cane, the food was excellent. The server at our table explained how the evening would unfold and brought bread, beverages, and dessert at our request. I enjoyed just being on the river and seeing Nashville at night from the river. The overview of country music by the entertainers had a little bit of something for everyone. I thought they were excellent. I would like to do the cruise during the day sometime.

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August 11, 2019

Beautiful boat

The General Jackson is an absolutely beautiful boat When we boarded, there was a live band playing and we bought a couple drinks It was really nice basking everything in as the boat slowly drifted I was disappointed in the dinner. The menu sounded amazing but it was quite blah. The pork was chewy and dried out and not much flavour of everything else. Even the cheesecake was not very good. Then shortly after dinner, a singing and dancing musical show played. I found it very strange that it is a dinner and boat tour but the intention is to keep everyone inside the theatre part after cocktail hour???? After dessert, we went outside back to where the band played before but wonderful lighting was on but nothing there. Very few on deck it would have been nice if the band was there so people could chose down under or outside because it was so beautiful outside We did go in and watch abit of the show which was great but being on a boat, nice to be outside I think

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July 28, 2019

Product ID: 21349