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BB Riverboats

101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071-1069
+1 859-261-8500
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Evening cruise

After a day of walking at the Ark it was an relaxing ride with a very good dinner! After dinner we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leonard M
,
Myerstown, Pennsylvania
Great views

Was very disappointed in the food. It was a buffet and the food was cold, some of it tasteless and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
102maryi
,
Caseville, Michigan
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“dinner cruise” (48 reviews)
“cheesecake” (19 reviews)
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101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071-1069
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After a day of walking at the Ark it was an relaxing ride with a very good dinner! After dinner we spent time on the upper deck and watched as the city lights came alive, was a spectacular sight from the river boat.

Thank Leonard M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was very disappointed in the food. It was a buffet and the food was cold, some of it tasteless and pork was dry. They need to synchronize better between getting food from caterer and getting it out and warmed up sooner before serving. Also, the...More

Thank 102maryi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I work for a student tour operator, and we usually have several groups a year on their dinner cruises. From start to finish they are great to work with and they listen to feedback and improve year over year. Things I love about BB Riverboats...More

Thank mcg33indy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here celebrating family members 50th anniversary. Great place to host a special event. We had a large group and had seating reserved together. They announced our celebration several times and recognized the event. The buffet was delicious. Cheesecake for dessert. We brought a...More

Thank CountryGal5759
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seated by the bathroom, they could have thrown me a bone and let me eat first. That didn't happen, we ate last.Staff was less than enthusiastic. Service from the bar took forever. The food was a complete failure. Very boring trip. When you thought it...More

1  Thank 589jenniferb540
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were two couples travelling together. this seemed like a grand way to experience some of the history and reality of life and work along the big rivers. The dinner proved to be very good. We had the best seats on the boat so we...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I am writing this review to express my utmost satisfaction regarding the experience I had with this Company. From the moment I booked our party of 40 and the multiple phone calls thereafter, to the day of the event, the entire B&B Riverboats staff and...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My wife and I were gifted with a dinner cruise on the River Queen, and we took advantage on a nice Thursday night in April. It was a great evening. The staff welcomes you warmly and you walk a small labyrinth of gangplanks to get...More

Thank TR26
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We went for the Dixieland Jazz Brunch Cruise and loved the trip. The band was awesome but I have to say the food was not up to par nor was it what we expected.More

Thank Pam M
BBRiverboats, Owner at BB Riverboats, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you had a great trip and we would like to get some more information about what you did not like about the meal. We take all of our comments and complaints seriously and need them to continue to better ourselves....More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Nice cooler boat ride on the riverboat ,looks like they had great meal for those who added it to trip we just won free boat ride and enjoyed what we could see of the skyline,sure in warmer weather would be out more on the decks,but...More

1  Thank David L
BBRiverboats, Owner at BB Riverboats, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! You indicated it was an enjoyable trip, yet only gave us a rating of 3. Could you reply and tell us what we could do to increase your rating? We always strive to improve ourselves, so...More

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denicecornell
I will be bringing my 7 yr old granddaughter to the Great Wolf lodge this weekend. Would the Pirates of the Ohio Cruise interest a little girl? Also, is this cruise close to the lodge?
18 July 2016|
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Response from BBRiverboats | Property representative |
The Pirates of the Ohio cruise would be a great time for your granddaughter! Our location is about 20 minutes south of Great Wolf Lodge.
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Anthony M
What reasonably priced hotels/motels are in the area?
7 October 2015|
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Response from Sherry W | Reviewed this property |
We stayed Best Western Plus, it was about 15-20 minutes away. Very nice and close to many locations. Very friendly staff and they have an omlet bar too!
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