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Belle of Louisville Riverboats

401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
+1 502-574-2992
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Mini vacation

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The dinner was amazing and so were the sights. I paid... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Missy S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Sightseeing cruise

The Belle of Louisville came to Madison and offered a 1.5 hour cruise, which seemed just the right... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Erin M
Madison, Indiana
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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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401 W River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202-2993
Central Business District
+1 502-574-2992
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Missy S
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank johnfl68
BelleOfLouisville, sales manager at Belle of Louisville Riverboats, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank devpj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wife and I took a cruise on the Belle of Louisville and what a joyful experience it was. Boarding was made easy by a well trained staff, seating on the deck was comfortable and the ride was smooth as glass. The sights of the...More

Thank DrMarc9491
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We made our reservations on a Thursday for Saturday cruise because we were watching the weather. All the window tables were sold out, a little bit of disappointment at first. The day was foggy and overcast and a bit chilly but we were up for...More

Thank PPIEW7
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We took a river boat tour for Father's Day in June. We had so much fun. The menu was BBQ and even though I am not much on BBQ the food turned out to be excellent. The crowd was a happy group and it made...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Such a good trip. We walked past the boat and realized it was leaving for a tour in ten minutes, so bought a ticket ( we couldn't have lunch as it was fully booked but there was food and drink available to buy) Luckily the...More

Thank loveUllapool
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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
13 June 2017|
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
7 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