General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises
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A General Jackson Showboat Lunch or Dinner Cruise provides an amazing adventure to those visiting Nashville, TN. This famous paddlewheel riverboat takes guests via the Cumberland River to view the Nashville skyline to enjoy a relaxing cruise, live stage show, and delicious dinner. Whether you are celebrating a date night, birthday, or just want to get in some sightseeing during your Music City vacation, it is a must-have addition to your itinerary.
The Cumberland River is a gorgeous and historic waterway winding throughout Nashville. On whichever trip you choose, you will be able to see some of the most glorious sights in Nashville from a unique perspective. The showboat is equipped with amazing ways to see everything, including balconies and outside decks which allow for beautiful panoramic views of the towering skyscrapers and sparkling lights of the city. During warmer months, you may capture sight of local wildlife as well such as fish and birds. Soak in the fresh air and the unforgettable Nashville skyline scenery on this cruise tour, and don't forget to bring your camera to snap a few pictures along the way!
About the General Jackson Showboat
The General Jackson is one of the largest Nashville boat and river cruises in the country and its dock is found on the Cumberland River. Having launched its cruises in 1985, it has provided quality entertainment, live music, and fun to visitors for more than three decades. It is named after the first steamboat to travel in Nashville in 1817. Thousands of people have enjoyed this famous attraction, which is famous for its stately design and special event cruises, drawing in thousands of travelers every year to view its entertainment options. The boat itself has a lot of stunning features, with a length of 274 feet and a towering height of 55 feet, massive decks, and stunning views.
The Nashville river boat can carry up to 1,037 passengers and 135 crew at a time during max capacity. It also features one of the largest paddlewheels that is 36 feet long and 24 feet in diameter. Just the paddlewheel weighs 36,000 pounds! This massive boat has a total weight of 1,489 tons. It travels at an average speed of approximately 5 - 8 miles per hour. The boat is comprised of four decks, which hold features such as the Heritage Hall, a gift shop, the Victorian Theater with a sit-down dining area and comfortable seating, balconies, and tons of outside viewing opportunities. If you are wanting to enjoy a completely unique experience, make sure to board this fantastic riverboat. Additionally, the beautiful General Jackson Showboat is wheelchair accessible and gives a neat way to explore the Nashville downtown area.
The stunning Nashville landscape views aren't the only great thing about a ride on this beloved vessel. As you take a relaxing trip along Nashville's Cumberland River, you can enjoy live orchestra entertainment. Chill out on the main deck and enjoy all of the General Jackson Showboat’s Nashville views. This massive showboat is home to fantastic shows to entertain and delight guests of all ages. These shows take place at the center of the boat in the amazing Victorian Theater. This theater boasts two stories and balcony views for an unforgettable experience. A different band plays on each Nashville dinner cruise, so there is always something new and fun going on.
About Tennessee Legends Show on the General Jackson Nashville River Cruises
This show is featured on the midday cruise. Tennessee Legends is a fantastic musical journey which allows guests to experience some of their favorite songs in a memorable way while enjoying a traditional southern meal. From East Tennessee to Nashville’s Music City to the soulful sounds from Memphis, many of the top musical entertainers of all time call Tennessee home. Hear Smoky Mountain stories from country music’s greatest living legend, Dolly Parton to the sounds of Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry stars to the classics from one of the greatest artists of all time, Memphis’ own Elvis Presley. With guitars, fiddles, and voices ringing, Tennessee Legends is a can’t-miss musical treat. The performers are extremely talented and energetic, creating an explosive performance full of awesome live music and fun for all ages.
About Rollin’ on the River
Rollin’ on the River is a brand new evening cruise show, celebrating the music from some of America’s iconic river towns. The musical journey begins way down yonder at the mouth of the Mississippi in New Orleans where we’ll be playing jazz & swing favorites like “Jump, Jive and Wail” and “When the Saints Go Marching” in”. Next, roll down the river to Memphis to enjoy a little blues, soul and R&B with number one songs such as “Soul Man” and “Respect” along with a medley of Sun Record artists like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and of course, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. The final stop around the riverbend takes you to The Music City–Nashville, Tennessee, where you’ll celebrate the city’s early music roots, the incredible songs and stars of the 1990’s and finish with the sounds of today’s country music headliners. A magnificent, 8-piece showband fronts five of Nashville’s finest singers supported by dazzling costumes, dynamic choreography and a spectacular visual multimedia and light display.
With tons of viewing space, these themed Nashville cruises offer amazing shows, a good time, mouth-watering food, and an energy that is totally unparalleled by any other boat adventure in the South. Be sure to climb aboard and enjoy live entertainment and downtown sightseeing the next time you visit Music City by booking your General Jackson Showboat tickets today. Whether you want to take an hour cruise, lunch cruise, evening dinner cruise, or just want to get out and see Nashville Tennessee on the river, these cruises offer amazing opportunities for adventures. Be sure to book your hotel lodging to the Gaylord Opryland Resort, go shopping at the Opry Mills Mall, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum or get tickets to see the Grand Ole Opry. Regardless of what you do, you're bound to have a blast on your trip to Nashville! Be sure to book a great Nashville hotel in the area. jackson general general jackson's music city queen riverboat nashville tngeneral jackson showboat seating chart gen jackson boat general jackson seating chart
- What type of parking do you have?
The General Jackson shares a parking lot with Opry Mills and there is no charge for parking.
- Approximately how long are the cruises?
The entire experience is approximately 2.5 hours long.
- How many decks or levels are there aboard the boat?
The boat has four decks.
- What lake or river does the boat cruise on?
The boat sails on the Cumberland River.
- How many passengers does the boat hold?
The boat holds 1,037 passengers along with 135 crew members.
- What is the dress code?
Casual dress for all cruises. Shirts and shoes are required to be worn at all times. No halter top or bathing suit tops are allowed.
- What is the policy in case of inclement weather?
The boat makes an effort to always sail even during weather-related instances in which the boat may be delayed.
- Does General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises feature a bar?
Yes, there is a full-service bar on deck for all your favorite alcoholic drinks.
- Are alcoholic beverages served at General Jackson Showboat Nashville Lunch & Dinner Cruises?
Yes, there is a full-service bar.
- Is the boat air-conditioned?
Yes, the interior of the boat is air conditioned.